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NAWBO San Francisco Newsletter

Welcome to the July 2007 issue of the monthly newsletter for the National Association of Women Business Owners® (NAWBO®) San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.

July 2007 News Summary

Member News

–– Welcome New Members!

–– Members in the News: Jill Lublin, Helen Russell, Margot Fraser, Heather Sager

–– President's Letter from May Pon, NAWBO-SF President 2005-2007

–– Welcome to the new NAWBO-SF 2007-2008 Board of Directors!

Ideas, Inspiration and Opportunities

–– Recap: 2007 NAWBO®-SF Leaders and Legends: Women Entrepreneurs of the Year

–– Recap: 2007 NAWBO®-University, presented by Citibank

--  Leaders and Legends Honorees Featured in Broadcast Media

–– WIPP (Women Impacting Public Policy) Releases Annual Survey Results

–– Post Conference Recap: NAWBO National Women's Business Conference in Atlanta, GA May 31 - June 2

--  News from the Leaders' Circle

–– Join the Spare the Air Network

--  Health Insurance Bills SB 48 and AB 8 to be Heard in July - Get Involved

NAWBO®-SF Events

–– July Dinner Event: Annual Membership Appreciation Dinner, plus a special visit from Heather Patz of Patz & Hall Winery, Thursday, July 12 in San Francisco

–– New! San Francisco Breakfast Meeting: Wednesday, July 18 at Harvest & Rowe, 55 Second Street

–– Walnut Creek Resources and Referrals Breakfast Meeting: July 19

–– Marin Relationships and Referrals Breakfast Meeting: July 24 in Corte Madera

–– Brown Bag Lunch - Using the Art of Intuition in Business: Thursday, July 26 in San Francisco

Events with Other Organizations

–– Accelerating the Growth of Businesses Owned by Women of Color: July 11 in San Francisco

–– WIPP Annual Conference - Power, Policy and Politics: September 17-19, 2007 in Washington, DC

–– Women's Leadership Exchange Northern California Conference: September 27 in Santa Clara

Welcome to New Members of NAWBO®-SF!

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the following new members. Thank you to all of you - we look forward to seeing you at upcoming events, and to the opportunity to grow, thrive, and lead together!

May Pon, NAWBO®-SF President

–– Kelly Erickson, Citrus

–– Darla Fisher, Ko'ze

–– Jen Oliver, Shooting Stars Productions

–– Mary Sullivan, Bowles & Verna, LLP

Members in the News


... Jill Lublin, Promising Promotion , an international speaker, best selling author, and NAWBO®-SF member, announced that McGraw-Hill will publish her third book in 2008.

... Helen Russell, Equator Estates , specialty coffee roaster, and NAWBO®-SF member, was featured in the Small Business section of April 13-19 issue of the San Francisco Business Times.

... Margot Fraser, retired, former owner of Birkenstock and NAWBO® friend, was quoted in an article about ESOPs in the April 20-26 issue of the San Francisco Business Times.

...Heather M. Sager, NAWBO®-SF member, recently joined Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP , San Francisco as partner. She also welcomed a new baby boy, Nicholas Fedeli, born November 2006.

...Maggie Kennedy Braff, Kennedy Events , welcomed baby Benjamin Liam Braff in June 2007.



President's Letter from May Pon

Dear Members,

It has been a great honor to have served as your chapter President for the past two years. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with a group of accomplished leaders on the board and the committees. I thank them for their commitment and for their talented contributions in producing exciting programs and events to help our members and their businesses grow, thrive and lead.

I would like to share with you some highlights from my term:

--We produced two fabulous Women Entrepreneurs awards luncheons, and renamed the event "Leaders & Legends". People are telling us the event is better than ever! Thank you, Cindy Fassler, Maggie Braff, Joanne Black, Diana Kimbrell, Judith Stark, Keating Vogel, Jennifer Donahue and Leslie Waltzer.

