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Owning your own business is not for the faint of heart. You might be a business owner if…

  • You like being told no
  • You are comfortable with managing cashflow uncertainties
  • Asking for money excites you
  • You like being responsible for everything
  • You love taking risk(s) even when others tell you not to

Our panel of business owners comes together from different walks of life to discuss their experience with courage in their businesses. Our panelists are:

  • Alissa Chavez, owner of Assila (her name spelled backwards). Alissa started her company at the age 14 after hearing too many tragic stories of children dying from being accidentally left in a hot car. Alissa created Hot Seat to prevent this type of accident. She has gained national recognition and accolades as she has worked to bring her product to the market.
  • Lorraine Higgins, Area Representative/Franchise Owner, Orange Theory Fitness. Lorraine is an ambitious and versatile Business Development Leader with more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience. She thrives in dynamic, challenging and fast-paced professional environments, offers a unique ability to cultivate and maintain strategic relationships internally and outside the organization and applies strong analytical and critical thinking skills to solve problems.
  • Joanie Griffin, CEO and founder of Sunny505. She has over 30 years of experience in the communications and marketing field—starting with Griffin & Associates in 1990. As a successful small business owner, Joanie knows the importance of creating a memorable and lasting brand for a business. Though the media world has evolved greatly, Joanie has always adapted media strategies to most effectively serve her clients’ needs. Joanie has remained at the forefront of marketing and advertising by building communications plans that integrate shared media, owned media, paid media and earned media.

Join us for this no holds barred panel discussion with our three tried-and-true women business owners discussing courage in their businesses.

  • Date: Wednesday September 18, 2019
  • Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton, 1000 Woodward Pl NE, Albuquerque NM 87102
  • Time: Registration/Networking: 5:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Dinner & Presentation: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost for Members: $28 - MEMBERS CLICK HERE to register and pay in advance thru PayPal (no account needed)
Cost for Guests: $33 - GUESTS CLICK HERE to register and pay in advance thru PayPal (no account needed)

Online registration for NAWBO events closes the day before the event. Walk-in registrations will still be accommodated, but there will be an additional $5 charge ($10 over the regular early-bird rate). So register early!

  • Mary Carvets image

    Join us for our August 21st lunch meeting. Our guest speaker will be Mary Cravets, who will present "More Clients, Less Marketing - How to Create More Leads and Income by Doing Less".

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  • NAWBO-NM Monthly Meeting
    Procurement Games - Cutting Through the Red Tape for Successful Gov't and Lab Contracting
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    Wed. July 17, 2019
    Embassy Suites (I-25 at Lomas)
    5:30pm - 8:00pm

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  • Dena Crain

    Have you had your identity or business safety compromised online, or rebuffed attempts at this type of breach? These days, so many of us have had our identity stolen somehow, often with serious financial or personal consequences. It is also frightening to think what could happen to your clients and your business if your clients' personal information was stolen from your system.

    How do you know what to do to KEEP yourself and your business safe from cyber invasions when they can be so well-disguised?

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  • Sarita Nair

    Please join us for our May 2019 dinner meeting. Our guest speaker will be Sarita Nair, JD, MCRP, Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Albuquerque, who will present "Economic Development in Albuquerque - What You Should Know as a Business Owner."

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    Please join us for our April lunch meeting! We will have a panel discussion on Your Best Foot Forward: Women's Nutrition, Fitness and Wellness.

    Experts on nutrition and weight management, exercise, and maintaining overall health for women will join us for this special presentation. Why not get set to look and feel your absolute best this summer, with simple, practical approaches to staying in balance? These women’s wellness specialists will show you how.

    Our panelists will be:

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  • Kathleen Ronald

    Please join us for our March evening meeting! Our guest speaker will be Kathleen Ronald, 'Business Growth Expert,' who will present "Spring Cleaning with Clutternomics! Clear Your Way to Profits, Productivity and Peace!"

    As businesspeople, our hours and minutes are precious. We need to be efficient with our time!

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  • Diane Villegas, Stephine Poston, Malini Hoover

    "Yay Diversity! Thriving in NM's Unique Business Environment"
    Please join us for our February lunch meeting.

    The women of this diverse panel of NM women business leaders will offer insights into this topic and offer tips for you to enhance your effectiveness in 2019.

    Diane Villegas, owner of Big Picture Marketing
    Stephine Poston, President & CEO of Poston & Associates
    Malini Hoover, CEO of Advanced Optical Technologies

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the Embassy Suites from 11:15am - 1:00pm

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  • Deena, Micaela, Nyika

    Please join us for our January evening meeting. Our presentation is "Millennial & Gen X Wisdom - The Cutting Edge for Today's Multi-Gen Biz Environment." We will have a panel of three of the most powerful women in the New Mexico business scene:

    Deena Crawley, Marketing Director for Dion's Pizza

    Micaela Brown, Founder & CEO of Blush & Whimsy

    Nyika Allen, Director of Aviation for the City of Albuquerque.

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  • K. Stewart

    Please join us for our December lunch meeting. Our guest speaker will be Keri Stewart, founder of Results 4 Business, who will present "A One-Page Business Plan for Your 2019 Success."

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    Got a burning question about your business? Join us at our November Speed Business Coaching session and get answers! In this program you will have an opportunity to receive laser-focused coaching from some of New Mexico's most charismatic and successful businesswomen.

    Nov. 7 - Luncheon
    11:15am - 1:00pm
    Embassy Suites

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