December 2021: Virtual Programming Connects and Supports You

Dec 16, 2021 | Advocacy, Uncategorized

Join us for these upcoming no-cost programs!

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEI&B) Events

DEI&B Open Forum

Friday, January 14, 2022 at 9 a.m. PT/11 a.m. CT/12 p.m. ET

Kick off the new year talking diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEI&B) with your NAWBO community. We’ll introduce you to our DEI&B consultant. We’ll briefly share how far we’ve come in our commitment over the past few years and how we’ll build on this foundation in 2022 and beyond to meet our goal of becoming the most diverse women’s business organization by 2025. Then, we’ll open it up to questions and dialogue, so please plan to join us for this important conversation as it will take each and every one of us to ensure that all women feel they belong at NAWBO.

Register in advance for this meeting »

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


DEI&B Circles

Returning on Thursday, February 24 at 3 p.m. PT/5 p.m. CT/6 p.m. ET

Honest dialogue is the start of any healing process. Join NAWBO and the National Federation for Just Communities (NFJC) of WNY, Inc. for a monthly CANDID CONVERSATIONS virtual series of DEI&B Circle events—featuring facilitated dialogue designed to empower, encourage and support you in your diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging journey.


February 24, 2022
March 24, 2022
April 28, 2022
May 26, 2022


Connect and Learn Events

Every other Tuesday at 9 a.m. PT/11 a.m. CT/12 p.m. ET
Presented By NAWBO Premier Members Nationwide

Learn best practices and tools to help you in your business as well as focus on ways to promote self-care. During each event, we will have the opportunity to use our virtual lounge to connect with one another before the event starts and meet and greet with our speaker for the last 15 minutes of the hour we spend together. Join us to learn, connect and be inspired!

Returning on January 11

Pricing Your Services for Next-Level Growth: From Service Provider to CEO​
Presented By Kim Dawson


Pricing struggles aren’t just for the new and early-stage business owner…established entrepreneurs struggle as well. As your expertise grows, and you become busier with both client work and running your business, it becomes even more important that your pricing is where it needs to be to support you, your growing team and the future of your business. We will discuss THREE KEY STRATEGIES to help you determine how to price your services at any stage of growth, and how to successfully implement new prices; whether you are hiring your first employee, expanding your offerings or branching out to retain higher price-point clients.

Kim is a results-driven business strategist who helps small business owners maximize profit, work smarter and turn ideas into action so they can build the business (and lifestyle!) they truly want. She has been an entrepreneur since she was 7 years old, when she sold arts and crafts door-to-door. She’s been building businesses ever since, including owning a health and fitness studio to co-founding a successful software startup. Kim is the author of Passion to Profits: Your Guide To Building a Successful Business You Love, and is the host of The Sassy Strategist podcast. To learn more, visit

January 25

How to Shift Your Energy and Make More Money
Presented By Arezou Kohan


Walk away knowing exactly who you are when you are in your peak state and how to get there in minutes. Learn how to recognize what’s depleting you and robbing of your life force energy. Finally, discover how to establish boundaries to protect your time and energy, so you can make more money by doing less. It’s all energy. Your productivity is a product of your energy. Money is an exchange of energy.

Arezou is a former Los Angeles litigator and mediator turned transformational leader, healer, advisor, intuitive life-business coach and strategist. She is passionate about elevating women into positions of leadership, influence, power and philanthropy. Arezou offers remote private coaching and counseling sessions that are custom-tailored to the client’s needs. She also offers an 8-week online branding and business-building course to empower you to step up into your future self.

February 15

Leadership in Your Business and at Home
Presented By Melissa Lopez-Larson


There is a mental health crisis in our country and our youth are being affected disproportionately more than adults. However, with the rapidly changing physical, social and emotional development with subsequent changes in moods, anxiety and behaviors, it is often hard for parents to know when they should be concerned about their child. Furthermore, parents are not sure where to look for help or what kind of help is needed. Learn the typical changes that occur in our youth as they grow older as well as the major warning signs of mental health issues in children and adolescents that all parents should be aware of. Then, explore the vast ecosystem of care that is available to help you get your child back on track. Also, discuss the key elements of being a leader at work and at home to help raise healthy children.

Melissa is an adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist and received her M.D. from the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. She performed her adult and child psychiatry training at Harvard Medical School training sites, including Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital and Cambridge Hospital, respectively. Her unique skill set has resulted in the establishment of a practice that combines classic psychiatric services with evidence-based complementary treatments.

