Virtual Programming | NAWBO

On the Road to Recovery
NAWBO Virtual Programming to Connect and Support You

The Virtual webinars are recorded if you register you will receive the link to the recording the following day. You can access past webinars in the NAWBO Institute under the Resource Center for webcasts.

Countdown to Summer: Partner Ideas and Resources to Unplug

Thursday, May 27
at 9 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. CT / 12 p.m. ET

Featuring Megan Wright-Shadle of Dell, Debra Wilson of UPS and Sam Unell of Southwest Airlines

Join NAWBO and several of our valued partners as we countdown to the summer and prepare to unplug a bit while still staying connected and keeping our businesses moving forward. We’ll share partner ideas and resources to help, from travel to technology to shipping. Plus, we have great giveaways for live attendees, including a Southwest roundtrip airline voucher!

 Community Connects

Every Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET

We are a #NAWBONATION! Experience meeting other NAWBO members across the country!
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 being 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 the meetings.

*These sessions will not be recorded.


        Virtual Connect & Learn - How To Diffuse The Unconscious Bias & Damages Brands

        May 11th@12pm ET

        Presented by Claudia Schabel – NAWBO Iowa

        Organizations have worked for years to help their employees understand the value of a diverse workforce. One of the primary obstacles we face in leveraging workplace diversity is our own unconscious bias. Research suggests that we instinctively place people into categories based on their appearance, educational level, social status, job title, and so on. Right or wrong, this helps us order our world and saves us time and effort as we process information about people. However, these stereotypes—or unconscious biases—lead us to make assumptions about others. These unconscious biases can affect who is hired, promoted, and developed in the workplace, which can ultimately derail your organization’s culture, diversity efforts and brand.

        Presentation Main Takeaways:         

        • Learn the concept of unconscious bias, how it plays out in the workplace, its impact on your organization’s brand and ability to attract and retain talent.
        • Learn strategies to mitigate your own unconscious biases.
        • Learn more about how the brain functions and shapes their behaviors, both consciously and unconsciously.

        A highly regarded public speaker, Schabel has 15-plus-years of experience as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and human resources practitioner, largely with Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. She combines her expertise with significant international experience and a multicultural background to hel organizations address the dangers of unmitigated unconscious bias, untapped talent, missed market opportunities and stagnant innovation.

          Virtual Connect & Learn -  Clever Capital – Certification - Elevating Your Business to the Next

          May 18th @12pm ET

          Pamela Smith- NAWBO Greater Detroit

          Having a WBENC certification is an opportunity for contracts with major corporations with set goals for Supplier Diversity and Inclusion.


          Presentation Main Takeaways:  Corporations that have Supplier Diversity and Inclusion are looking for qualified women-owned businesses to include as viable vendors in their supply chain


          Pamela Smith has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and worked 8 years as the Certification Program Manager and Director at the Great Lakes WBC, a Regional Partner Organization for WBENC.  In 2015 she retired and became the CEO of PTS Compliance Consulting, LLC providing documentation review for women-owned businesses seeking contracts with corporations that have supplier diversity initiatives. She has successfully helped to certify over 75 businesses throughout the United States. 

          Since 2015 Pamela is a WBE through WBENC, an MBE through National Minority Supplier Development Council, and a NAWBO-Great Detroit Chapter member.

            Virtual Connect & Learn - Self Care for any time of Year     

            May 25th@12pm ET
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            Presented by Janet Neustedter- NAWBO Tucson

            Presentation Summary:    5 aspects to good health: exercise, nutrition, stress management, sleep, mindfulness


            Janet was raised in California, in the Bay Area. She always loved to cook and worked in restaurants most of her life. When she, her husband and three children moved to Arizona she continued to cook, attend cooking classes and raise her children.

            In 2011 while on a bicycle ride, Janet took a big fall and shattered her shoulder. The accident required surgery and four months of physical therapy. While attending her last physical therapy appointment Janet was offered a job working there! That was a total surprise to her, but she decided to take it as the lifestyle of working 8-5 was a better fit than working restaurant hours. It was then that she entered the health care field.

            After 4 years at the PT office, she went to work for a doctor who specializes in Regenerative Medicine and is a non-surgical orthopedic doctor. This doctor also practiced Functional Medicine, which opened a new way of thinking for Janet.

            Functional Medicine relates the idea of food being poison, and food being medicine. This intrigued Janet, with her extensive food background, and she decided to get certified to be a Functional Medicine Health Coach.

            She worked as a Health Coach for the doctor for 18 months and then decided to make the plunge to working her own business. She has been coaching clients since 2019. She loves the integrative approach to health and getting to the root cause of disease. She helps clients learn how to shop, prepare, and cook the best food to lessen symptoms of autoimmune disease or to lose weight.

              Virtual Connect & Learn -  Self-Care and Mindful Nourishment

              June 1st @12pm ET
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              Petra Beumer, M.A., NAWBO Santa Barbara

              Present valuable self-compassion tools, designed to fill our inner self-love reservoir, and guide us through a mindful self-compassion exercise.


              Petra Beumer is the founder of the Mindful Eating Institute in Santa Barbara. She has a masters degree in psychology and over two decades in counseling and health education experience. Petra has helped thousands of clients make positive lifestyle changes. She has dedicated herself to empowering clients in taking better care of themselves, both physically and emotionally.


              Petra’s specialty areas are weight management, emotional eating and self-care.



                Virtual Connect & Learn - From Bully to Bestie

                June 8th@12pm ET
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                Presented by Karianne Munstedt, NAWBO Phoenix

                The words we think to ourselves have a monumental impact on both how we live our lives and how we treat others.


                Karianne Munstedt is an award-winning portrait photographer. She is an artist and nurturer,

                fiercely motivated by using her talents to make women feel confident, empowered, and whole

                  Virtual Connect & Learn - The Violet Matrix

                  June 15th@12pm ET
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                  Presented by Lena Graham Morris, NAWBO Orlando

                  Seven Steps to a Successful and Highly Productive Brain Dump and Planning Session


                  This woman is no stranger to the world of entrepreneurship! She will tell you it runs through her DNA. Lena Graham Morris, The Entreprenista, is Vice President, Principal, and Shareholder of HORUS Construction Services Inc. She is currently in a succession plan to take ownership of her family's third-generation construction business. In an industry dominated by men, she is taking the proverbial reins to be a trailblazer. 

                    Virtual Connect & Learn - Building Your Business Brand Thru Storytelling

                    June 22nd@12pm ET
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                    Presented by Mellisa Tong, NAWBO LA

                    Learn what business storytelling is and how to apply it to different areas in your business to drive sales and win more customers.


                    Ms. Tong is an Award-winning Storyteller, two times #1 Best Selling Author, and Founder/CCO of a Creative Marketing and Media Production Company, DuckPunk Productions, Inc. She has over twenty-five years of both in-front-of and behind-the-camera experience on storytelling, worked on over 1,200 stories, and raised sales from 70 - 400%. Some of her clients are Fortune 500s such as Nissan, Verizon, and Wells Fargo. Awards she won include Clio, Addy, Telly, and Best of Business in Video Production.



                      Your Resource Center – A Hub of Coronavirus-Related Business Resources to Support You Through This Time.
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                      We hope to “see” you at one or all of our virtual events. And remember to share the information on with your community and on social media.