--Our NAWBO®-University sessions received rave reviews. Thank you, Diana Kimbrell and Judith Stark.

--We launched Leaders' Circle, a solid program that is poised for success. Thank you, Diana Kimbrell, Susan Shargel, Mary Janaitis and Gussie Stewart.

--The elegant opening reception we hosted at the 2006 NAWBO® Women's Business Conference was very well received. Thank you, Diana Kimbrell, Maggie Braff and Syndi Seid.

--We created MOUs with the Northern California Supplier Diversity Council and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and are working on partnerships with other alliance organizations. Thank you, Ginny Velasquez and Diana Kimbrell.

--Monthly breakfast and dinner program meetings have been well attended and coordinated by the capable Judith Stark, Barbara Mark, Maureen Simon, Joyce Sigman, Anna Scott, Mary Janaitis and Mary Ann Pate. Thank you, ladies.

--A highly visible and professional looking electronic newsletter and email format improved our connection with our community, members and friends. We thank you, Jennifer Donahue, for your outstanding efforts here.

The following are some of the exceptional women who have contributed time, energy, and expertise as NAWBO® leaders and have made positive impacts on the bottom line of your businesses, as well as a positive difference to the success of other women.

--Judith Stark, VP and Communications Chair, thank you for your extensive efforts to bring up to date technology to our electronic communications and web site, and for your leadership as a member of the executive committee.

--Teresa Pahl, for serving as Board Secretary and our Legal Counsel, for the impressive work on amending our by-laws, and for your leadership as a member of the executive committee ... thank you!

--Keating Vogel, thank you for serving as Treasurer, for making certain that our finances are viable and for leadership as a member of the executive committee.

--Ginny Velasquez, thank you for your work on our membership surveys and for maintaining our diversity and outreach with alliance organizations.

--Deborah Wilder, Public Policy Chair, thank you for encouraging us to become more involved in public policy. We are proud of Deborah as she will be taking on the Chair of the Public Policy forum for NAWBO® National.

--Joanne Black, we are thankful for your gift for seeing the big picture, and then crystallizing your vision into workable solutions, as we have seen you do for our Advocates Circle table sales and the rebuilding of our membership committees.

--Cindy Fassler, our dynamic chair of the Leaders & Legends Women Entrepreneurs awards luncheon, took our event each year to new heights. Hats off to you, Cindy!

--Susan Shargel, Leaders' Circle Chair, has been the cornerstone for the Leaders' Circle program. Susan's leadership saw the pilot program come through, and we are organizing for a second year with solid programming and the active cultivation and recruiting of new LC members. Her past achievements as chapter Membership chair and her continuous support for NAWBO®'s mission persuaded us to name Susan the 2007 Member of the Year. Thank you, Susan.

--Barbara Mark, Program chair and newly elected President 2007-2008, knew her skills were needed when she agreed to plan programs that met with enthusiasm and success. Those skills will serve NAWBO®-SF well as Barbara steps up to the position of chapter President. We are excited about the opportunity to work with you. Thank you, Barbara.

--Diana Kimbrell, Corporate Partners Liaison wears many hats as she works diligently for NAWBO®-SF. In addition to developing our good relationships with many corporate partners in recent years, Diana's expertise in cause marketing and public and media relations have served our chapter well. Diana, with your special skills, talent and vision, we applaud you!

--Rhoda Singer, thank you for your continued support as our chapter administrator, helping us all to stay sharp and do a good job for NAWBO® members as we help them grow, thrive and lead.

Serving in a leadership position in NAWBO® is a rewarding experience. The relationships I have built with the NAWBO® organization and the San Francisco Bay Area community by serving on the board have given my business more visibility and provided me with a broad network of savvy women whom I consider to be both colleagues and friends. I hope that you will take that first step and consider serving on a committee. Who knows, someday you could be President!

