Posted on February 13, 2021
| 6:42 p.m.

Lupe Anguiano will be honored as the 2021 receiver of the Rock Star: Lifetime Achievement Award from Women’s Financial Ventures (WEV). Anguiano is an entrepreneur and activist recognised for her function on women’s rights, legal rights of the inadequate, and the defense of the environment.

She is also the founder of two impactful nonprofits. In 1978, Anguiano established the Nationwide Women’s Work & Training (NWEE), which provided a design system getting rid of lots of of the boundaries confronted by girls on welfare. By the early 1990s, NWEE experienced put 3,000 ladies in jobs.

Forty years later, at age 75, Anguiano founded and directed Stewards of the Earth, a nonprofit fully commited to preserving the West Coastline environment from agricultural pollutants, fracking and the downsides of development.

Anguiano, the daughter of Oxnard fieldworkers who will rejoice her 92nd birthday in March, has led a extraordinary existence that has included organizing grape boycotts for Cesar Chavez, establishing a plan for gang members in East Los Angeles, and founding a impressive women’s political group with Gloria Steinem.

As an instruction expert in the Johnson administration, Anguiano labored on the nation’s first bilingual education and learning monthly bill and went on to keep various positions in the Nixon, Carter, and Reagan administrations. She worked intently with President Ronald Reagan and received a President’s Volunteer Award from him in 1983 for her operate with NWEE.

“Lupe Anguiano is truly deserving of this life time achievement award considering the fact that she has been operating tricky to make our earth a improved put for much more than 70 years,” stated Kathy Odell, CEO of WEV. “This is the initially time we have regarded the founder of a nonprofit with this award, so it is an opportunity to acknowledge the worth of this variety of entrepreneurship in our culture.

“Lupe’s pioneer function with NWEE transformed the life of countless numbers of ladies and established a design that is still currently being made use of.”

Anguiano is the 11th receiver of WEV’s Spirit of Entrepreneurship Rock Star Award, introduced each year to an particular person who has created an indelible affect on the neighborhood, and who serves as a function product for gals. Past recipients consist of Lynne Tahmisian, Sara Miller McCune, Girl Leslie Ridley-Tree, Betty Hatch, and Carol Duncan.

Anguiano will be identified at the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards function, which will be held almost in Might. Data is at

Nominations are now open up for Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards. To make nominate an excellent woman entrepreneur, total the on the internet kind. Once you sign up (if you registered last 12 months, just login), give the nominee’s identify, business identify and website, and email if possible. Self-nominations are also welcome.

Exceptional ladies business owners will be identified throughout 10 classes for their results, innovation, mission and contributions to the community, plus their perseverance, resiliency and progress:

Arts & Entertainment 
Green & Social Entrepreneur
Health and fitness & Wellness
Hospitality & Tourism
Media & Communications
Non Financial gain
Expert Solutions
Science & Technology 
Wholesale, Production & On the web Retail

Descriptions of every single class are listed here. Nominees will be invited to comprehensive and on the internet software form on Feb. 22. A few finalists in just about every group will be declared in April with the winners picked by an impartial panel of judges, all of whom dwell outdoors Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Nominations near on Feb. 21.

For additional information on who can be nominated, check out the SOE web-site For details about sponsorship chances, make contact with Kate MacNaughton at [email protected] or 805-908-0091.