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Virtual Programming

On the Road to Recovery

As we navigate the road to recovery from COVID-19, we are thrilled to offer a regular schedule of virtual programming each week to connect and support our community of women business owners every step of the way. This programming is available to the public—so please join us and tell all your entrepreneurial women friends so they can benefit too and get to know NAWBO!

These are public events; we’re all in this together and everyone is welcome!

The schedule is as follows each week and programming specifics will be announced every Friday for the week to come:
• Tuesdays – Virtual Lunch & Learn – 12 p.m. ET
• Wednesdays – Community Connect – 5 p.m. ET
• Fridays – Virtual Happy Hour - 5 p.m. ET

The Virtual webinars are recorded if you register you will receive the link to the recording the following day. You can access past webinars in the NAWBO Institute under the Resource Center for webcasts. The Virtual webinars are recorded if you register you will receive the link to the recording the following day. You can access past webinars in the NAWBO Institute under the Resource Center for webcasts. 

For the week of May 18-22, Please join us for:

Virtual Lunch and Learn 
“Revitalizing Business Post COVID-19 Quarantine"
Tuesday, May 19th at 12 p.m. ET


We’ve all been shaken by COVID-19. Even businesses that are still functioning are finding the need to shift how they operate. Instead of waiting for the “new normal” to happen to you, it’s time to be proactive and create your own future. Learn to pivot by identifying opportunities around you and positioning your strengths to meet new demands.

As leaders begin to think about going back to “business as usual” it will be vital to recognize and plan for creating a new normal as we will not be going back.

1. Create an organizational culture that recognizes collective trauma

2. Train Human Resources on mental health first aid and the impacts of mental health on the workforce

3. Provide staff with clear policies, procedures, and resources to support them in returning to work

4. Train all staff to understand, listen, and ask for reasonable accommodation

5. Re-evaluate of responsibilities, workloads, deliverables, timelines and collaborative processes

6. Provide training and resources on empathetic economics and financial planning

Presented by Michele Bennyhoff,  NAWBO Sacramento
Michele Bennyhoff owns Bennyhoff Products and Services. She is hired by organizations that want to be a force for good but their efforts are derailed by day-to-day operations. And what they want is a strategic, sustainable plan of action to grow the bottom-line while positively impacting the health of the community.

Michele has a Master of Public Health in Community Health Sciences from Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and a minor in Culture, Text and Language. Currently she is Vice President of Membership for NAWBO Sacramento Valley and the Community Partnerships Board Director for CHILL Sacramento.


Community Connects Call
Every Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET

Grab your favorite beverage and join us by video (so we can see each other just like we would in an in-person meeting)! We’ll connect, share best practices and support one another in an interactive chat format. This is a safe space to share since the calls are not being recorded.  Introduce yourself as you participate on the call.

This is what you can expect:

Each week, we will spend the first 20 minutes of the Zoom call checking in to see how we are doing. Think about sharing stories of inspiration and innovation of how you are managing during this challenging time. The call will transition to a “think tank” for us to help brainstorm and support you with business challenges resulting from the current business crisis/environment we are experiencing. We will spend the final 40 minutes of our Community Connect call supporting up to four people each week. A person will present their business challenge and everyone else will then have the opportunity to share ideas in “popcorn style.” It will be up to the person sharing to follow-up with the various people who are problem solving.  This can be done by writing down the person’s name and looking them up in the Member Directory on the web site.  

No need to register; simply join Zoom using the meeting credentials below:

Meeting ID: 975 991 937
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Meeting ID: 975 991 937







Virtual Happy Hour
Friday, May 22nd at 5 p.m. ET

Kick off the long weekend by joining NAWBO National Board members Molly Gimmel and Susan Dawson on Zoom for a virtual happy hour! 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 870 1196 6893
Password: 775518


Your Resource Center – A Hub of Coronavirus-Related Business Resources to Support You Through This Time.
Click here to access Your Resource Center through the NAWBO Institute platform. You will need to log in or create a profile to access the center and will need to use GOOGLE CHROME.

We hope to “see” you next week at one or all three of next week’s virtual events. And remember to share the information on with your community and on social media. 


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