The six winners of last year’s Women in Business awards, held virtually in October 2020, won verdicts, accepted new jobs, retired and even created a minor baseball controversy. This year’s event, which will be keynoted by prior winner Patty Arvielo, co-founder and president of New American Funding, takes place on Oct. 28 at the Marriott Irvine. It’s the Business Journal’s 27th edition of the event. Expect a slate of newsmakers from the next crop of honorees. In the meantime, here’s an update on last year’s winners, many of whom continue to make headlines.