May Pon
President, 2005-2007

Welcome to the 2007-2008 NAWBO®-SF Board of Directors

Congratulations to the newly elected Executive Board Members for NAWBO®-SF. We thank these women for giving back to their chapter by volunteering their services, and look forward to an exciting new year for NAWBO®-SF!

Barbara Mark
Full Circle Institute

Vice President
Judith Stark
Judith Stark Consulting

Linda Quinn
Linda Quinn Solutions

Jennifer Baum
Peridot Productions, Inc.

Immediate Past President
May Pon
M. Butterfield-Brown & Assoc., Ltd.


Recap: 23rd Annual NAWBO-SF Leaders and Legends Women Entrepreneurs of the Year Awards Luncheon

The 23rd Annual NAWBO®-SF Leaders and Legends Women Entrepreneurs of the Year Awards Luncheon held on Friday, May 4 was a great success. Education, inspiration and fabulous hats (in honor of our "Hats Off to Women" theme) were the highlights of the day as NAWBO-SF® honored Trailblazer Caroline Daniels, Aircraft Technical Publishers , Rising Stars Kris and Kimberly Nations, Kris Nations Jewels, Social Entrepreneur Anna Marks, Bay Area BusinessWoman News, and Member of the Year Susan Shargel, Shargel & Co. Insurance Services.


We were pleased to welcome former State Senator Jackie Speier and veteran broadcaster Jan Yanehiro as our keynote speakers. Jan Wahl returned as our capable and entertaining Mistress of Ceremonies. NAWBO®-U, presented by Citibank, featured compelling content and panel members (read more below).

Hundreds of business and community leaders joined NAWBO®-SF at the Palace Hotel for our premier annual event and many told us it was better than ever. Stay tuned for our 2008 event next spring!

Click here for a slide show of photos from our premier event.


NAWBO-U Made Attendees "Hold On To Their Hats!"

NAWBO®-SF’s Third Annual NAWBO-University™, held prior to the Leaders & Legends Luncheon, once again served as an educational forum designed to help women entrepreneurs grow their businesses.

Presented by Citibank, NAW BO-U™ provided two concurrent seminars for those in attendance: Pitching Your Business to a Corporation and Breaking the Barriers of Self-Promotion. Based on feedback from last year’s NAWBO-U™, NAWBO®-SF focused this year’s event around “Real Women with Real Stories.”

Instead of partnering with an educational institution, the 2007 NAWBO-U™ had two panels compromised of women entrepreneurs, and a format designed to generate conversations among panelists and the audience, instead of lectures.

The Corporation panel featured Sheila Lewis of Flyin’ West Strategic Marketing Resource Group, Brenda Rivers of Andavo Travel , Diane McClelland of Astra Woman’s Business Alliance and Laura Carlock from NAWBO®-SF corporate partner Chevron Corporation .

Lewis and Rivers discussed their experiences working with corporations, while McClelland talked about the importance of attaining certification to work with corporations from Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Carlock gave the audience tips for approaching and securing a contract with a company such as Chevron.

The Self-Promotion panel featured Cara Hale Alter of Speech Skills , media coach and author Susan Harrow , author and 2005 WEB Rising Star Cameron Tuttle and Lizette Wilson from NAWBO®-SF media partner the San Francisco Business Times .

Harrow spoke to how women can promote themselves through PR with integrity and spirit. Cara gave examples of how to publicly speak with confidence and integrity. Tuttle told her story of building a brand from what started as a one-book–only story about a road trip, to a series of books and products and ultimately to a sitcom. Wilson shared no-nonsense advise on how to secure solid media coverage and also her experiences on the difference between women entrepreneurs and men entrepreneurs.

NAWBO®-SF would like to thank Citibank for its continued support of the NAWBO-U™ program as well as all of this year’s panelists. We take our hats off to you!

Leaders & Legends Honorees Featured on Broadcast Media

NAWBO®-SF’s 2007 Rising Star winners Kris and Kim Nations of Kris Nations Jewels showcased their Fall 2007 line of jewelry on the ABC7 show View From the Bay on May 2.

