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August 2023 Edition

Empowering Excellence: NAWBO-DFW's 2023-24 Year in Focus  

I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome to our 2023/24 year! As President, it brings me immense joy to present our inaugural newsletter, unveiling the dynamic initiatives our new board has already set in motion. The energy and engaging interactions we have planned promise an inspiring journey ahead.

This August, our spotlight shines on Inclusivity. Embracing an inclusive culture isn't merely the right thing to do; it's a strategic imperative that enriches our business landscape. The cornerstone of our board's mission is to cultivate a vibrant and inclusive chapter, igniting transformative changes that empower and support women in the Dallas and Fort-Worth business ecosystem. We've elevated our efforts by curating a diverse range of programs and opportunities, empowering you with a more significant role as key stakeholders in our chapter's evolution. Our focus extends to local outreach, empowering fundraising, and venture creation, all aimed at fortifying our membership offerings while sowing the seeds for the next generation's success. Our goal is for everyone to truly embrace the sense that this is OUR chapter.

We eagerly anticipate your insights—as esteemed NAWBO-DFW members. What does inclusivity signify to you, as women shaping the business landscape in the metroplex? Expect a call from one of us in the near future. Our board is genuinely interested in learning how we can best support your business aspirations through our initiatives. Additionally, be sure not to miss our bi-monthly Office Hours, providing you with the opportunity to engage directly, obtain answers to your queries, and expand your network. Remember to mark your calendars for the September 7th Office Hours with the Directors of Membership and DEIB/Public Policy—more details are on the way!

Thank you for being part of our dynamic community. Let's make this year one of growth and empowerment, together!

Warm regards,

Tolu Akindunni (President)

Owner/Founder, The Innovation Tribe LLC/All Things Black and Beautiful


Meet Our 2023-24 Board of Directors!


September Luncheon | Thursday, Sept 14, 2023

Join us for an engaging fireside chat featuring industry experts who will share invaluable insight on leadership, marketing and public relations, sales, wealth building, and wellness/self-care.

  • Tracy Oswald | Founder, Women Who Lead & Director of Strategic Innovation, Dress for Success Dallas
  • Tiffaney D. Hunter | Award-winning global communications and community engagement visionary
  • Marian McLain | Sales & Marketing Executive, Onyx CenterSource
  • Kelly Kunst | Founder, Fiscal Harmony & Partner, GS Wealth Management
  • Leah Frazier | Owner, Leah Heals 

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SAVE FUTURE DATES: Our monthly meetings occur every 2nd Thursday of each month!  Add us to your calendar! 


Let’s Welcome Our New Members!

Please help us in welcoming our newest members of NAWBO DFW. Be sure to find them on social media and connect for a one-on-one TODAY!

  • Brittney Kennedy | Marnea

  • Sara Rich | Just Right Reader, Inc.

  • Elisabeth Varondi | Yatab Mandazi African Beignets

Our chapter is now at 73 active women business owners! 

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August Lunch Highlights

"Collaboration Over Competition"

HGTV star Nikki Watson took center stage and gave us an eye-opening experience that reinforced the power of working together towards shared success. 


We thoroughly ENJOYED our time together and eagerly anticipate the opportunity to meet again at our upcoming September event. Let us persist in supporting and advocating for each other.


If you'd like more information on becoming a member of the NAWBO DFW Chapter, click "Become a Member" to find additional information and to JOIN US today! 

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2023 National Women's Business Conference - October 15-17, 2023


Get ready to ignite your passion and unleash your potential at this year's National Women's Business Conference, where the theme is "Power Your Dream". This empowering and transformative event is designed to inspire, support, and uplift women entrepreneurs from all walks of life. 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. 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.

Featured Keynote Speaker: Martha Beck, New York Times Bestselling Author

Emcee: Vera Jones, Motivational Speaker, Author, Conflict & Communication Coach

*Exhibit Hall is officially SOLD OUT except for two booths in the Made in Texas special section! If you're looking for opportunities for visibility, consider taking out a program book ad for your business. Ads can be added at registration. If you're already registered, email Jlee@nawbo.org.

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2023 NextGen Forum - October 17, 2023


Our NextGen Forum is back and in-person in Austin!

NextGen Forum is designed to develop entrepreneurial curiosity, confidence and mindset through life-changing connections, education and resources in the next generation, including those in high school, college or graduate school who:

  • already own a business
  • are on an entrepreneurship education track
  • are interested in starting a business in the next 3 years

We invite companies of all sizes to sponsor enterprising young women from colleges, universities and business entrepreneurial programs to attend. You can sponsor the registration of a large group or just one - every contribution makes a difference!

NextGen Legacy Scholarships available! DEADLINE TO APPLY is August 31st. Recipients will be notified by email no later than September 5th. 

Please contact Jennifer Martin at nextgen@nawbo.org for sponsorship and scholarship questions. 

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