Twelve Honorees Named Greater Irvine Chamber 2022 Women of Influence

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

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Twelve empowering women who lead and succeed in their life, industry, and community have been named the Greater Irvine Chamber’s 2022 Women of Influence.

Women of Influence logo and honorees

Meet the honorees:

ENTREPRENEUR – Alicia Cox, Founder & CEO, PRJKT Restaurant Group 

ENTREPRENEUR – Leslie Nguyen, Founder & Creative Director, Bosscat Kitchen; Miss Mini Donuts 

INNOVATOR – Dr. Daniela Bota, Vice Dean & Medical Director, Center for Clinical Research, University of California, Irvine

INNOVATOR – Rhonda Ducote, President, Apriem Advisors 

EXECUTIVE – Teresa Prestwood, Executive Vice President, Irvine Company Apartment Communities 

EXECUTIVE – Carrie Strom, President, Global Aesthetics, Allergan 

ADVOCATE – Kelley Lee, Government Relations Manager, Local Public Affairs, Southern California Edison 

AUTHENTIC LEADER – Lisa Thomas, Founder & CEO, Main Street Marketing Partners 

GAME CHANGER – Crystal Rosenthal, Concordia University Irvine, Athletic Director & Head Softball Coach 

GAME CHANGER – Noelle Smiley, Assistant Chief of Police, Irvine Police Department 

RISING STAR – Jasmine Chhabria, Student, Northwood High School 

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT – Sharon Ellis, President & CEO, Habitat for Humanity OC 

Recipients of the 2022 Women of Influence Awards were formally honored in front of an audience of 400+ attendees at the March 24 event at the Irvine Marriott Hotel.

The Women of Influence event included an interview-style conversation with Annette Walker, president of City of Hope Orange County, moderated by Nada Lena Nasserdeen, MA, founder and CEO of Rise Up For You and TEDx speaker. The event concluded with a champagne reception and silent auction raising funds for the Irvine Forward Foundation, the Greater Irvine Chamber’s non-profit supporting educational programs and scholarships.

Presenting sponsor remarks were provided by Carissa Betchloff, senior director of business development at City of Hope Orange County — the diamond-level Leaders Circle partner of the Greater Irvine Chamber.

Professional photos of the event will be available on Tuesday, March 29 for viewing and downloading from the 2022 Women of Influence event page.

For more information on Greater Irvine Chamber events and sponsorship opportunities, contact Courtney Nakagawa.

Category: Greater Irvine Chamber, Signature Event, Women of Influence, Business Achievement Awards