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 and globally, we’ve created many wins for women to champion their personal and professional lives.

A couple of our NAWBO members who recently won and were honored at the Silicon Valley Business Journal for the top 100 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley on May 16th are the following:

Randi Ross serves as our Membership Director for Recruiting and is co-founder of Lucross Holdings in 2017. Randi is the first family member to attend college, and she immigrated from Saigon as a 6-year-old who withstood the childhood trauma of witnessing a father that was abusive to a mother who refused to leave the marriage.

“I have been very determined to ensure that I am independent and have options as a hedge or insurance policy against setbacks. This includes the strategy of diversification in building my company.” Her advice is to always push the boundaries of your comfort zone to improve yourself!>

Elvie Teodoro is the founder and executive director of NorCal Academy of Performing Arts, owner of Evergreen School of Music & Arts (ESOMA) and president of South County Homes. She is a proud Filipino-American immigrant bringing music and arts to our children and youth. Being first means being a leader in her community to help and support those who are last to rise up to be their best. Running multiple businesses is not without challenges, but it has its special rewards. Elvie’s advice is to love what you do and maintain the energy and focus in embodying each organization’s vision and values!

Our success and efforts are not by one person, but by a collective group of volunteers who are committed and passionate servant leaders. As we close the end of our fiscal year of June 30th, we ask that you think about joining our winning NAWBO team and volunteer as a board member or committee chair, so you too can become that servant leader you’ve aspired to. If you’re interested, please let me or one of our board members know, and we’d be happy to discuss the position(s) in more detail. A request for nominations will be forthcoming shortly.

We appreciate your wholehearted support and passion for NAWBO, as we continue on this journey in unifying Our Voice of over 10 million women-owned businesses across the country!

Warmest regards,
Flordelisa Harris