National Association of Women Business Owners California Names Jennifer Dizon President

San Francisco – Hood & Strong LLP, a leading Bay Area accounting and business consulting firm, announced that Jennifer Dizon, audit and advisory partner, was elected president of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) California for 2014-2015. NAWBO is the preeminent destination association for CEOs, entrepreneurs and executive officers of diverse, women-owned businesses.

Dizon is based in Hood & Strong’s San Jose office, overseeing audit, accounting and tax services to clients in the manufacturing, distribution, technology, start-up, construction, real estate, and employee benefit market sectors. With more than 20 years of public accounting experience, she has earned a reputation for offering a practical approach to her clients’ audit and accounting needs in today’s regulated environment. In addition to her role as president of NAWBO California, Dizon is an active member of her Silicon Valley NAWBO Chapter as well as a member of Women’s President Organization.  She earned an M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco and a B.S. from Notre Dame de Namur University.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as president of NAWBO California,” said Dizon. “I look forward to continuing the good work started by my predecessors and working with an esteemed group of women business owners to drive the California economy forward.”

Hood & Strong is committed to fostering an environment that propels women to leadership roles. Women hold about 39 percent of the partner positions at Hood & Strong, and for several years it has been named A Best Accounting Firm for Women, and was most recently named a 2014 Best Public Accounting Firm for Leadership Equity. 

NAWBO California represents the issues and interests of more than 1.3 million women business owners in the state. California ranks number one nationally in the number of woman-owned firms, number of employees (1.9 million) and revenues generated ($318.2 billion annually). NAWBO California provides support to the nine California chapters and multiple satellite groups of the National Association of Women Business Owners, which are located in Sacramento, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Ventura County, Los Angeles, Inland Empire, Orange County and San Diego.

To learn more about NAWBO California, please visit www.nawbo-ca.org.

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