2021 NAWBO NextGen Forum | NAWBO

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 4:00pm to Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 6:30pm

JUST COMPLETED! Inspiration, Motivation & Education Are Just Around the Corner!

An innovative two-day virtual forum (4-6:30pm ET each day) hosted by NAWBO is coming next month—designed to develop curiosity, confidence and mindset in enterprising young women who are college or post-college age or high school age with an established business as well as those with a business idea. 

In case you were not able to join us, please click on the links below to see our amazing content.  These speakers were truly inspirational and motivational.

October 5 – Welcome Remarks and Keynote

October 5 – Empowered Girls Empower Girls and It’s About Getting Connected

October 6 – Welcome to Day 2 with Your Voice Matters and What’s Coming in 2022

October 6 – Lessons from Young Entrepreneurs and New Rising Star Award


SAVE THE DATE - Next virtual program on November 9 at 5-6pm ET!  More details to come!

Here's what you missed:  NextGen Forum Program Agenda

Tuesday, October 5, 2021


3:30pm – 4:00pm ET

Check out the virtual photo booth presented by Bank of America and meet up with attendees in the Lounge on our Airmeet platform!


4:00 pm – 4:10pm ET

Welcome to the Forum!

Jacqueline Hayes, NAWBO National Board
Founder and Chief Marketing Strategist
Crayons & Marketers

Vera Jones, Emcee
CEO, Vera’s VoiceWorks

Mercedes Garcia,
Vice President Community Relations & Public Policy

4:10 p.m. – 4:40 pm ET

Keynote: Passion Matters

Caroline Castille
CEO, Clickable Impact & bSteps Dancewear

4:40 pm – 5:10 pm ET

The Decency Quotient

Mercedes Garcia

5:10pm – 5:20pm ET



5:20pm – 5:50 pm ET

Empowered Girls Empower Girls!

A fireside chat with Girls Spark founder and COO about why mental health, body image, emotions and social media toxicity are critical to discuss and address among teens

Carnela Hill, Interviewer
CEO/Principal Designer
CR Hill Design Group, LLC

Julia Kasper
Founder & Executive Director, Girls Spark

Molly Jamison
COO, Girls Spark

5:50pm – 6:00 pm ET

It’s About Getting Connected: Here’s How & Why

Lorena Camargo
Founder & CEO
PearlTrans Logistics

6:00pm – 6:30 pm ET

Several giveaways will be announced to close the day!*

GET CONNECTED – in the lounge!



Wednesday, October 6, 2021


3:30pm – 4:00pm ET

Check out the virtual photo booth presented by Bank of America and meet up with attendees in the Lounge on our Airmeet platform!


4:00 pm – 4:10pm ET

Welcome to Day 2!


Michele Schina
CPA & Owner, TMSII

Vera Jones, Emcee
CEO, Vera’s VoiceWorks

4:10pm – 4:40 pm ET

Your Voice Matters!


Elle Patout
Director of Public Relations, NAWBO

4:40 pm – 4:50 pm ET

NAWBO NextGen Programming – What’s Coming in 2022

Lori Lemmon
Director of Events & Speical Programs, NAWBO

4:50pm – 5:00pm ET



5:00pm – 5:45 pm ET

Lessons from Young Entrepreneurs Panel

Sarah Sladek, Moderator
Speaker, Author & CEO
Sarah Sladek & Company

Emily Garcia
Founder & Owner, Francy Emilade

Alaina Jacques
Girl We Gotta Talk & Purpose Media

Kaitlin Kao
Founder & Owner, Kao Closet

5:45pm – 6:00 pm ET

Forum Close

New award – hear about the Rising Star Award

Stay tuned for the announcement of several amazing giveaways!*

Vera Jones, Emcee

Michele Schina

6:00pm – 6:30 pm ET

GET CONNECTED – in the lounge!

What was your “aha” moment?



NextGen Virtual Forum Title Sponsor



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