President’s Message | September 2019

We are off to a renewed fiscal year with our recent achievement of the 5-Star Advocacy Award provided by NAWBO National, due to maintaining and achieving benchmarks that drive our chapter's success in advocacy! Our chapter incorporated advocacy awareness and efforts throughout last year's programs, such as "How to Build and Join Corporate Boards", and the celebration of HR 5050 and SB 826. Also, we were involved in NAWBO California's [...]

2019-09-17T09:12:03-07:00Sep 10, 2019|

President’s Message | August 2019

Welcome to NAWBO Silicon Valley's 2019-2020 fiscal year! Our new and refreshed group of board members are eager and ready to serve you. We're already gearing up for< The Fashion Disrupters on August 20, Women in Politics on September 17, and Legal Experts on October 15. As a second-term President, I'm humbled by this opportunity to be a servant leader for NAWBO, especially being surrounded by smart, ambitious and talented women [...]

2019-08-06T15:41:53-07:00Aug 6, 2019|

President’s Message | May 2019

Silicon Valley is known for its championship teams such as the most recent by Golden State Warriors as 1st in the Western Division and San Jose Sharks as 2nd in the Pacific Division. We'd like to think that NAWBO is a top-notch Silicon Valley team of women business owners too. In our mission to help propel women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power in Silicon Valley, nationally [...]

2019-05-29T10:56:09-07:00May 29, 2019|

President’s Message | April 2019

Bravo to an extraordinarily successful 3rd annual Crystal Chair Awards Gala!!! With the support of our board members, administrator, emcee, keynote speaker, corporate and in-kind sponsors, members and guests, we had over 100 people in attendance at the DoubleTree Hotel in Campbell on April 23rd. It's no surprise that our three-time president and event planning extraordinaire, Maxine Goulding, created this gala idea. Maxine has flawlessly executed it over the last [...]

2019-05-05T20:53:52-07:00Apr 26, 2019|

President’s Message | March 2019

Spring has sprung and we are so excited! March brings many new successes and opportunities for our chapter, allowing us to grow and branch out in many new directions while staying rooted in our mission to propel women entrepreneurs into economic, social, and political spheres of power. Earlier this month, I celebrated my birthday at the Kendra Scott jewelry store in Santana Row. It was a fun way to celebrate [...]

2019-03-26T13:23:08-07:00Mar 26, 2019|

President’s Message | February 2019

February is the month of love and passion, whether it's for the ones we hold dear to our hearts or for the pursuit of goals that make us excited for living a full life. My recent trip to Scottsdale, Arizona for the NAWBO Leadership Development Training (LDT) made me realize how passionate I am about NAWBO's mission and the importance of our sisterhood. NAWBO is driven to empower and propel [...]

2019-03-26T13:23:46-07:00Feb 22, 2019|

President’s Message | January 2019

Happy New Year 2019! It's an exciting time for New Year resolutions and goals. Whether it's for your personal or professional life, NAWBO is here to help you. With our Silicon Valley board's recent retreat, we are re-energized and re-invigorated to do more and be more as defined by our mission and goals for the remainder of our fiscal year ending in June 2019. First and foremost, however, we are [...]

2019-01-23T11:33:07-07:00Jan 23, 2019|

President’s Message | December 2018

Happy Holidays & Season's Greetings What a great time of year to Share the Joy! We hope you can join us at our traditional NAWBO holiday luncheon at the University Club of Palo Alto with the Peninsula Symphony on Tuesday, December 11th. It will be an occasion to feel joyous and thankful for what NAWBO has accomplished in 2018, and how NAWBO has helped achieve your business success and goals. [...]

2019-01-23T11:28:39-07:00Dec 11, 2018|

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 of SB 826, requiring California publicly-held companies to have [...]

2018-10-29T20:44:52-07:00Oct 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 and workshop on "Civic Engagement in Times of Incivility", [...]

2018-10-29T20:35:31-07:00Sep 18, 2018|