Erase Poverty CEO, Joanna Wasmuth, Named Finalist in San Diego Business Journal 2012 “Women Who Mean Business” Awards

Joanna Wasmuth, Finalist, "Women Who Mean Business" award

We are pleased to announce that Erase Poverty CEO and Founder, Joanna Wasmuth, was a finalist in the 19th Annual San Diego Business Journal’s 2012 “Women Who Mean Business” awards!


The awards ceremony luncheon took place on Tuesday, November 6 at the Town & Country Resort, and leading event sponsors included Union Bank, ESET Internet Security, Kaiser Permanente, Active Network, Fashion Valley Mall and Town & Country Resort.

Mayor SandersMayor Sanders was in attendance, and his wife, Rana Sampson, was the keynote speaker. She encouraged the audience to “Embrace detours and accidents in life as part of the journey to making a greater difference in the world.”  

This prestigious event was created by the San Diego Business Journal to honor women who have contributed significantly to the business community. It has grown in notoriety and scale, drawing world-class sponsors and nearly 1000 attendees.

“It was so inspiring to be in the presence of this group of women who are positively impacting the world on all fronts,” said Wasmuth. “They are all creative trailblazers, and I am honored to be recognized with them.  Hearing their stories and goals motivates me to reach higher and press on in my own life as we continue to lift people out of poverty.  And I also appreciated the reminder that strength, determination, compassion and grace are so powerful when interwoven.”

Congratulations to all the award  nominees, finalists and recipients! Joanna with fellow award finalists