We are the Mighty
Military spouses create profit-for-purpose to connect entrepreneurs with opportunities
Written by Jessica Manfre
San Diego Business Journal honors up-and-coming leaders under the age of 40 at the San Diego NEXT Top Business Leaders Under 40 reception and awards presentation.
The San Diego Business Journal will honor young professionals — leaders, change makers and innovators — who are making waves, creating impact and leaving a positive mark on the San Diego community. Highlighting and applauding the next generation of key executives and entrepreneurs.
Each year, the San Diego Business Journal recognizes dynamic women business leaders who have contributed significantly to San Diego’s corporate sponsors. Now in the 25th year, the San Diego Business Journal recognizes these women by hosting our biggest and most anticipated reception and awards program to honor the winners and guests. Celebrity emcees, a keynote speaker and the awards program are staples of this landmark event. Honor a successful business women you know by submitting nominations for the 2018 Business Women of the Year. Having a big sale, on-site celebrity, or other event? Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it.
With its proud military history and presence, San Diego boasts one of the most robust markets for veteran or military spouse-owned businesses in the United States.
The San Diego Business Journal will celebrate and support local veteran entrepreneurs and military spouses with this new awards program and educational conference. Winners and finalists will be honored in a special San Diego Business Journal supplement.
The Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® award recognizes military spouses’ important contributions and unwavering commitment to the military community and our country. The award gives recognition to military spouses from all branches of service. More than a million men and women maintain the home front while our service members defend this great nation.
The program receives nominations from the military community and all Americans. There are four phases of voting, culminating in the announcement of the Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® in Washington, D.C. in early May. The event attracts Congressional members, senior military, Department of Defense leadership, and military spouses from all over the world. All Americans are encouraged to nominate their friends, neighbors, or colleagues for this prestigious award.
This event recognizes local industry leader’s great achievement within their companies and in the community. The winners and finalists are lauded for demonstrating determination and insight yielding huge successes for their organizations. These executive have taken the lead in driving their businesses and the local economy. The San Diego Business Journal honors these CEOs by hosting an exclusive reception and awards program to honor the winners, finalists and guests.
SheEO is a radically redesigned ecosystem that supports, finances, and celebrates female innovators.
The model brings together 500 women (called Activators) in each year’s cohort, who contribute $1100 each as an Act of Radical Generosity. The money is pooled together and loaned out at zero percent interest to five women-led Ventures selected by the Activators. All Ventures are revenue generating with export potential and are creating a better world through their business model or their product and service. The loans are paid back over five years and then loaned out again, creating a perpetual fund which we will pass on to our daughters, nieces and granddaughters. The 500 women Activators in each cohort become the de-facto ‘team’ of the five selected Ventures bringing their buying power as early customers, their expertise and advice and their vast networks to help grow the businesses.