NAWBO® Installs the 2011-2012 Board Of Directors | NAWBO

NAWBO® Installs the 2011-2012 Board Of Directors

(Washington, D.C., July 18, 2011)The National Association of Women Business Owners® (NAWBO®, proudly installs dynamic and powerful women from across the nation as its new 2011-2012 Board of Directors.

“We are thrilled to welcome the new and returning women business owners into our 2011-2012 Board of Directors,” says NAWBO®’s President and CEO Helen Han. “While each of these remarkable women bring unique backgrounds and insights to the table, they all share a commitment to moving our organization and women business owners forward to create an even more profound impact on job creation and the economy in their communities and nationwide.”

NAWBO®’s mission is to propel women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide by:

  • Strengthening the wealth creating capacity of its members and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community
  • Creating innovative and effective change in the business culture
  • Building strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations
  • Transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers

“NAWBO® has—and will continue to have—a profound impact on the success of America’s 10 million women-owned businesses,” shares new NAWBO® National Chair Evelyn Strange. “I look forward to working with the amazing women serving on this year’s Board to deepen the power and influence of NAWBO®.” Strange is president of Advanced Electrical Systems, Inc. (, a full-service industrial and commercial electrical contracting and engineering firm located in Louisville, Kentucky.

The 2011-2012 Board will build on its longstanding history of advocating on behalf of women entrepreneurs through impacting landmark legislation such as H.R. 5050, the Women’s Business Ownership Act passed in 1988, and the recent Small Business Administration’s federal contracting rule to ensure women-owned businesses get their fair share of contracting dollars. The new Board will be formally introduced to the business community at the NAWBO® Women’s Business Conference, held August 31st-September 1st at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California. The conference is newly condensed, high impact and high energy, and can be tailored by participants to meet their current business needs and goals for future growth. For more information, click here.

Congratulations to the entire 2011-2012 NAWBO® Board of Directors:


Helen Han
Washington, DC

Evelyn Strange
Advanced Electrical
Systems, Inc.
Louisville, KY

Laura Yamanaka
TeamCFO, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Kelly Scanlon
Thinking Bigger Business Media, Inc
Shawnee Mission, KS

Deborah Stallings
HR Anew, Inc.
Columbia, MD


Darla Beggs
Abba Staffing and Consulting
Dallas/Forth Worth, TX

Billie Dragoo
Indianapolis, IN

Miriam Muley
The 85% Niche, LLC
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

Dana Rambow
AristoCare Home
Health Services
Tucson, AZ

Chair, Presidents Assembly
Rachael Bender
Bender Consulting
Naples, FL

About NAWBO®
Founded in 1975, NAWBO® propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide. More than 35 years later, NAWBO® is still the only organization that solely represents the interest of women entrepreneurs in all industries. The organization's mission is to strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of its members and promote economic development; to create innovative and effective change in the business culture; to build strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations; and to transform public policy and influence opinion makers. To learn more about NAWBO®, visit

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