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Monterey, CA – June 21, 2022 – Janine M. Chicourrat was recognized by the San Jose Valley Business Journal among the list of 2022 Woman of Influence on June 16, 2022. Chicourrat is the Managing Director of the Portola Hotel & Spa in downtown Monterey, CA.

For more than a decade, the Silicon Valley Business Journal has been honoring 100 outstanding business, nonprofit and community leaders each year for their Women of Influence program. The esteemed program honors and celebrates the 100 most influential women in Silicon Valley.  Honorees represent the private, public and nonprofit sectors throughout the community.

“I am honored to be recognized alongside a list of incredible hard working women.  It is humbling to be part of a diverse group of professional women who come from a variety both small and large successful businesses,” said Janine Chicourrat, Managing Director at Portola Hotel & Spa.

The 2022 honorees represent a variety of industries, career stages, and contributions to women’s advancement. There are entrepreneurs and corporate leaders, and trailblazers, who have left their mark over the past year, providing proof to all women that anything is possible.

Honorees are located throughout the Silicon Valley, the Salinas Valley or the Monterey Bay Area, or hold a position directly connected with Silicon Valley. View the full list of 2022 honorees here.


Janine M. Chicourrat’s career has encompassed successful tenures at some of California’s most renowned hospitality companies, including the Pebble Beach Resorts and the Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group. She brings over 25+ years of operations and management leadership to her position as general manager of the Portola Hotel & Spa, where she spearheaded their U.S. Green Building Council LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification. She was awarded the Monterey County Hospitality Association’s 2015 Hospitality Professional of the year, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Business Partner award in December 2018 and in February 2019, she received the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame award. In March of 2018, Smart Meetings named Chicourrat as the winner of the Smart Women in Meetings Award, and a Hall of Fame inductee in 2021. This prestigious award honors talented and dedicated women who are making an impact on the meetings industry, thus elevating and inspiring female meeting ambassadors worldwide.

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Portola Hotel & Spa
Janine M. Chicourrat, Managing Director
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