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Education, inspiration and fabulous hats will be the themes of the day as NAWBO-SF® holds its 23rd Annual Leaders and Legends Luncheon and 3rd Annual NAWBO-University on May 4. Be sure to mark your calendar, select your favorite hat in honor of the “hats off to women” theme, and join hundreds of community and business leaders for the NAWBO-SF® chapter's premier event!

We are pleased to welcome former State Senator Jackie Speier and veteran broadcaster Jan Yanehiro as our keynote speakers this year. Jan Wahl will return as our Mistress of Ceremonies.

  • 8:00 – 8:30AM: NAWBO-U Registration
  • 8:30 – 11:15AM: NAWBO-U Concurrent Sessions
  • 11:00 – 12:00PM: Legends & Leaders Registration, Exhibits & Networking
  • 12:00 – 2:00PM: Awards Luncheon
  • Buy an Advocates Circle table and receive exciting benefits for your business including premier seating, listing on event signage, and a business card sized ad in the event program. Early bird price of $1250 ends March 19!

    Learn more about Advocates Circle Benefits from Cynthia Fassler at [email protected]

  • Advocate Circle Table: Starting at $1,250

  • Individual Tickets.

    NAWBO Members:

  • Both Legends & Leaders luncheon and NAWBO-U: $125
  • Legends & Leaders luncheon only: $85
  • NAWBO-U only: $55
  • Guests:

  • Both Legends & Leaders luncheon and NAWBO-U: $150
  • Legends & Leaders luncheon only: $110
  • NAWBO-U only: $75
  • This is always a very popular event - be sure to get your reservations in early.
    2007 NAWBO®-SF Trailblazer -
    Caroline Daniels, Aircraft Technical Publishers

    Caroline Daniels is widely acknowledged by the aircraft industry as a pioneer of modern aircraft maintenance information systems. As one of three founders of Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP; www.atp.com). Ms. Daniels has played key leadership roles since the company started in 1973. Ms. Daniels successfully led ATP through three decades of technology innovation with a focus on development, strategy and product innovation.

    Ms. Daniels serves on the General Aviation Manufacturers Association Board of Directors and formerly chaired both its Safety and Public Affairs Committees. She is also an active member of the President's Advisory Board of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and the San Francisco based Academy of Art University's Board of Directors.

    Ms. Daniels earned her BA at the University of Colorado and is a graduate of the Harvard Business OPM program. She earned her pilot's license in 1978 in order to fully appreciate the industry ATP serves.

    2007 NAWBO®-SF Rising Stars -
    Sisters, Kris and Kimberly Nations, Kris Nations Jewels

    Kris Nations grew up in the southwestern city of El Paso, TX. Throughout her youth, she spent many summers traveling through the southwestern region of the United States to various art shows and galleries with her artist mother. Her appreciation for fashion, natural materials and craftsmanship formed early in her life with this unique exposure to various people, cultures, and art.

    In 2004, Kris pulled together a collection of her jewels for local San Francisco boutiques. In 2005, Kris partnered with her sister, Kim Nations. Kris started her line of jewelry with the intent of creating unique accessories that she believes are the key ingredients to creating individual style. Her inspiration often comes from her friends and family, creating pieces steeped in individual personalities and style. Kris Nations Jewels (www.krisnations.com) have been available in popular boutiques in San Francisco and the Bay Area since 2002 and are currently found in over 30 small boutiques in the United States and abroad.

    2007 NAWBO®-SF Social Entrepreneur -
    Anna L. Marks, publisher/founder/owner, Bay Area BusinessWoman News

    Anna L. Marks is publisher, owner and founder of Bay Area BusinessWoman News. Since 1993, this free monthly publication has reflected and served a powerful, supportive, and involved community of highly active business and professional women looking for cutting edge stories highlighting local women changemakers at the forefront.

    Originally from Long Island and NYC, Anna attended the New School in Manhattan and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, before coming west. She began her publishing career shortly after attending an International Women's Day event held in San Francisco and realized then that only women-owned and operated media would focus attention on these and other issues of importance to women.

    Marks currently serves on the Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women, the Alameda County Advisory Council for Women's Initiative, and is a member of Anew America's Women's Business Center Board of Advisors. She served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Women Business Owners, SF, 1999-2000.

    2007 NAWBO®-SF Member of the Year -
    Susan Shargel, Shargel & Co. Insurance Services

    Susan Shargel is founder and president of Shargel & Co. Insurance Services, an award-winning San Francisco employee benefits specialist firm. Susan's firm creates quality benefits programs that help great employers hire and keep talented, terrific employees.

    Susan launched her firm in 1989, a time when few women owned their own insurance brokerages. When a friend introduced her to NAWBO, she found the support and resources she needed to get through those early years. Over the years, she has enjoyed participating in NAWBO in many different capacities, including two board terms. In 2003, nominated by NAWBO, Susan was awarded the SF Small Business Network Small Business Owner of the Year.

    After completing a highly successful term as NAWBO membership chair, Susan recognized the need to develop programming for women with larger businesses. “We were losing some of our most successful members.” Kimbrell and Co. took on the challenge. When Wells Fargo decided to fund a new project targeting businesses owners with over $2 million in revenues, Susan was tapped to chair the project. In a few short months, Leaders' Circle program was planned, facilitators hired, and members recruited. Leaders' Circle is now well into its second year. The quality has been so high that all Leaders' Circle members have chosen to continue participating.

    Adding special sweetness to being honored by this award, Susan was in the Chamber of Commerce group that developed the first WEB awards, which NAWBO later took over. She is delighted to have come full circle to receive one today.

    3rd Annual NAWBO-University®,
    presented by Citibank

    The third annual NAWBO-University®, presented by Citibank, offers compelling subject matter for entrepreneurs at every stage of business growth.

    Real Women, Real Stories

    Pitching Your Business to a Corporation:
    – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    Have you ever wanted to secure a corporate contract, but thought your business was too small, or there was no way to get into the door? You will hear stories from a one-person business and a multi-million dollar business owner, and learn what they do to secure corporate contracts. There will also be a corporate representative on how to do business with their company as well as an expert on attaining certification.

    The session will be interactive and engaging, leaving audience members with the knowledge and strategies for pursuing and pitching the right corporation.

    Breaking Through the Barriers of Self-Promotion:
    Advertising/Branding/PR/Public Speaking – Which Is Right for You?

    This symposium of women panelists will each share their areas of expertise to teach the audience about marketing you and your business, public speaking to project confidence and credibility and building your professional and personal brand to help grow your business. Panel members will include experts in public speaking, presentation skills and brand building who will discuss how to make your small business more prominent in the current market.

    This session will be entertaining, informative and action-packed, featuring tips and examples from publicity professionals. Audience members will leave with the confidence and advice to effectively promote themselves and their businesses.

    Register Today!

    2007 NAWBO®-SF Trailblazer -
    Caroline Daniels
    Aircraft Technical Publishers

    2007 NAWBO®-SF Rising Stars
    Sisters, Kris and Kimberly Nations
    Kris Nations Jewels

    2007 NAWBO®-SF Social Entrepreneur
    Anna L. Marks publisher/founder of Bay Area BusinessWoman News.

    2007 NAWBO®-SF Member of the Year
    Susan Shargel, Shargel & Co. Insurance Services.

    Keynote Speaker
    Former State Senator Jackie Speier

    Keynote Speaker
    Veteran Broadcaster Jan Yanehiro

    Mistress of Ceremonies
    Jan Wahl

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