Meet the 2016 Women in Business winners
We are proud to recognize 25 women with our annual awards this year.
They come from a broad spectrum of professions including wine, biotech, law, accounting, banking, health care, wealth management, higher education, human resources and small business. We expanded our field of potential nominees this year to encourage more women who work in the fields of science and engineering which resulted in some outstanding nominees.
In each of the award winner profiles which follow (with expanded profiles on at www.nbbj.news/wib), there’s a consistent theme.
One of determination and sense of purpose as each woman found their vision and then pursued their dream to become leaders, educators, innovators and entrepreneurs. “Don’t shy away from something you’ve never done before. Just because you haven’t done it doesn’t mean you can’t,” says one award winner.
Each woman credits someone along the way who helped them, a loved one, colleague or friend and now many offer their advice to other women following in their footsteps. One winner says, “Know yourself, stay strong and yet be open to growth and change every day.”
Our thanks to the 73 people who submitted nominations and congratulations as well to the 52 women who were nominated this year.
Our thanks, too, to Wells Fargo for underwriting these recognitions and to our presenting sponsors, Anderson Zeigler law firm, Burr Pilger Mayer, Exchange Bank, Kaiser Permanente, Redwood Credit Union, Smith Dollar attorneys at law, Sonoma State University and St. Joseph Health–Sonoma County along with corporate sponsor George Petersen Insurance. You stepped forward to support women business leaders. Thank you.
Finally, congratulations to our recipients.
President and chief executive officer, The Croner Company, Kentfield
Partner, Grassi & Associates, Napa
Owner and partner, FlyWine/Juslyn Vineyard, Napa
Director, SBE Career Center, Sonoma State University School of Business & Economics, Rohnert Park
Chief executive officer, Petaluma Health Care District, Petaluma
Marketing programs manager, Keysight Technologies, Santa Rosa
Associate, Summit Engineering Inc., Santa Rosa
Chief financial officer, Bank of Marin, Novato
Co-founder and co-chief executive officer, EO Products, San Rafael
Vice president, sales and marketing, Yandell Truckaway, SCW Warehouses, Benicia
Senior vice president, Nelson Staffing, Santa Rosa
Regional sales manager, Marmot Mountain LLC, Rohnert Park
Chief financial officer, Masterworks Electronics, Rohnert Park
Postdoctoral fellow, The Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Novato
President and chief executive officer, Sonoma Valley Hospital, Sonoma
Senior vice president of marketing and communications, Redwood Credit Union, Santa Rosa
Corporate tax practice director, Burr Pilger Mayer Inc., Santa Rosa
Assurance senior manager, Moss Adams LLP, Santa Rosa
Principal and founder, Terra Firma Global Partners, Sebastopol
Internal medicine physician and assistant physician-in-chief for health promotion, Kaiser Permanente, San Rafael
Chief credit officer, Summit State Bank, Santa Rosa
Chief marketing officer, Sonic, Santa Rosa
Dean of school of science and technology, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park
Executive vice president for sales and marketing, Vintage Wine Estates, Santa Rosa
Senior vice president and chief human resource officer, Exchange Bank, Santa Rosa