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Women Who Mean Business

  • Hyatt Regency Sacramento 1209 L Street Sacramento, CA, 95814 United States (map)

The Sacramento Business Journal is proud to host the 23rd annual Women Who Mean Business awards luncheon!

June 15, 2018
Hyatt Regency Sacramento
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Women's Expo 10:30am-11:45am
Awards lunch 11:50am - 1:30pm

Join us for an event where we honor the Women Who Mean Business Class of 2018. This year's honorees are:

  • Edie Baker, owner, Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters
    • Cydney Bender-Reents, CEO, Bender Rosenthal Inc.

    • Sheila Boxley, CEO, The Child Abuse Prevention Center

    • Mary Egan, CEO & owner, The Municipal Resource Group

    • Leilani Fratis, CEO, Placer SPCA

    • Laura Good, co-founder, StartupSac

    • Sheree Johnston, owner, East Sacramento Hardware

    • Sandy Malaney, CEO, Big Hairy Dog Information Systems

    • Shobha Mallarapu, founder & president, Anvaya Solutions, Inc.

    • Rivkah Sass, executive director, Sacramento Public Library

    • Stacey Shelnut-Hendrick, director of education,  Crocker Art Museum

    • Anne Staines, founder & president, Sagent

    • Francine Vorhees, partner, Moss Adams LLP

    • Debbie Yaver, managing director, Novozymes, Inc.

New in 2018 and thanks to SMUD, we are offering special pricing if you'd like to bring your sons and/or daughters under the age of 18 to the event! We want to help inspire the youth in our community and empower them to strive for success the way many of our honorees and event attendees have. By attending this event, the next generation can see that with determination and drive, anything is possible.

Be sure to come early to the Women's Expo beginning at 10:30am so you can meet organizations that are dedicated to empowering women in the workplace! 

American Cancer Society

American River Bank

Caltronics Business Systems

Clinton Polley Group

Darling Coaching

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts

Habitat for Humanity

Paramount Partners Group


Residence Inn by Marriott Sacramento Airport - Natomas

Sacramento State College of Business Administration

SMILE Business Products


The Child Abuse Prevention Center

Tri Counties Bank

Verus Insurance Services LLC


Westervelt Ecological Services

WomenUp Network

Zoom Imaging Solutions, Inc.

Earlier Event: June 15
Craft with Cole Cuchna
Later Event: June 22
Ladies, Wine (Dine) and Design