About - Lakeland Metro | NAWBO


Welcome to NAWBO - Lakeland Metro

We are so excited you are either already or are considering becoming a part of Lakeland Metro NAWBO!  Connecting to the power of fellow women business owners in central Florida and around the country and even the world can be an exciting and meaningful experience. The resources available--from educational opportunities to networking to marketing--are nothing short of phenomenal. However, like every opportunity, it must be understood and utilized in order to live up to its true potential. Therefore, I encourage you to jump in with both feet and to educate yourself about the many resources of NAWBO. To that end, I offer a free consultation with every member where we brainstorm about how NAWBO can help YOUR business specifically and we come up with a gameplan. Also, be sure you read over the How to Grow Your Business with NAWBO publication as it has a lot of ideas for you to jumpstart your association with NAWBO. Getting involved with the board and our activities is one of the best ways to activate the benefits of NAWBO membership and so I encourage you to think about how you might exercise your leadership skills with us.

Please reach out to any of us on the board at any time. Let's go NAWBO!

J. Lenora Bresler, president
Bresler Training, LLC.

NAWBO Lakeland Metro grows women who grow their businesses. Our strategic mission is to recruit and reain as members women who have majority business ownership and are interested in...

  • intentional growth of their businesses.
  • an exchange of knowledge and experience.
  • development of their leadership skills.
  • an expansion of their spheres of influence.


2017-2018 Board of Directors - NAWBO Lakeland Metro


J. Lenora Bresler
Founder and President
Bresler Training, LLC.
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Suyen Stevenson
Yen Graphics
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Roberta Lague
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Immediate Past Chair

Maureen Nichols
Ep3, Inc.
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Marketing & Public Relations Director
Raechel S. Kilburn
RSK Marketing Services
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Community Relations Director
Carol Hornsby
Crave Fitness & Wellness, LLC
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Education Director
J Ginger Carlisle
RSK Marketing Services
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Membership Director
Angela Higgenbotham
Rocking H Ranch
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Public Policy Director
Christine Y Quinn
My Family's Seasonings
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Hospitality & Logistics Director
Tammy Jackson
Arbonne International

Tampa Developement Forums Director
Emily Rogers
First Source Consulting

Corporate Partner Advisor
Bretta Christakos
CenterState Bank Central Florida NA