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NAWBO San Francisco Newsletter

 

Welcome to the July 2008 issue of the monthly newsletter
for the National Association of Women Business Owners® (NAWBO®) San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.


July 2008 News Summary


Member News


–– Welcome New Members!

–– President's Letter from Barbara Mark, Ph.D., NAWBO®-SF President 2008-2009

Ideas, Inspiration and Opportunities

–– MasterMind Series: Sign Up Now for September 2008 Session

–– Jobs for Youth Seeking Partnerships with Local Businesses

–– NAWBO®-SF Leaders’ Circle Quarterly Session: Thursday, July 17 in San Francisco

NAWBO®-SF Events


–– July Dinner Event: Member Appreciation with Robledo Family Winery: Thursday, July 10 in San Francisco

–– Please note: There is no Monthly Dinner Meeting in August. Enjoy your summer vacation!

–– Walnut Creek Relationships and Referrals Breakfast Meeting: Tuesday, July 15

–– San Francisco Relationships and Referrals Breakfast Meeting: Wednesday, July 16

–– Marin Relationships and Referrals Breakfast Meeting: Tuesday, July 22 in Corte Madera

Events with Other Organizations

–– WIPP Northern California Instant Impact Team Meeting: July 16 in Oakland

–– NAWBO® and Women's Leadership Exchange West Coast Summit: August 12 in Long Beach

Welcome to New Members of NAWBO®-SF!

 

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the following new members:

-- Susan Haley, Haley Productions Interactive Games, Richmond

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!

Barbara Mark, Ph.D., NAWBO®-SF President

 

President's Letter from Barbara Mark, Ph.D.


Dear Friends,

We are off and running for another year! I am pleased and honored to be your president. I am also pleased to have a great Board of Directors to guide and support the growth of the organization. Please feel free to contact any one of us with feedback and suggestions. Also, jump in and join the team by getting involved with a committee - it is a great way to support your business and have input into the way that NAWBO®-SF Bay Area supports you.

I am happy to announce that we are in the process of redesigning the NAWBO®-SF Bay Area website. You will be delighted with our new look and feel! The new site will have many membership enhancing features.
Watch this space!

I have been in Atlanta for several days at the Women's Business Enterprise National Council conference. It has been a wonderful experience and reinforces my belief that getting certified as a women owned business by WBENC is a great asset to women business owners at any level. NAWBO® will support our members getting certified with information and guidance.

I look forward to seeing each of you at our July Membership Appreciation dinner. Our wine maker will be Vanessa Robledo of Robledo Family Winery. Come and celebrate yourselves and allow us to celebrate you and your business!

And remember to celebrate yourself, your business, your family and your friends every day. Identify what you want and make it happen with conviction and joy.

See you soon!


Warm regards,
Barbara Mark, Ph.D.
President NAWBO®-SF

 

 

Apply for September 2008 NAWBO®-SF Mastermind Group!

 

NAWBO®-SF Mastermind Groups
Leverage the brilliance, strengths, insights and support of others to propel your success!

Don't miss out on this great opportunity.
Sign up now to confirm your spot for the
September 2008 Session.

NAWBO®-SF is pleased to announce the
start of our next MasterMind series: September 3rd, 2008, from 4:30 pm to 6:30pm. The session will run for
six months, until February, 2009. The price for the full session is $300.

Thanks to our long-time NAWBO® member, Heather Sager, who has once again made her firm's premises
available to us, the meetings will be held in the law offices of Drinker Biddle & Reath, at 50 Fremont Street, San Francisco. The offices are on the corner of Market and Fremont, mid-way between Montgomery and Embarcadero BART stations, and are easily accessible from all around the greater San Francisco area.

Our facilitator is Julnar Rizk, a certified coach specializing in supporting clients to successfully manage and empower change and transition in their personal and professional lives. She is as excited about working with NAWBO®-SF as we are to be working with her.

We have made the registration process even easier for you! Register now via the NAWBO-SF Master Calendar and Online Registration tool.


Jobs for Youth Seeks Partnerships with Local Businesses

Jobs for Youth, a community program of the United Way of the Bay Area, is actively seeking entry level employment opportunities for youth members who live in San Francisco. Jobs for Youth members, aged 16-21, are rigorously assessed for entry level work readiness and are eager to gain hands-on experience. Summer opportunities can be part-time to full-time and the employment season ends August 8th.

Visit Jobs for Youth online to find the job listing form. Click on “For Employers”, “Resources” and “Summer Employment listing form”. Print the form and fax the completed form, along with any support material, such as a job description, to (415) 817-4633.

 

NAWBO®-SF Leaders’ Circle Quarterly Session:
Thursday, July 17 in San Francisco

 NAWBO®-SF Leaders’ Circle Quarterly Session
Thursday, July 17
8:00am to 1:00pm

San Francisco State University,
at the Westfield Center
Complimentary for first-time guests; $125 for returning guests.


