weVENTURE Announces 2023 Women Who Rock Nominees

Winners Recognized at March 22 Event Honoring Women’s History Month

MELBOURNE, FLA. — weVENTURE Women’s Business Center at Florida Tech’s Bisk College of Business is excited to announce the nominees for the 2023 Women Who Rock Awards in honor of Women’s History Month.

weVENTURE has been celebrating the nominees on its social media channels throughout March, and Presenting Sponsor Bank of America and other sponsors will help announce the winners at a luncheon Wednesday, March 22 at the Hilton Rialto in Melbourne.

Here are the nominees:

Female Small Business Owner of the Year: Barbie Bittner; Rebekah Coates; Brooke Deratany-Goldfarb; Trizia Eavenson; Nikita Gomes de Oliviera; Kristina Grimm; Kristen Heath; Niki Jones; Lina Lopez; Christie Lynes; Darlyne McGee; Felicia Prince; Dr. Jenifer Ramsower; Julie Shipley; Leslie Wiedenhoeft; Yontina Wilson

Excellence in Mentorship: Kristin Bakke; Mary Baldino; Christine Canavan; Anita Carbone; Anne Conroy-Baiter; Trizia Eavenson; Theresa Grimison; Robyn Hattaway; Christie Lynes; Darlyne McGee; Paulette King Morin; Kristin Myers-Kemp, Ph.D.; Dana Niemeier; Kristen Romandetti; Ashley Spring,Ph.D.; Tracy Stephens

Executive of the Year: Joslyn Barroso; Kim Brickler; Laurie Cappelli; Tracey Latshaw; Megan Looby; Inga Young; Janice Zilch

Women Trending in Tech: Jarin Eisenberg; Sarah Farris; Janee Jones; Marah Rodriguez; Suzanne Short;  Carol Sluzky; Evelyn Stein; Morgan Thomas; Lindsey Waitt

Zonta Yellow Rose Award of Excellence in Community Service: Diana Adams; Erin Baird, DNP; Pamela Bress; Stephanie Ann Byrd; Synthia Doaks, Ph.D.; Susan Frey; Laticia Griffin; Handywomen Repair with Care; Pamela Huffman; Sen. Debbie Mayfield; Promise in Brevard volunteers; Lauren Ray

Excellence in Caregiving: Carlisa Amoo-Mensah; Courtney Arndt; Nadyra Ingram; Teri Jones; Mary McCarthy; Yoshita Patel; Rebekah Simmons

“The Women Who Rock Awards are an opportunity to elevate the profile of women doing amazing work in our community who might not otherwise receive recognition for their contributions and achievements,” said weVENTURE WBC Executive Director Kathryn Rudloff. “This event is an opportunity to showcase the tremendous impact that women have in our community and celebrate them all.”

weVENTURE WBC is committed to being the leading voice and resource for professional women, providing low- and no-cost business education training and mentorship, as well as leadership development opportunities. 

Tickets to attend the luncheon are $50 and can be purchased online. Please visit https://weventure.fit.edu/events/women-who-rock-awards/.

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