January  2017 Newsletter
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Upcoming Events
Orange County Chapter
Sacramento Valley Chapter
Business Builder Series with Assemblywoman Christina Garcia on February 9. 
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
Women and Girls in STEM Dinner, January 27, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:30. 
San Diego Chapter
Los Angeles Chapter
Los Angeles CONNECTS on January 31
Santa Barbara Chapter
Silicon Valley Chapter
Chrystal Chair Award Gala on February 21
President's Message
           Guest message from Anne Staines 

SAVE THE DATE: NAWBO Bootcamp, Entrepreneurs Edge, and Propel Conference

Mark your calendars for  Sunday, May 7 - Tuesday, May 9 for three exciting programs as part of our powerful statewide Propel conference at the Sheraton Grand in Sacramento. It includes two exciting additional tracks this year: Entrepreneurs Edge and NAWBO Bootcamp.

Sunday May 7
8:00 - 8:45 AM: Networking breakfast

8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Track 1Entrepreneurs Edge is a concentrated business-building workshop. You'll envision and create your own 3-year business plan, then learn marketing strategies to optimize your results and achieve your goals. Subject matter expert panels will provide detailed advice and strategies, then you'll apply what you've learned in hands-on sessions. New and emerging businesses will be paired with more experienced business owners / mentors.

Track 2:  NAWBO National's Boot Camp. This annual program is especially encouraged for NAWBO chapter leaders.

Everyone is also welcome at the NAWBO California Board meeting from 3:30 - 5:30 PM Sunday. 

5:30 PM Sunday -Tuesday afternoon 

The Propel Your Business conference features fabulous speakers and breakout sessions that will inspire and inform your business growth strategies. Network with women business owners from across California, including nominees for NAWBO's 2017 Woman Business Owner of the Year. And engage with policymakers to make your voice heard about the issues that are important to you and your business. 
AT&T's Aspire Accelerator Program
Applications are now open for the third class of the AT&T Aspire Accelerator!  

The Aspire Accelerator's mission is to support innovations that can help  every student achieve a bright, successful future-exponentially and at  scale. For and non-profit organizations chosen to participate in the  program receive financial investment, access to expert services and  mentorship.

The Aspire Accelerator is open to any type of organization - for- or  non-profit - working on a product or service that uses technology to  support students' educational and career success. The eleven previous
participants have thrived in the program and together have reached more  than 4 million students. We can't wait to see how our 2017 class will help  more students achieve a bright future.

We welcome you to review the full details of the program  and to  share the opportunity with your network.  The application will be open  thru February 7 , and the program will begin with the selected ventures in
Engage with NAWBO National

The NAWBO National Issues Council is looking for business leaders who can lend their expertise in the following areas:

- Taxes and regulations
- Technology
- Workforce issues (including healthcare, pensions, etc)
- Government procurement and disparity studies 

Joy Lutes, National Vice President for External Affairs notes "We are really excited to put these councils together and then use them to allow more of our members to connect with the work being done on Capitol Hill and in the incoming Administration.  Most of the "work" will be done electronically with some occasional council conference calls so I do not envision it consuming a large portion of anyone's time."
If you are interested in serving, please  email Hilda with your contact information.