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August News & Events from NAWBO SFBA

Tuesday, August 5, 2014  
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Monthly Newsletter for NAWBO San Francisco Bay Area
August 2014
Newsletter At-A-Glance
August Message from the President - Laura Russell-Jones
Educational Speaker Series & Dinner
Member in the News
Spotlight Member
Featured Member
Feature Member Benefits & Opportunities
Public Policy
View the Events Calendar & Suggest an Event
NAWBO SFBA| Highlights
Networking Breakfast Forums
Leader's Circle
New & Renewing Members
NAWBObeyond the SFBay
Silicon Valley
Special Events of Interest!
Special Thank You to
Bank of America

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Members can access a variety of opportunities, products and services that will help their businesses achieve greater visibility, credibility, profitability.
New Members
Established Business Owner
Barbara Hendrickson
Renewing MembersEstablished Business Owner
Elizabeth Davidoff
Lisa Hannah
MaryAnn Wetzork
Join us for New Member orientation from 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 the July 10th ESS event.
NAWBO Member Directory
We are creating a new NAWBO SFBA Member Directory this year. To learn more about expanded company descriptions, including logos/photos or an ad, contactpresident@nawbo-sfba.orgfor further details.

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Upcoming Events for NAWBO-SFBA
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Half Day Financial Workshop
Friday, October 17
San Francisco, CA
Get Involved! Check out our current volunteer opportunities
You are more than your business. NAWBO creates opportunities for you to be a leader, give back and to make a difference through involvement with a community of women business owners. Be Involved!
Charitable Cause Chair
The Chair organizes a opportunity drawings at our dinner Educational Speaker Series where invited Directors and Chapter members donate items. At the end of the fiscal year, proceeds are donated to theAlliance for Girls.
Member Directory Chair
helps launch our First printed Member Directory
Holiday Boutique Chair
leads the development of this new holiday event
Program Co-Chairs
to help with ESS Dinners
Gala Committee Membersfor the revamped Awards Dinner
PHP Expertto help with website maintenance
A Message from the President . . .
Dear Jessica,

I'm happy to announce the new Board of Directors has started their term with a bang!Following the June Installation event, we had a record-breaking turnout at our July Educational Speaker Series dinner event, where Leslie Blodgett awed a packed room with her very personal and heart-felt story.The room was abuzz with excitement and energy.Simon Cowell, CEO of Bare Escentuals & Ben Davis who conceived the Bay Lights project for the Bay Bridge, were among the attendees.I continue to get emails from attendees who gained great insight to how she built an impressive billion dollar brand.Plus, all attendees were treated to a special goodie bag of Bare Minerals products!We ended the evening with an opportunity drawing - a special thank you to PG&E for donating a Kindle and Leslie Blodgett for donating a $200 gift basket.In the last two months, we've raised $672 for the Alliance For Girls organization.Let's keep the momentum going!Read More


Laura Russell-Jones

President, NAWBO-SF Bay Area
2014 - 2015
Join Us for the Next . . .
Educational Speaker Series & Dinner
Sept 11

Lean In: Women Leading and Leaning In
with Debi Hemmeter, co-founder
Sheryl Sandberg's #1 NYT bestseller, Lean In, ignited a fresh conversation about women, work and the will to lead. Debi Hemmeter, Co-Founder of will share her journey through four Fortune 50 companies of Leaning In and Leaning Back and why she founded Lean In. She will frame where women stand today in Leadership positions globally and talk about how together we are changing the trajectory of women in leadership positions.

By understanding the importance of 1) sitting at the table, 2) gender bias around success and likeability, 3) making your partner an equal partner and several other key Lean In principles; Debi will show you tools that will give you the confidence and know-how to achieve your goals.
About the Speaker
DebiHemmeteris the Co-Founder of over 20 years of experience within the private sector with four Fortune 50 companies.

Debi began her career at PepsiCo and Sara Lee in sales and marketing. After close to 10 years in the consumer products segment she was recruited to Wells Fargo Bank. There, she specialized in retail banking strategy, marketing and business development. Debithen moved onto Bank of America and led one of their largest retail markets where she managed $3.4 billion in assets.

Along the way,Debilearned first hand many of the important Lean In Principles, (1) "sit at the table", (2)"don't leave before you leave", and (3)"make your partner an equal partner" and believes that the conversation that has re-ignited worldwide will allow companies to improve their bottom line performance.

Join Us at:
Union Square, San Francisco
Thursday, Sept 11, 2014
5:30PM - 8:00PM
In Advance:
$50: Members and guests of members register at this rate*
$65: Non-Members

After Sept 9th and at the door:
$55: Members
$70: Non-Members


Introduce Us To Your Business
NAWBO-SFBA members may bring a promotional item to display on our Reception Table at each Monthly Dinner. Also, a limited number of member vendor tables are available at each event. |
Find Out How to Reserve One!

