February 19, 2015
The Mansion, Voorhees, NJ
VIP Meet and Greet, Cocktail Reception / Dinner Stations 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Dessert and Coffee 6:30 – 6:45 PM
Pamela Slim Keynote 6:45 – 7:30 PM
Awards Ceremony, 7:30 – 8:45 PM
Closing Remarks / Silent Auction 8:45 – 9:00 PM
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.
OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Pamela Slim is an award-winning author, speaker and business consultant who has been an entrepreneur for eighteen years. Her passion for career and organizational development spans many different work modes and client engagements. In the last eight years, she helped hundreds of people to start successful businesses. She built a powerful online presence at Escape from Cubicle Nation, a site designed for corporate employees who wanted to make the shift to entrepreneur. At Escape, Pam developed and taught business building courses for thousands of entrepreneurs. Slim is frequently quoted as a business expert in press such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Information Week, Money Magazine and Psychology Today. Her keynote at the Beyond the Glass Ceiling Awards will center around her most recent book, Body of Work: Finding the Thread that Ties Your Story Together, which aims to give the reader the tools necessary to have a meaningful career in this new world of work; a world where jobs and careers are increasingly less stable and more diverse.
NAWBO CELEBRATES 40 YEARS
The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) had its humble beginnings in 1975 when a group of twelve like-minded businesswomen in the D.C. area gathered to share information and create an atmosphere of professional community to further and strengthen their entrepreneurial interests. That group quickly grew to become what is now known as the National Association of Women Business Owners. At the 2015 Beyond the Glass Ceiling Awards we will celebrate this great organization’s body of work and long history of advancing and supporting the women business owners of our great nation. Thank you, NAWBO, for the last 40 years and many more to come!
Trailblazer of the Year: Donna Cristino, Jing Ai
Company of the Year: Valerie Schlitt, Valerie Schlitt Associates
Heroine of the Year: Dr. Esther Deblinger, New Jersey Child Abuse Research Education and Service (CARES) Institute
Media Advocate of the Year: Jenny Ryan, SNJ Business People
Community Advocate of the Year: Dr. Donna Pellegrino, The Psychology Group
Environmental Advocate of the Year: Melissa Lee, The Green Program
Woman Entrepreneur Under 40: Molly Hayward, Cora
Women’s Health Advocate of the Year: Dr. Kathleen Baumgardner, Health Goals Chiropractic and Center for Life Enhancement
Woman Business Owner of the Year: Mindie Barnett, MB and Associates Public Relations
NAWBO SJ Chapter Champion: Fran Davis, The Flavorful Fork
NOVA Award: Katie Walsh, Rita’s Water Ice
WHO CAN ATTEND
All are welcome! (Members receive an exclusive discount.) The Beyond the Glass Ceiling Awards Gala is a premier networking event in the South Jersey area that yearly draws 250-300 women and men of the South Jersey business community.
Don’t just buy a ticket; get involved!
We greatly appreciate the support of all attendees who help us not only honor these extraordinary individuals, but also continue to provide support, education, leadership & networking opportunities to the women business owners of South Jersey. As a not-for-profit, we rely on our partners to help us carry out our mission to help women entrepreneurs thrive in our community. If you wish to partner with NAWBO SJ on a deeper level, with greater impact, please consider some of the following options:
JOIN A COMMITTEE (NAWBO MEMBERS ONLY)
Joining a committee allows you to increase your visibility tenfold, build lasting relationships and be part of a team of like-minded individuals.
Contact Fran Davis for more information at email@example.com.
PLACE AN AD IN OUR PROGRAM BOOK
Outside back cover* (4.5” w x 7.5” h) full color ($500)
Inside back cover* (4.5” w x 7.5” h) full color ($400)
Inside front cover* (4.5” w x 7.5” h) full color ($400)
Full page (4.5” w x 7.5” h) no color/b&w ($300)
|Half page (4” w x 3.25” h) no color/b&w ($175)
Quarter page (4” w x 1.75” h) no color/b&w ($95)
Listing (2” x 2”) no color/b&w ($50)
*The inside front cover and inside and outside back covers are full color and provided on a first come, first served basis.
Contact Helena Duzenski for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to receive ads is February 1, 2015.
DONATE AN ITEM TO OUR SILENT AUCTION
The yearly Silent Auction at the Beyond the Glass Ceiling Awards Gala not only helps raise funds for NAWBO SJ to carry out its mission, it can also put your business front and center in front of hundreds of men & women who live and work in South Jersey. Contact Donna Sonday for more information at email@example.com.
PARTNER WITH NAWBO SJ
Do you believe in the mission of NAWBO SJ? Does it align with the mission of your organization or business? Our strategic partnerships and alliances are instrumental in helping us provide the best education, networking and leadership opportunities to the fastest growing segment of the business community: women business owners. If you wish to connect with South Jersey women business owners in a meaningful way, consider one of the following partnership options:
THE NOMINATION PROCESS
Learn more about how our honorees are selected each year.
LAST YEAR’S HONOREES
Curious who was honored in 2014? Take a peek back at the inspirational women and men that received recognition at last year’s event.