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PNC is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the 16th Annual Visionary Awards Luncheon. We congratulate today’s award winners and thank you for inspiring others to step up and make a difference. Visit us online at pnc.com

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Visionary Awards Program Welcome Kylie Conway, WISH-TV President’s Address Lisa Purichia—President, NAWBO-Indianapolis Board of Directors Special Remarks Suzanne Crouch, Lieutenant Governor of Indiana Lunch Raffle Drawing Presenting Sponsor Insights Connie Bond Stuart, Regional President for Central and Southern Indiana, PNC Bank Keynote Presentation Jennifer Magley Awards Presentation Entrepreneur Scholarship Indianapolis Choice Emerging Entrepreneur Member of the Year Woman Business Owner of the Year

Closing Remarks Special thanks to our co-chairs: Sheena Lee and Christy Gormal

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LETTER FROM THE BOARD PRESIDENT

Lisa Purichia

President, NAWBO-Indianapolis Board of Directors On behalf of the NAWBO-Indianapolis Board of Directors, we welcome you to our 16th Annual Visionary Awards Luncheon presented by PNC. We established the Visionary Awards to publicly recognize the achievements of female business owners and leaders, and we appreciate you taking the time to celebrate with us. This year’s theme is representative of the women we celebrate: UNSTOPPABLE. You have beaten the odds. You have thrived through struggle. You have created your own opportunities. You have mentored other women. You have scaled businesses to great heights, and you have continued to face obstacles with grace and vision. You are truly unstoppable. For over 22 years, NAWBO-Indianapolis has been an unstoppable beacon of influence for women in the business world. We stand tall and strong as a platform for us to advocate, educate, inspire, and connect with the community. While women business owners continue to amaze us with their accomplishments, it is our goal to create more opportunities for women to promote in their businesses and we couldn’t do that without the support of our members and corporate partners. As one of the largest chapters in the country, NAWBO-Indianapolis is a powerful resource, and we will continue to support members to ensure that the chapter remains one of the leading chapters in the country. As we look to 2020, we can reach even further heights of success for our members and corporate partners and we look forward to doing it together. Congratulations to our 2019 Visionary Awards nominees and winners. May you continue to be unstoppable in the upcoming year.

Lisa Purichia, President, NAWBO-Indianapolis Board of Directors

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2019 VISIONARY AWARD EMCEE

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News 8. While attending Indiana University’s School of Journalism, her first introduction to WISH-TV was as an intern. After graduating IU with a BA in Broadcast Journalism, Kylie has become an award-winning journalist.

Kylie has anchored, reported and produced throughout her career. She has

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LETTER FROM NAWBO NATIONAL

Jeanette Armbrust

NAWBO National Board Chair Welcome to the 2019 Visionary Awards Luncheon. I want to share

the excitement the entire NAWBO community has in celebrating the

accomplishments of the remarkable NAWBO Indy members being recognized today. The Indy chapter is truly a dynamic group of women.

In 2020, NAWBO will celebrate 45 years. Our mission has always been and continues to

be propelling women business owners and opening channels for their voice, growth and

entrepreneurial spirit. The spark of success that we see in others ignites our own passions and

pushes us forward to break barriers. The stories and sound advice within the women in this room fuel others to achieve their greatest dreams.

Congrats on all your accomplishments individually and shared!

Warm Regards, Jeanette Armbrust

NAWBO National Chair

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2019 Table Sponsors and Exhibitors FULL TABLE SPONSORS

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Anthem BMO Harris Bank Cabello Associates CAD-Vantage, Inc. Choreo Citizens Energy Group Connor Fine Painting DECO Coatings, Inc Eli Lilly & Company Etica Group (2 ) F.A. Wilhelm Construction Faegre Baker Daniels Federal Home Loan Bank Indianapolis Frost Brown Todd Groundbreakers LLC Hathaway Strategies Health and Hospital Corporation / Eskenazi Health Indianapolis Airport Authority Indianapolis Department of Administration / Division of Supplier Diversity IndyGo IU Health Jennifer Magley Matchbook Merrill Lynch NAWBO-Indianapolis Phoenix Data Corporation (2) PNC Sapphire Strategy Sponsel CPA Group Whatever It Takes Consulting

