Five years ago, when I became a member of NABWO Phoenix, I never thought I would have the privilege and opportunity to serve as its president. I’m thrilled to have the good fortune to give back to the organization that has helped my business grow. One thing I did learn very quickly is that NAWBO Phoenix is the premier organization for women in business who are not just looking for a place to network but who are looking for resources, connections and the ability to collaborate with others to grow their businesses.
The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide by providing a platform to: STRENGTHEN the wealth-creating capacity of our members and promote economic development; CREATE innovative and effective changes in the business culture; BUILD strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations; and TRANSFORM public policy and influence opinion makers.
I started thinking about a theme for the 2014/2015 program year and began by reflecting on what we had already accomplished. The list is very long. A few things we’ve focused on included honoring our past, deepening our connections, collaborating with other organizations and strengthening the power of NAWBO. Now it’s time to leverage what we know and who we are and “get down to business.” So the theme I have chosen for the year is Let’s Get Down to Business.
The members of NAWBO Phoenix are ultimately here to grow their businesses, companies and corporations. NAWBO Phoenix has some of the best programs in the country to support women in achieving their business goals. I know I have benefitted greatly from my NAWBO membership, and as an organization we want to make sure that all our members and partners receive a return on their investment that is over and above what they expect. I’ve experienced it so I know it’s possible.
We have put together a rock star group of women to lead this program year as the Board of Directors (see page 6). These fantastic women have raised their hands to support this organization, its members and me as President, and I could not be more thrilled and excited to work with them. They are ready to roll up their sleeves and get down to business.
We are looking forward to growing our membership and to continuing to provide the world-class events and educational opportunities our organization has become known for. I invite business owners throughout the Valley, men and women alike, to come to a NAWBO Phoenix event. We have a variety of workshops, speakers and networking opportunities for just about anyone. Visit our website www.nawbophx.org to register for an event, and Let’s Get Down To Business.
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