NAWBO National Selects Woman Business Owner of the Year Finalists
Washington, D.C. August 2017

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 Woman Business Owner of the Year Award.  NAWBO members Kimberly Baeth of Golden Openings, Urbandale, Iowa; Kim Heathcott of Clarion Security, Memphis, Tennessee; and Janis Shinkawa of Ohana Pet Hospital, Ventura, California rose to the top of an outstanding field of nominations.

“NAWBO members set the bar high in all their endeavors.  We look forward each year to recognizing a woman business owner that embodies the entrepreneurial spirit and continues to push the limits of what is possible,” said Kathy Warnick NAWBO National Chair.  “NAWBO is proud to be the unified voice of all women business owners.  The three women we recognize this year represent the diversity of industries and interests we support through NAWBO programs.  Even though they come from different sectors of industry, their desire to build a thriving business and give back to others unites them and makes them worthy of distinction.” 

“It is a very special honor to be recognized by NAWBO,” said Kimberly Baeth. “There are thousands of exceptional women business leaders in this country, and to be recognized among them is very humbling.”

The NAWBO National Woman Business Owner of the Year Award recognizes a NAWBO Member who excels at strategy, operations, finances, problem-solving, overcomes adversity, and gives back to her community. NAWBO leadership will present the distinguished award during the Annual Awards Gala on October 17 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Awards Gala will conclude the National Women’s Business Conference - Together We Dare.  For more information about NAWBO and the conference CLICK HERE

About NAWBO:

Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of America's more than 9.1 million women-owned businesses representing the fastest growing segment of the economy. NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries.   NAWBO develops programs that help navigate women entrepreneurs through the various stages of their business growth.