Barnes and Thornburgh CHA Companies Huntington Lucidia IT Relocation Strategies Schmidt and Associates

EXHIBITORS April Yvette International BOI Citizens Energy Group Indiana Department of Workforce Development La Plaza NAWBO-Indianapolis Office of Minority and Women Business Development Optimist Indy Premier Designs Jewelry Profile by Sanford RB Apparel, Inc. Regions Society of Beauty Stand Out Customs Victorious by Design Int’l You Shine Like Stars

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VISIONARY AWARDS COMMITTEE Christy Gormal - Co-Chair Sheena Lee - Co-Chair Thresette Briggs Janmarie Connor Johna Cripe Carol Curran Carla Gargas Stephanie Grabow Christina Greive Rabia Khan Sarah Mauger Jessica Nickloy Lisa Purichia Rachel Sebree Shad Tidler Tiffany Thompson April Yvette


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2019 Visionary Award Presenters Johna Cripe, Harmony Senior Relocation Services—presenting Entrepreneur Scholarship Johna Cripe is a founding partner of Harmony Senior Relocation Services established in 2015. After orchestrating the downsizing move for her in-laws, Johna realized that other senior adults might also welcome assistance with their own transition. Johna knows first hand that downsizing is not only physically demanding and time-consuming, but is also an emotional job for many seniors and their familes. Johna is an active board member of the Boomers & Beyond association, and a member in good standing of the National Association of Senior Move Managers. Prior to starting Harmony, Johna spent 25 years in the marketing research industry, and for 13 of those years was the partner/owner of a qualitative marketing research company, Blue Sky. She led project initiatives both domestically and internationally for key clients such as Eli Lilly, Merck, MedImmune, Centocor and others. Johna has a Master’s Degree in Market Research from The University of Georgia.

Billie Dragoo, RepuCare— presenting Indianapolis Choice Billie Dragoo is the founder/CEO of RepuCare, a proven staffing partner to Fortune 500 clients and managed health care program providers and ranked one of the fastest-growing U.S. staffing firms by Staffing Industry Analysts. Named by Fortune Magazine as one of the top 10 women entrepreneurs in the U.S., Billie was one of 720 entrepreneurs throughout the world invited by the President to attend the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit. She has been a National Judge for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards and was an E & Y recipient of the award in 2008. Recognized for her entrepreneurial impact in Indiana, Billie has been awarded the Starkey Entrepreneurial Women’s Award and the Torchbearer Award for Entrepreneurial Advocacy, the IBJ’s 2009 Women of Influence Award, the 2011 Girls’ Inc. Touchstone Award, and a 2014 Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame Laureate. A recognized leader for women’s advocacy, she is the co-founder of the Indiana Conference for Women, now in its 9th year and a one-day professional development conference for

women. Billie is the past Chair and CEO of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) in Washington D.C. She is the past president and emeritus board advisor of the Indianapolis Chapter of NAWBO, an executive board member of The Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee (GIPC), and a board member of the Indiana State Chamber, Indianapolis Chamber, Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing. A business industry leader and entrepreneur, Billie is also the founder and Chairman of the Board of Verve Health. 16TH ANNUAL VISIONARY AWARDS LUNCHEON | 17


2019 Visionary Award Presenters Michelle Farley Edify Hair Care presenting Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Beth Rovazzini B&W Plumbing and Heating Co., Inc.— presenting Member of the Year Award

Michelle is a second generation hairstylist, the daughter of two

small business owners and is the founder of Edify Hair Care,

sharing insightful and practical hair care and styling advice to help people make the most of

Beth Rovazzini is the President and owner of B&W Plumbing and Heating Company. The company was founded by Beth’s parents in their Eagledale garage in 1961. Upon her graduation from IU with an accounting degree, Beth began her career as a staff accountant at

their time and money in regards to their hair.

Arthur Anderson.

Her background as a Stylist, Industry Educator

It didn’t take long for her to realize that she loved accounting, but not being a staff accountant. An opportunity for change presented itself soon after to run a struggling restaurant that her parents had invested in. She began managing with the intent to organize and sell it. The excitement and challenge involved in running a restaurant kept her busy and she continued there for 5 years. In 1988, the restaurant was sold and Beth made the jump to B&W, initially in an accounting role. As time passed, she gradually took on more of a leadership role in the company. As her parents began making plans for retirement, she along with 2 partners, purchased the business. Owning a small business is both a challenging and exhilarating process! Being a woman that owns a construction business is like being at the top of the roller coaster every day!

