MELBOURNE, FLA. — weVENTURE Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Florida Tech’s Bisk College of Business is excited to announce the nominees for the 2022 Women Who Rock Awards in honor of Women’s History Month. The winners will be recognized at a luncheon Tuesday, March 22, at the Crowne Plaza Oceanfront in Melbourne.
The 2022 Women’s History Month theme, “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,” is both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during the pandemic and a recognition of the many ways women are stepping up at this challenging time.
In keeping with this national theme, each of the six categories of Women Who Rock Awards incorporated this message of healing and hope in their call for nominations. weVENTURE looks forward to celebrating these deserving local female leaders and businesses:
Excellence in Mentorship: Trizia Eavenson; Kaori Fischer; Carrie Friday; Nikki Hoier; Teri Jones; Elaine Larsen; Janet Marks; Evangeline Minet; Crystal Morris; Tammy Robinson; Tracy Stroderd; Anna Valencia Tillery; Inga Young.
Female Small Business Owner of the Year: Carlisa Amoo-Mensah, 4yourlovellc; Quinisha Bredwood, Q’s Crackin’ Crab & Seafood Kitchen; Kaitlin Donner, New Wave Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation; Naquita Jordan, Jordan Home Care INC & Caring Hands Activities; Christie Allene Lynes, Beachside Connections; Alexis McGuire, Nationwide Medical Licensing; Christel Reaves, Connected Class; Pauline Senior, Spic & Span; Tiffany Sweeney, Decor Envy; Jamara Wilson, Progressive Cleaning.
Women in the Workplace Champion: Stefanie Catania, Catania Product Development; Diana Figueroa, Esq., Figueroa Law Group; Evangeline Minet, Florida Tech; Dr. Stephanie Million, Vero Beach Medical Spa & Wellness Center.
Dr. Mary Helen McCay STEM Award: Misty Marot; Carol Craig; Nikki Hoier.
Zonta Yellow Rose Award of Excellence in Community Service: Diana Adams; Brandy Crisafulli; Beverly DeMeyer; Barbara Schlitt Ford; Teri Jones; Christie Allene Lynes; Jennifer Murphy; JoAnna O’Keefe; Bonnie States; Kristine Zonka.
St. Francis Reflections Award for Excellence in Caregiving: Seeta Begui; Patrice Bowes; Nella Ciciulla; Donna Crews; Dr. Danielle Devereaux; April Fields; Naquita Jordan; Christy Knowlton; Amy Luhn; Julie Newhouse; Tammi Pawich; Dr. Anita Saluja; Lisa Sellers.
“This year’s Women Who Rock Awards are an opportunity to celebrate women from the Space and Treasure coasts who inspire others through their work and leadership,” said weVENTURE WBC Executive Director Kathryn Rudloff. “This is an outstanding list of female leaders who are each leaving a legacy in their own unique way.”
weVENTURE WBC is committed to advocating for women, and the annual awards help raise awareness of the outstanding contributions women make in our community. Tickets for the luncheon are $50 and can be purchased online.