Long time NAWBO member to keynote Women in Business awards | NAWBO

Long time NAWBO member to keynote Women in Business awards

Helen Russell, the co-founder of San Rafael-based Equator Coffees & Teas — named last week by the SBA as as the winner of its national small business award — will be the keynote speaker for the Business Journal’s 16th annual Women in Business Awards Gala June 29.

Helen Russell, named with partner Brooke McDonnell as the SBA national Small Business Persons of the Year, will talk about Equator’s growth and commitment to employees, farmers and the environment. Russell and McDonnell are the first LGBT business owners to receive the national SBA honor.

“Equator’s story is one of breaking new ground, perseverance, creativity and commitment to values around people, environment and community,” said Business Journal Publisher Brad Bollinger. “And, of course, making a good cup of coffee.”

Read the full article in the North Bay Business Journal