July 17 - Quarterly Session
September 24 – Monthly Meeting
October 22 – Monthly Meeting
November 20 - Quarterly Session
December 10 – Monthly Meeting


Please join us on Thursday, July 17th for the
National Association of Women Business Owners®
(NAWBO) Leaders’ Circle Quarterly Session. We will meet at the downtown campus of the San Francisco State University at the Westfield Center.

The topic for this session is “Building An Effective Sales Team.” Come hear Chip Doyle of Sandler Sales Institute share his insights on hiring the right salespeople and then effectively motivating them to break new records. He will discuss sales performance myths and also teach the group how to recognize when a salesperson has an undermining belief that limits their achievements.

Leaders’ Circle is a peer-to-peer advisory group designed to assist women business owners who have $2 million+ in revenues in the growth of their businesses. The Quarterly Sessions are provided as a way for Bay Area women entrepreneurs to experience NAWBO’s Leaders’ Circle.

The event is from 8:00am – 1:00pm and both breakfast and lunch will be provided at the session. The event is complimentary for first-time guests, and $125 for returning guests. If you are interested in attending or would like to find out more about Leaders’ Circle, contact Diana Kimbrell at [email protected]com or (415)331-1334.

Please RSVP soon to reserve your spot!
Download a PDF of a flier for this event on our home page.

 

July Dinner Event: Member Appreciation Month with
Vanessa Robledo, Robledo Family Winery:
Thursday, July 10 in San Francisco



Member Appreciation Month
with Vanessa Robledo,
Robledo Family Winery
Thursday, July 10

6:00pm to 9:00pm
Omni Hotel, 500 California Street
(Valet Parking Available)
$45 members; $65 guests
Register Now!

July is Member Appreciation Month!

Join us for a festive dinner meeting with guest speaker and vine host Vanessa
Robledo of Robledo Family Winery. Vanessa Robledo has accomplished quite a bit in her young life. She picked grapes in the field as a child, went on to
become President of her family’s winery and has recently struck out on her own
with a new consulting business, The Vineyard Worker’s Daughter.

Under Vanessa's stewardship, Robledo Family Winery grew from a tiny 100 case producer in 1997 to a healthy and thriving business producing 20,000 cases a year in 2007. The subject of dozens of feature stories and media appearances, Vanessa is an important voice in the wine industry. In a feature story in Sonoma Woman Magazine, author Rhoann Ponseti writes of Vanessa, “She is not only the American dream personified, she is reinventing that dream as she goes along, serving as a bridge over cultures, gender, wine industry, age and family
stereotypes.”

NAWBO®-SF monthly dinner events provide exciting opportunities to grow, thrive and lead:

--Socialize and network with other women business owners and professionals
--Learn about opportunities to get involved at the local, state and national level
--Be inspired and educated by our featured speaker(s)
--Engage in stimulating conversations with our monthly "Table Topics"
--And much more to come!

Register now!

Walnut Creek Relationships and Referrals Breakfast
Meeting: Tuesday, July 15


NAWBO®-SF - Walnut Creek Relationships
and Referrals Breakfast Meeting
Tuesday, July 15
7:30am to 9:00am
Il Fornaio, 1430 Mount Diablo Boulevard,
Walnut Creek
Free parking at rear of building

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

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 the Friday before each meeting, is $16 for members and $20 for non-members. After the Friday before each meeting, the price is $20.

Please share the word with your friends and colleagues!

Learn more and register online here.

 

San Francisco Relationships and Referrals Breakfast
Meeting: Wednesday, July 16


NAWBO®-SF - San Francisco Relationships and Referrals Breakfast Meeting
Wednesday, July 16
7:30am to 9:00am
55 2nd Street at Market - Harvest & Rowe
Introductions begin at 7:45 sharp.

Directions from San Francisco:
1: Start out going NORTHWEST on 11TH ST toward MARKET ST.
2: Turn RIGHT onto MARKET ST.
3: Turn RIGHT onto 2ND ST.
4: End at 55 2nd St

There is parking in the building

The San Francisco Relationships and Referrals Networking Breakfast is NAWBO®-SF's newest venue for building business connections between local women business owners. Meetings are held at 7:30am on the third Wednesday of each month at Harvest & 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 and recommend resources.

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 the Friday before each meeting, is $12 for members and $15 for non-members. After the Friday before each meeting, 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.

