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Our Founder and CEO, Kalika Yap, passed her Rising Star Award to friend Wina So Tran, CEO of Solstice Medicine Company, on Friday at the 25th Annual NAWBO-LA Leadership and Legacy Awards Luncheon.

Wina tugged at our heartstrings during her acceptance speech, saying she was amazed to be recognized for doing what she truly loves and works so hard for everyday.

It was a fun afternoon filled with fierce and inspiring women.  We enjoyed and laughed at the various tributes paid to Kalika.  It was more than clear however, that Kalika Yap is now part of a great legacy of top achievers in the women’s business community who have established entrepreneurial excellence.

A table was set up at the closing of the event for Kalika’s patented product, Luxe Link.  These entrepreneurial women were hungry for her designer purse hooks as hundreds of Luxe Link purse holders were gone within seconds!  Seconds!

The Seven NAWBO-LA honorees for 2011 were:

Leadership Award: Trina Turk, Founder, Trina Turk;

Legacy Award: Lynne Doll (in memoriam), President, The Rogers Group;

Diversity Champion Award: Cecil House, Senior VP/Chief Procurement Officer, Southern California Edison;

Trailblazer Award: Ramona Cappello, Founder/CEO, Corazonas Foods, Inc.;

Rising Star Award: Wina So Tran, CEO, Solstice Medicine Company;

Innovators of the Year Award: Kim Etheredge & Wendi Levy, Co-Founders, Mixed Chicks LLC;

Advocate of the Year Award: Erlinda Stone, CEO & President, APR Consulting Inc.

Representing more than 509,000 women-owned businesses in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana metropolitan area, employing more than 688,000 people, and generating more than $129 billion in annual revenues, women entrepreneurs have become an increasingly active and powerful force shaping the economic and political landscape of Southern California.


We are so excited for Kalika. Today she receives the Rising Star Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners, at the 24th Annual Leaders & Legacy Awards Luncheon.

Kalika was on the radio, discussing the NAWBO award with 2 Minutes&More. Listen here.

There are still tickets available for the 24th Annual NAWBO-LA Leadership & Legacy Awards Luncheon .

The NAWBO-LA Awards Luncheon gives tribute to top achievers among women leaders who have established a legacy of entrepreneurial excellence and contributed significantly to the community.

For those who are attending- we look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
NAWBO-LA Rising Star Award

Join Citrus Studios as we attend NAWBO-LA’s 24th Annual Luncheon, where our CEO Kalika Yap will be honored with the Rising Star Award!

It’s your Last Chance to Register!
NAWBO-LA’s Leadership & Legacy Awards Luncheon
Friday, March 19, 2010
11 am – 2 pm

JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE
900 West Olympic Boulevard, L.A., CA

About the location:

This year’s Annual NAWBO-LA Leadership & Legacy Awards Luncheon will be held at the spectacular new JW MARRIOTT HOTEL LOS ANGELES AT L.A. LIVE, the focal point of this exciting new district that covers more than six city blocks:

• The JW Marriott Hotel Los Angeles shares space with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel and The Ritz-Carlton Residences in a 54-story architectural beacon—the first skyscraper built in downtown LA in two decades.

• The hotel’s three-story lobby is a pass-through space providing access from Olympic Boulevard to Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE and Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE.

We hope you can join us!