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Thursday, September 18, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NAWBO-Sac Reveals 2014 “Wind Beneath Our Wings” Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients, Eva Garcia, Pam Marrone Chosen.

Sacramento, CA. (Sept. 18, 2014) – The National Association of Women Business Owners Sacramento (NAWBO-SAC) is pleased to announce the recipients of its “Wind Beneath Our Wings” Lifetime Achievement Awards, which will be presented at its 17th Annual Outstanding Women Leaders Awards (OWL Awards) on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Doubletree Hotel in Sacramento.

The OWL Awards, to be MC’ed by KFBK’s radio personality Kitty O’Neal, celebrates key women business owners who have excelled as entrepreneurs and community leaders.

NAWBO-Sac will present two lifetime achievement awards to two recipients: Eva Garcia and Pam Marrone, Ph.D. Both women have each trail-blazed and excelled in their respective fields while creating numerous economic opportunities for many local citizens.


Garcia, a pioneer and outstanding leader in her own right, celebrates 50 years as a realtor and owner of Garcia Realty, a real estate business she co-founded in 1967 with her now deceased husband.

A world traveler who has traveled to 65 countries, she is the recipient of many awards for her trailblazing and impact driven career as a business owner in Sacramento. Eva is Sacramento’s first Latina broker, the first Latina to serve in Sacramento City Unified School District as a board member, the first Latina City Council Woman for Sacramento, an appointee of Governor Jerry Brown to the California State Board of Education, California State Fair Board of Trustees, an ex-elected President of the Women’s Council of Realtors, ex-President of the Multiple Listing Service (now known as MetroList) of the Sacramento Board of Realtors, an ex- state President of the Women’s Council of Realtors, a co-founding member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and a co-founding member of NAWBO-Sacramento, among many achievements. She is also a past recipient of the OWL ‘Wise Woman’ Award.

Dr. Marrone, CEO of Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., is the founder of three (3) companies, one of which produces and sells a bioinsecticide, a biofungicide, and the environmental industry’s only selective and environmentally compatible molluscicide, which kills invasive mussels in rivers, lakes and water systems. In August 2013, she led Marrone Bio Innovations to be listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange, raising net proceeds of $56.4 million.

Marronne is also actively involved and gives back to her local community. She is a founder and board member of the Biopesticide Industry Alliance (BPIA), a trade association of more than 70 biopesticide and related companies, is on the board of the Association of Applied IPM Ecologists Foundation and is a board member/treasurer of the Organic Farming Research Foundation. She also serves on the UC Davis Ag and Environmental Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council, and is purposeful in mentoring, recruiting and employing the next generation of young leaders. Marrone is a past recipient of the OWL Innovator Award.

“NAWBO-Sac is pleased to recognize Eva Garcia and Pam Marrone for their remarkable achievements and leadership in the Sacramento Valley region,” said Anne Staines President of NAWBO-Sac and Founder of Proprose Social Marketing Solutions. “Both women are such great role models for the organization and the community at large, it is a privilege to honor and recognize them for their remarkable achievements.”

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For further press inquiries and/or for interviews with Anne Staines, President of NAWBO-Sac, about the OWL Awards, please contact Uduak Oduok, Esq. at media@nawbo-sac.org.

CONTACT:
Uduak Oduok
(916) 538-4249
media@nawbo-sac.org

ABOUT THE OWL AWARDS

The Outstanding Women Leaders (OWL) Awards was established in 1997 to recognize and celebrate outstanding women business owners in the Sacramento Valley region. The event is a tribute to women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders who have advanced the status of entrepreneurial excellence and community leadership.

The OWL Awards recognizes women nominees in seven categories: Woman on the Way Award (Up and coming business owner, less than 5 years in business), Woman Innovator Award (Successful business owner in a non-traditional business), Luminary Award (An individual lighting the way for others), Executive Woman Award (Senior level corporate woman), Vision Award (An organization whose vision provides opportunities for girls or women) Wise Woman Award (Business Woman of the Year) and Achievement Against All Odds (Success despite unfavorable circumstances).

ABOUT NAWBO Sacramento Valley
NAWBO-Sacramento is the region’s premier organization and voice for women business owners. Our goals are to provide women business owners with appropriate educational, social, economic and political programs to assist them in making effective changes in their business culture, including, building strategic business alliances and affiliations, influencing opinion makers and strengthening the wealth building capacity of our members. We value and seek a diverse and inclusive membership no matter how large or small your business. Follow NAWBO-Sac on Facebook.com/NAWBOSacramento | Twitter.com/NAWBOsac | or visit www.nawbo-sac.org.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Publishing Guru AMABEL NIBA is LADYBRILLE Woman of the Month for September 2014!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Publishing Guru AMABEL NIBA is LADYBRILLE Woman of the Month for September 2014!

