The Phoenix Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners is deepening the roots of its mission: growth — growth for our members, our corporate partners and our community. This month, we are launching the NAWBO Phoenix Knowledge Network, a speaker’s bureau of NAWBO Phoenix women business owners.
Jean Briese, my co-director, explains, “Our corporate partners have a variety of needs, whether it’s to support an employee resource group or to educate, motivate and/or increase engagement in their workplace. NAWBO Phoenix has an abundant and diverse membership of women business owners who are experts in many fields, from healthcare to finance to leadership to sales, and more. We’re excited to support our community by providing a resource that brings together those with a need and those who can fill it.”
Two NAWBO tenets are to strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of our members and to build strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations. What sets NAWBO apart from other organizations is its emphasis on providing tools and opportunities that support business growth at a deeper level. With that in mind, and in looking at the breadth of expertise within our membership and our corporate partners’ need for outside experts with topics relevant to their employees, we realized it made perfect sense to provide the platform to cultivate those relationships.
Companies who partner with the NAWBO Phoenix Chapter receive a bonus value. In addition to having access to this diverse pool of expertise, they can book one speaking engagement pro-bono from any expert in the Phoenix Knowledge Network.
Our commitment to engaging the greater community is part of this program as well. The business community at large can also take advantage of this expertise resource online.
Kathleen Gramzay is CEO and founder of Kinessage LLC and co-director of the NAWBO Phoenix Corporate Partner Committee.