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 women to become successful in our professional and personal lives. They truly provide an infinite amount of resources and tools, so we can become the best version of ourselves whether it’s in our business or home life.

Being surrounded by other NAWBO members throughout the country also provides the personal connections necessary to elevate each of us and our chapters. For example, I was fortunate to meet our NAWBO New York chapter president who has given us the opportunity to connect with Yelp at a national level, specifically for a future event in Silicon Valley.

Now is still a good time to consider serving in one of our committees or think about becoming a board member for our new fiscal year beginning in July. We’re still in the early part of the year where we’re committed to our new year’s resolution and goals. Right? You can start with our upcoming Crystal Chair Awards gala event on April 23rd which attracts over 100 attendees. You can help us create and execute another successful event, as we really could not do this without dedicated and hard-working volunteers who help support NAWBO and its board members.

Please reach out to Maxine Goulding, our event planner extraordinaire, who can be reached at events@caspecialoccasions.com or you can see her personally at one of our upcoming NAWBO events.

Coming down the pike, please also look out for development of our mentorship program. We are working with DECA, who prepares high school students to become emerging leaders and entrepreneurs, and Santa Clara University, who has started a corporate board program. This is an exciting time to think about becoming a mentor as we develop these relationships in the future.

May you live your life full of love and passion, and we hope NAWBO helps enhance your life experiences at work and at home as we are better together as One Voice!

Warmest regards,
Flordelisa Harris