SOE Award Recipient
2014 • Rock Star: Life Achievement
"My life is wonderful because I’ve done what I wanted to do with La Belle and then I was to give what I had learned away through selfsteen.org."
Betty was one of the first successful women entrepreneurs in Santa Barbara. She started La Belle Modeling Agency in the 1960s at the age of 25 and trained a generation of top models, including Kathy Ireland. She also founded the Santa Barbara Council for Self-Esteem, the original Santa Barbara County Film Festival, Leadership Santa Barbara as well as being President of the SB Regional Chamber of Commerce, serving on national boards and so much more. She has been a role model for women entrepreneurs in Santa Barbara County for many years.