• Nominations are OPENED!

    2024 Women of Industry Leader & Community Benefit Awards

    Honoring Exceptional Women in Business in Marin County. Since 2013 the San Rafael Chamber and the Women of Industry committee have annually recognized a businesswoman demonstrating excellence in her field while significantly impacting the community and beyond. 

    We are currently accepting nominations for this year's Women of Industry Leader Award (for-profit), and Community Benefit Leader (non-profit).  Please submit your nominations by September 6, 2024.  Click one of the links below to be taken to the nomination form. 

    Women of Industry Leader (From a FOR-Profit Business)

    Women of Industry Community Benefit Leader (From a NON-Profit Business)

    Honorees will be announced on Wednesday, October 23, 2024 at the Women of Industry Luncheon Celebration!

    Click here for information about sponsorships and tickets to the event.  


  • 2023 Women of Industry Award Nominees
  • 2023 Women of Industry Nominees: Trisha Garlock - Schools Rule, Dr. Denise Lucy - Dominican University, Debi Geller - Nelson Connects, Sandra Riley Grimshaw - Marin Interviews, Jane Kramer - Enriching Lives Through Music, Diana Kennedy - Volvo Cars Marin, Miriam Karell - Small Business Development Center, Chandra Alexandre - Community Action Marin, Anne Grey - Vivalon, Cecilia Zamora - Latino Council and Donna Garske - Center for Domestic Peace.  

  • Past Women of Industry Honorees

    • 2013 The late Joan Capurro, Bank of Marin
    • 2014 The late Ann Brebner, California Film Institute
    • 2015 Patty Garbarino, Marin Sanitary Service
    • 2016 Melissa Prandi, PRANDI Property Management
    • 2017 Pat Kendall, Kaiser Permanente
    • 2018 Stephanie Plante, CPi Developers & Mary Kay Sweeney, Homeward Bound
    • 2019 Cynthia Murray, North Bay Leadership Council
    • 2021 Helen Russell, Equator Coffees
    • 2022 Kim Fink, Sun First Solar & Leslie Ruhland, Accuchex Payroll & Workforce Management 
    • 2023 Community Leader Award - Diana Kennedy, Volvo Cars Marin 
    • 2023 Community Benefit Leader Award - Dr. Denise Lucy, Barowsky School of Business, Dominican University 
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  • Francoise LaPage, 2023 Women of Industry Community Benefit Honoree, Dr. Denise Lucy and Cecilia Zamora. 

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  • 2023 Women of Industry Community Leader Award Honoree, Diana Kennedy. 


  • Sponsorship Opportunities

    If you would like to learn more about how you can sponsor the Women of Industry Awards, please contact lpiper@srchamber.com.