Message From Our President – February 2024

Feb 6, 2024

As we enter the second month of the new year, I’m reminded of the goals and growth we aspire to as business owners for ourselves, our businesses, and our communities. To achieve our goals, we must have the confidence and tenacity to see them through. 

Confidence is the cornerstone of success, and as women business owners, it is a quality that empowers us to reach new heights, break barriers, and shatter glass ceilings. In a world that constantly presents challenges and obstacles, our confidence becomes the driving force that propels us forward. 

As we navigate the complexities of entrepreneurship, it’s essential to recognize the role of confidence and unwavering belief in self in shaping our journeys. It is not merely a trait but a guiding light that illuminates our path, allowing us to make bold decisions, take calculated risks, and embrace opportunities that may seem daunting or even frightening at first glance. 

Confidence is not about arrogance or overestimating our abilities. Instead, it’s about acknowledging our strengths, skills, and the unique perspectives we bring to the table. It’s about standing tall in the face of adversity, knowing that our voices matter and our contributions are valuable. 

When we exude confidence, we inspire those around us – our fellow women entrepreneurs, our employees, and the next generation of business leaders. Confidence is infectious, creating a positive ripple effect that fosters a culture of empowerment and growth. 

In the world of business, where uncertainties are inevitable, confidence becomes our armor. It equips us to face challenges head-on, turning obstacles into opportunities and setbacks into steppingstones. Confidence enables us to embrace innovation, adapt to change, and lead with resilience. 

As NAWBO members, let us embrace and celebrate our individual and collective confidence. Let us recognize that each success, no matter how small, contributes to the larger narrative of women thriving in the business world. Together, we can amplify our impact and create a legacy that inspires generations to come. 

Together, let’s smash our 2024 goals with confidence, strength, and success! Join us on Thursday, March 7 as we confidently celebrate International Women’s Month with a stellar networking event celebrating the Women Behind the Mask of entrepreneurship. Watch your social media for more details. 

Cheryl Vargas
NAWBO Chicago President
Creative in Chief of Art Studio 928

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