The segment also promoted the upcoming Leaders & Legends event on May 4. The Nations sisters were asked about the significance of winning the award while host Janelle Wong described the qualities that won them the award. To watch a clip of the show, click here.

NAWBO®-SF Member of the Year Susan Shargel was also interviewed as a guest on the Benefit Magazine Radio show on 960 AM The Quake on May 6. Host Ruby Rippey-Tourk asked Shargel about her long involvement with NAWBO®-SF and winning the award at the Leaders & Legends event.



WIPP (Women Impacting Public Policy) Releases Annual Survey Results

“What Women Want” Bipartisan Survey Reveals Common Ground

Although health care was overwhelmingly named the most critical issue affecting their businesses, nearly two thirds of women business owners surveyed also believe that global warming and changes to the environment will affect them professionally and/or personally. These results of a national bipartisan survey of women business owners were released by Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), the nation’s largest bipartisan women’s business group. “What Business Women Want” is an annual online poll conducted by WIPP to gain insight on issues affecting the growth of women-owned businesses. Read more here.


Recap: NAWBO National Women's Business Conference,
May 31 to June 2

NAWBO®'s 2007 Women's Business Conference was a resounding success! Women entrepreneurs from across the country gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, May 31-June 2, for the exciting opportunity to connect with other NAWBO members, industry experts, and partnering organizations.

May Pon, NAWBO-SF President, attended the conference. Here is her brief report of the experience ...

--Deborah Wilder, 2006-2007 NAWBO®-SF Public Policy Chair, was installed as National's chair of the Public Policy Forum and also spoke at an afternoon session on Saturday, where she was very impressive.

--Jill Lublin of Promising Promotion, a NAWBO®-SF member, also attended, along with several members from the Sacramento chapter.

--I had a chance to get to know many new NAWBO® members and a few of us became fast friends. We made numerous connections and all learned a lot. These women are talented, high-energy and passionate ... I felt I was in the presence of royalty. The 2008 Women's Business Conference will be in Phoenix June 12-14, 2008. I hope many of us on the West Coast will be able to attend!

Download conference presentations, read about the award winners and view photos here.

Leaders' Circle Hosts Successful Quarterly Meeting

NAWBO®-SF’s Leaders’ Circle program held its second 2007 Quarterly session on Tuesday, April 17th at the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco with special guest Eric Wiedenmann of Market Development Group, Inc.

Wiedenmann’s talk focused on measuring the effectiveness of marketing efforts and strategies. He spoke to the group of women business owners and conveyed the importance of first knowing where your current clients come from; website, referrals, trade advertising, public relations, etc. and then determining the cost acquisition for each client.

After Wiedenmann’s seminar, attendees broke into discussion groups to evaluate their own marketing strategies and discuss their effectiveness. He helped the group in focusing in on what is a good client and what is a better client for each of them, and what is the most effective way to reach the better clients.

Leaders’ Circle, presented by Wells Fargo, is NAWBO®-SF’s peer-to-peer mentoring program designed for women owned businesses with revenues over $2 million. The Quarterly sessions are designed as a half-day event for prospective members to learn about the benefits of the program as well as specialized topics from business experts.

For more information on joining Leaders’ Circle or attending the next Quarterly on Tuesday, July 17, contact Diana Kimbrell at (415) 331-1334 or [email protected]

Join the Spare the Air Network

The Spare the Air Employer Network includes more than 2,000 Bay Area employers who are working to help preserve Bay Area air quality. Employers, including women-owned businesses, play a critical role in making the Bay Area’s Spare the Air voluntary air protection program a success.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District invites NAWBO®-SF members to join the network. It’s free, and simply involves sharing information about ways to keep the air clean with colleagues.

Get more information here.

Health Insurance Bills to be Heard in July - Get Involved!

From Small Business California ...

