Join us to celebrate Alameda County’s top Women Entrepreneurs who are making a real difference in their communities by mentoring others, leading by example, innovating within their industries and stimulating the local economy.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Lakeside Theater at the Kaiser Center
300 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, CA 94612
Individual Ticket Price: $75
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5:30 – 7:00pm
Cocktail Hour and Graduate Marketplace
Enjoy the elegant ambience of the Lakeside Theater with views of Lake Merritt, and gather with friends to celebrate our 2011 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award winners. Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served while you shop at the Women's Initiative Graduate Marketplace. Don’t miss out on these unique gifts just in time for the upcoming holiday season! Let the beautifully designed fashion items, jewelry, candles and culinary delights entice you to arrive before the awards ceremony!
7:00 – 8:00pm
Join us in celebrating the inspirational women who are being honored with the 2011 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Selected by their community for their passion, achievements and contribution to their community and economy, these women are shining examples and mentors to aspiring female entrepreneurs.
8:00 – 8:30pm
Dessert, Coffee & Tea, More Shopping!
About Women's Initiative
Women’s Initiative is the nation’s largest microenterprise training and funding organization. For more than 20 years, we’ve provided training, funding and ongoing support to low-income women so they can start their own businesses and become economically self-sufficient.
The women who go through our program not only significantly increase their income and assets, but also launch businesses, create jobs and stimulate the local economy.
For more information, please visit our website www.womensinitiative.org
Congratulations to the 2011 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winners!
Lara Graham Truppelli,
Garcia and Gurney, A Law Corporation
Genius Kids, Inc.
Granite Insurance Brokers and the Cyber Safety Academy
Shawn Marie Edgington,
Oakland Acupuncture Project
Whitney Thorniley and Roselle McNeilly,
The Mitchell Law Group and G.U.R.L.S. ROCK
Dr. Raye Mitchell,
The Performance GroupSuzanne Ashton,
Women's Initiative Graduate