Women Leadership Series - Elevating Business by Growing Our Impact | NAWBO

Women Leadership Series - Elevating Business by Growing Our Impact

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 10:30am1:30pm
Prestonwood Country Club - The Creek
15909 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75248
United States


The year 2020 celebrates many major milestones in the history of women, and the history of women in business. As we celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote, we also celebrate NAWBO’s 45th anniversary, and NAWBO DFW’s 35th anniversary.

In the past 50 years, women have created the change they needed to be able to thrive, prosper and succeed with their vision of creating a better place to work and live. Internationally, women business owners look to the women business owners in the states as a beacon of what is possible. Amazingly, the body of international women are impacting change in their own countries in less time than we took on our own journey. Their lightning speed of change is shining light on new questions for us to ponder, such as: What have we done lately? Have we gotten distracted with the busyness of our business? Where are we headed? What new paths still need to be paved? Where do we need to grow as leaders in the small business economy?

Join us for our annual Women Leadership Series where we will tackle these questions with those who pioneered the creation of NAWBO 45 years ago and those who are carrying the torch for the future. This event will include opportunities to network with other strong and successful women business owners, as well as a fire-side chat with founding NAWBO member Dottie Gandy, current National Chair Jeanette Armbrust, and NAWBO DFW President Leslie Hassler. We will also kick off our NAWBO Mastermind Series with facilitator LoriAnne Reeves and inspire you to take your business and your leadership to the next level.


Dottie Gandy: A native Texan, after graduating from Baylor University she spent most of her adult life in Washington DC. She has enjoyed multiple careers as a Corporate Executive, Business Owner, Consultant, Author and Speaker. Dottie is an avid supporter of women in business and is the co-founder of NAWBO (National Association Women Business Owners). She served as the Regional Director for the Franklin Covey Company in Dallas and traveled the world as a consultant for Covey. One of Dottie's proudest moments is being in the crowd in Washington, DC when MLK made is “I Have A Dream" speech. Now she’s helping people accomplish their dreams!

Jeanette Armbrust: In 2001, Jeanette started up Skyline Exhibits of Central Ohio in Columbus, Ohio. After growing her company into an award-winning $7 million business, Jeanette sold the company and became the Managing Director of Skyline Greater LA. Jeanette serves as Chair on the NAWBO National Board in Washington, D.C. She was also named as one of the 2017 Enterprising Women of the Year and the SBA Small Business Woman of the Year. 

Leslie Hassler: Business owners come to Leslie Hassler seeking a way to strategically scale their businesses richly, stop the money leaks, and get back in control with confidence. Leslie, a dynamic author, speaker, and business strategist guides women-owned, service-based businesses into more profits, cash flow, and success using her unique Scaling Rich™ Method. Leslie also currently serves as the NAWBO DFW President from 2018 to 2020.

LoriAnne Reeves: LoriAnne is a sales strategist, professional psychotherapist and a Certified Dynamic Systematic Consultant in Leadership and Organization. She helps leaders and sales professionals put processes in place that build momentum with a rock-solid foundation. She also helps them understand where they get stuck consciously and unconsciously so that they can steer clear of common roadblocks and create clearly defined paths to the success they desire. 

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