I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the following new members:
-- Sarah Canizzaro, Kojima Company, Oakland
-- Norman Pearce , BTI Group, San Francisco
-- Leila Perreras, Circle Communications, Daly City
-- Alexis Wong, AGI Capital, San Francisco
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
As a new season begins, I am so pleased to welcome our new Board Officers for 2008-2009. I look forward to another year of working with the executive team to build our chapter and help our members grow, thrive and lead.
To celebrate the vibrant membership of our chapter, I hope you will join us for our annual Member Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, July 10.
See you soon!
Barbara Mark, Ph.D.
NAWBO®-SF Announces Board Officers for 2008-2009
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!
Donna Aldrich, President-Elect
Jennifer Baum, Vice President
Linda Quinn, Treasurer
Linda Quinn Solutions
Feliciai Favroth, Secretary
The Power of Beauty
NAWBO®-SF Bay Area chapter President, Barbara Mark, Ph.D. will continue to lead us for the 2008-2009 year.
Our 2008-2009 officers and board were installed at our dinner meeting on June 5, 2008, at the Omni Hotel.
WIPP (Women Impacting Public Policy)
2008 Elizabeth Dole Young Entrepreneur Scholarship: Application Deadline June 30
Women Impacting Public Policy is pleased to announce the release of the application for the 2008 Elizabeth Dole Young Entrepreneur Scholarship; this year’s application deadline is June 30th. The Scholarship, established in 2006 honoring Senator Dole as the WIPP Congressional Award Winner, is completing its first program year watching young women business owners grow and thrive in their community.
WIPP needs your help finding the best and the brightest young women entrepreneur community leaders to apply for the next class of the Elizabeth Dole Young Entrepreneur Scholarship. The scholarship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and guidance from successful women business owners – as well as have a chance to receive a cash award to help grow their business!
The Elizabeth Dole Young Entrepreneur Scholarship is a bi-partisan effort, established to recognize high potential young women business owners who are leaders in their community, with resources and guidance to excel their businesses and personal success.
Here are the qualifications you will be looking for:
* At least 51% woman-owned
* Entrepreneur between the ages of 21-35
* U.S. Citizen
* Business 5 years old or less
* Revenue of $500, 000 or less for service industries OR
$1 million or less for manufacturing industries
* The business has capacity to assume more debt
* Owner has a satisfactory personal credit history
If you know someone who might be interested, please find program details at WIPP.org.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for as low as $50.00 and all sponsors will be recognized along with the program and at the 2008 WIPP Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Sponsorship of the Elizabeth Dole Young Entrepreneur Scholarship sends a powerful message of women business owners helping women business owners.
If you have any questions on the application or sponsorship, please do not hesitate to contact Jason Lalak at the WIPP office by email at [email protected] or via telephone at 415-434-4314. Remember, applications are due June 30th!
Recap: 24th Annual NAWBO-SF Leaders and
Legends Women Entrepreneurs of the Year
The 24th Annual NAWBO®-SF Leaders and Legends Women Entrepreneurs of the Year Awards Luncheon held on Friday, May 2 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 2008 NAWBO®-SF Member of the Year Cynthia Fassler, TSS Personnel Agency, Inc.; 2008 NAWBO®-SF Trailblazer Jesse Ziff Cool, CoolEatz Restaurant and Catering; 2008 NAWBO®-SF Rising Star Laura van Galen, Bleu Marketing Solutions; and 2008 NAWBO®-SF Social Entrepreneur Dr. Mimi Silbert, Delancey Street Foundation.
We were pleased to welcome Keynote Speaker, Kamala D. Harris, San Francisco District Attorney. Jan Wahl returned as our capable and entertaining Mistress of Ceremonies.
In its fourth year, NAWBO®-University™ once again provided a unique educational forum for women business owners in Northern California. This year's NAWBO-U™ program focused on panel discussions comprised of thriving women entrepreneurs sharing their stories with the audience. Two symposiums: Is Bigger Better? What is the Right Size Business For You? and Marketing Mavens Share Their Secrets - Learn Their Unique Marketing Techniques! were opportunities for members to hear from "real women with real stories."
Hundreds of business and community leaders joined NAWBO®-SF at the Westin St. Francis for our premier annual event ... Stay tuned for our 2009 event next spring! Here are some photos from the day:
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
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
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!
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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