NAWBO Ventura County hosts “How to be a Socially Conscious Business”

The Ventura County chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO VC) announces an impactful panel discussion for business owners looking to be more socially aware in how they operate their business. The panelists also promise to provide tips for all of us as consumers on how we can be more socially conscious in our purchasing decisions.

Join NAWBO Ventura County for “How to be a Socially Conscious Business” on Tuesday, February 11th, 11:30am to 1:00pm at Gold Coast Transit District’s Community Room, 1901 Auto Center Drive, Oxnard. Purchase early bird tickets at before February 4th for just $20 NAWBO members | $25 non-members.

Socially conscious businesses are a growing power for good. These businesses bring their values to life through intentional actions. Business owners can lead with purpose, which can provide new opportunities with a growing class of consumers looking to align their purchasing power with businesses who reflect their values.

With overwhelming need and so many options, where does a business owner start? What steps can be taken to truly be a more socially conscious business? Local socially conscious business experts will share more about this growing trend and provide specific and realistic strategies to incorporate into your business and your life.

The panelists are:

Andrea Chase, Director of Corporate Responsibility and Social Impact, Arbonne International

Catherine Von Burg, Founder, President & CEO, SimpliPhi Power

Dr. Janis Shinkawa, Medical Director, Veterinarian and Partner, Ohana Pet Hospital

Caleigh Hernandez, Founder & CEO, RoHo

The panel will be moderated by Fulbright Scholar, Professor Maria Ballesteros-Sola, DBA, MBA, LLB, California State University, Channel Islands. This event is supported in part by NAWBO VC Elite sponsor, Ohana Pet Hospital.

NAWBO Ventura County hosts educational meetings monthly on timely topics vital to the growth and success of women business owners, including female non-profit founders and executives. Breakfast, lunch and/or dinner meetings are typically held the second Tuesday of each month at various locations in Ventura County. Learn more at

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