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 business owners. I’m thankful for what I’ve learned from the last fiscal year and build upon that to bring our chapter to the next level. We invite you to join us in making our chapter successful, whether it’s attending our monthly events comprised of panel experts/keynote speakers and dinner, joining our annual signature event − the Crystal Chair Gala − or an offsite corporate sponsored networking event.

Please welcome the following NAWBO Silicon Valley Board Members for 2019-2020:
  • Flordelisa Harris, President, Immediate Past President, Corporate Partnership Director
  • Donna Sooter, President-Elect & Treasurer
  • Maxine Goulding, Vice President of Special Events & Projects, Communications Director
  • Randi Ross, Secretary & Membership Director
  • Eugenia Lunden, Marketing Director
  • Griselda Quezada-Chavez, International Affairs Director
  • Melissa Grimshaw-Vargas, Program Director
  • Vandana Agrawal, Public Policy Director

We will miss Jennifer Dizon, who served in various board positions such as chapter president, treasurer and liaison director. However, Jennifer has graciously offered to continue providing us with advice and guidance, so we can certainly count on her NAWBO lifetime experience. We’re so grateful for her generosity!

Our goals for this year will be to increase Membership and Corporate Partners, and we will do so by engaging with our members. As a hardworking board, we want to encourage working members. In return, we will focus on spotlighting and highlighting advocacy opportunities, both for new and current members. We will ask for volunteers to help in various committees, so we can create a succession plan of incoming board members. We will think and act like connectors and networkers − whether it’s at one of our NAWBO events or through other events we attend, so we can increase and surpass our membership and corporate partnership goals.<

Our passion to serve NAWBO and our wide background of experience and knowledge will lead us into reinvigorating our mission and goals for 2019-2020. With our highly revitalized and motivated board members, we look forward to an exciting and energized new year with our amazing members!

With gratitude,
Flordelisa Harris