How important are women in business? In the United States, 40% of businesses are women-owned. Women started 1,821 new businesses every day last year. How vital are women of color in this group? 64% of new women-owned businesses were started by women of color last year, and Latina women-owned businesses grew more than 87%. So, what does that mean for Culver City? It’s time to hand out some awards.
The Culver City Chamber of Commerce’ Women in Business Council supports women who lead through their professional and community endeavors, and whose influence is felt in Culver City and beyond. It’s time for the annual ‘Women in Business’ Awards, and the honorees have been announced.
Founder’s Award – Marie Petrelli, Petrelli’s Famous Steakhouse
The Founder is the keystone of her company and a primary leader of her business. Inspiring with her past and current endeavors, she uplifts those around her by sharing her knowledge and experiences while cultivating new concepts, encouraging growth among her colleagues and facilitating success within her company.
Innovator’s Award – Elizabeth Barrutia, Baru Advertising
Inventive and on the leading edge of her profession, the Innovator is a risk-taker in any of the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, math or media (STEAMM). With boundless creativity and endless ideas, she seeks out pioneering ways to solve problems in her unique professional world and has made a mark in her field.