(teaching color and product knowledge to other

stylists), and Business Development Manager for a

salon software company, has allowed her the unique access to cosmetic chemists, the CEO’s of beauty brands and insiders.

This knowledge and experience has allowed her to transform the lives of her clients by providing them ways to make educated decisions on the care and

styling of their hair at home. She has also scoured the globe and tested thousands of products on herself

and clients, allowing her to make recommendations to all hair types and lifestyles.

Michelle believes there is a lack of unbiased, quality information on hair care, styling, and products. She created Edify as a way to share her insight with the masses.

It is the human connection that matters most to Beth. The interaction with customers, staff and business associates is what brings her to work every day. The satisfaction of helping a customer solve a problem is like none she has ever experienced. She is equally committed to her peers in business. She currently serves in the Programs Committee of NAWBO, where she’s been a member since 2003. She is also the Vice President of the Speedway Chamber of Commerce and on the Better Business Bureau’s Board of Directors.

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2019 Visionary Award Presenters Mary Beth Oakes Choreo—presenting Woman Business Owner of the Year Award As CEO of Choreo, Mary Beth is

a successful entrepreneur, trusted advisor, and respected mentor.

The result of Choreo’s program was a huge success and the client was more than pleased. This one

project resulted in subsequent work and eventually

Mary Beth’s career in workplace

word spread to other organizations facing the same

she joined Business Furniture.

engaged by over 40 clients, improving the work lives

strategy began in 1992 when

challenges. Almost ten years later, Choreo has been

Throughout her tenure at

of thousands of employees.

Business Furniture, she has held key positions in marketing and communications, leading the

company through a multi-office consolidation and relocation. In 1998, Choreo was founded when Business Furniture’s largest client approached

Mary Beth with a unique request that she create a

change management program that would help their employees adjust to their upcoming workspace

transformation. Pulling from the best and brightest people she knew, Mary Beth put a dream team in place to work with the client’s leadership team to

strategize, communicate and support the company’s

A Hoosier for nearly all her life and graduate of

DePauw University, Mary Beth has hundreds of

lifelong friendships. She is the youngest daughter

of Mary McCormick, her closest friend and biggest fan, who passed away in 2015. Mary Beth and

her husband Dick have been married since 1999 and are the proud parents of three Cavalier King

Charles Spaniels. She has two stepchildren, three goddaughters, three sisters, a niece, a nephew

and a great niece … her family is at the heart of her world.

work place changes.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 VISIONARY AWARDS JUDGES Kim Weseli Senior Regional Director National FFA Foundation

Karen D. Schuman Chief Development Officer Girl Scouts of Central Indiana

Calvin Bembry Talent Acquisition Partner Shiel Sexton Company, Inc.

Renae L. Breitbach Executive Vice President Amerimar Midwest Mgt. Co., Inc.

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2019 Visionary Award Winner

NAWBO-INDIANAPOLIS ENTREPRENEUR SCHOLARSHIP Maria Santiago M. Santiago Group and the Founder & Executive Director for a local nonprofit, Chosen Ministries M. Santiago Group is a resume writing and consulting company serving professionals throughout the Midwest and nonprofit organizations throughout Indiana. Chosen Ministries develops holistic poverty alleviation solutions centered around mentoring, career coaching, vocational scholarships, financial literacy, and internships. She is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University with a B. S. in Management, is a certified resume writer, and a certified nonprofit consultant. She considers the opportunity to marry her business and career services skills with her passion for poverty alleviation an amazing opportunity and is passionate about intersecting philanthropy, profitability, innovation, and social responsibility while driving revenue towards philanthropic activities.

NAWBO-INDIANAPOLIS ENTREPRENEUR SCHOLARSHIP AWARD CRITERIA

PAST RECIPIENTS

This scholarship is awarded by the NAWBO-Indianapolis

2018 J  ohna Cripe, Harmony Relocation Services

Foundation to an outstanding member with 51% ownership of

2017 Denise Herd, Herd Strategies

her business for at least three years. The scholarship assists with educational programs to improve business management skills, obtain access to new markets, or recognize and capitalize on opportunities for growth and expansion. The scholarship awarded is up to $1,200, which can be used in the next year. Funds raised today will go toward future scholarships.

