The 12th Annual Bravo Awards
Updated: Feb 20
Every year, we gather together to celebrate the standout members of our organization at The Bravo Awards! The awards are designed to encourage, reward, and recognize those members who represent the qualities we foster, promote, and encourage within the Women's Networking Alliance. Each chapter votes for the members who they feel deserve to be recognized for each award. Chapters that have at least ten members and have been meeting for at least one year are eligible for awards. There are three categories of awards at the Chapter level:
This award is given to the member whose actions clearly inspire us to grow ourselves and our businesses by providing and recommending ideas, lessons, and educational opportunities. The recipient of this award is clearly an inspiration to the group and one that the group highly respects as a leader in business.
This award is given to the member who has demonstrated leadership within and outside of the group including promoting our organization and its members.
Member of the Year
This award is given to the member who clearly supports all of our goals including supporting each other personally and professionally. Attendance, number of referrals, and activity within the group is a heavy consideration for this award as well as the member’s ability to promote WNA and its members. The recipient of this award truly demonstrates the purpose of the Women's Networking Alliance and our charter to grow ourselves and our businesses.
We also have awards at the Executive level, designed to recognize members for their efforts and accomplishments at the national level.
National Member of the Year
This award is given to a member who has made an impact within the Women's Networking Networking Alliance as a whole. The recipient of this award truly demonstrates our purpose and charter to grow ourselves and our businesses. This award is a voted award amongst the Executive Board.
This award is given to the chapter president who has demonstrated their ability to create, lead, and manage a chapter that truly supports all aspects of our foundation including community involvement and education. The recipient of this award has successfully chosen members to create a collaborative and partnering chapter, has outstanding communication skills, and has earned the respect of their members.
We are so pleased to announce the winners in the 2020 Bravo Awards. A very big congratulations to you all!
Chapter 111, San Jose (Almaden Valley), CA
Inspiration: Caitlin Campbell, Symmetry Designs
Leadership: Amanda Bonomi, Financial Advisor, E.A., CFP.®
Member of the Year: Irene Moustakas, Loans by Irene
Chapter 113, San Jose (Rose Garden), CA
Inspiration: Elaine Orgain, Silicon Valley Accounting Solutions
Leadership: Laura Leavitt, VOYA Financial Advisors
Member of the Year: Maria Guardado, Veridian Mortgage
Chapter 114, Los Gatos, CA
Inspiration: Joan Escover, JP Graphics
Leadership: Kimberly Cope, The Sacred Adventure
Member of the Year: Jamie Price, Design Compass
Chapter 115, Cupertino, CA
Inspiration: Elizabeth Morrison, Elizabeth Morrison Bookkeeping
Leadership: Ashley Harris, UnifiedStories
Member of the Year: Corinne Alexander, Dr. Corinne Alexander, D.C.
Chapter 122, Los Altos, CA
Inspiration: Steph Haddad, Good Sit
Leadership: Tracey Lee Davis, ZingPop Social Media
Member of the Year: Amy Santullo, Yoga Therapy with Amy
Chapter 126, San Jose (Almaden Valley), CA
Inspiration: Melissa Sanchez, Melissa Sanchez Coaching
Leadership: Tracey Lee Davis, ZingPop Social Media
Member of the Year: Apple Sioson, Primetime Martial Arts
Chapter 150, Oakland, CA
Inspiration: Barbara Stephenson, 300FeetOut
Leadership: Kathleen Schultz, Kathleen Schultz Marketing
Member of the Year: Mary Ann Bautista, Bautista Direct Marketing
Member of the Year (Executive Level)
President of the Year
Community Giving Back
WNA is committed to giving back to our communities. Each year, every chapter selects an organization that they want to support through group activities. We also support a local non-profit at the organization level, as well. We have selected YWCA Silicon Valley as our community partner. They are dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
Many of our members donated raffle prizes to our event, and attendees got to trade in items for Survivor Care Kits in exchange for raffle tickets. These kits are given to those who are in need of care due to domestic violence and homelessness. We collected many items, including toiletries, journals, clothing, and snacks; people could also purchase raffle tickets, with all donations raised going to the YWCA-SV. We are proud to say that along with all of the collected items, we also raised $350 in cash donations.
We couldn't do what we do without the support of our Bravo Award Sponsors! A big thank you to:
Bonni Kelly, member of Chapter 130 in Morgan Hill and owner of Pono Wellness Spa. Pono Wellness Spa fills your senses with the tropical essence of the islands. They offer individualized Therapeutic Massage by expert Massage Therapists. Onsite, they have two infrared saunas to help you relax, and detox your way to better health. Learn more: https://www.ponowellnessspa.com
Maria Guardado, member of Chapters 113 and Chapter 114, is the owner of Veridian Mortgage.
Maria Guardado uses creative mortgage solutions to fulfill homeownership dreams. Learn More: https://www.mariagmortgage.com
Our dessert sponsor was Ramya Ramamurthy, member of Chapter 111 and owner of Rita's Italian Ice and Frozen Custard in Campbell. Rita's offers Italian Ice, Frozen Custard & much more. Corporate catering, private parties. Frozen cakes, cookies sandwiches & happiness served. Learn more: https://www.ritasfranchises.com/Campbell
Our event photographer was Anne Eftimie, member of Chapter 114 and owner of Cute Moments Photography. Inspired by children's unlimited imagination, Anna Eftimie, the award-winning photographer at Cute Moments Photography, creates vibrant and original works of art in her San Francisco - San Jose Bay Area's studio. She is most famous for "Blackboard Adventures," a type of photography in which a baby can become the main character in any kind of story. Learn more: http://www.cutemomentsphotography.com
Joan Escover, member of Chapter 114 and owner of JP Graphics, handled the printing of our beautiful awards. JP Graphics is a full-service printing company - they excel in delivering solutions to a very broad range of printing needs, from complex, full-color marketing collateral to simple forms. They also offer fulfillment, large format, and promotional items. Learn more: http://www.jp-graphics.com/
Once again, congratulations to all of our winners. They were all very much deserved! You can see all of our event photos here! Save the date for next year: February 4, 2021!