November 2021: Virtual Programming Connects and Supports You

Dec 14, 2021 | Uncategorized

Join us for these upcoming no-cost programs!


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!

November 30
The Power of Posture and Ergonomics on Pain and Posture

Presented By Zeena Dhalla


The presentation will highlight the science around posture therapy and ergonomics and how it can benefit workers, especially those working from home. We will review good posture and what it looks like, common posture deviations and how sitting posture and ergonomics can impact musculoskeletal disorders. We will also review the economics behind the implementation of these programs on workers compensation claims. The presentation will also include some exercises that can be implemented as “ergo breaks” into the work day to improve posture and productivity.

Zeena is a Postural Alignment Specialist and Certified Ergonomics Specialist in Orange County, California, and is founder of VerticAlign Posture Coaching. Zeena graduated with a BS from Northwestern University and has multiple certifications from organizations such as the National Postural Institute and the Egoscue Method of Postural Alignment. 




January 11
Building a New Business Culture

Presented By René Massey


Learn how to build company culture with organizational alignment to meet and welcome clients; gap analysis to find out what your company may need to bring in new clients; training and communication to achieve ROI; and tools to sustain a new business system.

René is a founding principal and president of The SalesBoost Companies. René has over 25 years of experience in professional services sales, leading to the development of Dots Grow, a digital platform used by service companies to bring in new clients. René’s early career responsibilities included new business and leadership roles in managed health care in various states, including opening new market offices.



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.


Member Orientation 

For all members

Get to know the benefits of belonging, including 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 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 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 the 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 the meeting here. 

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




Stop Wishing; Start Planning With One Page Business Plan!

Tuesday, November 30 at 2 p.m. PT/4 p.m. CT/5 p.m. ET

Presented By Michele Schina, CPA, and Meggan Ciaccia, CP

Michele and Meggan will show you how clarity + focus = success as you jumpstart 2022 together! No matter where you are in your business, business planning is the catalyst to propel your financial excellence. Learn to create the right business objectives; monitor those regularly in your business plan; bring a higher level of confidence and sophistication to planning and producing results; and shift your mindset to take charge of your goals and get what you want. This event is open to members and non-members of all ages.

* This event is for recent college graduates, current students on the entrepreneurial track or even current high school students with an existing business, however, all women business owners are welcome to join!




Returning on Thursday, December 2 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.


December 2, 2021
February 24, 2022
March 24, 2022
April 28, 2022
May 26, 2022


On Demand



The NAWBO Huddle

A fireside chat with Andi Smiles, head of Content at Collective, the first all-in-one financial platform for businesses-of-one

Under the right circumstances, switching to an S Corp can save you thousands of dollars in taxes. We’ll chat about topics like how an LLC and S Corp differ from a tax standpoint, what you need to consider when deciding between the two (and how to know which is best for you) and how to leverage your business setup to save money on your taxes.



A Special Webinar Offer and Resource:

Collective can help you save in taxes every year as an S Corp. Learn more here about its formation, accounting, tax, payroll and finance services and access the tax calculator. Receive two months at 50% with promo code NAWBO.

Download this eBook—S Corps: The Best Business Structure You’ve Never Heard of.


Partner Event

Build Your Business Plan For 2022


You’ve probably thought about your goals for 2022, but have you locked them in? Take the next step to formalize those goals with your fellow NAWBO community. Advisor Elisa Au will walk you through best practices for goal setting to make sure you are ready to hit the ground running January 1st. Topics covered in this hourlong free webinar will be: Planning Mindset – How to Think About Planning; Planning Elements – Goals, KPIs, Leading Indicators; Planning Framework – Process to Follow, Connecting Macro to Micro; and Collaborative Planning – Bringing the Team Into the Planning Process.





BACK STARTING IN JANUARY – Every other Wednesday at 2 p.m. PT/4 p.m. CT/5 p.m. ET

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.


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