In response to the increasing health insurance cost small businesses have looked at all their options to reduce cost. These include increasing deductibles on their health insurance plans, reducing coverage, requiring employees to pay a larger percentage of the health insurance cost, deferring purchases of equipment, deferring hiring of new employees, laying off employees and in some cases dropping health insurance.

Small Business California , for the third year in a row, found in our 2007 survey that this was the number one concern of small businesses in California. Solutions must be found to this crisis and small business must be brought to the table with all the stakeholders to find these solutions.

Small Business California is taking a multi pronged approach to this problem. We are closely reviewing the major bills that have been presented by the legislature and making sure the small business voice is being heard.

Read more about the most significant health insurance bills here.

July Dinner Meeting: Annual Membership Appreciation, Thursday, July 12

Celebrate the NAWBO®-SF Chapter as we Honor Our Members.
Annual Membership Appreciation Dinner
Annual Membership Appreciation Dinner
Thursday, July 12
6pm to 9pm
Omni Hotel, 500 California Street, Valet Parking Available
$45 members; $55 guests; Register Now!

It's all about you! Join us for our popular annual meeting as we honor our membership and celebrate our growing chapter. Meet the members of the new NAWBO®-SF Board and hear about what's coming up in the next year to support you as a woman business owner.

Our annual member appreciation dinner is always a memorable meeting - a great chance to catch up with old friends, network with other women entrepreneurs, and show support for businesswomen who are dedicated to helping our chapter grow, thrive and lead. We will honor several women in our organization for the incredible contributions they have made to the success of our chapter.

We are also pleased to welcome Heather Patz of Patz & Hall Winery. Heather will share her experiences as one of the founders of the company: her successes and challenges as a woman in a very dynamic industry.






New! San Francisco Relationships and Referrals Breakfast Meeting, Wednesday, July 18

San Francisco Relationships and Referrals Networking Breakfast
Wednesday, July 18
7:30am - 9:00am
New Location, Too! Harvest and Rowe Restaurant, 55 2nd Street,
San Francisco

NAWBO®-SF is launching a Relationships and Referrals Networking Breakfast in San Francisco as our newest venue for building business connections between local women business owners.

Meetings will be held at 7:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at Harvest and Rowe, 55 2nd Street in San Francisco. Bring business cards and come prepared to meet other women business owners, make friends, exchange ideas, share leads, lend support, recommend resources, bring guests, etc.

At the July meeting, our facilitators will be NAWBO® members Linda Quinn and Meredith Johnson. Linda is a real estate broker who specializes in selling hard to sell properties in San Francisco. Meredith provides financial guidance and investment management through Merrill Lynch in San Francisco. Newly installed NAWBO-SF President Barbara Mark will discuss her vision for the coming year.

The cost, if you register by Monday, July 16, is $12 for members and $15 for non-members. After the 16th the price is $15 for members and $18 for non-members.

For more detail and to make a reservation, click here.


Walnut Creek Resources and Referrals Breakfast Meeting: Thursday, July 19

Walnut Creek Resources and Referrals Meeting
Thursday, July 19
7:30am to 9:00am
Il Fornaio in Walnut Creek

The next Walnut Creek Resources and Referrals Breakfast meeting will be held on Thursday, July 19 from 7:30am to 9:15am at Il Fornaio Restaurant in Walnut Creek.

This month's topic: Things to Know About Hiring Contractors
Are you using independent contractors in your business to avoid hiring employees and to save yourself administrative headaches and money? Do you know the ins and outs of using contractors so that you don’t inadvertently create a costly legal problem for your business? Plan to attend this meeting and hear more about this topic from our featured member of the month, Mary P. Sullivan.

