2022 Presidents Onboarding Summit | NAWBO

Monday, June 6, 2022 -
8:00am to 7:30pm


Monday, June 6, 2022

Leading into Advocacy Days at The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center

This event is for incoming chapter presidents, 2nd year presidents, new immediate past presidents, chapter administrators and executive directors serving the 2022-2023 fiscal year starting July 1, 2022.

Connect in person with chapter leaders across the country and access resources that will help you be successful leading your chapter!

This day features a special reception and installation of the National Board and recognition of chapter presidents across the country.

To register and book your hotel for Presidents Onboarding Summit, click here.  Note, the registration is on the Advocacy Days webpage.  You have (3) registration options:  Presidents Onboarding and Advocacy Days, Presidents Onboarding only or Advocacy Days only.  There is no separate fee for Presidents Onboarding.

Note that while masking indoors is not currently required in Washington, D.C., anyone who would feel more comfortable wearing a mask is welcome to do so as desired.

Agenda subject to change.


Presidents Onboarding Summit Sponsor





National Board Installation Sponsor




Time Description Location
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM ET

Buffet Breakfast & Welcome

Deborah Snyder, NAWBO VP of Membership & Community Outreach

National Ballroom AB
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. ET

Opening & State of NAWBO
Jen Earle, NAWBO CEO


Final Member Address
Cristina Morales Heaney, NAWBO National Board Chair


Mission & Vision of NAWBO
Karen Bennetts, NAWBO National Board Chair Elect

National Ballroom B
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM ET

Leadership Panel of Past Presidents - From our Chapters and National

Charmaine Brown, NAWBO Greater Detroit
Molly Gimmel, NAWBO Greater DC
Janis Shinkawa, NAWBO Ventura County
Moderator, Ellen Linares, NAWBO Charlotte, PASC Chair 2022-2023

National Ballroom B
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM ET BREAK  
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

Chapter Management Roundtables:  (Meet and greet with the PASC)

  • Review Checklists: Governance, Fiduciary, Presidents 
  • Chapter of Excellence Program
  • Chapter Incentive Program
  • Chapter of the Year
  • One Page Business Plan 2022-2023 (Please bring your laptop with you to access the program.)


Ellen Linares, PASC Chair, 2022-2023
Janie Stubblefield, PASC Chair, 2021-2022 

National Ballroom A
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM ET

 Bank of America Remarks

  • 2022 Small Business Owner Report 
  • Ambassador Program

Jill Calabrese Bain, Managing Director, Bank of America

National Ballroom B
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM ET BREAK  
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM ET

Meet the NAWBO Team!

How can we help support you and your chapter?

National Ballroom B
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

Explore Washington, D.C.!

  • Get to know other chapter leaders at lunch on your own in the District

Visit one of the many amazing museums and sites such as:

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET Relax - get ready for Cocktail Reception!  
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM ET Cocktail Reception & National Board Installation and Recognition of Chapter Presidents - Festive attire National Ballroom AB





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