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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

President 2019-2020
Bonnie Daneker, CEO of Write Along With You 
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Past President, 2018-2019
President-Elect, 2019-2020

Robin Robboy, Numbers That Work for YOU!
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Darlene Van Beek, CFP®, QPA,RFC; Financial Consultant at Money Concepts Capital Corp
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Director, Governance
Robelyn McNair, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP; President and Chief People Advisor, BRS Advisory Services
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Director, Education

Director, Events

Director, Inclusion 
Jennifer Ducksworth, Financial Service Representative, The Piedmont Group-Mass Mutual
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Director, Marketing
Lucy Kairella, Plain Language Matters

Director, Membership Recruitment
Kris Janovitz, Owner of Kris Janovitz Photography
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Director, Membership Retention
Emma Reynolds-Middleton, Soft Skills Zone, LLC
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Director, Partnerships

Director, Board Member At-Large
Andrea Borden, Prinicipal at Borden Schmidt Consulting
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Chairperson, Advocacy
Stephanie Roland, Remington Paralegal Services, LLC
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Chairperson/Faciliatator, CEO Round Table 
Connie Menser, CEO/Founder at Full Supply, Inc
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Chairperson/Facilitator, Mentoring
Stacey Ruth, CEO, Inside Out Marketing
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Executive Administrator
Julie Marino, NAWBO Atlanta
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NAWBO Atlanta Chapter

The NAWBO Atlanta Board of Directors is comprised of NAWBO members who volunteer their time and support to manage and grow the local Atlanta chapter. The Board is led by a member President to ensure that NAWBO Atlanta maintains its mission for Women Owned Businesses throughout the state of Georgia.


Our commitment to Advocacy runs deep, and it is what sets us apart from other women’s business organizations.

The National Association of Woman Business Owners (NAWBO) was founded in 1975 in Washington, DC to serve as one voice representing the issues and concerns of woman-owned businesses at the national and state levels for change in the business environment. NAWBO’s goal is to effectively represent the full diversity of the woman business owner community, regardless of industry or company size, and regardless or race, religion, age, abilities, or sexual orientation of the owner. 

Each year, NAWBO-National hosts an Advocacy Day and Academy for Public Service in Washington D.C. to encourage NAWBO members to be involved in the democratic process at all levels of government. NAWBO-Atlanta offers regular educational opportunities to learn about local candidates, issues, and policies that affect our professional lives. Together, we work with Congress and the Administration on issues relating to and impacting woman business owners. 

2019 Public Policy Agenda
NAWBO-Atlanta will continue to pursue a public policy agenda that positions us at the forefront of the issues that impact our members, including:  Access to Capital, Education, Government Contracting, Regulatory Reform, Taxes, and Technology Development and Adoption. We will continue to build and strengthen partnerships, coalitions, and credibility to ensure our members are represented and seen as leaders on issues of importance to business owners.

Affiliate Partners Committee
Builds relationships with local organizations providing additional member benefits 
Provides members with additional resources to build and promote their businesses to potential members.

CEO Roundtables
Organizes the CEO Round Table Program
Develops and disseminates Program information and schedule 
Selects the Roundtable Facilitators
Selects and assigns participants to appropriate groups

Community Affairs
Reviews and selects non-profit and charitable organizations that would benefit from local chapter assistance.
Develops chapter programs to raise money or resources for the selected organizations.
Organizes volunteer programs for our chapter member participation. 

Corporate Partners 
Manages the Annual Corporate Sponsorship program
Develops and implements the objectives and strategies to promote sponsorships 
Updates the sponsorship program materials and offerings annually
Maintains all Sponsorship relationships, information and contacts
Facilitates board members in cultivating sponsors

Develops and implements the objectives and strategies to provide an educational curriculum for Chapter members. 
Reviews and solicits the appropriate professionals, partners and alliances that deliver educational programs.
Develops the schedule and costs for member and non-member participants.

Plans and executes the member yearly program schedule
Selects monthly program topics
Makes all arrangements for speakers 
Creates the program agenda for monthly meetings
Plans special evening programs
Writes monthly articles for newsletter, both promoting upcoming programs and recapping past programs.

Develops and implements the strategies to grow awareness and visibility of the local chapter
Works with professional agencies in the PR and Advertising industry to develop chapter marketing materials and resources
Advises all in-house chapter communications and all public communications regarding NAWBO Atlanta
Develops content for the Monthly and Weekly eblast
Manages all content development for the chapter website 

Member Focus 
Recognizes and promotes chapter member achievements to the chapter and the local community.
Develops strategies and ideas to highlight and focus on member achievement 
Solicits and collects recognition opportunities from chapter members

Membership – Recruitment 
Recruit prospective members
Welcome new members 
Encourage member participation 
Generate monthly newsletter profiles on new member
Plan membership recruitment events and new member orientations

Membership – Retention
Manages all membership renewals
Develops surveys to understand membership satisfaction
Contacts all members 60 days prior to membership renewal
Conducts exit interviews on all non-renewing members

Public Policy 
Informs and educates members on public policy issues that impact women-owned businesses 
Keep Members informed about events to become involved and support small business public policy opportunities
Represents the chapter at national public policy events 


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