As part of their collaborative effort to promote local business through innovation and entrepreneurship, the city of Pleasanton and the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce are presenting "Women in Business: An Economic Development Luncheon" later this month.
The Oct. 29 event at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery will include a keynote address with a "fresh spin and focus on women in business" from Stanford Health Care's Anna Dapelo-Garcia and the presentation of Economic Driver Awards to four Pleasanton companies led by women, according to chamber officials.
"We're pleased to honor these amazing business women from Pleasanton that are leading the way in growing their companies and also setting a great example for young women that aspire to do the same," said Steve Van Dorn, the chamber's president and CEO.
The recipients will be DAHLIN Group Architecture/Planning with president Nancy Keenan, ID/Architecture with principal Carmen Campos, LTD Global, LLC with founder and CEO Lili Tarachand and TekValley Corporation, Inc. with founder and CEO Seema Chawla.
The Economic Driver Awards aim to recognize dynamic companies headquartered in Pleasanton with innovative products and services that "address identifiable need, attract investment, substantially impact the local economy and show significant continued economic promise," chamber officials said.
Each honoree are set to receive commendations on behalf of the city, Alameda County Board of Supervisors, State Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, State Senator Steve Glazer and U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell.
Serving as keynote speaker is Dapelo-Garcia, executive director of patient access and financial clearance services at Stanford Health as well as founder and president of Lean in Latinas. Her resume of accomplishments and awards also include the Silicon Valley Business Journal's Latino Leadership Award, Woman of the Year by the Women's Health Care Executives, and being featured in Forbes and on National Public Radio (NPR).
The "Women in Business" luncheon is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 29 at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery, 410 Vineyard Ave. in Pleasanton. Tickets cost $45 per person and are open to everyone. Sponsorship opportunities are available, chamber officials said.
For tickets and more information, visit www.pleasanton.org or call 846-5858.
2019 Economic Driver Awards
In announcing the award recipients, chamber officials highlighted the companies' achievements with the following descriptions:
DAHLIN Group: "'Passion for Place' defines DAHLIN's design approach, their work environments and their relationships with clients. They are driven by the vision of enhancing environments where people live and interact so that they feel the meaning of place.
Nancy Keenan is guiding the leadership transition of DAHLIN's diverse firm to an employee-owned company increasing transparency in business operations with an emphasis on continuous professional development."
ID/Architecture: "ID/Architecture was founded by Bill Douglas and Carmen Campos in 2000. Blending a passion for aesthetics with the nuts and bolts of architecture, the firm quickly grew a loyal client base, establishing ID/Architecture as a commercial interiors firm that brings unparalleled design service to landlord, corporate, tech, institutional, healthcare and industrial clients in the Bay Area and beyond."
LTD Global: "LTD provides accounting, administrative, human resources and recruitment services to businesses, nonprofits or government agencies.
Lili Tarachand started LTD Global from the loft of her home in 2003. Since then, LTD has grown to be nationally recognized as one of America's fastest-growing companies by INC 5000, as well as being a FAST 100 and a Top 100 Woman Owned company by San Francisco Business Times."
TekValley Corporation: "Headquartered in Pleasanton with offices in Texas, Charlotte and India, TekValley is a full-spectrum, one-stop provider of IT services ranging from custom app development to full-blown infrastructure system architecture and build-out.
Their current focus area is the triad of Cloud/Big Data/AI and they are constantly helping their clients solve their biggest problems using an assortment of these technologies. TekValley has been recognized as a top 100 women-led business by San Francisco Business Times and is also on the list as a Inc. 5000 fastest growing company."