Webinar: Why NAWBO?

Learn WHY NAWBO is the “go to” premiere women’s organization. This 30 minute presentation will provide an overview of all of the key benefits of membership. NAWBO has over 5000 members with 60 chapters nationwide. We hope you can join us and learn more about our community!

Webinar: Member Orientation

Did you know that with your NAWBO membership you have the following benefits:

• Affinity Partners- “member only” benefits
• eLearning Series-cutting edge resources to become a better business leader
• Ability to increase your company’s visibility
• Opportunity to develop leadership skills

This webinar will provide best practices of how to get the most out of your NAWBO membership! We look forward to your participation.

*Note-All members will benefit from this webinar

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NAWBO South Jersey Announces New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the National Association of Women Business Owners of South Jersey is pleased to announce that Fran Davis from Marlton, NJ has been named its first part-time Executive Director. Ms. Davis will lead the South Jersey chapter in its effort to propel New Jersey to be a leading state for women-owned businesses.

The appointment was inspired by the organization’s growing influence within the South Jersey business community and by the rise in woman-owned businesses in the state.

In New Jersey, a report released by American Express OPEN estimates the number of women-owned businesses grew 48 percent between 1997 and 2014. The state’s 230,000 women-owned businesses employ nearly 260,000 people and contribute $45 billion to the economy, according to American Express’s analysis of Census data.

Board President Katie Walsh said, “The NAWBO SJ Board is very excited to offer the role of Executive Director to Fran Davis. She is a talented woman with a deep passion for women-owned businesses. The board of directors looks forward to working with her to take NAWBO South Jersey to higher levels of impact and influence.”

Fran Davis comes uniquely qualified for the position. She is the owner of a personal chef service in the South Jersey region which she started in 2010. She has been a NAWBO member since 2010 as well, serving on the South Jersey board as Membership chair, Marketing chair and President of the organization. She has worked diligently to build and improve the NAWBO brand in South Jersey and has a passion for assisting other women business owners and strengthening the business community.

Ms. Davis received her B.A. in Psychology at Boston University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and received her M.S. in Social Psychology from the University of Connecticut. During her 15 years in the corporate Information Technology sector, she designed and maintained technology portals for mid-sized companies helping to improve the flow of information and streamline processes within the organizations. She transitioned from corporate employee to business owner in 2010 to allow her to fulfill her dream of working for herself and to have a more flexible schedule during her daughter’s early development years.

Over the past few years she has strived to connect the members of NAWBO to their local representatives and to build partnerships with other networking, non-profit, government and educational institutions. The NAWBO Board is pleased that through her role as Executive Director she will continue to assist with the strategic growth of the organization.

About NAWBO of South Jersey

Chartered in 2003, The National Association of Women Business Owners-South Jersey is a vibrant, professional group of women and men who come together to connect, learn and grow through networking and educational events.  NAWBO of South Jersey strives to help others grow in business by offering education and resource to women business owners in our region, and by providing exposure and promotion avenues for increasing member visibility.  They offer events and membership opportunities in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem, Atlantic, Cape May and portions of Mercer counties.   Website: http://nawbosouthjersey.org/

About NAWBO

Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide. The Indianapolis chapter, established in 1997, is the largest chapter in the country with over 200 members. NAWBO remains the only organization that solely represents the interest of women entrepreneurs in all industries. NAWBO’s mission is to strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of its members and promote economic development; create innovative and effective change in the business culture; build strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations; and transform public policy and influence opinion makers. NAWBO-Indy’s vision is to impact, influence and propel Indiana to be a leading state for women-owned businesses by its advocacy efforts, economic impact, diversity, influence, membership size and power.

Media Contact
Kimberly Milnes, Director of Marketing NAWBO SJ
Owner/Family Travel Boutique
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NAWBO of South Jersey Announces the Next President, Katie Walsh

NAWBO of South Jersey is pleased to announce their next President, Katie Walsh, Owner of 3 Rita’s Water Ice franchises each located in Gloucester County, NJ. Walsh has been a member of the organization since 2014 and during this time has served on the Board as Secretary. Having demonstrated her commitment, passion and dedication to NAWBO SJ, Walsh is a natural fit to step into the role of President.

Nine years ago, Katie started “scooping” ice as a server at her local Rita’s. She quickly climbed the ranks into management. While a full time student, pursuing a Marketing degree from Rutgers University Camden School of Business, Katie stayed with Rita’s as a fulltime General Manager/Marketing Manager. In 2012, Katie graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rutgers University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing.

In 2014, Katie purchased the Rita’s Ice locations of Mantua, Woodbury, & Glassboro, NJ where she remains responsible for all business decisions. In addition to managing her three locations, Katie works as a Small Business Consultant, specializing in operations, marketing, and team building.

“As business owners we all face challenges,” said Walsh. “However, as women business owners we often face challenges that our male counterparts may not such as gender discrimination, the pressures of managing work and family, appropriately valuing our worth in the marketplace, and learning how to be effective leaders while walking the line between being perceived as too aggressive or too nice. The National Association of Women Business Owners is an organization that provides a supportive environment just for women to share the challenges we face and receive the advice and wisdom of those who have gone before us.”

“I believe Katie Walsh is the perfect woman to be the President of NAWBO SJ,” said Fran Davis, current President of NAWBO SJ and owner of The Flavorful Fork. “She is very passionate about women business owners and giving them the tools necessary to be successful. She has a wonderful agenda planned for the upcoming year and is committed to not only maintaining the level of excellence NAWBO SJ is known for, but also taking it up a notch. With Katie at the helm, I know that NAWBO of South Jersey will continue to offer quality content, educational resources, great networking and wonderful support to both the small business and larger corporations in our area.”

The installation of NAWBO SJ’s new President and Board will be September 14, 2016 11:30am-2:00pm at The Madison in Riverside NJ.

For more information about the event and to purchase tickets visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nawbo-annual-meeting-leading-the-way-tickets-26914031593

About NAWBO of South Jersey

Chartered in 2003, The National Association of Women Business Owners South Jersey is a vibrant, professional group of women and men who come together to connect, learn and grow through networking and educational events. NAWBO of South Jersey strives to help others grow in business by offering education and resource to women business owners in our region, and by providing exposure and promotion avenues for increasing member visibility. They offer events and membership opportunities in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem, Atlantic, Cape May and portions of Mercer counties. Website: http://nawbosouthjersey.org/

About NAWBO

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), headquartered in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, is the only dues based national organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs in all types of businesses. The organization currently has over 80 chapters. It is affiliated with Les Femmes Chefs d’Entreprises Mondiales (World Association of Women Entrepreneurs) in 33 countries.

NAWBO traces its origins to a small group of Washington, DC business women who began meeting informally in the spring of 1974 to talk about mutual experiences, exchange information and develop business skills. Recognizing the value of the group, they incorporated as the National Association of Women Business Owners on July 5, 1974. Two years later they began recruiting members from across the country, and in 1978 the first chapters were formed. Membership is open to sole proprietors, partners and corporate owners with day today management responsibility. Website: http://www.nawbo.org

Media Contact
Kimberly Milnes, Director of Marketing NAWBO SJ
Owner/Family Travel Boutique
kim@familytravelboutique.com