of Greater Santa Barbara

2019 Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara

Celebration Luncheon

Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, and attendees for making the 2019 luncheon a success!
your support means our work with girls and teens in our community can continue.
we hope to see you next year!


Friday, September 27, 2019, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM

The Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

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Special Guest Speaker

Gregg Renfrew, Founder and CEO of Beautycounter

“Beautycounter is not a beauty company. Beautycounter is a movement.” As Founder and CEO of Beautycounter, Gregg Renfrew is dedicated to setting a new health and safety standard for the beauty industry.

Under Gregg’s leadership, Beautycounter is contributing to the rise of a modern industry built by female entrepreneurs and advocates. Her push for stronger cosmetic safety laws is providing more than 40,000 independent Beautycounter consultants – mostly women – with the opportunity to be business owners and activists.

The brand launched in 2011 and became a Certified Benefit Corporation (B corp) in 2013, leading the way to better beauty by putting performance and health first. Before Beautycounter, Gregg established herself as a retail leader. She sold her successful bridal registry company, The Wedding List, to Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia in 2001. She then led new-concept, brand, marketing, merchandising and operational consulting engagements with Bergdorf Goodman, Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson, Intermix, Lela Rose and Jessica Alba, among other high-profile corporate and entertainment clients… Read More

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The New York Times

Second Life Podcast

Voice SB

Strong, Smart, and Bold Award Honoree

Marsha Bailey, Founder and CEO of Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV)

Nationally recognized for its high-impact and innovative programs, WEV has helped start or expand more than 4,500 businesses on California’s Central Coast through its training, consulting and loan programs.

Marsha Bailey launched WEV in 1991, after three years of planning and fundraising.

“The idea that women’s economic status could be improved by helping them start their own businesses was both innovative and unproven,” Bailey says. “But twenty-eight years later, WEV has proven not only that business ownership can provide a viable pathway out of poverty, but that it can build family wealth and stability and contribute to the economic well-being of our communities.”

Bailey is a former member of the National Women’s Business Council, which provides policy guidance to the White House, Congress and the Small Business Administration on issues related to women’s business ownership.

In 2017, was inducted into the South Coast Business Times’ Business Hall of Fame…

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Event Sponsors


Bui & Herb Simon

Women Connect4Good


Ann Daniel

Margareta Jamner

Diane McQuarie

Nurture Cottage Foundation

Natalie Orfalea Foundation


Ginni Dreier

Stina Hans & Joel Kreiner

Perri Harcourt

Betsy Manger

Three’s A Charm

Connie & John Pearcy

Anne Towbes

Wells Fargo

$1,500 Table Sponsor

Barbara Ben-Horin

City National Bank

Domestic Violence Solutions

Tracy Jenkins & Christi Sulzbach

Marsha Kotlyar

Susan Renfrew

Roehrig Family Foundation

Maryan Schall

Women’s Economic Ventures


Marcia & John Mike Cohen

HUB International Insurance Services, Inc.

Christy Kelso

Montecito Bank & Trust

Pacific Western Bank

Melissa Rick

SBCC Foundation

Leslie & Mark Schneiderman

The Towbes Group

Stephanie & Dr. Ronald Ungerer

$1,000 Underwriting

Bunnin Chevrolet & Cadillac

Meg Burnham

Susan & Dr. Michael Dillon

Kathy Dunlap

Rosemary Mutton

Missy & Charles Sheldon


Sally & Richard Arnold

BB&H Benefit Designs

Theresa Borgatello

Leslie Brtek & Cathi Lamberti

California State University Channel Islands

Jody Dolan & Tom Holehouse

Fielding Graduate University

Emad Georgy

Diane & Mike Giles

Patricia Jones

Lauren Katz

Connie & Richard Kennelly

Kelly Kenworthy

Tina Hansen McEnroe

Mutual of America

Suzanne & Abe Peck

Santa Barbara Airport

Thompson Naylor Architects

$500 Underwriting

Ambrecht & McDermott

Lorna Hedges

Jane Restaurant

McGowan Guntermann

Susan & Howard Silver

Media Sponsors