SOE Award Descriptions

The SOE Foundation’s Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards are held in the spring each year. They are designed to celebrate the contributions of outstanding women entrepreneurs in Santa Barbara & Ventura Counties to the economy as well as to recognize student entrepreneurs.

NOTE: Not all categories are available every year so be sure to check the current application form for available selections.

Businesses involved in the arts and entertainment fields

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Any business, regardless of industry, focused on improving environment or focused on social good.

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Businesses in the health and fitness industry as well as doctors and other health care professionals.

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Business categories may include restaurants, caterers, event planners, hospitality, tourism industry.

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Business categories include public relations, advertising, marketing, publishing or other business that involves media or communications.

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Founder of an organization for social good, or CEO/Executive Director for 5+ years, who has significantly increased impact

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Businesses providing a service in any field, e.g., building, consulting, financial, legal, real estate, etc.

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All retail businesses.

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Businesses involved in science, technology, mathematics, engineering, etc.

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Wholesale and/or manufacturing businesses; global trade.

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