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NAWBO University - Rise Up: Diversity & Inclusion

NAWBO University Rise UP
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 9:00am11:00am
Ottawa University
9414 N. 25th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021
United States
Registration Deadline: 
October 16, 2019 - 10:00am

Rise Up: Diversity & Inclusion Topic (October 16, 2019). Save the date. 

The Bias in Your Blind Spot: Uncover the Hidden Preferences that Impact Your Leadership, Legacy & Bottom Line  

Whether deliberate or unconscious bias makes it harder to get ahead and ultimately impacts our day-to-day experiences. The reality is everyone is biased, and we all harbor unconscious assumptions that can distort our good intentions and prevent us from building meaningful and authentic relationships. This limits our ability to be fully present and engage across our different cultural backgrounds.

Join us for this engaging and interactive session, where we will: ​

  • Explore and unpack the five most prevalent types of bias

  • Deepen self-awareness of explicit and unconscious bias and the impact it has on relationships

  • Engage in real, nonjudgmental conversations about gender bias and actions you can take to address it.

Felicia Davis is a certified leadership & personal branding consultant, author and creator of The Leadership Mastery Formula. She’s the CEO of Joyful Transformations, Inc. and a former HR Executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience. Her knowledge, skills, and expertise have been leveraged by companies such as NCR, Manpower, T-Mobile, Chubb Insurance and Pepperdine University just to name a few.

Known for her ability to help leaders make their value visible, her programs support women in becoming value-driven thought-leaders with impeccable communication and leadership skills. These skills translate into scalable brands that get them recognized, respected and rewarded for their results.

Recognized as a Quiet Hero in the community for her philanthropic endeavors, Felicia was honored as a Woman of Excellence by the National Council of Negro Women and her work was recently featured on ABC15 as well as in the Wall Street Journal.

She’s the author of “The Leadership Mastery Formula: Create an Authentic Brand that Gets You Noticed, Known & Called Upon!” as well as several articles on leadership and personal branding. Surprisingly, she turned down an invitation to be on the Oprah Show and admits that she has an unhealthy obsession with reality tv, fashion and gummy worms!

About the Rise Up Program

NAWBO Diversity Statement:

In principle and in practice, NAWBO values and seeks a diverse and inclusive membership. NAWBO seeks full participation in the organization by all business owners who support our mission to empower women entrepreneurs, regardless of race, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability. NAWBO’s goal is to effectively represent the full diversity of the women business owner community and to expand access to leadership opportunities across the full spectrum of our membership.

At NAWBO Phoenix, we recognize that there is a wealth of women business owners that are not represented in our chapter and we want to change that. According to the 2017 American Express Open State of Women-Owned Business report, 5.4 million firms are majority-owned by women of color in the U.S. Our goal is to have the members of our chapter represent the community at large. NAWBO Phoenix is focused on increasing diversity and fostering inclusion this year and we need your assistance to Rise Up!

Rise Up is a quarterly program targeted to attract a diverse group of women business owners, who want to grow their businesses, while also having conversations about the benefits of inclusion and diversity.

NAWBO Phoenix is intentionally seeking to create a cross-cultural and multi-generational community of women, to help strengthen the local economy.

Who Should Come to Rise Up?

  • Women business owners in the startup phase of their business who are seeking to be part of a community where they can be supported.

  • Women business owners with established businesses who would like to belong to a national group that builds strong alliances among each other and seeks ways to create change in business culture. This program is for you as well.

  • Men who support the mission of women business owners. 

The Rise Up Program is:

  • Access to greater networks of diverse individuals and businesses in the greater Phoenix area.

  • Opportunities for business growth and learning.

  • Ways to interact with others who have been where you are in your business ownership.

Rise Up with NAWBO Phoenix as we seek to transform our local and national influence!

*NAWBO National statistical data for Women-Owned Businesses.

* 2014 State of Women-Owned Businesses

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