California's Orange County Business Journal reports that five businesswomen were honored at the 18th annual Women in Business Awards in Irvine attended by almost 1,000 people, a record crowd for a Business Journal event.
Among the businesswomen honored was Nancy Nygren, chief executive of Irvine-based Girl Scouts of Orange County. Nygren oversees leadership opportunities for more than 23,000 Girl Scouts and training for more than 10,000 volunteers in OC.
Nygren is in great company. Also honored were Laila Pence, president of Newport Beach-based Pence Wealth Management, Lee Ann Canaday, owner of Laguna Beach-based Canaday Group RE, Ellen Bancroft, partner of Costa Mesa-based Dorsey & Whitney and Kay Napier, chief executive of Irvine-based Arbonne International LLC.
A Lifetime Achievement award also was presented to Judy Rosener, professor emeritus of the Paul Merage School of Business at University of California, Irvine.