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11.15.16 – Growth and Leadership Panel

To develop, grow and scale your business it involves addressing a number of issues and honing a variety of skills. Join us as we hear from experts in business mindset, sales, employment law, and finance who will provide valuable insights on how to successfully grow your business and build your leadership acumen.

Our Moderator

jennifer-starkey-e1444241748909-300x286Jennifer Starkey is a relationship manager at TD Bank serving South Jersey. With over 25 years experience in banking she is able to offer multiple solutions to companies to improve cash flow, profit margins and fund growth. Jennifer is currently serving as Secretary on the NAWBO South Jersey board.


Our Panelists

ellyn-herbertEllyn Herbert, founder of HerBiz, is driven to do two things: support and assist women that want to achieve at the highest levels and assisting organizations that want to create inclusive environments that support women in succeeding. Ellyn believes that leading, transforming  & achieving at the highest levels requires a certain mindset, skillset, support system and understanding of self. She is a certified executive coach & adult educator and in 2004 founded HERBIZ, a Delaware executive coaching company. She is a firm believer that it is only through a combination of training AND coaching that individuals are able to completely develop the full-range of skills necessary to succeed.  Therefore, Ellyn provides both — a roster of online workshops and coaches that can support any woman’s success.

John Vanderslice, Owner and Sales Executive with 25+ years in multi-national leadership, is committed to guiding you to raise your revenue and market share by building sales champions who grow your business. John is coupling the Sandler model with his corporate success in executive leadership roles with multi-billion-dollar, global chemical concerns serving DuPont, Dow, Exxon Mobile, and others. He has also held senior positions impacting major privately-held firms, as well as several national and regional nonprofit organizations.

tracy-wolakTracy Wolak has been an attorney with Archer & Greiner since September, 2000. She concentrates her practice in the representation of management in all aspects of Labor and Employment Law. She represents a wide range of clients including small and large privately held companies and governmental and quasi-governmental entities.Tracy also provides counseling services to employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including wage and hour, wrongful discharge, review of employer personnel policies and handbooks, employment-at-will, and discrimination law matters. Further, Tracy has conducted harassment investigations and provided harassment training, for both management employees and the general workforce. Tracy currently serves on the NAWBO SJ board as co-chair of Programs and Events.

michele-schina-president_tms-ii-accounting-servicesMichele Schina, CPA, has dedicated her professional life to financial literacy, education and excellence. She knows that the success of one’s business or one’s personal financial achievement is contingent upon key factors, some of which you can control and some of which you can’t. Just as a sound accounting and administrative infrastructure is vital to the success of any organization, timely and accurate filing of tax returns is also of utter importance. Michele is the founder of TMS II, LLC and past president of the NAWBO Philladephia chapter. Michele currently serves as a liaison to large NAWBO chapters through her role on the NAWBO President’s Assembly.


10.27.16 – Doing Business with Walmart

Walmart is proud to present the October eLearning session. The webinar is for companies who are interested in becoming a supplier to Walmart. This session provides insight into the various avenues for becoming a supplier and what it looks like to do business with the world’s largest retailer.

In this eLearning presentation you can expect:

-How to apply to become a supplier,
-How suppliers help Walmart fulfill its mission of saving customers money so they can live better
-Insights into working with Walmart


09.14.16 – Annual Meeting / Board Installation

Join us to celebrate NAWBO South Jersey’s accomplishments and partnerships and learn more about NAWBO’s VP of External Affairs, Joy Lutes and why your voice matters! Her enthusiasm for public policy is infectious!

We will also induct our new board and award our extraordinary chapter members at this annual meeting.

The meeting will include a three-course lunch.

Keynote Speaker, Joy Lutes

Joy Lutes is the Vice President of External Affairs for the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).

In this capacity, Joy works in close conjunction with the NAWBO National Board and staff to develop and pursue a public policy agenda for the organization in Washington, D.C. and state capitals across the country.  She also manages, maintains and advances relationships with elected officials and their staffs as well as peer organizations and members of the media on behalf of NAWBO and the National Board.

Joy has a strong aptitude in strategic planning and communications that comes from more than a decade of working with political campaigns, elected officials, corporations, non-profit organizations and trade associations.  She worked on political campaigns at the local, state and federal levels before spending several years on Capitol Hill in various communications capacities.

Joy also served as the Director of Public Relations for the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio and a Communications Specialist for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.  She is a graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University where she is a member of the Alumni Council.

Thank you to our corporate partners and event sponsors:


08.11.16 – Virtual Connect and Learn

“Do you know what it is like to work with you?”

Think about it, when was the last time you viewed your customers’ experience through their eyes? Working with business owners, solo-preneurs, or business development folks I find they lack a basic experience process or they struggle to execute on the same experience for each client. But having a client experience (CX) isn’t just for large companies who have lots of people and resources. In fact, implementing a CX can be easier than you think…you just have to put it in context of what your clients go through when they choose to do business with you.
In this session you will learn:
• What a solid client experience can mean for your bottom line
• The two main types of client experiences you must plan for
• How the “wow” makes all the difference
• “How to” process to create and implement a client experience immediately

Presented by Stacey Randall

Click here to register:

07.12.16 – 9 and Wine with Events 19

NAWBO South Jersey is pleased to announce our first golf event in partnership with Events 19.

The 19th hole represents the reward and celebration after a round of golf well played, and Events19 is taking this spirit into our business and social lives. Their membership network includes business professionals and lifestyle enthusiasts who enjoy new adventures in a fun and supportive atmosphere. They provide easy access to lifestyle activities such as golf outings and wine tastings to travel experiences.

