weVENTURE to Hosts 2020 ‘Women Who Rock’ Awards Live on Facebook Today at 12:30 p.m.

WeVENTURE delivered winner’s awards to their homes or place of business

Florida Tech Bisk College of Business’ weVENTURE will host its 2020 “Women Who Rock” awards Live on Facebook today starting at 12:30 p.m. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE FACEBOOK PREMIER LIVE

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA –  Florida Tech Bisk College of Business’ weVENTURE will host its 2020 “Women Who Rock” awards Live on Facebook today starting at 12:30 p.m.

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weVENTURE is committed to recognizing hard-working, deserving women, and local businesses who prioritize diversity in their leadership ranks and inspire other women to pursue success.

Due to the continued uncertainty caused by COVID-19 pandemic, and out on an abundance of caution for all our nominees, supporters, and guests, we have decided not to hold an in-person event this year.

Instead, we decided to surprise our 2020 award winners, delivering their awards to their homes or place of business, maintaining social distance protocols, and having a little fun along the way!

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The 2020 nominees are:

Female Small Business Owner of the Year

Teresa Do, owner, Sun Shoppe Café; Morgan Frechette, owner, and sensei, Suntree Martial Arts; Iris Graham, owner, Millefiori Medical Skin Rejuvenation Spa; Jeanetta Johnson, owner, Little Folks Child Care Center; Alexis McGuire, CEO, Nationwide Medical Licensing; Jeanna Merrifield, owner, Wild Ocean Market; Michelle Shoultz, president, Frazier Engineering; Tracy Stroderd, owner, EverythingBrevard; and Michelle Waldorf, owner, Busy Bears Preschool Academy.

Excellence in Mentorship

Saida Caballero-Nieves, professor of astrophysics and director of the Olin Observatory, Florida Tech; Debra Foley, marketing and outreach supervisor, Brevard County Public Schools; Cindy Kane, coordinator for foundation development, Eastern Florida State College; Dana Kilborne, CEO, Cypress Trust Company and Cypress Trust Capital Group; Erin Mitchell, industrial engineer, Collins Aerospace; Jan Sullivan-Chalmers, retired ombudsman and Florida Supreme Court certified mediator; and Inga Young, CEO, 8-Koi.

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Women in the Workplace Champion

Nancy Peltonen, president, Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce; and Lisa Steffen, Melbourne site manager, Collins Aerospace.

Dr. Mary Helen McCay STEM Award

Roselle Hanson, co-founder, Launch STEM Careers Project, NASA (retired), president of NASA Alumni League Florida Chapter; Caeley Looney, editor-in-chief and president, Reinvented Magazine, mission analyst at L3Harris; Megan Mark, Ph.D. student in space sciences, Florida Tech; Munevver Subasi, department head, Mathematical Sciences, Florida Tech; Dr. Aimee Tieu M.D., urogynecologist, Health First, chair of surgery, Viera Hospital and medical director, Health First Women and Children Service Line; Megan Wolfgram, owner, SwiftPaws.

Zonta Yellow Rose for Excellence in Community Service

Kim Frodge, executive director, Nana’s House; Candice Hodge, education and program manager, Junior Achievement of the Space Coast; Kathy Meehan, mayor of Melbourne and owner, Meehan’s Office Products; Cindy Mitchell, program director of Salvation Army Domestic Violence Shelter; Betty Lou Steen-Clarke, retired, community volunteer including weVENTURE Advisory Board.

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