NAWBO Institute for Entrepreneurial Development Installs 2020-2021 National Board of Directors

Aug 7, 2020 | Uncategorized

Washington, D.C. (June 19, 2020)—The National Association of Women Business Owners Institute for Entrepreneurial Development (NAWBO Institute) has appointed Kathleen Warnick, President of Warnick Consultants, LLC, as Chair of the 2020-2021 Board of Directors. The NAWBO Institute has been a life-line for women business owners during the COVID-19 crisis as a portal of information as well as a place for businesses to share concerns and provide support during these challenging times.   

“We formed the NAWBO Institute out of the ever-present need to educate women on how to scale their businesses and strengthen their wealth-creating capacity,” said Kathleen Warnick, NAWBO Institute Board Chair. “Now, more than ever, we need to serve our women business owners as they must overcome adversity in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. We are proud to help guide these women as they rebuild their businesses and, in some cases, re-open their doors to their community.”

As a seasoned business owner, organizational leader, and expert in her industry, Kathleen Warnick, President of Warnick Consultants, an accounting and bookkeeping consulting company, has over two decades of insight and understanding of the unique needs of small businesses. From service providers to retail and construction companies to corporations, Kathleen and her team have provided services to hundreds of clients. She has used her expansive knowledge to set up internal systems and processes to help her clients grow their revenues and profits, as well as to provide education to help them understand where and how their business is changing.

Through her position as President of a local National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO Columbus OH) chapter, her position of Chair of the NAWBO National Board, her contributions on other boards, and in her current role as Chair for the NAWBO Institute of Entrepreneurial Development board, Kathleen continues to share and contribute her expertise and passion to current and future female entrepreneurs nationally and globally.

The 2020-2021 NAWBO Institute Board represents a diverse set of business owners from across the country. The 2020-2021 NAWBO Institute Board of Directors will include Kathleen Warnick  – Chair, Laura Yamanaka – Immediate Past Chair, Kelly Scanlon – Chair-Elect, Treasurer – Crystal Arredondo, Teresa Meares, Suzanne Pease, and Cristina Morales Heaney – Ex Officio.

The new board will be installed this evening during the virtual NAWBO 45th Anniversary Celebration.





Founded in 1975, NAWBO is the unified voice of America’s more than 10 million women-owned businesses representing the fastest-growing segment of the economy. NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries.   NAWBO develops programs that help navigate women entrepreneurs through the various stages of their business growth. To learn more, please visit  

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