February  2019
In This Issue
Our Sponsors
Bank of America CP


New HQ!
NAWBO-CA has a new address:

320 Pine Ave # 1050
Long Beach, CA 90802


April 28-30, 2019
Citizen's Hotel

Chapter Events 
Inland Empire: 2019 May Not be Sure a Happy New Year for Employers on February 21 
San Diego: 
#SheInspires Network with NAWBO: Human Resources Pitfalls and Lessons Learned on February 20
Business Builder Series: Women Empowerment Lunch on February 21.
Santa Barbara: 
2019 Bravo Awards on March 15
President's Message

At no other time in history has the number of women in the workforce been so high. Breathe that in. You are counted! I am counted! And many of our NAWBO entrepreneurs employ women. Together, we are making history.

From coast to coast, there's a tremendous focus on support for women. West Coast - our S
B 826 powers along, bringing more and more qualified women executives to the Board rooms of California. 
East Coast - the White House launched the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative to increase women's global labor force participation.

It's the best time to be brave, bold and benevolent. If you are looking to be brave and bold in building your company, NAWBO CA can connect you with our sponsors like Bank of America and Union Bank- organizations focusing energy on funding women-owned.

And if you're feeling benevolent, be a woman-supporting-women and join us in LA at the SheAngels Season 1 Premiere on March 31. A truly special night celebrating women start-ups and those seeking support for next-stage growth. 

One more important item, PROPEL 2019 is filling up fast - likely to sell out this year with the dynamic and interesting line up of hands-on speakers and sponsors. Hilary Lentini, Summer Sepulveda and their Propel Committee are seriously remarkable. You are sure to grow when you're surrounded by other successful WBOs! 
Feeling fortunate, 
Mindy Bortness
NAWBO-CA President
SHE ANGELS event in L.A.
You're invited to the premiere film screening of SHE ANGELS TV Web Series Season One, AND a live band after party on the La Peer Hotel Rooftop!

Sunday, March 31 at 4:00, West Hollywood, CA 

Tickets are here; purchases made through February 15 will receive a discount with code NAWBOLA.
Chapter News and Highlights
NAWBO- Silicon Valley Chapter invites you to attend VentureSummitWest in March.

Join over 1,000 VCs, Corp VCs, Angel Investors and Top 
founders at this summit, held on March 6th-7th 2019 at Hyatt Regency, SFO. Register today to confirm your spot!

NAWBO- Ventura Chapter is pleased to announce this year's honorees for its 20th Annual BRAVO Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 12th from 11:30am to 2:00pm at the beautiful Serra Center in Camarillo. NAWBO VC President, Diane de Mailly said, "Our judging panel really had their work cut out for them this year, as we received a record number of nominations for our 20th annual celebration. The BRAVO Class of 2019 personifies our theme as we all gather in April to celebrate their fearless pursuit of success!"

NAWBO- San Diego shares a note about NAWBO National's February Advocacy Conference call on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 9:00 AM: these monthly 
 opportunities allow you to connect with public policy experts and other NAWBO members.

The call will focus on using advocacy to represent a diverse membership and sharing ideas and  feedback on NAWBO's advocacy efforts at the National and chapter levels.

(646) 749-3112 Access Code: 496-440-885 
Save the date for NAWBO- Silicon Valley's 3rd Annual Crystal Chair Award gala event, on Tuesday, April 23rd from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the DoubeTree by Hilton Hotel Campbell, CA.