Dear Members:

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.

Our recent “Huge Gets” with Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic gold medalist and Dancing with the Stars celebrity, and Brandi Chastain, two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, makes 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. We truly strive to bring the best of the best to our monthly programs, so we can be inspired to be the best version of ourselves whether it’s in our business or home life.

Our collaboration with the San Jose Sharks on February 10th featuring local celebrities, Kristi Yamaguchi and Brandi Chastain, along with Jill Wesley, a talented speaker coach and strategist, Dr. Joan Oloff, a popular podiatrist and pioneering shoe designer, and our very own NAWBO member, Toni Julian, who is a renowned health advocate and sports nutritionist, will prove to be an epic event. We have already gained a lot of excitement and momentum, and we hope you can join us for this special time. Please visit to purchase tickets. You can also consider becoming a corporate sponsor at the Bronze $250, Silver $500 or Gold $1,000 level. Let’s go for the Gold!

Coming down the pike, we have March events to look forward to: 1) Taste of Italy for International Month at Total Wine, San Jose; 2) Corporate Sponsorship Luncheon at Silicon Valley Capital Club; and 3) Kendra Scott fundraising at Santana Row. For April, we will feature our signature event, Crystal Chair Award Gala, on April 21st. Three women business owners will be honored for the following categories: 1) Crystal Chair Award – Lifetime Achievement; 2) Business Woman of Distinction; and 3) Woman Business Advocate of the Year. Please think of women you’d like to nominate and honor, and look out for the call for nominations through our NAWBO email notifications.

Currently we are seeking business owners to serve on committees and serve on our Board for our new fiscal year beginning July 2020. 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 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 , call her at 404-838-9737 or you can see her personally at one of our upcoming NAWBO events.

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!

Warmest regards,
Flordelisa Harris