Event Details

Desert Diamonds Awards Gala

Join us for our annual Awards Gala honoring Business Women making an impact in our community. The vent will be emceed by Susan Casper, host of ABC15 TV’s Sonoran Living.

We outgrew our space, so we moved our location aross the park to a larger space at The Clayton House! However, the deadline to register is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5th.

Get ready to be inspired by the collaboration and successes of NAWBO members and community members who will be recognized in several award categories.

See our finalists and nominees in each category:

Business Impact Award

  • Kathleen Duffy, Duffy Group, Inc. – Nominee

  • Jordan Rose, Rose Law Group - Finalist

  • Anna Sepic, AMS REnatus Investing - Finalist

  • Sissie Roberts Shank, Chas Roberts – Nominee

  • Julie Witenstein, Arizona Sunrays – Finalist

Young Professional of the Year

  • Shatha Barbour, HeraHub - Finalist

  • Leiah Scheibel and Alex Bradberry, The Sparkle Bar - Finalist

  • Taylor Wellman, Financial Potion – Finalist

Business Owner of the Year

  • Shatha Barbour, HeraHub - Finalist

  • Connie Colella, CoCo Communications - Finalist

  • Sara Regester, Directions 4 Wellness, LLC – Finalist

  • Sue Webb, Mary Kay – Nominee

Member of the Year

  • Wendy Anderton, GlobalTies Arizona - Finalist

  • Phaedra Earhart, Farmers Insurance - Finalist

  • Angela Garmon, ARG Coaching and Consulting – Finalist

  • Sara Regester, Directions 4 Wellness, LLC - Nominee

Bridge Builder of the Year

  • Laurie Battaglia, Aligned at Work - Finalist

  • Phaedra Earhart, Farmers Insurance - Finalist

  • Kathleen Gramzay, Kinessage, LLC – Finalist

  • Judy O’Higgins, SendOutCards - Nominee

Unsung Hero

  • Laurie Anderson, Cactus Creative - Nominee

  • Wendy Anderton, GlobalTies Arizona – Finalist

  • Jean Briese, Jean Briese, LLC - Nominee

  • MaryLynne Christman, Collaborative Event Management - Finalist

  • Angela Garmon, ARG Coaching and Consulting – Finalist

  • Wendy McClellan, Structure for Success - Nominee

  • Sue Webb, Mary Kay – Nominee

  • Lee Woodward, Woman in Disguise – Nominee

Spirit of NAWBO Sisterhood

  • MaryLynne Christman, Collaborative Event Management - Finalist

  • Phaedra Earhart, Farmers Insurance - Nominee

  • Angela Garmon, ARG Coaching and Consulting - Finalist

  • Kristine Kassel, Benefits by Design, Inc. – Finalist

  • Ro Rusnock, Elements and Energy, LLC – Nominee

Corporate Partner of the Year

  • SRP - Patti Pyle

  • Wells Fargo – Christine Joseph

NAWBO’s 2018-19 Board of Directors will also be installed and the five graduates of its 2017-18 Mentoring Program will be introduced.


NAWBO Phoenix Chapter purchase/refund policy: No refunds or credits given after registration is complete. Substitutions may be permitted. Registrants understand and agree that any photograph, video or audio recording of themselves may be used to further promote NAWBO Phoenix.

  • When: Wed Jun. 13
    5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Address: 3719 N. 75th Street
    Scottsdale AZ,US 85251

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