Enriquez (far right) with fellow members of Hera Labs, a business accelerator for women business owners.

WordPop founder April Harter Enriquez has been nominated for a NAWBO Bravo! Award. Enriquez is one of eight Hera Labs alumnae to receive a nomination. See press release below for details.

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8 Hera Labs Alumnae Nominated for NAWBO Bravo! Awards

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) BRAVO! Awards program to recognize women business leaders in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (May 16, 2016) – On May 18, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) San Diego will honor female entrepreneurs who have established themselves as leaders and role models in the community. Among the nominees are eight alumnae of Hera Labs, a business accelerator program for entrepreneurs.

Nominees from Hera Labs include:

·       Lee Anne Davis, PromoVentures, Inc. – Woman Business Owner of the Year and Women’s Advocate of the Year

·       Dr. Silvia Mah, PhD, MBA, Hera Labs – Women’s Advocate of the Year

·       Skyler McCurine, Le Red Balloon – Women’s Advocate of the Year

·       Remy Meraz, Me Tyme Network – Women’s Advocate of the Year

·       Ana Bermudez, TAGit – Rising Star

·       April Harter Enriquez, WordPop Public Relations – Trailblazer

·       Nichole MacDonald, Sash – Trailblazer

·       Vivian Sayward, Vivacity Sportswear, Inc. – Trailblazer

“The BRAVO! Awards program brings well-deserved attention to the contributions of female business leaders in San Diego,” says Dr. Silvia Mah, founder of Hera Labs. “Women-owned firms are growing at a rapid rate and we’re here to support them with funding, education, and building a greater network.”

Hera Labs provides female start-ups in all industries with a safe place to test ideas and grow a business. An alternative to a traditional MBA program, Hera Labs offers hands-on “labs,” tools, investment capital, and mentoring delivered by accomplished entrepreneurial women, making Hera Labs a one-stop resource for those seeking to efficiently launch and achieve sustainability.

The public is invited to attend the Bravo! Awards ceremony on May 18, 2016 which will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Cape Rey Carlsbad, 1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011. Serial entrepreneur Penny Wing will be the keynote speaker. To register for the event, visit nawbo-sd.org.

About Hera Labs: Hera Labs is a business accelerator for female business owners led by fellow entrepreneurs and advocates for female entrepreneurial and leadership success. The mission of Hera Labs is to equip and propel female founders to successfully launch, grow, and sustain their businesses efficiently and effectively, thus positively impacting the local, national, and global economy. Hera Labs is a sister organization of coworking space Hera Hub. For more information, visit hera-labs.com.

About NAWBO San Diego: NAWBO San Diego is one of 80 U.S. chapters of NAWBO, a national non-profit organization of more than 7,000 members that represents women business owners across all industries. Since 1975, NAWBO has helped women evolve their businesses by sharing resources and providing a single voice to shape economic and public policy. For more information, visit nawbo-sd.org.

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