Lisa Michele Chretien Named WBEC-West’s 2015 WBE Advocate of the Year
EventMover, Inc., President Lisa Michele Chretien was recently awarded WBE Advocate of the Year by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council West (WBEC-West). The announcement was made during the 12th Annual Strategic Procurement Opportunity Conference & Awards Dinner, held in mid-September at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, CA. The formal event celebrates the area’s outstanding women business owners and Corporations who have shown an extraordinary commitment to the growth and development of women business enterprises (WBEs).
The WBE Advocate of the Year Award is presented to a WBE owner who demonstrates advocacy of woman-owned business development through her leadership and service. Lisa Michele Chretien, was the recipient of this year’s award based on her exemplary support of WBEC-West on both local and national levels. Chretien, a member of the WBENC National Forum Membership and WBE Recruitment team, also sits as Chair on WBEC-West’s Los Angeles/Orange County Leadership Forum where she actively contributes her time and resources to various meetings, seminars and special events facilitated by the organization. In addition, she also serves as a mentor on WBENC’s Ambassador Program, providing advice and guidance to WBEs seeking to successfully leverage their certification.
Chretien says her appreciation of WBEC-West and high regard for the other nominees are what makes the award so special. “The nominees in this category are all strong advocates of woman-owned businesses and it was an honor to be recognized and distinguished by my peers,” she said. “I am, and will continue to be, an advocate for women building businesses and women wanting to partner and collaborate with other women leaders.”
This marks the second year Chretien has won the WBE Advocate of the Year Award since becoming WBENC certified in 2011.
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