Dear NAWBO Silicon Valley Members & Friends,

Roses beam red, violets gleam blue, Spring is welcomed, just for you.

To commemorate Women’s History Month, our event, “Fuel Your Business Growth: Navigating Capital and Funding Strategies,” reached full capacity this week. Featuring enlightening presentations from CDFI’s like Accion Opportunity Fund and Working Solutions, as well as VC ESO Ventures, and supported by sponsors BofA and Silicon Valley SBD. The event was a vibrant platform for exchange; Key highlights included the power of storytelling, the exchange of innovative ideas, and the creation of a nurturing atmosphere aimed at fostering economic empowerment and community growth, with a special focus on facilitating women’s success.

For more than 60 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has celebrated National Small Business Week, which acknowledges the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year, National Small Business Week (NSBW) is from April 28 – May 4, 2024. In addition, as part of the National Small Business Week (NSBW), the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE will co host the NSBW Virtual Summit on April 30 – May 1 that includes a variety of educational webinars, exhibit booths, free business resources, multiple peer-to-peer networking rooms and expert business advice from SCORE mentors. The 2-day event is free to attend, but registration is required.

Embark on Global Expansion: Elevate Your Business Today. Seize the opportunity to explore the vast potential of global markets with us. Discover how expanding your product or service-based business internationally can unlock new opportunities and provide a buffer against economic uncertainties. NAWBO Women Mean Business Webinar Series launches on April 25 @ 1PM – Virtual.

We believe in redefining success for women entrepreneurs. It’s not just about achieving revenue figures; it’s about creating a sustainable, fulfilling path to success—one that nurtures personal well-being, fosters thriving businesses, and cultivates stronger community bonds. NAWBO Silicon Valley stands as a pillar for women entrepreneurs across all sectors, advocating for growth, support, and empowerment within local communities and globally. We invite you to join us at our events, for it is in coming together that we forge a community of strength and resilience.

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” —John Wooden

Griselda Quezada-Chavez
NAWBO Silicon Valley President