Sacramento, CA (September 17, 2014) Ladybrille Magazine, the pioneer digital platform and authority on African fashion in the West’ and the pioneer voice for the African woman entrepreneur is pleased to announce it has named AMABEL NIBA as its Ladybrille Woman of the Month for September 2014.

The Ladybrille ‘Woman of the Month’ is a monthly feature on the magazine’s podcast show ‘Ladybrille Woman Podcast Show and website, that celebrates outstanding women, locally and internationally, for their brilliant contributions to society.

Amabel Niba is a motivational speaker, wife, mother, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Los Angeles based African Vibes Magazine. She earned her Bachelors’ degree in Business Information Systems at Devry College and her MBA at Keller Graduate School, both in Long Beach, California; and was a recipient of a Stanford University Fellowship where she studied Publishing.

"I am truly honored to once again join the ranks of all the incredible women who have been featured on Ladybrille,” said Niba on being named Ladybrile Woman of the Month for September 2014.  “Women whose stories, points of view and life experiences inspire me."

“Amabel Niba was our first Ladybrille Woman of the Month in 2007,” said Uduak Oduok, Founder of Ladybrille. “She has acquired in-depth experience and knowledge in publishing and achieved so much. It is great to come full circle, seven years later, to recognize her for her continued contributions and resilience in the publishing industry.”

Amabel’s interview will be published on Monday September 22nd, 2014 on the Ladybrille Woman Podcast show, www.ladybrillemag.com.

About Ladybrille Magazine
Founded in 2007 by fashion model, attorney and journalist Uduak Oduok, Ladybrille® is the pioneer digital platform and authority on African fashion in the West and the pioneer voice for the African woman entrepreneur.

For more info visit www.ladybrillemag.com.

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For further press inquiries and/or for interviews, contact editor@ladybrille.com or call (1-424-625-8197)
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Monday, September 8, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ladybrille’s Uduak Oduok ‘Role Model’ for the Carrie Hammer Spring/Summer 2015 Show at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week



Photocredit: Carrie Hammer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ladybrille’s Uduak Oduok ‘Role Model’ for the Carrie Hammer Spring/Summer 2015 Show at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week

New York, CA (September 8, 2014) Ladybrille founder, and ex-model turned Fashion and Entertainment Lawyer, Uduak Oduok walked the Carrie Hammer Spring/Summer 2015 as ‘Role Model.’

The show titled ‘Role Models Not Runway Models’, a collaborative effort with New York’s Fashion Law Institute and Hammer, showcased some leading ‘role models’ in America ranging from top women business owners and executives to trailblazers. Examples included Nithya Das, General Counsel for AppNexus, Collete Davis, Co-founder of Tech Drive and professional Indy car race car driver, Kara Goldin, CEO and Founder of Hint, Inc., Dina Kaplan, Co-founder of Blip TV, Lindsay Todd Merkle, Global Account Manager for Beats by Dre and Karen G. Crespo, a nurse practitioner who lost all four limbs to bacterial meningitis.

“It was a huge honor for me to participate in the Fashion Law Institiute’s annual event featuring Carrie Hammer at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, this season,” said Oduok. “It doesn’t get any better than participating in a show that marries my two passions: fashion and the law, added with an extra icing on the cake i.e. my unwavering support and commitment to the advancement of women. It was amazing!”

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For further press inquiries and/or for interviews with Uduak Oduok, please contact pr@ladybrille.com .

About Ladybrille
Founded in 2007 by fashion model, attorney and journalist Uduak Oduok, Ladybrille® is the pioneer digital platform and authority on African fashion in the West and the pioneer voice for the African woman entrepreneur. The fashion portal also offers features on Fashion Business and Fashion Law for the fashion industry.


About Ms. Uduak
A self proclaimed “Certified Game Changer,” Uduak Oduok is a recognized visionary and trailblazer, especially for her work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets. Uduak also has a passion for entrepreneurship and is the co-founder of EBITU LAW GROUP, P.C., a law firm with offices in Sacramento and the Bay Area, providing legal services to businesses and individuals including those in the fashion and entertainment industries.
She pioneered the first Fashion Law seminars in Northern California, and is a recognized name within the growing niche practice of Fashion Law in the USA. Uduak has been quoted and has authored numerous published and syndicated articles in national and international magazines and newspapers.

Follow Uduak on Twitter at @uduaklaw.

Follow Ladybrille on Twitter at @ladybrille.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Rapper SINZU Talks Music, Career & Daughter on The Africa Music Law Show with Ms. Uduak.

Sacramento, CA (September 1, 2014) SINZU, a Controversial Nigerian-American rapper who first made his big break in 2006 with his hit single ‘Omoge Wa Jo’ featuring Mike Okri, appears on The Africa Music Law Show with Ms. Uduak to discuss his music, career and his daughter.

