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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NAWBOSac Featured on Fox40 + Nominations for OWL Awards Now Open!

Sacramento, CA -June 24, 2015 – The National Association of Women Business Owners Sacramento Valley (NAWBO-Sac) was featured on Fox40 Sacramento, on Tuesday’s morning segment, represented by Uduak Oduok, the 2015 Outstanding Women Leader Awards (OWL Awards) Event Chair. In the segment, Oduok discussed the rise of women business owners in Sacramento and the OWL Awards.
The number of women-owned firms in the Sacramento region is nearly 60,000 (59,200), an increase from 56,700 in 2014, according to a 2015 “State of Women-Owned Businesses Report,” commissioned by American Express OPEN.
Those businesses produced combined annual revenue of $9.4 billion, up from $8.5 billion in 2014.
NAWBO-Sac’s OWL Awards, which is now open for nominations, is a prestigious event established in 1997 to honor the achievements and accomplishments of some of Sacramento Valley’s most hard working and successful women entrepreneurs who have excelled in business and community leadership.
On October 15th, 2015, members of Sacramento Valley’s influential business and leadership community, among many, will gather for the annual event to honor these winners and learn from their inspiring stories. The event will be hosted by KFBK radio personality Kitty O’Neal; and will be held at The Double Tree Hotel in Sacramento.
The deadline for nominations is August 1st, 2015 and one woman will be chosen in each of the following 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
Achievement Against All Odds: 
Success despite unfavorable circumstances
To view the NAWBOSac’s feature on Fox 40, please visit http://fox40.com/2015/06/23/women-business-owners-are-on-the-rise/
For more details and to nominate an outstanding woman for the OWL Awards, please visit http://www.nawbo-sac.org.
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For further press inquiries and/or for interviews with Monica Nainsztein Rodriguez, President of NAWBO-Sac, about the OWL Awards, please contact Uduak Oduok, Esq. at media@nawbo-sac.org.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Uduak Oduok Honored as Ladybrille Woman of the Month, June 2015.

Sacramento, CA (June 3rd 2015) -- Ladybrille Magazine, the pioneer digital platform and authority on African fashion in the West’ and voice for the African woman entrepreneur, is pleased to honor Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) as its Ladybrille Woman of the Month for June 2015, for its special anniversary issue.

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

Ms.Uduak is a speaker, attorney, journalist, author and recognized visionary and trailblazer. In June 2007, she founded Ladybrille Magazine, a digital platform celebrating brilliant women entrepreneurs and leaders, and the pioneer voice for African fashion in the West.’ Under her leadership, the magazine pioneered the movement to help de-stigmatize the negative images of Africans in the West by exposing Africa’s youthful, urban and explosive fashion industry to the Western masses, through its influencers. The magazine has also provided strong visibility and resources to hundreds of women owned businesses, especially African women entrepreneurs.

“It is an honor to officially join our powerful and inspiring community of Ladybrille Women alums after eight years of honoring so many,” said Ms. Uduak on being named Ladybrille Woman of the Month for June 2015. "I am humbled."

“For the past seven years I have the pleasure of working with Uduak and she continues to inspire me in so many ways,” said Elfonnie Inokon Anusionwu, an Engineer and Ladybrille Contributor who conducted the exclusive interview with Ms.Uduak. “Her work ethic is admirable. She is so hardworking, so focused and she just truly defines the term “trailblazer.””

Ms. Uduak's interview is now available on the Ladybrille Woman Podcast show at the following link: http://www.ladybrillemag.com/msuduak

About Ladybrille Magazine
Founded in 2007, Ladybrille® is the pioneer digital platform and authority on African fashion in the West and voice for the African woman entrepreneur. The magazine also celebrates women entrepreneurs and brilliant leaders worldwide.

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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Friday, May 15, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: IP Lawyer Pamela Deese Honored as Ladybrille Woman of the Month May 2015

LBWM Pamela Deese May 2015Sacramento, CA (May 15, 2015) -- 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 Intellectual Property Lawyer Pamela Deese as its Ladybrille Woman of the Month for May 2015.

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

Deese who recently secured a $69 million fraud and trademark infringement win is a partner in the Washington D.C. intellectual property group of Aren’t Fox, LLP. Her practice focuses on intellectual property licensing, brand management, sweepstakes and advertising.

Deese has received numerous recognitions and awards for her work in the legal field.

“I am very appreciative of the opportunity,” said Deese on being named Ladybrile Woman of the Month for May 2015.

“Pam is just very inspiring and a wonderful trailblazer,” said Uduak Oduok, Founder of Ladybrille. “It is an honor to celebrate her.”

Ms. Deese’s feature is now available on the Magazine website at http://www.ladybrillemag.com/pameladeese/.

About Ladybrille Magazine
Founded in 2007 by former 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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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Volvo Announced as Sponsor for the 2015 OWL Awards

Niello Volvo of Sacramento partners with NAWBO-Sacramento for the Outstanding Women Leader Awards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 13, 2015) — Volvo, one of the world’s best known and respected brands within the commercial vehicle industry, has become a sponsor of the 2015 Outstanding Women Leader Awards produced by The National Association of Women Business Owners, Sacramento Valley chapter (NAWBO-Sac).

Now in its 18th year, the OWL Awards is Sacramento Valley’s leading event paying tribute to women entrepreneurs and business leaders who are advancing entrepreneurial excellence and community leadership.

“Volvo is a brand that is built on decades of hard-work and an impressive track record with women and American businesses,” said Anne Staines, President of NAWBO-Sac and President of ProProse, LLC. “We are very pleased to partner with Volvo and look forward to a rewarding long-term relationship.”

In 2004, Volvo launched its concept car, a vehicle for women built by women. Recently, the brand announced a $500million investment in its first U.S. plant, affirming its pledge to US businesses. In Sacramento, more than half (54%) of Niello Volvo of Sacramento’s clients are women, and that number is increasing.

“The Volvo brand is one that celebrates individuality, cultivates community and inspires innovation, just like the women of the NAWBO Sacramento Valley Chapter,” said Rick Niello, President of The Niello Company. “It’s truly a perfect pairing, one that all of us at Niello Volvo of Sacramento are proud to be a part of.”

The OWL Awards will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 5:30 pm at the Double Tree Hotel in Sacramento. Nominations open in a few weeks for the seven categories the awards offer: Woman on the Way Award, Innovator Award, Luminary Award, Executive Woman Award (recognizing a corporate leader who advances women in business), Vision Award (a nonprofit leader), and the Wise Woman Award (Business Owner of the Year).

Social media users are encouraged to use the hashtag #OWLAwards to generate conversation about the event and nominees.

For more details on the NAWBO OWL Awards, please visit http://www.nawbo-sac.org.

ABOUT NAWBO Sacramento Valley


NAWBO – Sacramento Valley is the region’s premier organization and voice for women business owners. Our goals are to provide women business owners with educational, social, economic and political programs to empower them in building their businesses. Educational and mentoring topics include building a positive business culture, sharing technical and financial tools and strategies, building strategic business alliances, 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.

About Niello Volvo Sacramento
Serving the Sacramento area, Niello Volvo of Sacramento, located is your exclusive Sacramento-area retailer of new and certified pre-owned Volvo vehicles. Niello Volvo of Sacramento is part of The Niello Company, an award-winning group serving Northern California for more than 90 years and is guided by its core values, mission and vision.

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For further press inquiries, please contact Uduak Oduok, Esq. Media Communications & OWL Awards Event Chair, at media@nawbo-sac.org.
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