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ALOM Named to 2021 Top Workplaces for 8th Year by Bay Area News Group

Global supply chain leader recognized for commitment to corporate social responsibility ALOM, a global leader in supply chain management, has been selected for the eighth consecutive year as one of The Bay Area News Group’s Top 100 Workplaces. The honor, based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party researcher, recognizes the company’s commitment to staff safety, job security and flexibility throughout the pandemic. The company was also rated very [...]

2021-09-02T13:40:14-07:00Sep 2, 2021|

Business Sale Blunders

Submitted by Wendy Roberts, CFO & CVO NorthStar Strategic Partners, Inc. Have you ever gone through the process of selling your own car? If you have, then you know you must get your ducks in a row before you sell. There are many questions you will consider before advertising the sale of the vehicle. For instance: Does it run properly? Is it the clean, well-oiled machine that you are ready to advertise to potential buyers? Will someone help me sell my car? How do I value it? Do I [...]

2021-09-02T13:42:17-07:00Sep 2, 2021|

President’s Message | August 2021

Thank you to all who joined and supported our recent 4th Annual Crystal Chair Awards held virtually. It was a spectacular night of appreciation, admiration, and sisterhood as we honored three amazing women in our community: Mimi Hernandez of Prosperity Lab, as Woman Business Advocate of the Year Robin Fisher of Bright Bird Creative, as our Businesswoman of Distinction Celeste Ford of Stellar Solutions, as our Crystal Chair – Lifetime [...]

2021-08-13T09:58:34-07:00Aug 13, 2021|

President’s Message | June 2021

Dear NAWBO Silicon Valley Members & Friends, We continue to work hard behind the scenes by adapting and innovating ways to ensure the success of our chapter and our business members. This coming year we are transitioning to a hybrid program and will introduce the NAWBO Silicon Valley Pop-Up. We are bringing NAWBO to you! Stay tuned for details. Our Public Policy committee has streamlined the latest Bills of interest [...]

2021-06-17T12:13:02-07:00Jun 17, 2021|

Fraught with Fraud

Submitted by Wendy Roberts, NorthStar Strategic Partners, Inc. https://northstar-sp.com/ Suspicious of an email you received asking for private business information? Alarmed when someone calls you claiming to be your local bank, but you are unsure? Receive a pop up claiming your computer has been hacked? All of these are questions that you should think about as a business owner before you provide any confidential information to a third party. Now [...]

2021-06-17T12:18:35-07:00Jun 17, 2021|

President’s Message | May 2021

Dear NAWBO Silicon Valley Members & Friends, We are thrilled to see our beloved Bay Area continue to build and grow our economy past COVID. Our chapter remains committed to our members, corporate partners, affiliates and the women business community at large. There are extraordinary women in our community who have made a commitment to dedicate themselves not only to their businesses, but to the success of other women business [...]

2021-06-17T13:03:45-07:00May 12, 2021|

President’s Message | April 2021

Dear NAWBO Silicon Valley Members & Friends, We remain committed to our values by embracing diversity and inclusivity. We are in support of the AAPI community. For more information; https://stopaapihate.org/ In partnership with NAWBO National, the Gusto study surveyed 1,199 members of NAWBO about their businesses and their experiences over the past year. A snapshot of the new face of female entrepreneurship: (66%) started their businesses as sole proprietors (47%) [...]

2021-05-17T10:12:54-07:00Apr 2, 2021|

President’s Message | March 2021

Being a part of an organization that represents a unified voice of over 10 million women-owned businesses is an immense support to our community of women business owners, which includes my business and your business as well.

2021-03-04T12:24:16-08:00Mar 4, 2021|

Let Go So Your Company Can Grow

Submitted by Anne Marie McGraw https://insigniaenvironmental.com/ An excerpt from Women in Business: Breaking Through Anne Marie McGraw, President of Insignia Environmental, was recently published in Women in Business: Breaking Through, a collection from 13 women leaders who share their professional insights on overcoming challenges in various business industries. An excerpt from her contribution, “Let Go So Your Company Can Grow,” can be found below. Please visit Insignia’s website for more [...]

2021-03-04T12:21:40-08:00Mar 4, 2021|

Management Tips & Tricks: Client Expectations

Submitted by Kathryn Fortin, MCCT President & Founder, Lead Solutions Architect, www.fortech.net EdTech and technology project management are similar. Sometimes the biggest issues are reigning in the client and keeping them educated about the process. It’s easier to do so up front to avoid this situation of having to get them back on track if you have set their expectations early. What I mean with expectation setting is: 1. Don’t [...]

2021-03-04T12:15:15-08:00Mar 4, 2021|