2022 Advocacy Days | NAWBO

2022 Advocacy Days

registration fees

Note, there is not a fee for Presidents Onboarding Summit, however that event on June 6 is separate from Advocacy Days.

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    $200

    non-member

    $250

 

 

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The Westin Washington D.C. City Center

1400 M Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: +1 202 429 1700
Room Rate: $239.00/night + tax
Room block ends on May 13, 2022 or when room block is full.

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Get Ready to Advocate With These Two Training Sessions!

Training Session #1: Advocacy 102

Who? If you’ve met with your elected officials or have started building a relationship with their staff and are looking to expand and grow those relationships, then this session is for you.

When? May 17, 2022 @ 12:00 pm ET

What to Expect: All advocates reach a point where they are ready to build on their relationships with policy makers, whether that is to ladder up to something bigger (being called on to testify before a committee, advocating for a specific legislative outcome) or to simply have a stronger connection with staff. In this session we will focus on best practices for writing targeted, goal oriented op-eds/blogs, writing or leading on letters of support (for legislation/nominees, etc), developing advocacy oriented social media strategies, identifying the ‘local sphere of influence at the state level, etiquette for keeping in touch with Congressional staff and more.

While this session will be virtual, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be prepared to interact with your fellow advocates! This session will incorporate a role playing exercise for participants to practice sharing their business story, discuss policies and brainstorm questions in preparation for 1:1 meetings with Congressional staff during Advocacy Day. Following that exercise, we will come back together as a group to discuss the exercise.

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Training Session #2: Advocacy 101

Who?  If you’re new to advocacy and are hoping to learn more about how to identify policy issues to bring to your elected officials, how to speak with your elected officials and their staff and how to begin building a relationship with them, then this session is for you.

When? May 24, 2022

What to Expect: Everyone needs a starting point. In this session we will cover items in the NAWBO Advocacy Day Policy Agenda, best practices for outreach to Congressional offices, tips for what to say and how to share your business story during your meetings, and guidance for post-meeting follow up.

While this session will be virtual, that does not mean you shouldn’t be prepared to interact with your fellow advocates! This session will incorporate a role-playing exercise for participants to practice sharing their business story, discuss policies and brainstorm questions in preparation for 1:1 meetings with Congressional staff during Advocacy Day. Following that exercise, we will come back together as a group to discuss the exercise.

REGISTER HERE »

 


 

June 6, 2022
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  • 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM ET

    PRESIDENTS ONBOARDING SUMMIT

    Note, this summit on June 6 is only for incoming presidents, 2nd year presidents, new IPPs and Chapter Administrators/Executive Directors.

    Click here for full event details and agenda. 

     

June 7, 2022
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  • 8:00 AM-8:45 AM ET

    ADVOCACY DAYS

    Breakfast at The Westin 

    Come and enjoy breakfast & coffee with NAWBO before we begin Advocacy Day activities

  • 9:00 AM-10:00 AM ET

    Joint Small Business Committee Briefing

    As in years past, NAWBO is pleased to once again host a joint briefing with leadership of the House Committee on Small Business and the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. This briefing will allow attendees to hear from the most influential voices on small business in Washington regarding the top priorities for their committees and how they are working on behalf of women entrepreneurs.

  • 10:00-11:00 AM ET

    Politics v Policy: Navigating the Political Environment to Deliver Results

    In the current political climate, it can be hard to imagine how members of Congress are able to deliver on behalf of their constituents. For this session, participants will hear from a panel of experienced Congresswomen with proven track records of working across the aisle and getting things done in spite of the sometimes challenging political climate.

  • 11:15-12:00 PM ET

    Fireside Chat with Associate Administrator of the Office of Women’s Entrepreneurship, Natalie Cofield & SBA Resource Partner

    The Small Business Administration’s Office of Women’s Entrepreneurship is one of the most influential offices for women entrepreneurs and small business owners in the country, and it works closely with many of the SBA’s important resource partners to develop resources for small businesses. In this session, participants will learn about opportunities for capital access, financial literacy resources and how the Office of Women’s Entrepreneurship works with resource partners.

  • 12:00-1:00 PM ET

    Lunch Break

    Lunch provided at the hotel for all attendees

  • 1:00-4:00 PM ET

    Partner Sessions

    Join us for working sessions with some of our partners! This section will continue to be updated as we work with our partners to confirm their sessions and topics

  • 5:00-7:00 PM ET

    Advocacy Reception - Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar

    223 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
    Washington DC, 20003

June 8, 2022
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  • 8:00-8:45 AM ET

    ADVOCACY DAYS

    Breakfast

    Come and enjoy breakfast & coffee with NAWBO before we begin Advocacy Day activities

  • 9:00-9:45 AM ET

    A Conversation with Assistant Secretary of the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Alejandra Y. Castillo

    Participants will hear from The Economic Development Agency of the Department of Commerce on how federal agencies work on behalf of microbusinesses and emerging entrepreneurs.

  • 10:00-11:00 AM ET

    Panel Discussion with the House Energy & Commerce Committee: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s investments in Broadband - What it Means for Small Business

    With the new infrastructure law in full swing and new projects being rolled out across the country, it’s a great opportunity to discuss broadband and internet accessibility. Access to broadband has become necessary to fully participate in the economy and it will be vital for the new law to create equal access for all communities.

  • 11:00 AM-12:15 PM ET

    How Women’s Business Organizations Work Together to Empower Women Business Owners

    Participants will have the exciting opportunity to hear from leaders of the nation’s largest organizations advocating on behalf of women business owners.

  • 12:30-1:00 PM ET

    NAWBO Photo Op

    We are excited to continue one of our most popular Advocacy Day traditions of taking a group photo together

  • 1:00-2:00 PM ET

    Lunch Break

    Attendees are free to explore restaurants around the Capitol for lunch

  • 2:00-5:00 PM ET

    1:1 Congressional Meetings

    For those that signed up to schedule meetings with Congressional staff, depending on COVID restrictions at the Capitol, you will either meet with Congressional staff in person or take your meeting virtually from the hotel.

  • 5:00 PM ET

    Advocacy Day Concludes - Attendees travel home