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President’s Message | October 2018

Dear Members: Our October 9th event was filled with many reasons to celebrate, and we are so proud that you are part of our NAWBO history! We honored the NAWBO architects of 30 years ago who helped in the passage of HR 5050, allowing women to qualify to take a business loan without a male counterpart. We also celebrated the signing [...]

Oct 29, 2018|

Congratulations Griselda Quezada-Chavez!

Thank you for being part of celebrating our very own Griselda Quezada-Chavez of NAWBO-Silicon Valley who is the 2018 Susan Hager Legacy Award recipient. In 2010, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) established this award to honor NAWBO's founding (1975) president Susan Hager.  Susan was a stalwart champion of women's economic empowerment and built a legacy for others to [...]

Oct 29, 2018|

2018 National Women’s Business Conference’s Impact All Year Long

By Molly Gimmel As Americans, and as incredibly busy women business owners, we are more disconnected than ever. In between the thousands of emails, texts and calls we receive, social media posts we have to share and respond to, and the time we spend in planes, trains and automobiles traveling to and from work and meetings, the time we take to [...]

Oct 29, 2018|

3rd Annual Girl’s Festival

The 3rd Annual Girl's Festival was a blast! NAWBO-Silicon Valley volunteered and got to see over 2,000 girls attend 100+ activities-an interactive EXPO, Maker's Fair, 20+ workshops, all day performances, coding classes, contests and much more. Check out the new BuyFromWomen directory featuring exceptional products and services created and offered by women. WorldWideWomen is launching a global movement to buy goods [...]

Oct 29, 2018|

President’s Message | September 2018

We are off to a great new fiscal year, focused on achieving our 5 Star for Advocacy, helping members grow their businesses and creating our One Voice in becoming better and stronger leaders as women business owners! Susan Ellenberg, President of San Jose Unified School District Board of Trustees, kicked off our first dinner/networking event in a lively and engaging presentation [...]

Sep 18, 2018|

Luminoustudios Makes Storytelling a Good Business Decision

Reema Dutt, Luminoustudios If you're like most people out there, you probably describe yourself as a "visual learner." You learn, engage, communicate and appreciate things more naturally when they are visually shown to you. That's at the crux of how Reema Dutt and her team at Luminoustudios are helping businesses to market themselves-through high quality, strategic video production for clients across [...]

Sep 18, 2018|

NAWBO National Endorses Young Kim For Congress

(Washington, D.C. September 18, 2018) -The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is announcing its endorsement of Young Kim in her bid for election in California's 39th Congressional District. "Young Kim has a long history of advocating for and representing small business owners and women business owners throughout her career at the state and federal levels," explains Molly Gimmel, NAWBO [...]

Sep 18, 2018|

What to “Know” When Redesigning Your Website

The small business game has changed. When you are looking at new ways to showcase your business online, the first place to start is your business website. Redesigning your website is a major task, and can cause hurt your ranking and search value if you don't plan ahead. Here are some tips to keep in mind. Look at Other Sites in [...]

Aug 29, 2018|

President’s Message | August 2018

Welcome to NAWBO Silicon Valley’s 2018 – 2019 fiscal year! We have an outstanding new and renewed group of board members who are eager and ready to serve our chapter and its members. As the new President, I’m honored and privileged to build upon our chapter’s success, which was recently led by Maxine Goulding along with our past board members. Maxine’s [...]

Aug 20, 2018|

President’s Message – March 2018

Hello NAWBO Silicon Valley Members and Friends, NAWBO has made history for 40 years. I am proud to continue this tradition through our Crystal Chair Award Gala to be held on March 20 at the Silicon Valley Capital Club in San Jose. In 1975 our founding member, Susan Hager said, “Get a seat at the table or build your own table, [...]

Mar 4, 2018|

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