37th Annual Celebration of Achievement | NAWBO


NAWBO Chicago’s premier event, Reimagining Possibilities, The 37th Annual Celebration of Achievement, draws 500+ attendees and features an accomplished female speaker. This year’s Celebration of Achievement will recognize the Corporate Women of Achievement and the presentation of the Woman Business Owner of the Year and Member of the Year awards.


2020 Keynote Speaker

Betsy Owens
Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer + Senior Vice President of Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Betsy Owens is a brand-builder and innovator with an extensive background in driving strategy for some of the world’s leading organizations — across sectors, channels and geographies. Since 2013, she has served as Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer and Senior Vice President at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. In this role, she oversees several key areas, including the organization’s marketing and communications, market and referral development, technology and innovation commercialization, educational outreach, and Advisory Services (providing strategy, design and training services to organizations nationally and internationally).


2020 Emcee and Host

Diane Pathieu
Reporter, ABC 7 Eyewitness News

Diane is a native Chicagoan, born and raised in Rogers Park, and is thrilled to be hosting and looks forward to helping serve her community. Diane joined ABC 7 Chicago in December 2011. She reports for the weekend morning newscasts and fills-in throughout the week with news and traffic reports, and on the anchor desk. Prior to joining the ABC 7 team, Diane was a reporter/anchor at at KCRG in Cedar Rapids, at WTMJ4 in Milwaukee, at KFXB-TV in Dubuque, Iowa, after graduating Columbia College Chicago.