A Bay Area native and partner with Bowles & Verna, Mary has practiced law since 1993 and specializes in business and employment counseling and litigation. She provides on-going training and advice in the areas of employee-employer relations, discrimination, harassment, proper termination practices and wage-hour issues. Her on-site training for executives and managers covers such issues as preventing and investigating claims of discrimination or harassment in the work place and building and maintaining a hostile free work environment. Mary has arbitrated, mediated and/or tried employment discrimination, wrongful termination and professional breach of fiduciary duty cases. She is an active member of the ABA, California and Contra Costa Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Sections.

These morning breakfast meetings provide a comfortable forum for business women and entrepreneurs to meet monthly, exchange ideas and discuss business challenges. The Resources and Referrals Breakfasts are a dynamic, informative and productive way to spend your breakfast!

Learn more and Register online here.


Marin Rlationships and Referrals Breakfast Meeting: Tuesday, July 24 in Corte Madera

Marin Relationships and Referrals Meeting
Tuesday, July 24
7:30am to 9:00am, Il Fornaio in Corte Madera


Dr. Mary Jean Koontz ("M.J."), owner of Pacific Creations International will speak about "How to Efficiently Use Market Research to Grow Your Business". Dr. Koontz established Pacific Creations in 1992 and has conducted market research projects for start-up ventures to global Fortune 500 companies. She will provide useful tools and tactics you can use from today to grow your business via effective customer and prospective customer research.

Pre-registration is required as space as limited and our group has been larger these days than ever! We want to ensure that there is enough wonderful food and beverage to satisfy all. The cost, if you register by Friday, July 20, is $12 for members and $15 for non-members. After the 20th, the price is $15 for members and $18 for non-members.

Please share the word with your friends and colleagues!

Learn more and Register online here.


Brown Bag Lunch - Using the Art of Intuition in Business: Thursday, July 26

Using the Art of Intuition in Business
Thursday, July 26th, 11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
San Francisco (location info TBA)
Speaker: M Kay Robinson of InSight Intuitive Consulting

Intuition is a powerful ability that we each have. Most of us recognize it in hindsight, "I knew that would happen!" Intuition is an important ability to use when making business decisions and knowing the direction to take. At this lunch meeting we will look at some specific techniques for connecting to your intuition.

M Kay Robinson has been teaching the art of intuition to business owners and professionals for the past 27 years and is passionate about using intuition to create success.

Click here to register.


Accelerating the Growth of Businesses Owned by Women of Color, July 11 in San Francisco

Accelerate the Growth of Businesses Owned by Women of Color
Wednesday, July 11
Parc Fifty Five Hotel
55 Cyril Magnin St. (5th at Market)
San Francisco, CA 94102
To find out more, please visit the Center for Women's Business Research website or call them at 202-638-3060, ext 725.

Are you a Latina, African-American, Asian or multicultural woman who owns a business?

Women-of-Color business owners: share your story; grow your business; influence national policy! The Center for Women’s Research is Recruiting Participants for a National Research Project.

On Wednesday, July 11th in San Francisco, the Center for Women's Business Research and Babson College will hold the third national research forum to bring together women of color entrepreneurs to identify barriers to business growth and develop action steps to overcome these barriers for themselves, their communities and, ultimately, at a national level.

African-American, Latinas, Asian and multicultural women business owners
are invited to apply to participate in this groundbreaking study.

Participants will gather at five research forums around the country as part of the
multi-year national research project focused on accelerating the growth of businesses owned by women of color. The project will culminate with a national conference to present the results in 2008.

The project is focused on African-American, Asian, Latina and other ethnic women who:

--Own 50 percent or more of a business
--Have been in business three or more years
--Have annual revenues between $250,000 and $5million
--Want to grow their business beyond their current level

Participants will learn from other women like themselves who are focused on business growth, as well as from nationally recognized experts and highly successful women of color entrepreneurs.

Participants' companies will be recognized in research reports and publications resulting from this effort.

And all participants will be invited to attend the national conference in 2008.

Thanks to the support of organizations and corporations who work with and for women business owners, there is no cost to attend, but you must be accepted and meet certain business criteria! Please note that attendance is limited ... Act now!


