The new program celebrates women making a difference in our community

Atascadero, Calif. – July 24, 2023: The Atascadero Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Atascadero’s chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), is accepting nominations through Tuesday, August 15 at 11:59 P.M. for its inaugural Women of Influence North County program (wINC). This prestigious program highlights remarkable women in business who are making a significant difference in their industries and communities. wINC serves as a platform to celebrate their achievements, inspire future leaders, and foster meaningful connections within the business community. Proceeds from the program will benefit recipients of the AAUW Tech Trek program.

“Influential women play a variety of important roles in our North County community as business owners, mentors, board members, and volunteers,” said Maria Kelly, key collaborator representing the Chamber. “The wINC program provides us the opportunity to share their story and impact and say, ‘Thank you!’”

The Chamber and AAUW invite individuals and organizations to participate by nominating deserving women who have made a significant impact. Nominations must be submitted by Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 11:50 P.M. through the official wINC webpage at

During the month of September, wINC will highlight four aspiring women, one per week. On September 28, 2023 at noon, a luncheon will be held at Springhill Suites by Marriott Atascadero in which each of the four women will speak about their experiences. At the luncheon, one remarkable wINC participant will be named 2023 Women of Influence and honored at the 2024 Atascadero Chamber Annual Awards Dinner and Gala next spring.

By shining a spotlight on these remarkable individuals, the Chamber and AAUW seek to inspire others while promoting diversity, equality, and empowerment in the local community.

Southern California Gas is an early event sponsor. For additional sponsorship opportunities or further information, please contact the Atascadero Chamber office at 805-466-2044.

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CONTACT: Dawn Smith, Director of Communications
Atascadero Chamber of Commerce
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