2020 Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award Nominations Open Jan. 15 for Top Business Women

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. 

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