This year, we were inspired by the author of Brave, Not Perfect Reshma Saujani, who wrote, “Bravery gives us the power to claim our voice, to leave behind what makes us unhappy and go for what sparks our souls. By being brave, not perfect, we can all become authors of our biggest, boldest, and most joyful lives.”
With that in mind, we selected four brave women to honor:
- Dawn Andrews founded a lipgloss business that has grown to include other cosmetics, skincare and bath products. Garb2Art products are popping up at major retailers like Von Maur and Bed, Bath and Beyond.
- Grace Kestler sees no limits. Whether she’s traveling the world solo or running for public office, she fiercely works to tear down barriers for herself and for others.
- Lisa Pein knows the cost of addiction. She openly shares her experiences to encourage others who are choosing sobriety.
- Telma Santana founded a trucking service with one truck and one driver. Today, this woman-owned, minority-owned enterprise owns 20 trucks and has eight more on order.
Our honorary chair is Beth Stroh, owner of Viewpoint Books.
GOLD SPONSOR: Toyota Material Handling USA - Toyota Women's Impact Network