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Lubov Azria, the owner & designer behind the billion dollar empire of BCBG, received this year’s Leadership Award from NAWBO, the National Association of Women Business Owners.

She hosted a wonderful, exclusive brunch for NAWBO Board and Executive level members at her gorgeous Estate in Holmby Hills.

She also previewed her Spring and Fall runway collections (including Herve Leger), gave a private, behind the scenes tour of her home (which featured a movie screening room, and one of those cool secret doors behind a bookcase).

Her home used to be owned by Academy Award winning author – Sidney Sheldon.

Lubov Azria with Kalika

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The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-LA) 26th Annual NAWBO-LA Leadership and Legacy Awards Luncheon was held at the J.W. Marriott at LA. Live last Friday, March 23, 2012.

The NAWBO-LA Awards aim to give deserved tribute to top achievers and advocates in the women’s business community and recognize their contributions to the advancement of women.

Magic Johnson, Max Azria both made special appearances to present their gorgeous, lovely wives awards. Cookie Johnson, received the Rising Star Award (which Kalika received in 2012).

Max Azria and Lubov Azria of BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP

Earvin "Magic" Johnson Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises, Cookie Johnson the Founder & Co-Owner of CJ by Cookie Johnson

Kalika with EO Online guru, Stephen Jagger

with the NY Times best selling author of Tribal Leadership, Dr. Dave Logan

Congratulations to the 2012 honorees!

LEADERSHIP AWARD
Lubov Azria
Chief Creative Officer, BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP

LEGACY AWARD
Frieda Rapoport Caplan
Founder & Chairman of the Board, Frieda’s Inc.

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR
Cookie Johnson
Founder & Co-Owner, CJ by Cookie Johnson

DIVERSITY CHAMPION AWARD
Byron Reed
Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
Patricia Watts
President/CEO, FCI Management Consultants

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Julie Schoenfeld
CEO, Perfect Market, Inc.

TRAILBLAZER AWARD
Luisa Acosta-Franco
Head of Specialized Distribution, Farmers Insurance Group

 

Here’s a Thank you letter from Ari A. Matusiak, Executive Director of the White House Business Council for the participants of Urban Economic Forum.

Friends –

On behalf of all of us in the Administration, I want to send a quick note to thank you for taking the time to participate in the Urban Economic Forum this past Thursday and for making it the program it was.  We heard positive feedback throughout the day and are still receiving emails from attendees, glowingly recapping all they learned.  While they may have our email addresses, you are the ones they are really writing to. 

We know how busy you all are.  Thank you again for being a part of the day.  We look forward to staying in touch and to the opportunity to work together again some time soon.

I trust this finds all of you well.

Best, Ari

Ari A. Matusiak
Executive Director
White House Business Council
(202) 456-6809 (o)
(202) 503-5542 (m)

 

The White House Urban Economic Forum took place in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 22nd on the campus of Loyola Marymount University. The day long event focused on Urban Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses, Emerging Businesses and High Growth Businesses.  Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa opened the forum and Earvin Magic Johnson lead one of the early panel discussions on Urban Entrepreneurs. The event profiled Urban Entrepreneurs, explored investing in Urban Entrepreneurs, discussed how to start and fund businesses and the use of Social Media to grow your business.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images North America

Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises, Earvin "Magic" Johnson
Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images North America

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images North America

Kalika participated in the Technology and Social Media Action Workshop along with:

Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer, White House
Russel Buetow, Microsoft
Charles Lee, CEO, Ideation     
Albert Cheng, Google  

 

Today is a Federal Holiday celebrating one man’s journey for bringing unity and equality to our great nation.

 

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the most significant and compelling civil rights activists in history. He is often recalled as a model of peaceful resistance and a hero of the civil rights movement.

 

 

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” ~Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream, 1963.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was first celebrated in 1986.  King was born on January 15, 1929 and was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Don’t miss EO Los Angeles first big chapter event of the 2011 – 2012 year!

About the Topic:

Every organization and company is a tribe, or a network of tribes-groups of 20 to 150 people that form naturally, in which everyone knows everyone else, or at least knows of them. In this interactive session, Dave Logan gives you an overview of how to upgrade your organization one tribe at a time. The result is unprecedented impact and financial success.

At the heart of this session is the principals’ ten-year study on over 24,000 people (published in 2008 by HarperCollins as Tribal Leadership by Logan, King, and Fischer-Wright) that mapped, for the first time, five stages of corporate culture and the unique leverage points to nudge a group forward. The five cultures are:

Stage One: criminal clusters, such as gangs and prisons, where the theme is “life sucks,” and people act out in despairingly hostile ways.

Stage Two: the dominant culture in 25 percent of workplace tribes where people say, in effect, “my life sucks,” and exhibit behavior of apathetic victims.

Stage Three: the dominant culture in almost half of U.S. workplace tribes, where theme is “I’m great.” This personally competitive cultural stage produces only limited innovation and almost no collaboration.

Stage Four: representing 22 percent of tribal cultures, where the theme is “we’re great.” Stage four is the zone of Tribal Leadership where the leader upgrades the tribe as the tribe embraces the leader.

Stage Four is the beginning of high performance.

Stage Five: the culture of 2 percent of the workforce tribes, where the theme is “life is great” and people focus on realizing potential by making history. Teams at Stage Five have produced remarkable innovations, leading their industries and the economy.

You can register at eo-la.org
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