This month enjoy a friendly game of golf at Ramblewood Country Club, a parkland-style golf course, and unwind at the 7 Tap Tavern afterwards. Price includes 9 holes of golf and a glass of wine.

This event welcomes the first 8 people who RSVP. Come solo or bring a friend. Payment will be made upon arrival at the event venue. Please check in at to pro shop at least 15 minutes prior to the start time.

To register, click here.


07.26.16 – Breakfast with the Board

Join us once per quarter for an informal breakfast gathering! It is a wonderful opportunity to connect with the NAWBO board and each other in a smaller, more intimate setting.

This quarter we will be meeting on July 26th from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at Sabrina’s Cafe in Collingswood.

Each attendee pays for their own breakfast however we ask that you register so we can provide a headcount to the restaurant ahead of time.

To register, click here.

06.02.16 Dethroning Your Inner Critic

NAWBO SJ Business Growth Networking Luncheon, with Guest Speaker Joanna Kleinman!

You will discover how the inner critic, or the voice inside the mind, influences personal productivity, your sense of yourself, your relationships, and the overall quality of your life.

Joanna will also address how the inner critic influences how people interact with clients and customers, and how others experience them when they are driven by the voice of the inner critic.

You will learn that it is the inner critic that currently shapes how you see yourself, how you see the work you are doing, how it prevents you from progressing in your business, and holds you back from achieving your goals.

You will learn specific tools to distance yourself from the automatic messages of the inner critic, and to see what is possible by reclaiming your power.


11:30 – 12:00 Check-in and open networking

12:00 – 1:30 Program and Lunch

Price includes a three-course lunch


About Our Speaker:

Joanna KleinmanMs. Kleinman is a Licensed Certified Social Worker having received her Master’s Degree from Tulane University and her B.A. Degree from Syracuse University, she has over 18 years of experience in private practice specializing in:

  • Relationship counseling
  • Parenting
  • Self-empowerment

Joanna has helped countless individuals, couples and families to create permanent shifts in the quality of their lives. She is described by her clients as being warm, perceptive, engaging and dynamic.

Throughout her professional career, Joanna has created and led life-changing workshops to hundreds of participants in the following areas:

  • Relationship
  • Parenting
  • Self-esteem / Self-expression
  • Body image

Joanna is a Certified Crisis Interventionist, having worked intensively with large corporations such as Cigna Behavioral Health, Commerce Bank, Fleet Securities and the U.S. Navy.

Joanna Kleinman resides in suburban Philadelphia with her husband of 15 years and their three children.

To learn more about Ms. Kleinman, vist her website: or her YouTube channel:

04.26.16 – Breakfast with the Board

Join us once per quarter for an informal breakfast gathering! It is a wonderful opportunity to connect with the NAWBO board and each other in a smaller, more intimate setting.

This quarter we will be meeting on April 26th from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at Short Hills Restaurant & Deli.

Each attendee pays for their own breakfast however we ask that you register so we can provide a headcount to the restaurant ahead of time.

To register, click here.

NAWBO Virtual: Connect and Learn

Why have a Business Plan?
Learn how easy it can be!
Thursday, April 14th @ 8pm ET
Presented by Cynthia RiggsCynthia Riggs

  • What is a One Page Business Plan?
  • What Does a One Page Business Plan Provide?
  • How Will Planning Benefit Your Business?
  • How Do You Create a One Page Plan of your Own?


5 Reasons You’re Leaving Money on the Table if You Aren’t Using LinkedIn

NAWBO SJ Business Growth Networking Luncheon, with Guest Speaker Karen Yankovich!

In this exclusive, behind-the-curtains look at the best-kept secret in Social Media, you’ll uncover the tricks that all top marketers rely on to generate exposure and get more clients. You’ll learn the 5 reasons you’re leaving money on the table if you’re not using LinkedIn, and what to do to really leverage it’s power. Karen also shares success stories that her clients have enjoyed – tips you can use for your own business!

She’ll share:

  • What to START doing right now if you want more clients (that 99% of your competition isn’t doing!)
  • How to use your LinkedIn groups to your BEST advantage… make every one of your posts count for as much as possible!
  • When hiding behind your computer isn’t enough and her top-secret strategy for getting the biggest bang for your buck… (Because let’s face it, at some point you’re going to need to ramp it up even further!)
  • And every other one of her best Free LinkedIn Secrets that she can legally share!


11:30 – 12:00 Check-in and open networking

12:00 – 1:00 Program and Lunch

Price includes a three-course lunch

About Our Speaker:

Karen Yankovich

Social Media Brand Strategist, Business Consultant, and Speaker, Karen Yankovich is the CEO of Dimare Group, LLC.  Having “been there and done that” in the arena of losing (and then re-finding) a focused approach to business and life, Karen now offers coaching and consulting for entrepreneurs. Her unique specialty blends her “get it done” attitude with a passion for soulful living in her personal services and online workshops.

Social Media and LinkedIn Evangelist, Karen guides entrepreneurs to creating wealth by combining smart business practices with simple proven systems that develop and maintain strong customer relationships. She offers results oriented and expert Conversational Marketing strategies that position her clients to bring in instant results. Karen’s background includes over twenty years in the fields of information technology, marketing, and customer relationships, making social media her ideal niche.

Maggiano’s Little Italy – 2000 New Jersey 38 #1180, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 – View Map
To register, click here.