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2016 C  assandra Faurote, Total Reward Solutions 2015 Michelle Coy, Eclipse Staffing 2014 T  iffany Thompson, DaMar Staffing Solutions 2013 Sola Adelowo, ImageCube 2012 Jessica Nickloy, Etica Group 2011 S  ahara Williams, Enginuity Management & Consulting Corporation 16TH ANNUAL VISIONARY AWARDS LUNCHEON | 22


2019 Visionary Award Winner

INDIANAPOLIS CHOICE

Chelci R. Hunter, DBELO, Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation Ms. Hunter joined the IndyGo team in February 2017 as the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Liaison Officer (DBELO). In this position she is responsible for planning and facilitating vendor engagements as outreach and networking opportunities. Chelci is accountable for initiating vendor communications specifically revolving around certified minority, women, veteran, disabled, and disadvantaged businesses. Chelci completes these tasks by educating the community on the importance of the IndyGo Supplier Diversity program, hosting networking events and workshops, and holding personal one-on-one meetings with vendors interested in doing business with IndyGo. She believes relationships bridge barriers related to certified businesses receiving contract awards.

Networking with other local governmental entities and municipal corporations, and compliance is a continual focus of hers. Chelci is passionate about breaking barriers, improving extraordinary economic growth of the Indianapolis community, creating a level playing field, and increasing access for small businesses.

INDIANAPOLIS CHOICE AWARD AWARD CRITERIA The Indianapolis Choice award honors one outstanding individual who serves as a powerful advocate for NAWBO-Indianapolis and woman-owned businesses throughout the state. Recipients of this award have a demonstrated history of helping woman-owned businesses reach their full potential while improving the overall business climate via contracting opportunities and/or advocacy efforts. Both NAWBO members and non-members are eligible.

PAST RECIPIENTS 2018 Billie Dragoo, RepuCare 2017 Kimberly Dunning, Vectren Corp. 2016 Dr. Sue Ellspermann, Ivy Tech Community College 2015 Ronalda Minnis, Duke Realty 2014 Richard Wise, Citizens Group 2013 Gregory Wilson, City of Indianapolis 2012 Brenda Jackson-Morrissey, Stewart & Irwin, P.C. 2011 Amie Peele Carter, Baker & Daniels 2010 Joyce Rogers, Esq., Ivy Tech Community College 2009 Holli Harrington, Eli Lilly and Company  LaTricia Hill-Chandler, IPS 16TH ANNUAL VISIONARY AWARDS LUNCHEON | 23


2019 Visionary Award Winner

EMERGING ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR Andrea Marie Sloan, GroundBreakers, LLC Andrea is a native Hoosier and grew up on the northeast side of Indianapolis.  A product of Indianapolis Public Schools and is an Indiana University graduate.  Prior to graduating high school, she joined the Army and served for 6 years under the Adjutant General Branch as an Information Specialist.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs from Indiana University, Indianapolis and was selected to participate in the Indiana Leadership Program while interning with the Indiana Secretary of State’s office, under Todd Rokita.  After graduating, Andrea pursued a career in the finance industry and acquired her securities and insurance licenses. She worked as an Asset Manager at Fifth Third Bank and then an Internal Sales Wholesaler at Capital Group.  She stepped away from her career to raise her children until they started school and then subsequently started a Project Management and Consulting firm.  Adona Group was started in 2014 and worked with many clients including the Indiana Office of Technology and various local businesses.  She also consulted for the Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs and worked closely on the Governor’s Next Level Jobs initiative which focused on job placement and career development for veterans and transitioning service members within Indiana.  As, part of this initiative, Andrea worked with the Indiana Construction Roundtable to connect service members to construction jobs.  In 2018, Andrea had the opportunity to become President of GroundBreakers, Hydro Vac Excavation Services, and in 2019, after leading GroundBreakers for over a year, she took a majority ownership stake in the company.  She is laser focused on expanding its services offerings in Indianapolis and providing services in other states within the US.  Andrea is energized daily to work with the GroundBreakers’ team and excited about GroundBreakers’ outlook.

