The Company We Keep
At the 2016 OWL awards, the National Association of Women Business Owners presented Cari Lyn Vinci with the Visionary award.
The award is for ”A woman who runs an organization where her vision provides meaningful opportunities for women.”
The Playbook for Teens…STE@M™ Mentoring Program is the reason for the recognition.
Pictured to the right, Monica Nainsztein, President of NAWBO, Cari Lyn Vinci & Kitty O’Neal, Mistress of Ceremonies & KFBK afternoon news anchor.
Woodland School Board of Trustees acknowledged the Playbook for Teens STE@M™ Mentoring Program with the 2016 Excellence in Education Award.
Accepting the award is Cari Lyn Vinci, creator of the Program, which is based on Playbook for Teens. Pictured with Vinci is Michael Gangitano, Lee Middle School Career Counselor to the left; and Armando Olvera, Lee Middle School Principal to the right (pictured in far left and middle left)
Vinci commented: “What an honor it is to help motivate these smart, talented students to reach for the stars.”
The Program goal is to empower teens to become the future business owners & leaders in STE@M™ industries. STE@M is STEM + ART.
Olvera noted: The support for students, especially girls, must be established and continued from Middle through High School. This Program will keep the girls engaged in STE@M careers, while building essential ‘Success Skills.’ I am making plans to expand the STE@M™ Mentoring program; making it available to younger students and in High School.
Bringing the program to Lee Middle School was a Countywide collaborative effort started by Lori Perez, Career Director at Yolo County
California Community College Chancellor’s Office presents Cari Lyn Vinci & InVINCIble Enterprises, LLC with College’s Strong Workforce Champion Award.
According to Vice Chancellor Van Ton-Quinlivan, “Strong Workforce Champions see far beyond their own interests, being more interested in the greater good for Californians.” Charles Eason, MBA, Small Business Sector Navigator for the California Community College Doing What Matters program, nominated Ms. Vinci and the STE@M™ Mentoring Program. “Many of us within the California Community College system hope that programs of this caliber will continue to be rolled-out across the state, strengthening the future of the next generation of females within the fields of science, technology and engineering” stated Mr. Eason.
Cari Lyn Vinci receives STRONG Workforce Champion award from Chuck Eason, California Community College Chancellor’s Office
Soroptimist International of Lincoln presents 2017 RUBY Award to Cari Lyn Vinci
According to Soroptimist District Director, Jerri Curradi, the RUBY is a gemstone associated with wisdom, importance, vitality, strength, power and love: All words embodying the award recipients. Vinci commented, “Because my work focuses on Mentoring, the Ruby Award has additional significance. My Mom’s birthstone was a Ruby & I was lucky that she was my first Mentor.”
2017 RUBY Award Winner – Cari Lyn Vinci with Soroptimists Sue Kirstein and Jerri Curradi
Congressman John Garamendi, Cari Lyn Vinci, InVINCIble Enterprises & John Evalle, District Director following Vinci’s presentation at the Women’s Initiative Network