Success is a combination of being at the right place, at the right time, and doing something about it. For entrepreneurs and women in general, that place and time are right now. Women business owners are starting and growing companies at a pace faster than ever before. They are at the table in more executive boardrooms, speaking out on more important personal and business issues and becoming key contenders and players in Washington, DC and in their state and local government offices. And they are paying forward this success by reaching down to the next generation and out to women around the globe to bring them up.
The conference is constantly focusing, refocusing, pushing, pausing, inventing, reinventing, stretching, and balancing—and growing every step of the way along the many paths these women take. Join your NAWBO community as the event embraces this exciting journey together to “work well, live well”!
Everyone wants to be courageous in life and business. But what does your brave look like? It’s different for everyone, but as women business owners, we have left comfortable jobs to start our own ventures. We have done business the world over. We have met with senators and members of Congress. We have sat on executive boards. We have taken major financial risks. Whatever “brave” means to you, this year’s theme of “Brave Is” will help you put yourself out there, push through fears and say “yes” to life and business even more.
“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
“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
*Given the ever-changing status of the Coronavirus pandemic, the schedules of several events are changing. To see their latest updates, please visit each event’s respective website.
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