March 1

Can I Trademark That?
Presented By Michele Berdinis


Virtually every business has a trademark whether they know it or not. Learn what a trademark is and is not and how to pick a trademark that will be a strong foundation for your business to build on and keep you out of trouble. Main takeaways include: What is a trademark? What’s the difference between ® and TM and SM? How is a trademark different from other types of intellectual property? What kinds of trademarks have strong legal rights? What kinds of trademarks will get you into trouble? How long does a trademark last?

Michele graduated from Brown University in 1981 and from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1985. Michele has been practicing intellectual property and business law for over 25 years. Until a few years ago, Michele was a partner at a boutique firm where she represented startups from formation to acquisition. Now, she’s having a blast doing her own startup, Beeline Legal. Michele is a frequent speaker on how to keep your business out of legal trouble.

March 15

Ready to Present
Presented By Stephanie Korczynski


Uncover the secrets to quality presentation design and delivery that will leave your audience craving more. In this presentation, you will learn: The #1 reason people disengage and how to avoid it; three design tips for visually appealing slides; and how to create a stellar opening that captures and keeps your audience’s attention.

Stephanie is a business and communications coach, award-winning public speaker and founder of The KORE Company. With over 11 years of experience creating engagement for top celebrities and executives, she is an expert storyteller, a natural born leader and master communicator.

March 29

Setting Goals and Staying Focused
Presented By Gina Studer


Attain goal setting and time management strategies to help you grow your business and to hold you accountable to achieve these goals.

Gina’s mission is to empower people to make positive change in their professional lives. Through career coaching, she works with career changers, career advancers and those in transition providing clarity, uncovering roadblocks and enabling forward motion. Having experienced many transitions herself, Gina knows what it feels like to be in her clients’ shoes. With a background in sales and marketing, she equips clients with strategic tools providing them with confidence.


Community Connects Events

Every other Wednesday at 2 p.m. PT/4 p.m. CT/5 p.m. ET
Returning on January 12

Join us on Zoom to meet other women business owners across the nation! We’ll connect, share best practices and support one another in an interactive format. This is a safe space to share since the calls are not recorded. Please introduce yourself as you participate. We welcome non-member guests to attend up to two times and then ask that you decide if NAWBO is the right community for you. We will have a 10-minute huddle after each Community Connects to answer any questions you may have about NAWBO membership.

Use this link to join (no registration required): Join Zoom Meeting

NextGen Events

Mark Your Calendar For Upcoming Quarterly Virtual Experiences!

January 18: Featuring Master Your Card’s Mercedes Garcia on Leveraging Your Technology to Increase Your Bottom Line

March 15: Featuring NAWBO Phoenix member Karianne Munstedt on The Authenticity in Your Brand.

Registration is open for our January 18th event. Click here to join us!


Advocacy Events


Advocacy Calls Return in January
Are you an advocacy pro or just starting out? Join us—all members are welcome—every second Tuesday of the month!

Tuesday, January 18 at 9 a.m. PT/11 a.m. CT/12 p.m. ET

Join the Zoom

Meeting ID: 758 7062 5171

Passcode: 8MUVut

Also, Save the Date for Advocacy Days 2022

June 7-8 in Washington, DC

Membership Events

Member Orientation
For all members

Get to know the benefits belonging, including benefits, events, programming and opportunities to increase your company’s visibility. This webinar provides best practices for how to get the most out of your NAWBO membership!

Thursday, January 13 at 9 a.m. PT/11 a.m. CT/12 p.m. ET
Register in advance for this meeting here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Tuesday, February 8 at 10 a.m. PT/12 p.m. CT/1 p.m. ET
Register in advance for this meeting here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


WHY NAWBO? Webinar

For potential members as well as chapter leaders (it’s a great tool for recruitment)

Learn why NAWBO is the “go-to” premier women’s organization for thousands of women business owners across the U.S.

Monday, January 10 at 10 a.m. PT/12 p.m. CT/1 p.m. ET

Register in advance for this meeting here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Thursday, February 24 at 9 a.m. PT/11 a.m. CT/12 p.m. ET

Register in advance for this meeting here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Partner Events

Financial Trend & Team Accountability
Tuesday January 18 at 9 a.m. PT/11 a.m. CT/ 12 p.m. ET

Presented by Colin Bowman, record-setting franchise owner and Cultivate Advisors advisor

Take a deep dive into the skill of Financial Trending & Team Accountability. You’ve likely put some thought into your business plan for 2022—this session will be focused on using the financials/historic data from years past to get a clear trajectory on where you’re going, while also galvanizing your team to understand and be committed to the financial trend of your business. Understand what a financial trend is; use your historic business data to create your financial trend and lead your team; tap into high-impact tools/resources to create a custom financial trend/accountability tool for your business; and more!




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