Registration for Women in Business featuring Zappos HR director will close June 20

Registration for the 14th annual Women in Business Awards Gala, including a keynote address by Zappos.com Director of HR Hollie Delaney, will close June 20.

"This is an awards gala, but we invite the broader business community to attend to hear the story of one of the world's most interesting and innovative companies," said Business Journal Publisher Brad Bollinger.

Seventeen North Bay women business leaders who were selected will be recognized at the North Bay Business Journal's 14th annual "Women in Business" awards gala June 25, joining a select group of more than 115 female executives and entrepreneurs to receive the designation.

The awards, event and special publication on the recipients are co-presented by the Business Journal and Wells Fargo.

Zappos.com is widely known for its high levels of customer service and extraordinary corporate culture. The company's journey from San Francisco online shoe and apparel startup to its sale in 2009 to Amazon for $1.2 billion is captured in the best-selling book by its founder and CEO Tony Hsieh, Delivering Happiness, a Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose.

Ms. Delaney has spent seven years with the Zappos Family and many more in the world of human resources. She been helping to lead the charge of changing the traditional company structure to one based on trust and distributed authority and has been pivotal in working to deliver happiness and provide the best place for employees to work, according to the company.

Selected by the Journal editorial staff and selected as women business leaders, innovators and visionaries in 2014 are:Jennifer Anderson, general manager, Parkpoint Health ClubsMichelle Ausburn, senior manager, Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc. (BPM)Sue Conley and Peggy Smith, co-founders, Cowgirl CreameryRhonda Deringer, owner, Odyssey Development Co., agent, Keegan & CoppinShireen Donaldson, human resources vice president, Agilent TechnologiesAnn Hancock, executive director and co-founder, Climate Protection CampaignAmanda Howell, vice president and division director, Robert HalfMarla Jeffrey, president, Gusmer Enterprises, Inc.Karissa Kruse, president, Sonoma County WinegrowersRebecca La Londe, MBA, BSN, area quality leader, Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical CenterAndrea Learned, CFRE, vice president of development, St. Joseph Health, Sonoma CountyLisa Micheli, executive director, PepperwoodCecelia Miller-Brown, owner, Kresky Signs Inc. Stacey Payne, director of marketing, La Tortilla FactoryCara Peck, executive vice president and head of talent planning and development, Wells FargoTerri Stark, restaurateur, Stark Reality Restaurants, LLC

Registration for the June 25 event, at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel & Spa in Santa Rosa, is available at NorthBayBusinessJournal.com. The deadline to register is Friday, June 20. Tickets are $85 per person, and $850 for a table of eight. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and awards from 6--8:30 p.m.


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