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  • “NAWBO is a great organization for women entrepreneurs that provides an outlet for women business owners across the country to share their creativity an inspire and support each other in their pursuits.”

    Katrina Markoff

    Founder, CEO and Chocolatier of Vosges Haut Chocolat and Wild Ophelia

  • "I am fortunate to be a woman in America who was given the opportunity to achieve her dream. I want women everywhere to have that same opportunity and am pleased to work with the NAWBO Institute for Entrepreneurial Development to increase opportunities for women entrepreneurs."

    Sara Blakely

    Spanx founder and head of The Sara Blakely Foundation

  • "...We worked hard to position the emergence of women business owners as a growing segment of the women's movement and to develop the organizational base and structural guidelines for a national association. "

    Susan Hager

    Founding NAWBO National President

Letter from the President 

 

Dear NAWBO Sisters and Friends,

Welcome to one of the fastest growing and most active chapters of the National Association of Women Business Owners! We invite you to participate in all that our Atlanta Chapter has to offer, regardless of what stage your business is in: a spark, an early-stage startup, an in-the-black midsize, or a large multi-national. We are about sharing experiences and exchanging ideas to support each other through the different stages and growing pains of running successful businesses.

NAWBO-Atlanta represents over 500,000 women-owned businesses across Georgia, which generate more than $52 billion in earnings. Georgia ranks FIRST in entrepreneurial activity and has had the highest rate of growth in women-owned firms among the 50 states for the last 20 years.* 

During the 10 years of my NAWBO involvement, I’ve found support from my Chapter in the form of business resources, leadership training, promotional opportunities, and – of course – camaraderie. NAWBO has shown me the power of community on a local, national, and international scale. Together, we have tremendous potential to shape the economic, political, and social climates for our current business exchanges, while leaving a legacy for the next generation.

I am excited to take the reins as President for our 2019-2020 year, building on the good work done by 2018-19 President Marcy Fortnow and her Board of Directors. We will continue these mainstays of our Chapter: In our First Friday Breakfast Forums, we have frank discussions about business challenges and how to solve them. Our signature event, the Lunch & Learn, features expert speakers on themes that all NAWBO Chapters will be addressing nationally. The CEO Round Table offers a mastermind environment for those in business five years or more. And, our NAWBO Networking Nights are terrific social de-stressors that we all need.

During this term, the talented and committed women who comprise our 2019-2020 Board of Directors and I will be working together to enrich the lives of our women business owners, and I thank them for all that they are doing and plan to do. Please visit our leadership page to learn about each of these amazing women.

We will be focused on three initiatives:

Showcasing their talents and expertise, encouraging members to do business with each other
Cultivating opportunities for their professional development by partnering with the SBA, Chambers of Commerce of other cultures, and organizations for education.

Strongly connecting with our National organization. We will be exploring Advocacy opportunities (with the Georgia legislature and U.S. Congress) so each of us can experience the value and excitement of being part of a 12-million-woman sisterhood. 

We started our businesses because of our passion to own our futures, doing what we love. We believe in the potential of inspiration, and the necessity of hard work to achieve our dreams. It can be tough to do it alone, but we can accomplish a great deal together! 

On behalf of my accomplished Board Members, I encourage you to visit us and be part of our sisterhood, for fun and educational events to build your business and your network.

I look forward to a stellar 2019-2020 year! 

All the best,

Bonnie Daneker, NAWBO Atlanta President
Write Along With You

(*According to new business filings registered by the Secretary of State for 2018)