Change can be intimidating as a woman business owner…unless, of course, you are surrounded by a community of other women entrepreneurs who have a genuine interest in you, who understand your challenges and opportunities, who support and uplift you, who hold you accountable and who celebrate your successes.
That’s what you’ll experience as part of the NAWBO community at this year’s National Women’s Business Conference hosted by NAWBO in San Antonio, Texas—with the theme “Inspire the Change”:
–September 27 (Leadership Boot Camp & Annual Membership Meeting)
–September 28-29 (Conference)
The NAWBO National team has so many exciting things planned to help us to change and grow in positive ways as chapters, women business owners and women. In celebration of NAWBO’s 40th anniversary and four decades of impact, the conference boasts one of the best agendas to date, from a 40th Anniversary Bash, to breakout sessions on the timeliest topics for women entrepreneurs, to an exhibit hall packed with business, lifestyle and community resources, to world-class keynote speakers, including:
• Bonnie St. John, who, despite having her right leg amputated at age 5, became the first-ever African-American to win Olympic or Paralympic medals in ski racing. Bonnie is a best-selling author of six books, a highly sought-after keynote speaker, a television and radio personality, a business owner and a Fortune 500 leadership consultant. Bonnie co-authored her most recent best-selling book How Great Women Lead with her teenage daughter.
• Leigh Anne Tuohy, who Michael Lewis dubbed a “warrior princess” in his best-selling book-turned-film The Blind Side. Leigh Anne has since gone on to become a best-selling author with her husband Sean of In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving and Turn Around: Reach Out, Give Back, and Get Moving. The Tuohys are also founders of the Making It Happen Foundation, a charity devoted to improving the quality of life for the millions of American children who fight to survive in the invisible cracks in our society.
Also, every National Women’s Business Conference registration this year comes with a free one-year subscription to Inc. magazine. All you have to do is register to get yours!
As a NAWBO chapter and as members, it’s important that as many of us as possible attend this year’s Leadership Boot Camp and conference. Second to joining NAWBO, this is perhaps the best move we can make as women business owners to connect and grow both personally and professionally. In fact, NAWBO members who attended last year’s event had this to say:
“It’s been so exciting. I sent photos back to my chapter sharing what I’ve learned. Really, all the speakers and women I have met have been amazing and really informative. I will definitely take back and implement the best practices shared.”
“I went to a conference years ago and have never missed one since. NAWBO has changed my business. It’s business development, education and inspiration. My business always grows because of it.”
How will YOU change for the better from this year’s conference? You’ll have to register first to find out!
Early Bird Registration (and savings!) ends on July 1st, so don’t delay! Register here.
Also, we have a limited room block (especially for Monday night) at our host hotel, the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, at the rate of $205 per night plus room tax. Rooms are filling up quickly, so if you plan to join us, please make your reservation as soon as possible by calling (800) 228-9290 and asking for the 2015 WBC conference rate or by booking online here.
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