Katherine Tai, United States Trade Representative
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
Marcia Fudge, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Neera Tanden, Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Cecilia Rouse, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors
Women in the spotlight
Women who are making history:
Kamala Harris – Vice President Elect
Bianca Smith – First black woman to coach – Boston Red Sox
Notable days in the history of women's rights
Sadie Alexander, first black woman to edit the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, helped craft state civil rights act, desegregated Washington National Airport in the late 1940s, worked with the Urban League and ACLU
Amelia Earhart makes the first solo flight from Hawaii to North America
Hattie Wyatt Caraway (D-Arkansas) is the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate
Violette Neatly Anderson is the first black woman to practice law before the U.S. Supreme Court
2021 Upcoming Events
January 14 – A Conversation on Diversity
TBD: Networking the NAWBO Way
TBD: Using Your Super Powers — Leading with your strengths, outsourcing your weaknesses
April 28th- 29th Propel Conference “Driving Change through Diversity”
2021 Woman Business Owner of the Year – Nomination period April 13th – June 1st
California Rebuilding Fund – low interest, short term loans to businesses that are struggling. More information here.
Los Angeles County Business Opportunities
The Super Bowl LVI Business Connect program is a partnership between the National Football League (NFL) and the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee. The program aims to connect experienced, event-ready Los Angeles County businesses with opportunities to compete for contracts related to Super Bowl LVI.
The Business Connect program is committed to supporting minority, woman, LGBTQ+ and veteran-owned businesses through professional development, networking and contract opportunities. Certified businesses selected for the program will be profiled in the Business Connect Resource Guide, which NFL vendors and event producers use to identify and select local suppliers to fulfill their Super Bowl LVI sub-contracting needs. More information here.
OMNI WORKS Collaboration
OmniWorks Economic Development plans to launch a new program Small Business Resilience for Women Entrepreneurs of Color in March of 2021. Given the challenging times small businesses are facing - due to the COVID-19 19 pandemic and ongoing systemic barriers – our goal is to conduct brief interviews with women entrepreneurs to more fully understand their most pressing needs.
Gaining insights directly from women business owners will help OmniWorks build a program that is relevant and responds to the myriad of issues these entrepreneurs are facing. The interviews will take only 15 to 20 minutes and be conducted either by telephone or on Zoom. If interested, send your contact information to email@example.com
January 12th – Virtual Lunch and Learn – How to Pivot to Sell in the New Economy
January 19th – Virtual Lunch and Learn – Life Mapping: The Power of Vision
January 26th – Virtual Lunch and Learn - How to Gain Insta-Clients with Speaking or
Hosting Events or Via Zoom
February 4th -5th Virtual Leadership Academy
June 6th – Advocacy Days
October 17th-19th – National Women's Business Conference – New Orleans
We are alive to witness history in the making; the first female vice-president will be sworn into office on January 20. As young girls watch the events unfold, women can be proud and let their daughters know that anything is possible, and yes, my dear, you too can one day run for president.
“While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last”. Kamala Harris
“Know that the work we do today is building a better tomorrow.” Vikita