Greetings all and happy December!
Thank you to so many chapters who stood in support of
First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s Equal Pay California initiative
. You swung into action! Our efforts across the state did not go unnoticed. We’re building on the NAWBO-CA and First Partner relationship further. More news on that to come — special thanks to our NAWBO-CA Legislative Advisor Lori Kammerer and our VP of Advocacy Reenie Lane for your ongoing work!
We are also grateful to SoCalGas for being our presenting sponsor for our highly-successful Bakersfield Advocacy in Action event last month. We loved co-hosting it with leadership in our newest chapter — special thanks to Bakersfield President Allie Anderson (so beautifully organized, logistics-minded, and detail-oriented!), VP of Public Policy Megan Rios (excellent local Electeds outreach), and President-Elect Amanda DiGiacomo (she was everywhere at once on day of: registration AND behind the scenes!). As well, Reenie helped me and NAWBO-CA make the event happen in all the planning and the day of. I couldn’t have done it without you, my friend!
Thank you also to our NAWBO-VP Amber Wallace for her Marketing Committee’s ongoing efforts in building membership for our chapters (via social media). I’d been wanting NAWBO-CA to be able to do this for our chapters since before I became president, and with Amber’s vision and efforts, it’s a reality — thank you, Amber!
Now for our annual conference. Last year’s Propel attracted new sponsors and increased revenues. An even more enticing Propel 2020 (May 4 & 5, 2020 in Sacramento) is underway. The theme is:
Women in power…
Please all plan on coming to Propel 2020! More information is at
(registration isn’t yet open, but will be soon; please check back.)
That’s all the topline news this holiday season. My holiday wish for you: invest in your membership, support your NAWBO colleagues in their journeys and we’ll all grow! Know that the NAWBO-CA Board believes in you! Thank you everyone for your commitment, initiative, and ideas, in all that you do for your women business owner #NAWBOcommunity all day, every day.
Happy Holidays and a Joyful New Year to you all!
- President, NAWBO-CA
- Past President, NAWBO-LA
- Founder & Creative Director, Lentini Design & Marketing, Inc.; DBE, WBE, SBE, SB, SLB, EBE, VSBE
- Governor-Appointed Board Member, California Workforce Development Board