EMERGING ENTREPRENUER OF THE YEAR AWARD AWARD CRITERIA The Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year award is presented to a NAWBO-Indianapolis member under the age of 40 who represents the organization’s mission and vision in all facets of business ownership including innovative leadership and community involvement.

PAST RECIPIENTS 2018 Michelle Farley, Edify Hair Group 2017 A  rin Lindauer, Transformation Fitness and Wellness 2016 A  manda Parker, Collective Alternative 2015 R  osemily Geyer, Geyer Fire Protection 2014 K  elly Lynn, Kelly Lynn Photography 2013 T  iffany Thompson, DaMar Staffing Solutions 2012 S  tarla West, Starla West International

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2019 Visionary Award Winner

MEMBER OF THE YEAR Carol Curran, Phoenix Data Corporation Carol Curran is both a successful entrepreneur and champion for women everywhere. As someone who desires to live in a world where there are more women-owned businesses, Carol dedicates most of her time to connecting women to one another and creating opportunities for women to thrive throughout Indiana and beyond. Having started Phoenix Data Corporation in 2001, Carol leveraged her expertise in the technology industry, all while completely self-funding her firm’s growth and success. After the realization of her firm’s needs in niche industries, Carol accumulated numerous contracts with the State of Indiana, health care and logistics partners, and the United States Department of Defense. In addition to her professional work, Carol is highly involved within many boards and multiple health associations in Indianapolis. Carol is the past president of the Indianapolis Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and current president of the NAWBO-Indy Foundation, as well as an advisory board member for Enterprising Women and a member for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Carol is also an active member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Women in Defense and has served on the National Advisory Board of Key4Women as part of KeyCorp’s focus on women in business. At the end of the day, Carol stands by her core values of “courage, commitment, compassion and character,” and introduces those traits to everyone that she does business with. Carol is a tireless advocate for women business owners, as well as women everywhere – making her an individual that others seek out to become.

MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD AWARD CRITERIA

PAST RECIPIENTS

The Member of the Year award honors one outstanding

2018 Beth Rovazzini, B&W Plumbing and Heating Co., Inc.

member who has elicited powerful change and strengthened the presence of NAWBO via her support of the vision and ongoing engagement with the organization.

2017 Audrey Taylor, netlogx

2016 Ellyn Ludden, Team Summit

2015 P  enny Lutocka, Houlihan Valuation Advisors

2014 Ann Fisher, HR Alternative Consulting 2013 Janet South, DECO Group, Inc.

2012 J  ennifer Ping, Bose Public Affairs Group

2011 L  ynn Zettler, LifeAction Coaching, Inc. 2010 Deb Walton, Indy City Gift Baskets 2009 Pam Parker, JP Parker Flowers

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2019 Visionary Award Winner

WOMAN BUSINESS OWNER OF THE YEAR Janet South, DECO Coatings Inc.

Janet South has served as President and owner of DECO Coatings, since its incorporation in 1995. DECO Coatings is an industrial coating/painting contractor which applies liquid protective high-performance coatings to extend the life of infrastructure by reducing corrosion. DECO’s manufacturing style 30,000 sfcontrolled environment is QP3 Certified to comply with DOT and military coating specifications. What began with a paint brush & roller knocking on doors evolved into an industrial 2-acre campus with 12 overhead cranes from 3-ton up to 10ton capacity. Janet has treated the company like a cruise ship rather than a row boat. Janet oversees company operations, finances, reviews and directs proposal preparation, and contract negotiation. Janet is a certified WBE, DBE, ACDBE, and two national certifications has been an active member of NAWBO-Indy since she joined in 2007 and was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors then NAWBO National Presidents’ Assembly. She serves on Indiana Subcontractors Association (ISA) Education Committee. Immersed in the construction industry, she is active in public policy for job training focused on technical education pathways for those who are wired to work with their hands. She belongs to the National Protective Coatings Society, Indiana Fabricators, and Indiana Constructors. Janet has been recognized for mentoring, business, promoting women in business, women in construction, best business practices, and philanthropic efforts. In addition, Janet supported Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom wounded soldiers and their family members in Washington, D.C. and San Antonio, Texas from 2004-2011 while assisting her critically wounded Marine during his extensive recovery. She continues efforts through a veteran’s caregiving program. Janet lives in Greenwood, Indiana with her husband, Kirby. They have 3 adult children, 3 grandchildren, and 7 grand dogs. Janet is the passenger on their Harley Davidson motorcycles. One is named Therapy and the other is The Hulk…yes, it is green. Janet and Kirby love to pack for motorcycle trips and experience adventure: no interstate and no map.

