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.
Any business, regardless of industry, focused on improving environment or focused on social good.
Businesses in the health and fitness industry as well as doctors and other health care professionals.
Business categories may include restaurants, caterers, event planners, hospitality, tourism industry.
Business categories include public relations, advertising, marketing, publishing or other business that involves media or communications.
Founder of an organization for social good, or CEO/Executive Director for 5+ years, who has significantly increased impact
Businesses providing a service in any field, e.g., building, consulting, financial, legal, real estate, etc.