Dear NAWBO leaders, members, and friends,
I hope you are staying safe and healthy. It is officially fall and in Southern California, we’re enjoying the hints of coolness as they come.
I would like to thank our board members and chapter leaders for spending a Saturday strategizing about how NAWBO California can best serve our members, leaders, and supporters across the state. It’s a pleasure to see how much we can accomplish in a short time together. I am so grateful for your insights and vision as we reaffirm our focus on public policy, state-wide advocacy for fellow women business owners, and unwavering support for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
As you know, public policy is core to NAWBO California and our leadership has started planning for Propel in spring of 2022. If you or anyone in your chapters has an event-planning company and would be interested in assisting with this year’s event, please keep an eye out for a request for proposals (RFP) issued soon.
We also look forward to further supporting our chapters and increasing communication between NAWBO sisters across the state. Chapter leaders, please keep an eye out for an invitation for coffee with the presidents. We’d like to invite all chapter presidents for an informal morning coffee conversation with our immediate past president, Hilary Lentini, our president-elect, Schenae Rourk, and myself.
Please be sure to check out the programs available from our sponsors and chapters in the coming month. Whether it’s investing workshops, accessing capital, managing risk, or celebrating our fellow women business owners, there is a lot to explore below.
Our all member mixer is back! Please register so we can catch up over the drink of your choice and network with our fellow NAWBO sisters across California. I look forward to seeing you there.
President & CEO, Dowitcher Designs
Past President, NAWBO Santa Barbara