BUSINESS OWNER OF THE YEAR AWARD AWARD CRITERIA The Woman Business Owner of the Year award honors one outstanding NAWBO-Indianapolis business owner who has built a successful and sustainable business. Recipients of this award have a demonstrated history of driving business forward and creating job growth. They assertively break through barriers and overcome challenges and actively support other women business owners. They seek out opportunities to give back to their communities.

PAST RECIPIENTS 2018 D  ebra Kunce, CORE Planning Strategies 2017 Mary Beth Oakes, Choreo 2016 Jeryl Mitsch, Mitsch Design, Inc. 2015 E  laine Bedel, Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc. 2014 Jill Hall, Repro Graphix 2013 Jennifer Foster, Foster Results 2012 K  aren Cooper, Smart IT Staffing, Inc. 2011 Michele Meyer, CSCI Consulting 2010 Bev Miller, A Sign by Design

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Indiana’s certifying agency for Minority Business Enterprises, Women Business Enterprises and Indiana Veteran Owned Small Businesses.

Congratulations to the 2019

NAWBO-Indianapolis Visionary Award Recipients

We proudly support the vision of NAWBO and celebrate leaders that make our communities flourish. We cherish all of the outstanding work that you do!

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2019-2020

NAWBO-INDIANAPOLIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DIRECTORS

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Jamyce Banks Director

Paula Finch Director

Jen Lisak Golding Director

Christy Gormal Director

Lisa Purichia President

Anne Hathaway Vice-President

Stephanie Sponsel Treasurer

Tiffany Thompson Director

BOARD ADVISORS

Thresette Briggs Secretary

Ellen Dunnigan Parliamentarian

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jessica Nickloy Past President

Lee Ann Richardson

Billie Dragoo RepuCare

Jennifer C. Goss PNC Bank

Jamie Samuels Eli Lilly and Company

Amy Wilson Frost Brown Todd

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2019-2020 NAWBO-INDIANAPOLIS:

MAKING AN IMPACT TRAILBLAZERS 2019

A signature NAWBO-Indianapolis Event since 2005, Trailblazers features a panel discussion with successful women entrepreneurs and business leaders sharing their gold nuggets with members and guests. The result is inspiration for all attendees wanting to grow their businesses and themselves.

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Citizens Energy Group is a proud sponsor of the NAWBO-Indianapolis Visionary Awards Luncheon.

2019-20 BOARD INSTALLATION Congratulations to this year’s winners of the NAWBO-Indianapolis Visionary Awards. Established in December 2004, the program honors the success of women business owners and those that support them.

In June 2019, the new NAWBO-Indianapolis slate of Officers and Board of Directors were officially installed— ready to lead the CitizensEnergyGroup.com organization through another ambitious year.

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Exclusively for members, corporate partners and procurement leaders, Connections provides the perfect opportunity for NAWBO-Indianapolis Members and Corporate Partners to connect one-on-one in an intimate setting creating alliances for business growth.

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NAWBO-INDIANAPOLIS ADVOCACY NAWBO-Indianapolis hosted several advocacy events in 2019. From Day at City Hall, NAWBO Day at the Statehouse and Females United and Empowered to Lead (F.U.E.L.). NAWBO-Indianapolis’ advocacy efforts encourages women business owners to seek new levels of involvement in government paying close attention to issues relating to and impacting women business owners.

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Over 500 NAWBO-Indianapolis Members and Corporate Partners attended NAWBO-Indianapolis luncheons in 2019. Attendees networked with some of Indianapolis’ most powerful women while enjoying a wonderful lunch and presentations by active members and corporate partners.

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Vectren, a CenterPoint Energy company, congratulates all of the 2019 Visionary Award winners.

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