April  2019
In This Issue
Our Sponsors
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AmPac Business Capital, owned by Inland Empire Director and NAWBO-CA Past President Hilda Kennedy, announces its re-branding. Read more here
Chapter Events
Silicon Valley:  3rd Annual Crystal Chair Award Gala on April 23
Orange County: Women on Boards, featuring a panel of board Directors, on April 23
Santa Barbara: Soaring with NAWBO-SB on April 24
Sacramento: Lunch and Learn: Dashboard Update on May 1
President's Message
I've recently facilitated two different leadership groups with two starkly different cultures. One group had a dynamic back-and-forth, remarkable listening skills and an even more remarkable respect for one another. They gave nods to contributions each made, comfortably challenged ideas on the table and developed consensus effectively.

The other team brought their suitcases of wrongs and woes to the table. You couldn't see their baggage, it was tucked neatly under each chair. Then, in a quite skillful, passive-aggressive volley, missives were dropped onto the table. There were no questions. Just announcements.  And clearly a behind-the-scenes team who particularly picked at two others and their thinking.

I aimed both groups toward personal accountability and communication style acceptance. What's the actual goal here? Do we agree on this? What do you own? What is your expectation of others and what they own? Do we have agreement on that?

 Propel is April 28-30. We'll have a lot of expertise on leadership and ownership in the room. You've done so many right things to get where you are. You've also held yourself back. What kind of leader are you within your team? With your clients? With your vendors? Where do you want to grow? What do you own that's importantly yours? What is it time to shed? Think on these things to prep for our 3-day intensive.  See you soon!

Mindy Bortness
President, NAWBO CA
Propel - it's almost here!

10 reasons to attend Propel:

Network with other successful women entrepreneurs


Hear new ideas for business growth


Access useful tools to help meet challenges 


Learn the latest public policies affecting your business 


Reinvigorate personal and professional energies


Experience "aha" moments that resonate


Get support from fellow women business owners


Develop leadership and team building skills 


Reaffirm your strengths and business goals


Discover how to be fearless by choosing to OWN IT  

Plus, you'll enjoy many other valuable opportunities to take your business to the next level.