March  2019
In This Issue
Our Sponsors
Bank of America CP


Chapter Events 
Bakersfield:  Women & Financial Wellness on March 27
Ventura County: 20th Annual BRAVO awards on April 12
Sacramento: Lunch and Learn on April 3

Silicon Valley:  3rd Annual Crystal Chair Award Gala on April 23
Orange County: Spring Social on April 9
President's Message

I hope you're reading this while balancing your best business season of your career. If so, what are you doing to breathe it in and repeat your wild success? If it isn't, what three changes can you make, or NAWBO Sisters could you talk to, to shift your thinking/attitude/

I ask because, reflecting upon a stat I read, I'm encouraging us to step up even more than we do. It states that "In California, 129 new women-owned businesses are established each day, leading all 50 states." That's pretty cool, however...while we represent 37% of all businesses we generate 5% of total business revenue. Ouch. NAWBO CA actively helps increase the revenue number on a macro level. Each of us need to address it on our individual, micro level. I encourage each of us to challenge our value/pricing structure.

The great news is...Propel is just a few weeks away and we'll be examining many aspects of owning our business growth! 

Have you seen the speaker line-up at ? From Dr. Bernice Ledbetter, EdD as a keynote for owning your leadership, to Nikki Barua teaching us to own our potential, it's three-days, wall-to-wall with business building, relationship accelerating and actively advocating with women-owned businesses and sponsors from across the state. I believe attending Propel can help us move the needle from that 5% total CA business revenue mark upward.  I hope to see, and learn with you, there.
Feeling excited,

Mindy Bortness
President, NAWBO CA
Woman Business Owner Awards
It's time to nominate an outstanding member of your chapter for the honor of being recognized at the NAWBO CA 2019 Woman Business Owner of the Year Awards. Perhaps it is someone who your chapter honor ed at your most recent awards event? All Nominees will receive free registration to the 2019 Propel conference in Sacramento. One Nominee will receive the top recognition as WBO Of the Year!
Please find details about all the recognition and how to enter your candidate hereThe deadline is Friday, March 28.
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