Start 2021 With a “Stimulus Package” of Education and Inspiration

Dec 17, 2020 | Advocacy, Uncategorized

NAWBO has all the education and inspiration you need to start the new year off right—great topics to move your business forward, meaningful opportunities to connect and support one another, a leadership event to fine-tune your style and so much more! Check out these programs and events for members and non-members alike, and give yourself and your business the best gift this season by registering!

Note: Before our 2021 programs and events kick off, we hope you’ll consider using this month to discover all that’s available to you in the NAWBO Institute for Entrepreneurial Development

2021 Programs & Events 

* More will be announced as the year progresses.

Tuesday, January 5 at 9 am PT/11 am CT/12 pm ET
Reverse Goal Setting for 2021
Stacey Randall of NAWBO Charlotte

It’s time you take control of your business like never before. If you’ve ever found yourself in February and your goals are already a distant memory or you’re disappointed as you look back in December on what you didn’t accomplish (but had planned to), you aren’t alone. Goals shouldn’t be that way. Don’t get caught up in typical goal-setting practices…it’s time to reverse your goals and watch them come alive!



Tuesday, January 12 at 9 am PT/11 am CT/12 pm ET
How to Pivot to Sell in the New Economy 

Mary Lombardo of NAWBO Chicago

If you’re like many companies, you had big sales goals for 2020, and then COVID-19 happened, and your sales numbers took a major hit. After months of uncertainty, you can’t afford to cross your fingers and wait to see what’s going to happen. At least, not if you want to survive. You have to learn how to pivot your sales strategy and find new ways to bring in business. We’ll show you where to start.


Tuesday, January 19 at 9 am PT/11 am CT/12 pm ET
Life Mapping: The Power of Vision

Monika Moss-Gransberry of NAWBO Cleveland

Do you ever feel frustrated because you are on the path to reach your vision and manifest your ideal lifestyle—it’s in your sight, but something is in the way and you are not sure what to do about it. Start with clarifying your vision. Vision is the foundational technology for creating the lifestyle that you want. We’ll show you how to use your creative power to move with confidence in your career, manifest the economic security you want and create a life of happiness and love.



Tuesday, January 26 at 9 am PT/11 am CT/12 pm ETT
How To Gain Insta-Clients with Speaking or Hosting Events or via Zoom

Caterina Rando of NAWBO San Francisco 

Learn the influence equation and how to make it easy work for you, plus the guiding principle that will fill your virtual or live and in-person room every time. Discover the big mistake businesswomen make when wanting to add new clients and what to do instead that will work. Also, get a few super tips for delivering amazing virtual workshops every time.  



Tuesday, February 2 at 9 am PT/11 am CT/12 pm ET
3L – Learning, Leading and Laughter
Vernita Stevens of NAWBO Charlotte

How many times have you laughed today? Social distancing has severely impacted our day-to-day interaction with people, so this session is just what the doctor ordered! It offers an opportunity for each of you to “clean your lens” and learn a different side of humor and how it relates to leadership. Get ready to learn how laughter will strengthen work relationships, build teamwork, increase work performance and add value to your style of leadership.



Tuesday, February 9 at 9 am PT/11 am CT/12 pm ET
Be a Redwood Tree: Nurture and Nourish Yourself With Your Core Values
Elena Sonnino of NAWBO Greater DC

What does it mean to thrive in your life, especially when plans get turned upside down? What if you could be like a Redwood tree, able to not just withstand, but also thrive through the ups and downs of life? In this interactive session, you’ll explore the role of your core values and how to embody them as the foundation for thriving in your personal and professional life. You’ll gain practices to help you be rooted in yourself so that you can embody that truest version of you in your work, in your life and in the world.   



Tuesday, February 16 at 9 am PT/11 am CT/12 pm ET
Leading your Business, Brand and Team Through Change, Challenge and Uncertainty
Heather Polivka of NAWBO Minnesota

How a C-suite or organization navigates and implements decisions is as important as the decisions themselves. Time and again, we see missteps that devalue a brand, reduce revenue and drive the best talent to competitors. Given the variety of businesses, industries and geographies, what is the right answer? Learn three powerful tools for executive leaders to create and implement unique approaches to navigate any unparalleled chaos, challenge or change.



Tuesday, February 23 at 9 am PT/11 am CT/12 pm ET
Empowering Your Business With the Rise of the Hybrid Worker

Julie Towner of NAWBO Kansas City

Is your company and its technology prepared for the rise of the “hybrid worker”? Navigating and evaluating your current workforce during the evolving face of business during the pandemic is critical. We’ll share six guidelines/tools to create successful hybrid workers for your business.


Note: Check our weekly Virtual Programming communication and website for offerings through March. 


Every Wednesday starting on January 6th at 2 pm PT/4 pm CT/5 pm ET

Experience meeting other women business owners across the nation! Grab your favorite beverage and join us by video (so we can see each other just like we would in an in-person meeting)! 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. Introduce yourself as you participate on the call.

This is what you can expect:
Each week, we will spend the first 10 minutes with introductions from new members that have joined us for the first time. We will spend the next 50 minutes using the breakout room feature to help facilitate stronger connections in smaller groups. Experience the sisterhood of NAWBO!  

Register here in advance for these meetings »

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


Thursday, January 14 at 9 am PT/11 am CT/12 pm ET

Sponsored by Disability:IN – “Leading With Disability Inclusion”
Philip DeVliegher, Vice President of Supplier Diversity at Disability:IN

Join Philip to gain a better understanding of how disability reaches across all diverse communities, the value of Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE) certification and the requirements and steps to becoming DOBE certified. 



Wednesday, February 3 at  am PT/11 am CT/12 pm ET

Sponsored by Southwest Airlines – “Getting Back in the Air”
Stacy Malphurs, Vice President of Supply Chain Management, Southwest Airlines

Join Stacy as she discusses what to expect from the airline in 2021, travel insights and the Southwest Promise to Customers.




Thursday, February 4-Friday, February 5

NAWBO’s Leadership Academy will advance your leadership through a general session as well as two tracks of programming: one with tools and resources for chapter leaders and another with professional and personal leadership skills training for all women business owners. Register before the end of the year to save! The cost is just $50 for member/$75 for non-members through December 31st. After that, it increases!

Click here to see the agenda one-sheet!
Click here to learn about a scholarship opportunity to help you attend!
Click here to register now!


Monday, June 7-Tuesday, June 8

NAWBO’s Advocacy Days provide you with the opportunity to power your voice and impact. You’ll hear from key legislative influencers and decision makers. You’ll have powerful conversations around issues that matter most to women-owned and small businesses. Leading up to this event, you’ll also have the opportunity to participate in training that will empower you with the tools and information you need to maximize your experience. 

Registration is opening soon…save the dates and stay tuned!


Sunday, October 17-Tuesday, October 19

Every entrepreneurial journey starts with a dream. To create something new, better or more meaningful. To be your own boss and leader. To enjoy a more flexible lifestyle. To leave a legacy for the next generation. To give back to a community. To change the world in positive ways. Whatever your dream as a woman business owner, NAWBO is here to power it by delivering a uniquely fun and impactful experience infused with connectivity, inspiration, learning, resources and more. Please note that due to the pandemic, this will be a hybrid event and in-person attendance in New Orleans, LA, will be limited. If you’d like to guarantee yourself a spot in New Orleans, register before the end of the year! Plus, you’ll save as pricing increases on January 1st

Click here to get started!

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