East Bay SPCA Board Member Dawn Willoughby Named One of the “Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business”

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The East Bay SPCA is pleased to announce that its board member Dawn Willoughby has been named one of the “Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business”. Willoughby and other recipients were featured in a recent edition of the San Francisco Business Times and will be honored at a dinner and Awards Ceremony at the Hilton in San Francisco on Thursday, June 6, 2013.

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The East Bay SPCA is pleased to announce that its board member Dawn Willoughby has been named one of the “Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business”. Willoughby and other recipients were featured in a recent edition of the San Francisco Business Times and will be honored at a dinner and Awards Ceremony at the Hilton in San Francisco on Thursday, June 6, 2013.

The "Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business” Award highlights a group of distinguished women professionals that demonstrate exceptional leadership, achievement, and influence within their industry and across their communities. Women are nominated by their community and selected by the San Francisco Business Times. Willoughby is senior vice president - general manager, Clorox Cleaning Division, and has served on the board of the East Bay SPCA for nearly six years.

“The East Bay SPCA is honored that Dawn is being recognized for the positive impact she is making at Clorox and as a leader in the Oakland community,” said Allison Lindquist, EBSPCA president and CEO. “Dawn’s business acumen and her philanthropic leadership have been invaluable as we build our new full-service veterinary clinic and renovate our animal shelter to better serve the needs of our community.”

“I am very excited and honored to be chosen as one of the “Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business,” said Willoughby. “I am proud to be an Oakland resident, employed by an Oakland based company, and serve on the Board of Directors of the EBSPCA. The work that this organization is doing to improve the lives of people and animals in the community is outstanding. Not only have I been able to help enable the strategy and plans of the organization, I’ve been able to grow tremendously from this experience.”

To grow professionally, Willoughby emulates the strengths she sees in others, incorporating those traits into her personal approach to leadership and uses her influence to “make everything I touch better than when I found it.”

About East Bay SPCA
The East Bay SPCA (EBSPCA) is a nonprofit organization committed to the welfare of cats and dogs in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. We strive to eliminate animal cruelty, neglect and overpopulation by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals. More information about EBSPCA can be found at http://www.eastbayspca.org or by calling 510.569.0702.

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