Special Thanks to Our
Educational Speaker Series Sponsor!
Upcoming Educational Speaker Series
Oct 17 Half-Day Conference:Women, Business and Money. How to Get It, Grow It and Keep It. Please note the alternative date, time and venue.Learn more
Nov 13 CyberSecurity: what every small business owner needs to know
Dec 11 Holiday Boutique Fair.
If you are interested in becoming a vendor or promoting your business, email Laura


Join Us for Breakfast . . .
Networking Breakfast Forums
Open to NAWBO Members & Guests to network and share business interests. Spotlight Speakers share their expertise.

Click on the location for current details:
Oakland| Thursday, Aug 7th: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Networking Breakfast

San Francisco| Wednesday, Aug 20th: 7:30AM-9:00AM
THE UNEXPECTED STORY: Getting Unstuck on the way to Extraordinary

Marin| Tuesday, Aug 26th : 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
The 60-Second Retreat: 5 Tips to Relax During Your Busy Day
Walnut Creek| Monday, Aug 25th: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Networking Breakfast

First-Time Guests receive an early registration discount!

Member in the News . . .

Do you have any news about you or your business you want to share with the NAWBO Community? Send your updates

Member Spotlight
Channeling Wealth for Good
Interview with Suzanne Sheuerman, Financial Advisor

The dysfunction that comes with inter-generational wealth transfer fascinates Morgan Stanley financial adviser, Suzanne Sheuerman. She has seen too many women fritter away their wealth when they feel guilty about its source.


"I teach people that while they cannot always control how they got their money, they can control what they do with it." Sue shows them how to invest along value lines and leverage their capital to change the world.For example, the environmental granddaughter of an oil baron might shift her portfolio from fossil fuel stocks to alternative energy companies. "Sound fiscal management that aligns with their values gives them pride in what they have done. And that improves women's progress in society."

Are you a Member of NAWBO SFBA?Have you or your business been recognized for an achievement or remarkable contribution? Let us know! We want to share your success with the rest of the NAWBO community.
Leaders' Circle Program
Monthly professionally facilitated peer support group for women business owners of companies with gross revenue of $2M or more. |Learn More
Local Lean In Circles . . .
NAWBO SFBA Lean In Circles Now Meet in San Francisco & Oakland!

Read the NAWBO National News Article,"Lean In Circles Come to NAWBO", which highlights the NAWBO SFBA Lean In Circle Program.

Interested in Joining A Circle?
Get Added to Our Wait List:

For San Francisco Circles

EmailShannon Presson

For Oakland-East Bay Circles

Email Jo Ilfeld

For Marin Circles
Email Laura Russell-Jones
Learn More About Our Local Lean In Circle Groups!

From our members:
"My circle re-affirmed my commitment to running my own business, to claiming my own amazing capacity and taking it out into the world." Aja Couchois Duncan
Business News You Can Use . . .

It is important for women-owned businesses and firms to be able to export their products. Why? |Learn More

Public Policy . . .
Summer Recess: Meet Your Congresspeople

Public policy victories come from relationship building. Now that Congress has taken a break for the August recess, it is time to get to know your elected officials and their staffs. This recess gives you with an opportunity to show the elected officials who work for you the value women business owners bring to the community! Here's some ideas to connect:

  • Set up a meeting at the district office near you.
  • Invite your Representatives to visit your place of business to see the contribution you make to economy and hear about the challenges you are facing.
  • Attend local Town Halls or Meet and Greet events set up by their staff. You can see the schedules on their websites.
  • Contact them via social media

Summer recess is ideal time to begin or deepen a relationship with your elected officials. It sets you up to have an established relationship when legislation arises that may impact your business. Remember, relationships with elected officials are a two-way street. You need to establish yourself through outreach as an expert on your business and the issues that impact it. In turn, once your expertise is established, the elected officials are much more likely to reach to you for your input as issues arise.


If you would like some additional ideas or advice, contact our public policy board member (and past president)Kay Robinson.


Affiliates and Partners Events . . .
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for more business networking opportunities:
Other Events of Interest . . .
San Francisco Small Business Administrationoffers Events & Opportunities for small businesses |Visit SF SBA

Celebrate 16 Years of Empowering Latina Entrepreneurs across the United States at the San Francisco atThe Latina Style Business Serieson Thursday, August 28th.
NAWBO beyond the SF Bay Area . . .
NAWBO National|HighlightsAnnual Women's Business Conference 2014 - "The Power of You", September 8-9, 2014 in Indianapolis.Read:"The Top Ten Reasons to attend this Conference"

NAWBO California|Visit Web Site
NAWBO California is a federation consisting of the 9 NAWBO Chapters in the Golden State. |Learn More

NAWBO Silicon Valley
|Monthly EventTuesday, Sept 15th
8 Secrets of Millionaire Business Owners-- Allison Maslan is the CEO of Allison Maslan International, a global business mentoring company. She was recently named "One of the Top Women Entrepreneurs Who Inspire" by Self Made Magazine. No. 1 Best Selling Author of the book, Blast Off! The Surefire Success Plan to Launch Your Dreams Into Reality, Allison has built ten successful companies from the ground up starting out as a single mom on her own.Learn More
Who We Are . . .
At NAWBO, we are volunteer woman business owners passionate about educating, empowering, collaborating and supporting other woman business owners to strengthen our collective wealth creating capacity while celebrating our diversity to propel us all forward both professionally and personally.

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