WIPP Annual Conference - Powerful Policy and Politics: September 17 - September 19 in Washington, DC

POWER ful Policy and Politics
Women Impacting Public Policy
Annual Conference
Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC
September 17-19, 2007

WIPP, Women Impacting Public Policy, Inc. is a national bipartisan public policy organization that advocates for and on behalf of women and minorities in business, strengthening their sphere of influence in the legislative process of our nation, creating economic opportunities and building bridges and alliances to other small business organizations. Through WIPP, our collective voice makes a powerful impact on Capitol Hill and with the Administration.

Find out more about WIPP's Annual Conference here.

Women's Leadership Exchange Northern California Conference: September 27, Santa Clara

Thursday, September 27
7:30AM – 7:00PM
Santa Clara Convention Center

WLE provides women business leaders across a variety of business categories – service, retail, manufacturing, online, etc. – a day of education, networking and transformation that goes deeper and further than other conferences of its kind. WLE understands the needs of women business leaders because WLE was founded by two established women business owners who wanted to propel their businesses forward. They decided to create WLE and support the growth of all women in businesses.

Who Should Attend:
--Women who want to grow their businesses
--Women who have been in business for three or more years
--Women who are leading established businesses of $500,000 - $25 million in revenues
--Women who are starting a second or third company

Keynote Speakers
--Carly Fiorina, Former CEO & Chairman of the Board, Hewlett Packard, Author “Tough Choices”
--Edie Weiner, President, Edie, Edrich, Brown, Inc., Co-Author, "FutureThink"

Compass/Vanguard Award Winners
--Carly Fiorina, Former CEO & Chairman of the Board, Hewlett Packard, Author “Tough Choices”
--Dawn Lepore, Chairman & CEO, Drugstore.com
--Quinn Tran, Cofounder and Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, Knowledge Tek

WLE's strong alliance with NAWBO® California is an example of women leaders working together to benefit ALL women's success. If you're a member of NAWBO® you should be at WLE. If you're not a member of NAWBO, it's time to join!

The cost of the WLE Northern California conference is $299.
Seating is limited. Register now or call 888-937-5800.
NAWBO® Members and Affiliates receive a special rate of $225. Use the promotion code NAWBO2007 during online registration.

Learn more here.

Key Dates: Mark Your Calendar!

–– July 11: Accelerate the Growth of Businesses Owned by Women of Color, in San Francisco
–– July 12: NAWBO-SF Dinner Meeting - Membership Appreciation, in San Francisco
––July 17: Leaders' Circle Quarterly Meeting in San Francisco
–– July 18: New! San Francisco Relationships and Referrals Breakfast Meeting at Harvest & Rowe
––July 19: Walnut Creek Resources and Referrals Breakfast Meeting
––July 24: Marin Relationships and Referrals Breakfast Meeting in Corte Madera
–– July 26: NAWBO-SF Brown Bag Lunch - Using Intuition in Business - in San Francisco
–– September 17-19: WIPP Annual Conference - Power, Policy and Politics - in Washington, DC
–– September 27: Women's Leadership Exchange Northern California Conference in Santa Clara

Thank you to our Corporate Partners:

The NAWBO®-SF Monthly Newsletter is designed and edited by NAWBO®-SF member
Jennifer Donahue Marketing Communications for Businesses Large and Small

If you would like to submit stories, news, events, or happenings for the next issue of NAWBO®-SF's e-news, please send to the newsletter editor,
Jennifer Donahue, at [email protected] . Copy submission deadline is the 22nd of the current month for the next month's newsletter (e-mailed out the first week of the month).

We invite anyone who is not already a member to join NAWBO®-SF. Take advantage of a growing package of member benefits and activities. To find out more, visit our website: www.middleastwomen.org/membership.html.

To subscribe to (or unsubscribe from) this newsletter, contact Rhoda Singer at 415.333.2130, or email: [email protected].


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