ATASCADERO — The Atascadero Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Atascadero chapter, is nearing the deadline for nominations for its inaugural Women of Influence North County program (wINC). The program aims to recognize and celebrate outstanding women in the business community who have made a significant impact in their respective industries and communities.

Nominations for deserving women making a difference in North County are being accepted until Tuesday, August 15, at 11:59 P.M. through the official wINC webpage at The selected honorees will be showcased during the month of September, with one inspiring woman highlighted each week.

The highlight of the wINC program will be a special luncheon on September 28 at Springhill Suites by Marriott Atascadero. During the luncheon, each of the four distinguished women will share their experiences and contributions. At the event, one exceptional wINC participant will be named the 2023 Woman of Influence and will receive special recognition at the 2024 Atascadero Chamber Annual Awards Dinner and Gala in the following spring.


The wINC program serves as a platform to celebrate these influential women, inspire future leaders, and foster meaningful connections within the business community. The program’s proceeds will benefit recipients of the AAUW Tech Trek program.

Southern California Gas has already shown its support as an early event sponsor, and additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, interested parties can contact the Atascadero Chamber office at (805) 466-2044.