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About - NAWBO - Atlanta

Letter from the President 

 

Dear NAWBO Family,

As you all know, I stepped into the role of Interim President February of this year.  My goal was to successfully fulfill the role until the end of the term and hand over the reins to the next president.  Well our new fiscal year began on July 1, 2020 and I have accepted the position as the new President of NAWBO/Atlanta. I am officially back and looking forward to growing and developing our chapter.

When I took on this role as the interim President, many of our businesses were off to a great start and we had great plans for our members.  The year 2020 was going to be the year of success.  But in March we were hit with COVID-19.  All of us are having to adjust our daily lives as well as our business lives. We to have had to adjust as an organization to better support our members.  

The new board and I are committed to driving programs that will support growth and development of our NAWBO/Atlanta members.  As I jump into this role, I look forward to meeting each of you and working with you, even if it is virtual. 

Lastly our chapter is only as good as the involvement of the members.  We want to encourage you to take advantage of the programs, actively participate and share our information with your network.  We are also seeking strong business owners to join the board and help us develop robust programs.  

We all started our businesses because of our passion to control our destiny by doing what we love. We believe in the potential of inspiration, and the necessity of hard work to achieve our dreams. As women business owners it can be tough go at it alone, but together we can accomplish a great deal! 

All the best,

Littie Brown
NAWBO Atlanta President 
SpeedPro ~ Marietta
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MISSION STATEMENT

Mission Statement NAWBO empowers business owners to thrive through connection, resources, and support. You will connect to decision-makers and build meaningful relationships, have access to business and procurement opportunities, and advance through collaboration, knowledge and best practices.

Vision Statement The National Association of Women Business Owners, Atlanta Chapter equips Atlanta area women-owned businesses for exceptional leadership through programs, training and education.

Our goals are as follows:
• Support, Train & Celebrate
• Engage all current and future members by delivering value to them personally and professionally.​
• Achieve partner funding of $20,000 with a minimum of 10 sponsors by 2017
• ​Equip women business owners of all sizes to grow through access to unique resources and authentic relationships.​
 

 

Diversity Statement

In principle and in practice the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) values and seeks a diverse and inclusive membership. NAWBO shall seek full participation in the organization by all women business owners regardless of race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability. NAWBO’s goal is to fully represent the diverse make-up of the women business owner community through increased representation within ethnic and minority communities and to expand access to leadership opportunities.


President
Littie Brown, SpeedPro ~ Marietta
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Past President 
 

President-Elect
OPEN - If interested in filling this position, please reach out to chapter administrators at info@nawboatlanta.org.

Treasurer
Patricia Stallworth, MBA, CFP®, PS Worth
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Secretary
Darlene Van Beek, CFP®, QPA,RFC, Financial Consultant at Money Concepts Capital Corp
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Director, Governance
Robelyn McNair, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, BRS Advisory Services
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Director, Education
Ashley Bambarger, Freedom Business Support
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Director, Events
Lauren Rock, Dynamic Escape
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Director, Marketing​
OPEN - If interested in filling this position, please reach out to chapter administrators at info@nawboatlanta.org.

Director, Membership
​Chaz Scarbrough, Simple PPC

Director, Board Member At-Large
Andrea Borden, Borden Schmidt Consulting
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Chairperson, Advocacy
Stephanie Roland, Remington Paralegal Services, LLC
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Executive Administrator
Lora Colglazier, Big Buzz Idea Group
Sarah Pollock, Big Buzz Idea Group
 

 

NAWBO Atlanta Chapter

NAWBO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The NAWBO Atlanta Board of Directors is comprised of NAWBO members who volunteer their time and support to manage and grow the local Atlanta chapter. The Board is led by a member President to ensure that NAWBO Atlanta maintains its mission for Women Owned Businesses throughout the state of Georgia.

BOARD COMMITTEES

Advocacy
Our commitment to Advocacy runs deep, and it is what sets us apart from other women’s business organizations.

The National Association of Woman Business Owners (NAWBO) was founded in 1975 in Washington, DC to serve as one voice representing the issues and concerns of woman-owned businesses at the national and state levels for change in the business environment. NAWBO’s goal is to effectively represent the full diversity of the woman business owner community, regardless of industry or company size, and regardless or race, religion, age, abilities, or sexual orientation of the owner. 

Each year, NAWBO-National hosts an Advocacy Day and Academy for Public Service in Washington D.C. to encourage NAWBO members to be involved in the democratic process at all levels of government. NAWBO-Atlanta offers regular educational opportunities to learn about local candidates, issues, and policies that affect our professional lives. Together, we work with Congress and the Administration on issues relating to and impacting woman business owners. 

2019 Public Policy Agenda
NAWBO-Atlanta will continue to pursue a public policy agenda that positions us at the forefront of the issues that impact our members, including:  Access to Capital, Education, Government Contracting, Regulatory Reform, Taxes, and Technology Development and Adoption. We will continue to build and strengthen partnerships, coalitions, and credibility to ensure our members are represented and seen as leaders on issues of importance to business owners.
 

Affiliate Partners Committee
Builds relationships with local organizations providing additional member benefits 
Provides members with additional resources to build and promote their businesses to potential members.

CEO Roundtables
Organizes the CEO Round Table Program
Develops and disseminates Program information and schedule 
Selects the Roundtable Facilitators
Selects and assigns participants to appropriate groups

Community Affairs
Reviews and selects non-profit and charitable organizations that would benefit from local chapter assistance.
Develops chapter programs to raise money or resources for the selected organizations.
Organizes volunteer programs for our chapter member participation. 

Corporate Partners 
Manages the Annual Corporate Sponsorship program
Develops and implements the objectives and strategies to promote sponsorships 
Updates the sponsorship program materials and offerings annually
Maintains all Sponsorship relationships, information and contacts
Facilitates board members in cultivating sponsors

Education 
Develops and implements the objectives and strategies to provide an educational curriculum for Chapter members. 
Reviews and solicits the appropriate professionals, partners and alliances that deliver educational programs.
Develops the schedule and costs for member and non-member participants.

Events
Plans and executes the member yearly program schedule
Selects monthly program topics
Makes all arrangements for speakers 
Creates the program agenda for monthly meetings
Plans special evening programs
Writes monthly articles for newsletter, both promoting upcoming programs and recapping past programs.

Marketing 
Develops and implements the strategies to grow awareness and visibility of the local chapter
Works with professional agencies in the PR and Advertising industry to develop chapter marketing materials and resources
Advises all in-house chapter communications and all public communications regarding NAWBO Atlanta
Develops content for the Monthly and Weekly eblast
Manages all content development for the chapter website 

Member Focus 
Recognizes and promotes chapter member achievements to the chapter and the local community.
Develops strategies and ideas to highlight and focus on member achievement 
Solicits and collects recognition opportunities from chapter members

Membership – Recruitment 
Recruit prospective members
Welcome new members 
Encourage member participation 
Generate monthly newsletter profiles on new member
Plan membership recruitment events and new member orientations

Membership – Retention
Manages all membership renewals
Develops surveys to understand membership satisfaction
Contacts all members 60 days prior to membership renewal
Conducts exit interviews on all non-renewing members

Public Policy 
Informs and educates members on public policy issues that impact women-owned businesses 
Keep Members informed about events to become involved and support small business public policy opportunities
Represents the chapter at national public policy events