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  • What’s Your WBC Experience? August 20, 2012

    It’s hard to believe it has almost been a year since I stepped into this position of NAWBO® President and CEO. In fact, it was at last year’s NAWBO® Women’s Business Conference (WBC) that I was first formally introduced to the NAWBO® community of leaders, members, sponsors and more.

    I remember feeling so energized by the warmth and excitement of everyone I met, and heartened to hear so many business success stories of how entrepreneurs had begun, grown and continued to innovate and push forward despite a challenging few years.

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  • Can Women Today "Have It All?" July 9, 2012

    Think about your life as a woman business owner. If you could “have it all” with work, family, friends and community, what would that life look like? Do you feel like you’re already there…or well on your way?

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  • Ushering in a New Generation of Women Leaders June 8, 2012

    It’s that time of year when the next generation of business and social leaders march to Pomp and Circumstance and culminate years of education with a toss of their cap. It’s time to enter the real world—one that looks very different from when most of us began our careers as future women leaders. There are more opportunities, but there are also new challenges.

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  • May Celebrates Main Street America May 11, 2012

    May is National Small Business Month—a month-long opportunity to acknowledge everything small businesses do for our country and our communities. Of the more than 6,000 women business owners that create our NAWBO® membership, 90 percent are small business owners, too. They are part of Main Street America that is 27.5 million small businesses strong. Together, these small businesses employ half of all U.S. workers, have created 65 percent of all new jobs in our country over the past 17 years and are poised to create the majority of new jobs and economic growth needed in the U.S.

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  • Opportunities to Connect, Interact and Support Women Business Owners Are Plentiful This Spring April 9, 2012

    One of the many benefits of representing the voice of women business owners is having the opportunity to connect and interact with some pretty amazing people. In late March, I was invited to a Women’s History Month reception at Vice President Joe Biden’s home.

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  • Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Mary Schnack March 12, 2012

    A little over a week ago, a sad occasion brought many of us together in Sedona, Arizona, to celebrate the life of an amazing mother, daughter, friend, mentor and inspiration to all of us who knew her: Our NAWBO® sister Mary Schnack. On February 20th, Mary lost her long battle with cancer.

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  • The Voice of Women Business Owners Provides Valuable Insight February 13, 2012

    Women business owners are in a tremendous position of power and influence as one of the fastest-growing segments of the economy. It’s no wonder political decision makers want to hear the voice of women business owners as they look to strengthen the economy, and are turning to NAWBO® for this valuable perspective.

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  • UPS Takes Its Commitments to Women Business Owners to the Next Level January 11, 2012

    Louisville is home to a thriving business community of both large and local companies.

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  • The Excitement and Opportunities Have Only Just Begun December 19, 2011

    If you’ve ever moved (and we all have!) you know that after all the boxes are carefully packed and then unpacked, you’re left with a new energy and excitement about the opportunities that lie ahead. There are new places to explore, new relationships to build, a new mark to make. It’s a lot like how our NAWBO® National leadership feels about our organization’s move back to Washington, DC—where NAWBO® was founded and where public policy is shaped and action begins—right in time for the 2012 elections.

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  • Continue to Support Small Businesses and the Companies That Support Us December 2, 2011

    As women business owners, many of us own and operate small businesses. To us, it’s no secret that we are the backbone of the U.S. economy—from mom-and-pop storefronts that anchor Main Street and define neighborhoods to high-tech start-ups that keep America on the cutting edge in this global economy. We are the powerful force that is creating two out of every three new jobs in America, helping spur economic development in communities across our country and giving millions of families and individuals the opportunity to achieve the “American dream.”

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