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  • “NAWBO is a great organization for women entrepreneurs that provides an outlet for women business owners across the country to share their creativity an inspire and support each other in their pursuits.”

    Katrina Markoff

    Founder, CEO and Chocolatier of Vosges Haut Chocolat and Wild Ophelia

  • "I am fortunate to be a woman in America who was given the opportunity to achieve her dream. I want women everywhere to have that same opportunity and am pleased to work with the NAWBO Institute for Entrepreneurial Development to increase opportunities for women entrepreneurs."

    Sara Blakely

    Spanx founder and head of The Sara Blakely Foundation

  • "...We worked hard to position the emergence of women business owners as a growing segment of the women's movement and to develop the organizational base and structural guidelines for a national association. "

    Susan Hager

    Founding NAWBO National President

Decisions about NAWBO San Diego operations are made by our volunteer Board of Directors, which meets monthly. The NAWBO year runs from July to June; members are invited to apply for Board positions in April of each year.

President
Felena Hanson, Hera Hub

Immediate Past President
Mindy Bortness, Communication Works, Inc.

Secretary
Kathryn Busch, California Bank & Trust

Treasurer
Vacant

Membership Director 
Yali Bair Ruiz, Bair Ruiz Enterprises

Member at Large
Nan McKay, Nan McKay Connects LLC

Retention Director
Lee Anne Davis, Promoventures, Inc

Retention Co-Chair
Desiree Doubrox, HomWork

Corporate Liaison
Anny Tritchler, Kanban Signs

Advocacy Director
Diana Vellos Coker, Larrabee Albi Coker LLP

Program Director
Vacant

Marketing & Communications Director
Vacant

Bravo Chair
Nikkie Achartz, Snap Savvy Strategies

Sponsor Representation
Karen Harrison, Bank of America

Chapter Administrator
Helna Correll, San Diego Site Pros, Inc.