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  • What Are You Grateful For? November 11, 2015

    “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
    —William Arthur Ward

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  • It’s a Great Time for Women-Owned Small Businesses October 23, 2015

    My sister makes amazing handcrafted jewelry, and I’m not just saying that because she’s my sister. It’s a passion that I’ve watched her develop over the years alongside having a successful career. I invited her to last month’s NAWBO Women’s Business Conference in San Antonio to connect with other entrepreneurial women and be inspired and ready if she decides to go “all in” as a small business owner.

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  • Why Belonging Is Important January 10, 2014

    As humans, we have a natural, fundamental need to belong—to one another, to our friends and family, to our culture, to our community and to our world. That’s because belonging makes us feel like, good or bad, we’re not in this alone; we’re in it together with a powerful support system wanting to see us happy, healthy, motivated and successful.

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  • STEPPING OUT December 9, 2013

    Do the holidays and year-end feel like they come sooner every year? Research shows there’s actually a reason for this. When we are younger, we constantly experience and learn new things that take time to anticipate and process. As adults, we have often “been there, done that,” and aren’t as willing to step out of our comfort zones to try new things. Yet, doing so is critically important for an organization like NAWBO and for the thousands of women business owners we serve.

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  • NAWBO Boards Are Great Places For Servant Leaders November 8, 2013

    At last month’s NAWBO Women’s Business Conference, our current, past and incoming presidents were invited to stay on through Saturday for a very special event in their honor. We had invited Joe Iarocci, CEO of the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, there to speak to our own servant leaders that drive the success of NAWBO through their passion and excellence. If you’re not familiar with the servant leadership philosophy and practices that have been proven to enrich lives, build better organizations and create a more caring world, the term was introduced in 1970 by Robert K.

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  • Celebrating 25 Years of a Landmark Legislation October 24, 2013

    A 25-year anniversary is something to celebrate—especially when it’s the anniversary of a landmark piece of legislation that ushered in a transformation in women’s enterprise development.

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  • Touching The Next Generation August 12, 2013

    As successful women entrepreneurs, it’s an honor and an obligation to nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs, especially young women and girls. YEA! (The Young Entrepreneurs Academy) that is redefining entrepreneurship education in America presents a tremendous opportunity to do just that. YEA! is a groundbreaking afterschool program that transforms middle and high school students into confident entrepreneurs.

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  • It’s Clear: Women Make Great Leaders July 11, 2013

    A blog in the Harvard Business Review (March 2012) by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman confirms what we, as women business owners, already know: women make great leaders. It’s clear here at NAWBO and in companies worldwide.

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  • Celebrating Equal Pay and Small Business June 10, 2013

    This morning, I was honored to stand among an audience of almost entirely women in the East Room of the White House to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. Here, President Obama recognized the gains we’ve made in the past five decades and the gender wage disparities that still remain (women earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by men).

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  • Getting Our Fair Share May 13, 2013

    NAWBO has long been outspoken about the importance of achieving the 5 percent Federal procurement goal for women-owned small businesses. After all, failure to achieve this goal has been costing women business owners—one of the largest and fastest growing economic engines today—an average of $5 billion a year in lost contracts.

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