The 2020 Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards nominations will open Jan. 15 for women in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
See www.soefoundation.org to complete the nomination form.
Award categories include: Arts & Entertainment; Green & Social Entrepreneur; Health & Wellness; Hospitality & Tourism; Media & Communications; Nonprofit; Professional Services; Retail; Science & Technology; Wholesale, Manufacturing & Global Trade.
Nominations can be for women entrepreneurs with any size business as long as they are the founder or a co-founder and is still working in the business or is the owner with a significant percentage of it.
For nonprofits, nominees must be a founder or co-founder and still leading the organization or be the organization’s leader for five years or more with the nonprofit significantly increasing its impact under their direction.
Self-nominations are welcome, Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation officials said. Nominations close Feb. 20.
Three finalists in each category will be celebrated at the May 1 10th annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards dinner at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort.
Posted Jan. 10, 2020.