SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) announced today that Didi Discar, Principal of Carling Communications, Inc. and an outstanding NAWBO-San Diego chapter member, was awarded the organization’s highest national honor for her creative initiatives to overcome obstacles, create jobs, grow a successful business, and inspire community involvement. Discar was named the national Woman Business Owner of the Year at NAWBO’s 2016 Women’s Business Conference in Columbus, Ohio on September 19-20, 2016.
The Woman Business Owner of the Year award is open to any woman entrepreneur in the United States who owns at least 25% of her business and actively runs the day-to-day operations. Successful candidates must organize, operate, and assume the risk for a business venture, including its franchisees. Each NAWBO chapter was able to nominate one member for the award. With entries from 80 chapters, the nominations were narrowed down to three finalists. Prior to being selected as the national honoree, Discar was NAWBO San Diego’s nominee and winner of the local chapter's 2016 Woman Business Owner of the Year (presented at BRAVO! in May).
“Didi is an active, engaged leader who encourages, listens to and supports fellow women business owners to become their best. We are so proud she represents our NAWBO-San Diego Chapter on the national stage!”
Mindy Bortness, Founder, Communication Works, Inc.
and NAWBO-San Diego President
“Having benefited from trailblazing businesswomen throughout my career, I am absolutely committed to building an enterprise that other female entrepreneurs can be proud of, even emulate, while doing everything I can to create opportunities, foster support, and promote recognition for other female business leaders.”
Didi Discar, Principal, Carling Communications
About NAWBO National Women's Business Conference
Women business owners are a driving force in our nation’s economy. But more work remains to be done. When women do well, they lift others up with them. At the 2016 WBC, women business owners join together to discuss how women are leading the way and how to encourage more women to pursue leadership roles within their communities and our country.
About NAWBO San Diego
NAWBO San Diego is one of 80 U.S. chapters of NAWBO, a national non-profit organization of more than 7,000 members that represents women business owners across all industries. Since 1975, NAWBO has helped women evolve their businesses by sharing resources and providing a single voice to shape economic and public policy. For more information, visit nawbo.org/san-diego.