The rapper who has also delivered hits such as “Carolina” featuring Davido, one of the hottest names in Africa's music industry right now, and “Under G” produced by renowned music producer Don Jazzy, also shares his personal background and his involvement with gangs in Los Angeles, how music saved him from the streets, his signing to Storm records (one of Nigeria's larger record labels), his falling out with the label and label executive Obi Asika, social media controversies, his new music projects and much more.

The Africa Music Law ™ blog and podcast show is a first of its kind music platform founded by Nigerian-American Fashion & Entertainment Lawyer Uduak Oduok empowering African artists in the diaspora and on the African continent. The site serves up entertaining and informative discussions and interviews with celebrity and emerging artists and industry professionals on music business and entrepreneurship, intellectual property law, copyright law, breach of contract issues, music partnerships and breakups, endorsement deals, marketing and promotions and general deal making in the music industry.

SINZU’s interview is now available to listen to on the website at the following link: http://wp.me/p1Ndbz-5VB. 

About Africa Music Law™

The Africa Music Law ™ blog and podcast show is a first of its kind trailblazing music platform focused on empowering African artists in the diaspora and on the African continent. Founded by Nigerian-American Fashion & Entertainment Lawyer Uduak Oduok, the site and podcast show features entertaining and informative discussions and interviews on music entrepreneurship, intellectual property, copyright law and breach of contract issues, music partnership breakups, endorsement deals, marketing and promotions and general deal making in the music industry.

Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Africamusiclaw @africamusiclaw



About Ms. Uduak
Ms. Uduak Oduok is an Attorney and Partner at the U.S Law firm of Ebitu Law Group, P.C, www.ebitulawgrp.com. A Certified Game Changer, an industry insider, ex-fashion model, journalist, a writer, an avid legal blogger and speaker, her practice areas include business litigation and fashion & entertainment Law. Africa Music Law™ is her brainchild, and a revolution taking place right before your eyes. It has never been done before. Buckle up for the ride.

Follow Ms. Uduak on Twitter at @uduaklaw.

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For more information contact, press or sponsorship inquiries contact (africamusiclaw@gmail.com).
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Monday, August 25, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LADYBRILLE Magazine Honors Thami Ngubeni as Woman of the Month, August 2014!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LADYBRILLE Magazine Honors Thami Ngubeni as Woman of the Month, August 2014!

Sacramento, CA (August 25, 2014) Ladybrille Magazine, the pioneer digital platform and authority on African fashion in the West’ and the pioneer voice for the African woman entrepreneur; honors Popular South African media personality and change agent Thami Ngubeni, as its Ladybrille Woman of the Month for August 2014.

The Ladybrille ‘Woman of the Month’ is a monthly feature on the magazine’s podcast show ‘Ladybrille Woman Podcast Show, that celebrates outstanding women, locally and internationally, for their brilliant contributions to society.

“Thami is a very impressive brilliant woman whose accomplishments and contributions, from radio to television, to her talk show and humanitarian efforts, are worth celebrating for more than one month,” said Uduak Oduok, Founder of Ladybrille. “We are honored that she accepted our invitation to celebrate her this month.”

Thami Ngubeni is a South African author, radio host, tv talk show host, speaker, actor humanitarian, and entrepreneur who first became known for presenting various television shows as a teenager.


In 2004 she appeared as Sabina Siko in the film Critical Assignment. She also hosted a lifestyle magazine show ‘Free Spirit’ and in 2005 and 2006, played the lead role in South Africa’s wineland drama series ‘Known Gods,’ as the character of Nana Soci. 

In 2011 she hosted her own show The Scarlet Lounge on DStv's Christian channel ONE Gospel. Her television writing work includes scriptwriting for the magazine show Top Billing and the game show Family Fortunes.

On radio Ngubeni host two nationally syndicated radio shows including an entertainment/current affairs show and a motivational show ‘The Sacred Space.’

In May, 2007 she was appointed as the editor of The Oprah Magazine in South Africa. She resigned after a year in the job, choosing to pursue and create her own talk show ‘Life with Thami.’ Ngubeni is also an entrepreneur and owner of her own media production company called Tamzin which creates and produces media for TV, film, radio and print.

In 2006, she wrote and co-published a book titled ‘My Sacred Spaces’ with Penguin Books.

“[I] am just ecstatic to just have this opportunity ...,” said Ngubeni on being named Ladybrille Woman of the Month for August 2014.

Ngubeni’s interview is published on the Ladybrille Woman Podcast show and is now available on www.ladybrillemag.com.


About Ladybrille Magazine
Founded in 2007 by fashion model, attorney and journalist Uduak Oduok, Ladybrille® is the pioneer digital platform and authority on African fashion in the West and the pioneer voice for the African woman entrepreneur.

For more info visit www.ladybrillemag.com.

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