Women on the Rise

Since 2018, BRA has hosted an annual awards luncheon to celebrate female and non-binary entrepreneurs. Each year we honor three individuals who are either trailblazers and have paved the way for other women, or who are “up-and-comers” successfully following in their footsteps. Our 6th annual social impact and networking event of the year is on Thursday, March 14th, 2024

The Awards

Woman on the Rise
This award honors a BRA member on the cusp of greatness; a woman who is using all opportunities (including those provided to her as a BRA member) to her greatest advantage.

Empowerment Leader of the Year
This award honors a woman who is a positive leader among her entrepreneurial peers. She embodies and implements BRA’s mission of fostering collaboration over competition.

Visionary Leader of the Year
This award recognizes a businesswoman who, through her entrepreneurial success, has woven social impact strategy into her business model for the betterment of a marginalized population.


Women on the Rise 2023 Highlights

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Annenberg Community Beach House, Santa Monica, CA

Our 5th annual Women on the Rise event was moved back where it belongs — to March and Women’s History Month! Learn more about our 2023 award recipients, the dynamic keynote speaker Karen A. Clark, and beneficiary Meredith Yinger’s documentary film Scars Unseen below…

Highlights and personal accounts from our 5th Annual Women on the Rise social impact luncheon & awards ceremony to honor female entrepreneurs.

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