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  • Celebrating the Impact and Legacy of Mothers May 2, 2011

    Mothers play one of the most significant, influential roles in our lives. This Mother’s Day, I hope you’ll join me in celebrating your mother and the legacy she created in your life—as you juggle all the responsibility that comes with being both a mom and woman business owner in today’s world.

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  • Role of Women as We Celebrate Earth Day April 18, 2011

    For most, they hear the word “green” and think about how much energy they can save by changing out a few light bulbs, or how much water they can conserve by turning off the faucet when they brush. But for today’s women business community, it’s about so much more.

    The green economy is an opportunity to come up with innovative solutions to lighten our environmental footprint and leave our communities—and, in fact, the world—in a better state for the next generation; it’s part of our legacy we are creating. It’s also a tremendous opportunity to:

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  • Empowering Women to Make a Difference in the Political Sphere April 1, 2011

    Though we are saddened by last week’s passing of Geraldine Ferraro, we are reminded of the long-lasting impression she has made in the political arena and the impact we as women, with a unified voice, can have.

    As the first woman and first Italian-American to run on a presidential ticket, the former New York congresswoman inspired generations of women to take part in the predominately male-led political sphere. Described by former 1984 running mate Walter Mondale as “a remarkable woman and dear human being who broke a lot of molds,” Geraldine forever changed the face of history.

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  • NAWBO® Celebrates Its Role in Women’s History March 18, 2011

    This Women’s History Month reminds us of how far we’ve come and how much more we can accomplish as we network, share resources and support one another. You’ll read about what thought leaders are saying and how women around the world are celebrating in this month’s Focus.

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  • Women and the Changing Landscape March 4, 2011

    With continued unrest and change in government leadership around the world—as most recently seen in Egypt—new opportunities and the potential to alter history as we know it abound. Although times are uncertain, citizens around the world wait with bated breath to see positive change take hold. Change is the key to opening the door to future opportunities and building a legacy for the next generation.

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  • President’s Day: An Excellent Time to Reflect on Our Own Leadership as Women Entrepreneurs February 18, 2011

    President’s Day honors not only Presidents Washington and Lincoln for their February birthdays, but also all U.S. presidents. At NAWBO®, we believe it is also a great time to reflect on women entrepreneurs and what makes us unique as leaders of our own organizations.

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  • Celebrating History & Opportunity February 7, 2011

    Black History Month celebrates progress that has been made by and for African-Americans in the social and economic spheres. Yet it also brings to light the opportunities that still remain even in these contemporary times.

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  • Celebrating Diversity Makes Us All Stronger January 17, 2011

    Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King Day, it’s amazing to think how the “I have a dream” speech has found new relevance today as our nation strives to find true equality in race, sex, religion, sexual orientation and even political differences. As we approach Black History Month in February, it is important as women business owners to recognize diversity in the workplace and address unresolved misconceptions and tensions that may still be present even during contemporary times.

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  • Take Your Next Step With Solid Footing January 3, 2011

    A new year is synonymous with new opportunities. This includes new opportunities to increase business competitiveness and local or international growth. With this in mind, NAWBO knows that one of the greatest challenges women business owners face in today’s market is growing from Point A to Point B. New and innovative tactics are necessary for continuous improvement—to propel a business from survival to success.

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  • In the Midst of it All December 6, 2010

    There is always so much to do in December. Between year-end reporting and bookkeeping, completing projects and planning company celebrations, we all have a lot going on—and those are just our work obligations. Factor in the personal shopping, gift buying and gatherings so many of us do for our families, December is a hectic month. Regardless of that fact, it’s the perfect time to think about the year ahead and plan for your business. A new year gives us a fresh start to reach for our goals and prosper.

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