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Rise Up Program

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 9:30am12:00pm
Phoenix Indian Center
4520 N. Central Avenue
Suite 250
Phoenix, AZ 85012
United States
Registration Deadline: 
November 16, 2017 - 8:00am

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. 1 in 3 women business owners are women of color; 5% of millennials are business owners.

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!

The Rise Up Program is a 5-month 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.

Join us on November 16 between 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon as we discuss Growing Your Business through Building Community. Join us as Laurie Battaglia, CEO Aligned at Work moderates a panel of community builders who have proven techniques to share with us.

Our panelists include:

Patricia Hibbeler, CEO of the Phoenix Indian Center, a community resource for 70 years. The Phoenix Indian Center is the oldest, continuing American Indian Center in the United States, operating since 1947. Patti has been the CEO since 2004.  

Imelda Ojeda, Program Developer and Executive Assistant with the East Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, whose mission is to promote the economic growth and empowerment of all business enterprises within the East Valley region of metropolitan Phoenix.

Pat Gillum, Creator of the Sisterhood Extravaganza, a premier women’s organization aimed at empowering women and girls economically to exceed in all areas of their lives, careers, and business. 

These women are skilled community builders, and we’ll tap into their wisdom and experience to help grow your community and your business at the same time.


9:30 – 9:45 am         Open Networking & Coffee/snacks

9:45 – 11:00 am       Panel Discussion

11:00 – 12:00 am     Table Topics and Networking Discussions

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 infancy stage of their business who are seeking to be part of a community where they can be supported.

  • Women business owners beyond the infancy phase of their business 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:

  • An opportunity to apply for one of eight scholarships for NAWBO membership.

  • 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

Save These Dates:

  • December – No Meeting. Enjoy the Holidays!

  • January 18 – Up Your Money! Finding Capital to Grow Your Business

  • February 15 – Bringing Technology & Systems to Your Business