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 tradition that brings women together in a casual, fast-paced [...]

2017-05-01T11:11:15-07:00Apr 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 manageable, include our vision, etc. And in the end, [...]

2017-05-01T10:43:31-07:00Jan 15, 2016|

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 of what I’m thankful for. So, readers, you’ve missed [...]

2017-05-01T10:43:36-07:00Nov 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, and we’ll soon be in the fourth quarter of [...]

2017-05-01T10:43:41-07:00Sep 10, 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 year 2015/2016 held its annual strategic planning retreat in [...]

2017-05-01T10:43:46-07:00Jul 25, 2015|

President’s Message – May 2015

Dear Members and Friends of NAWBO-SV, We had an amazing time at NAWBO California Propel Your Business Conference in Sacramento. The turnout from our California Chapters was great and it was good to reconnect with our sister Chapters (so much networking went on – yeah!). NAWBO California went all out and put together a fabulous agenda for us this year. They had a lineup of speakers that was outstanding. Besides [...]

2017-05-01T11:10:46-07:00May 14, 2015|

NAWBO at Silicon Valley Business Journal Biz Women Mentoring Monday

The second annual Mentoring Monday was held on March 30, 2015 all over the country. The Silicon Valley event was held at Villa Ragusa in Campbell. Maxine Goulding, Monika Miles and Jennifer Dizon enjoy the event. Attendees learn about the National Association of Women Business Owners. (photo courtesy of SJ Business Journal) Check out more photos from the Silicon Valley Business Journal who sponsored the event.

2017-07-12T15:38:59-07:00May 1, 2015|

Top 10 Coolest Companies to Work For Based in the Bay Area

Submitted by Steller Solutions As one of the most innovative business hubs in the U.S., the Bay Area provides an oasis to startups as well as Fortune 500 companies. Encompassed by San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose, the Bay Area is home to a diverse workforce with dedicated, engaged employees. From unique employee appreciation to giving back to communities, businesses in the Bay Area know that happy employees create cultures [...]

2020-02-12T10:23:59-08:00Apr 16, 2015|

Can Silicon Valley Small Businesses Compete for Millennial Talent?

Submitted by Cecilia McCloy, Integrated Science Solutions, Inc. The Silicon Valley area is home to some of the most prestigious universities in the nation.  But can small business employers who don’t offer free lunch, concierge service, or allow pets to come to work compete with those that do?  You bet! Jerry McGuire aside, for most new graduates it isn’t all about the money. Millennials are looking for more.  Of course [...]

2017-05-01T11:02:41-07:00Apr 6, 2015|

President’s Message – March 2015

Dear Members and Friends of NAWBO-SV, February is over and we are into the second week of March – I am amazed at how time flies – in business and personal arenas. It reminds me to live in the moment and not stress out with things like “what ifs”, “I need to get this one thing done before I call it a day”, or saying to yourself “did I forget [...]

2017-05-01T11:20:44-07:00Mar 10, 2015|