Work+Family+Life: Tips on How Women Balance it All | NAWBO

Work+Family+Life: Tips on How Women Balance it All

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 5:30pm7:30pm
Hera Hub Sorrento Valley
4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121
United States
Registration Deadline: 
May 29, 2018 - 5:00pm

As women business owners, how are we able to juggle so much? How are we able to run our businesses and/or organizations and maintain a healthy family structure? Last year, Bank of America surveyed over 1,000 women small business owners and of those, 61% reported that they work over 40 hours a week. We have been told that working those hours makes it impossible to achieve a healthy work-life balance, yet, so many women do it. Join NAWBO San Diego for a special panel discussion on May 31st where three women business owners will share their stories of success and failure, and secret tips on how they manage to balance it all.

Meet Our Panelists:

Susan Kim, Kim Marriage and Family Therapy

Susan Kim is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. For over twenty-five years, Susan has had the privilege of working with individuals, couples, young children, adolescents, and their families dealing with a range of issues. She has specialized training in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, and parent-child relationship interventions. She helps families with marital/couples issues, parenting/step-parenting, child behavior concerns, and strengthening and healing relationships. Susan has assisted families involved with the child protective services, foster care, and the juvenile justice systems. She has also worked with adolescents who were pregnant and/or parenting, and with children and youth who have witnessed or experienced trauma. Susan is a Certified Domestic Violence Crisis Counselor, and has supported survivors of sexual assault and abuse, and women and children experiencing relational violence. She is honored and thrilled to be a member of the board of NAWBO.

Karen Linehan, San Diego Unified School District

Karen Linehan is a public affairs professional with nearly 30 years’ experience in the construction, engineering and environmental sectors. She currently manages San Diego Unified School District’s business outreach program in support of its Facilities Planning & Construction department. Karen predominantly supports the Propositions S and Z Capital Improvement Bond Program, which have significant small and emerging business outreach goals. The program’s objectives include promoting doing business with SDUSD; informing contractors and subcontractors about bid opportunities; connecting contractors with each other as well as with projects; and developing a robust and diverse bidding environment. An important piece of this effort involves engaging traditionally underrepresentedbusiness communities like women and minorities, and small, local and emerging business owners.

Gulsum Rustemoglu, GEPermit

Gulsum Rustemoglu is the Founder and President of GEPermit. She has 17 years of project management, planning and permitting experience specializing in the development of Federal and State environmental compliance documents for numerous projects including pipeline studies, renewable energy projects consisting of wind and solar projects, community redevelopment projects as well as transportation projects. She is a skilled communicator and is able to convey complex information to both specialized and non-expert audiences. Mrs. Rustemoglu received a Master of City Planning and Master of Arts in English and Comparative Literature from San Diego State University.

She is passionate about Entrepreneurship and Mentorship, and wants to empower women business ownership globally. She is a mother of two and an avid runner who started a secondary venture called Kosu Dunyamiz (K&D Running, LLC.) in order to promote healthy lifestyles through running in her home country Turkey.

Moderated By:
Felena Hanson, Hera Hub

Felena is a long-time entrepreneur and marketing maven. Her latest venture, Hera Hub, is a spa-inspired shared workspace and business accelerator for female entrepreneurs.  She has three company owned locations in San Diego and licensed locations in Phoenix, DC, Orange County and Sweden, with more cities launching soon. She’s on a mission to support over 20,000 women in the launch and growth of their business by the end of 2020.

Support our Charity-of-the-Quarter!

Join NAWBO San Diego's efforts in supporting its Charity-of-the-Quarter for April through June - Go2Grow Mentorship Program! They focus on preparing students and young adults for life outside of school, both educationally and professionally. Go2Grow works closely with local businesses and professionals to develop high-quality mentors, relevant curriculum, and engaging workshops for today's youth. Please donate the following at our events in April, May, and June: printer colored paper, cardstock, poster boards, staples, scotch tape, packing tape, double sided tape, duct tape (with designs), postage stamps, labels, and name tags.