 

Marin Relationships and Referrals Breakfast Meeting: Tuesday, July 22 in Corte Madera


NAWBO®-SF - Marin Relationships and Referrals Breakfast Meeting
Tuesday, July 22
7:30am to 9:00am
Il Fornaio
Corte Madera Town Center,
Corte Madera

At the next Marin breakfast on July 22, Michelle Lerman, one of our regular member attendees, will be collecting “gently used, clean, up-to-date work clothes” for Image for Success, a charitable organization in San Rafael, which assists people entering back into the workforce. Please support other future women business owners by bringing your contributions to the breakfast meeting. Michelle will collect all donations and ensure that they
reach these very worthy people. Men's and women's clothing will be accepted.

Get your morning off to a great start with our monthly NAWBO®-SF Marin Breakfast Meeting. Our group continues to grow and evolve - become a part of this unique networking opportunity now! Our monthly forum for business women to exchange ideas and discuss business challenges is a dynamic, informative and productive way to spend your breakfast.

· Join a supportive group of business women with similar experiences
· Give and receive professional support, input and advice
· Gain access to a wide array of business resources
· Discover possible collaborations and alliances
· Meet new friends who share common interests and values


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 the Friday before each meeting, is $12 for members and $15 for non-members. After the Friday before each meeting, 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.

 

WIPP Northern California Instant Impact Team Meeting:
July 16 in Oakland


WIPP Northern California Instant Impact Team Meeting
Wednesday, July 16
Location: Merrill Lynch, 1111 Broadway, 23rd Floor, Oakland, CA
8:30am to 1:30pm
Cost: $60


Please join local Northern California members, national WIPP leaders, and small business owners for a WIPP Instant Impact Team Meeting in Oakland on July 16, 2008. Our growth and ability to affect change in Washington, DC is dependent upon you. Policy affects your business, your family, your community and our nation every day. This focused program is designed to enable and inspire small business owners and those focused on small business initiatives to take the next step to be proactively involved in advocacy on important small and women’s business issues. You will learn about the issues that affect your business growth, meet other leading business owners and elected officials, and gain the tools to shape policy.

Who should attend: (1) Women business owners that are interested in shaping public policy that affects their ability to run and grow their businesses, (2) Small business advocates in corporate America and in small business entities that support the growth of small businesses nationally.

Mark the date on your calendar and sign up now for your seat at the table! Register at www.wipp.org, email Anna Lubiner at [email protected], or call 888.488.WIPP.

 

NAWBO® and Women's Leadership Exchange West Coast Summit: August 12 in Long Beach

 

WEST COAST SUMMIT for WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS
--$175 NAWBO®-CA discount conference rate if you register by JULY 11th.
--After July 11th the rate increases to $199.

Use Source Code “NAWBOCA” when you register for discount to apply. Regular conference fee of $249. Rate includes full day’s conference, including breakfast, awards luncheon and cocktails.

Tuesday, August 12
7:30am to 7:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center

NAWBO-CA Board meeting
Monday, August 11
1:00pm to 6:00pm


REGISTER HERE or call (888) 937-5800.

This year's line-up of speakers and workshops is better than ever! The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Sarah Weddington, who argued and won the most famous Supreme Court case ever - Roe V Wade. Since then she has been a Legislator, Presidential Advisor, Professor, and Leadership Expert. Her keynote will inspire you, while sharing her brilliant insights how to put our leadership to work in our businesses and our community.

WLE’s experts and seminars will target your most crucial business issues including:

--Hitting a Home Run with Your Company: Expert Strategies to Maximize Your Future, Beth Polish, President, The Critical Junctures Group
--Building Sales Momentum: The New Rules and The New Tools, Eloise Owens, President & Owner, The Momentum Company
--The Connected and Committed Leader: How to Achieve Sustainable Business Results, Panel of Green Experts
--Tactics To Triumph In Tough Times, Mimi Donaldson, Author, Speaker and Leader

Compass/Vanguard Award Winners:
--Sung-Joo Kim, Chairperson & CEO of Sungjoo Group/MCM Group
--Paula Madison, Executive Vice President, Diversity, NBC Universal & Company Officer, General Electric

Register online here.

Key Dates: Mark Your Calendar



–– July 10: July Dinner Event: Member Appreciation with Robledo Family Winery in San Francisco

–– July 15: Walnut Creek Relationships and Referrals Breakfast Meeting

–– July 16: San Francisco Relationships and Referrals Breakfast Meeting

–– July 16: WIPP Northern California Instant Impact Team Meeting in Oakland

–– July 17: Leaders' Circle Quarterly Session in San Francisco

–– July 22: Marin Relationships and Referrals Breakfast Meeting in Corte Madera

–– August 12: NAWBO® and Women's Leadership Exchange West Coast Summit in Long Beach

 

 

Thank you to our Corporate Partners:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 20th 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 Wendi Moradian at 415.333.2130, or email: [email protected].

The NAWBO®-SF Monthly Newsletter is designed and edited by NAWBO®-SF member
Jennifer Donahue Communications.

 



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