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NAWBO Silicon Valley Blog

President’s Message – September 2016

Dear NAWBO-Silicon Valley Members & Friends, Our leadership group has asked me to serve another year, and I’m excited to do so. Thank you for the opportunity to lead this wonderful organization again in the upcoming year, which began on July 1. Thank you to outgoing Program Director, Beatrice Schultz for her fabulous service this year in creating our wonderful programs. [...]

Sep 1, 2016|

President’s Message – April 2016

Dear Members and Friends of NAWBO-SV, Much is happening in NAWBO National, NAWBO California and NAWBO Silicon Valley along with other Chapters. Last month several of our NAWBO-SV members participated in the Bizwomen: Mentoring Monday, hosted by the Silicon Valley Business Journal at Villa Regusa in Campbell. This event was the first of its kind and the beginning of an annual [...]

Apr 16, 2016|

President’s Message – January 2016

Dear Members, Happy New Year! I hope this finds each of you reflecting on your successes of the year just passed and planning for the prosperity ahead in 2016. Yes, of course, the PLAN! As unique, independent and creative business owners, we all have our own ways to do that. We’ve been coached that the plan must be in writing, be [...]

Jan 15, 2016|

Justice Ginsburg’s Warning To A Dysfunctional Nation

Submitted by Maxine Goulding, California Special Occasions I read a very interesting article about the work that Justice Ginsburg has accomplished over the years and why she is so passionate about it. She gives a bit of history of how women, pay (we still only make 78% of what men make), and LGBT rights for all have changed over time. Justice [...]

Nov 12, 2015|

President’s Message – November 2015

Dear NAWBO-Silicon Valley, Yes, it’s here – Q4! Is it cliché to say that the years go by so much faster as we get older? Yes, it is, but yes they do! I’ll admit that I’m never fully ready to embrace Q4 yet, in early October, but by Halloween, I’m all in. And as Thanksgiving approaches, I really do take stock [...]

Nov 11, 2015|

President’s Message – September 2015

Dear NAWBO-Silicon Valley, As we turn the calendar to September, I can already smell autumn in the air.  When I take my morning walks, I feel a nip in the air and the smell of garlic wafting up from Gilroy.  It’s also that time of year when I have the “reality checks” with myself about my business. Summer is almost over, [...]

Sep 10, 2015|

Making Wise Investment Decisions?

What’s happening in world of investments and strategies to help you make wise decisions? Find out what the Wells Fargo Investment Institute Global Investment Strategy Report says. Download Wells Fargo Global Investment Strategy Report.  

Sep 10, 2015|

Why Words Matter: A Recap of the July Event

Guest Presenter Gary Purece We welcomed Gary Purece as our speaker at the July 21 meeting.  His topic was timely and very informative.  He said that asking six key questions during any conversation with anyone would help to communicate clearly and respectfully. The questions are:  Who, What, Where, When, Why and What If. Asking these questions will cause people to feel valued.  When [...]

Aug 6, 2015|

President’s Message – August 2015

Dear NAWBO-Silicon Valley, As most of you know, July 1 begins the new fiscal year for NAWBO (both nationally and here in Silicon Valley).  It is the official passing of the baton from one board of directors to another; the start of the implementation of a new strategic plan, and a chance to evaluate.  The incoming board of directors for fiscal [...]

Jul 25, 2015|

Great Storytelling Starts with a Great Story

The May NAWBO-SV event was about storytelling. We all know how important storytelling is to build a connection with your clients and potential customers. We hear it over and over again from marketing experts. But the biggest roadblock for many of us is that we don’t’ think we have a story to tell that is compelling or will resonate with our [...]

Jun 20, 2015|