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Events Calendar


Our Events Calendar allows women entrepreneurs to connect and engage in regional, national and international events – to expand their network and spheres of influence within the entrepreneurial community at large. To have an event/conference uploaded onto the NAWBO® events calendar, please submit in writing to for consideration.    

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UPCOMING NAWBO® PROGRAMS & EVENTS                                               


2015 Events    


NAWBO Public Policy Call
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm ET (noon)

Join us on Tuesday, January 20th at Noon ET for our Public Policy Primer Call featuring the U.S. Department of Labor’s Chief Economist – Heidi Shierholz who will be discussing paid leave issues.

Ms. Shierholz has done research in the areas of wage inequality, employment and unemployment policy, long-term unemployment, labor force participation, the minimum wage, young workers, and immigration and held previous positions at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, DC, and the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario.

She received an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, an M.S. in Statistics from Iowa State University, and a B.A. in Mathematics from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.

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NAWBO Leadership Boot Camp
February 5, 2015
New York Marriott Downtown $199 a night plus tax
Reservations by attendees must be received on or before Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Here is the preliminary agenda:

General Sessions:

·        Grow your membership

·        What it means to serve on a board – your responsibilities to the organization, the culture and the bottom line

·        How to be a better team

·        How advocacy can engage your membership, bring in higher revenue WBOs and more

Breakout sessions:

·        Chapter Financial Management (aka Treasurer and Board Financial Training)

·        Local Chapter Education and Programming

·        NAWBO Backend Admin Reports Training

·        One-on-One Advisory Sessions with Rachael Bender, Director of Chapter Services; Joy Lutes, Director of Public Policy;  Deborah Snyder, Director of Membership or Presidents Assembly Steering Committee Regional Representatives

Join NAWBO on February 5th to kick off NAWBO's 40th anniversary celebration following the NAWBO Leadership Boot Camp!

When: Thursday, February 5th 6-8pm

Where: Trinity Place, 115 Broadway New York, NY 10006 ( )
Sponsored by Bank of America



Click here to register, cost is $75 per attendee.



NAWBO Public Policy Webinar
Friday, February 6, 2015 at 12:00 EST noon

Join us on February 6 at Noon ET featuring Judy Rising Reinke, Deputy Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service.

Judy Rising Reinke assumed the position of Deputy Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (US&FCS) on June 3, 2013. In this role, Judy serves as the chief operating officer of the U.S. Government’s premier export promotion agency managing its domestic and overseas trade offices.

From August 2010 to June 2013, Judy served as the Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs in New Delhi, India. In this capacity, she was the senior representative of the U.S. Department of Commerce responsible for the operations of the US&FCS in India, supervising the strategic program of seven trade promotion offices and four related agencies.

Prior to this position, Judy served as the Regional Director for Western Europe overseeing the operations of the US&FCS at U.S. Embassies and Consulates in 14 countries in Europe, as well as the US&FCS liaison office at the European Union. Previously, Judy served as the Senior Commercial Officer in Manila, Philippines (2005 to 2008) and in Bangkok, Thailand (2002-2005). She also served as Deputy Senior Commercial Officer in Jakarta, Indonesia from 1999-2002, responsible for overseeing the operations of the U.S. Commercial Center; Commercial Attaché in Bonn, Germany (1993-1998); and Commercial Officer with responsibility for export control matters in Bern, Switzerland (1990-1992). Judy began her career at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. in the Bureau of Export Administration (1986-1990) and in the Import Administration (1983-1986).

Judy holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University and a Bachelor of Arts from Smith College. Raised in Provo, Utah as the daughter of a U. S. Army Officer, Judy now lives in Fairfax, Virginia.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 at noon ET

Learn WHY NAWBO is the “go to” premiere women’s organization. This 30 minute presentation will provide an overview of all of the key benefits of membership. NAWBO has over 5000 members with 60 chapters nationwide. We hope you can join us and learn more about our community!



NAWBO Leadership Boot Camp
April 26, 2015
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
Sacramento, California



General Sessions:

·        State of NAWBO

·        Five Star Program- chapter metrics – what chapters are on a roll- what chapters are working on.  Success stories celebrated.

·        2015-2016 planning – OPBP (committee OPBP) Get ready for your summer retreats and plan for the next board year

·        Education/development- how to help our members get to that next level of success- best Practice Sharing

·        Culture of NAWBO

Breakout Sessions:

·        NAWBO Backend Admin Reports Training/Website roll out

·        Advocacy – Events and Support - Women in Government initiative – Vision 2020 goal

·        One-on-One Advisory Sessions with Rachael Bender, Director of Chapter Services; Joy Lutes, Director of Public Policy;  Deborah Snyder, Director of Membership or Presidents Assembly Steering Committee Regional Representatives

·        NAWBO Communications/Marketing

·        What it means to serve on a board – your responsibilities to the orgnization, the culture and the bottom line- for President Elects

·        Membership strategies

Take Aways:

·        Get started on your One page business plan for your 2015-2016 year- get ready for your board retreats…how to get the most out of your board planning

·        NAWBO CULTURE and how to best work with your board team to sustain a healthy board, plus takeaways for board retreats i.e. how to build your chapter codes of conduct

·        Work on chapter budgets…how to plan for scaling and growth

·        See the new NAWBO website and chapter template that is available. 

·        Learn how to continue to market and communicate the value of NAWBO

·        Once you have reached 100 members – how to do you get to that next level

40th Anniversary Cocktail Reception 6-8pm

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NAWBO Presidents Assembly Webinar - How can your chapter WIN the Membership Drive?
Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm ET (noon)

Learn about the key tools and resources for member recruiting and communication. In this webinar you will learn;
• Best practices shared from chapters that won the membership drive last year
• How to promote the membership drive with PR Newswire
• National incentives for chapters

This webinar is for all chapter leaders! We look forward to your participation.

Don’t miss this important webinar on how to take your chapter to the next level! Click here to register.