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Save the Date for BGC2017

14th Annual Beyond the Glass Ceiling Awards Gala
February 16, 2017
5:00PM to 9:00PM
The Merion, Cinnaminson, NJ

The Beyond Glass Ceiling Awards Gala and Fundraiser is a dinner program of 300 or so attendees honoring extraordinary individuals for their contributions to women & women business owners, as well as our community at large.  All proceeds of this annual fundraiser, NAWBO SJ’s largest, are used to help our organization continue to provide education, networking & leadership opportunities to women business owners in South Jersey.

Follow along with the event excitement at #NAWBOBGC

Event Agenda

5:00PM – 6:00PM     Cocktail Reception / Silent Auction
6:00PM – 6:30PM     President’s Welcome, Message from NAWBO National
6:30PM – 7:30PM     Awards Ceremony
7:30PM – 9:00PM     Dinner and Dancing

Event Registration

Our registration page is coming soon! Please mark your calendar!

Event Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor $5000
Entertainment Sponsor $2000
Drink Sponsor $2000
Cocktail Reception Sponsor $750 (3 available)
Dessert Sponsor $500 (3 available)
Photobooth Sponsor $500
Honoree Video Sponsor $5000 for all, $500 per video

For more information on event sponsorship, please contact Sharon Dunkel at

Event Program Book

Outside Back Cover (Color) $600
Inside Front or Back Cover (Color) $500
Full Page (B&W) $350
Half Page (B&W) $200
Business Card Listing (B&W) $95

Silent Auction Donations

To donate an item to our silent auction, please contact Melissa Blanton at

01.10.17 – January Mixer Hosted by Girls Scouts

Come mix and mingle with NAWBO South Jersey. On the first Tuesday evening of every month a NAWBO SJ member volunteers to host a fun and casual mixer. It is a great way for NAWBO members to learn more about each other and for non-members to to learn more about NAWBO.

This month’s mixer is being sponsored by the Girls Scouts of Central and Southern NJ. Come out and learn more about the valuable leadership and business skills being taught to the young girls in our community and how NAWBO members can partner with this wonderful organization.


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?