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NAWBO Houston Monthly Lunch Event

“Special Guests Coming in May!”

NAWBO’s National Chair and Chair Elect will be here to tell us all about NAWBO and the exciting new programs and benefits available for members. Whether you are a long-time member, a new member, or wondering about joining NAWBO, this meeting is for you. Come find out why NAWBO is the premier women’s organization for women business owners.
The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide by:
• Strengthening the wealth creating capacity of our members and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community
• Creating innovative and effective change in the business culture
• Building strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations
• Transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers

In 1975, a group of a dozen 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. Since then, NAWBO has risen to become the strong and unified voice of more than 11 million women-owned businesses across the country.

Over the past 40 years, NAWBO has expanded across the United States, boasting a chapter in nearly every major metropolitan area. Through its affiliation with Les Femmes Chefs d’Enterprises Mondiales (World Association of Women Entrepreneurs), NAWBO’s global reach extends to 60 countries on five continents worldwide.

Presented by: Darla Beggs, NAWBO National Chair, and Crystal Arredondo, MBA, NAWBO National Chair-Elect

Thursday, May 28, 2015
11:00 – 11:30 Registration/Expo/Networking
11:30 – Announcements/Lunch
12:20 – Networking Program
12:45 – Closing

Location: Maggiano’s Little Italy, 2019 Post Oak Blvd., just north of Westheimer

For more details, visit our Events Page or Register here

Darla Beggs, Chair of NAWBO, reports that NAWBO study finds women are more optimistic about business performancey

Darla BeggsDarla Beggs, Chair of NAWBO, and one of the speakers at our May luncheon, reported in a recent Bizwomen article that according to the 2015 State of Women-Owned Business Report that was put together by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and, women are more optimistic about business performance than they were in 2013.
Read the full article here


Elijah Rising Donation

Elijah Rising Donation Check

Our silent auction raised over $3900 for Elijah Rising.


Welcome these new NAWBO Houston members:

Karen Morgan
Blackbird Bakery LLC

Zalla Otten
Zalla Massage
Julie Marie Irvin
Keystone Resources
Gloriela Pomare
Triquest Management, LLC
Susan Casias
Tech Box 21, LLC

Connect with these renewing NAWBO Houston members:

Trisha Barita
Barita & Keough Law Firm, PLLC
Carol Keough
Barita & Keough Law Firm, PLLC
Sariva (Sam) Golubic
Gratitude Therapy

Member and Corporate Sponsor Businesses In the Spotlight

Maria-Vittoria “Giugi” Carminati
Carminati Law, PLLC

Carminati Law, PLLC is a Houston firm offering commercial litigation services as well as outside corporate counsel representation to small and mid-sized businesses on a retainer basis. Giugi Carminati speaks French, English, Italian, and Spanish. Contact Giugi at (281)826-9552 or by email.

Visit our membership Member Opportunities page to learn how to reserve your “spot” today!

Corporate Sponsor Business In the Spotlight

Visit the Become a Partner page to learn how to become a Corporate Sponsor Business in the Spotlight.