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May Message From Elizabeth Foster

Happy spring 2021! I am happy about the sunshine and warmer weather as there is something special about this season that gets me uplifted and ready to take on new things. Which is quite ironic because there are many new and exciting things taking place at NAWBO NYC!

As I write this, we are in the process of interviewing so many incredibly powerful NYC business women that will soon be taking over the 2021-2022 NAWBO NYC Board! I look at this organization with great pride, the Board and the members and all that has been accomplished, especially during 2020 – the most chaotic year of our lifetime! We have learned a lot in this past year and I am confident that all of our efforts have contributed to the creation of an even stronger chapter moving forward. I’m so grateful for the wonderful women that will be stepping down from the current board and I am extremely excited for those that will be coming onboard July 1st.

As we step further away from the year that we would all like to somehow forget, many of us are trying to identify ways to “build back better” once the pandemic finally comes to an end. In April 2020, author Arundhati Roy wrote: “Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world.”

Her words are inspiring, and as my role of President comes closer to the end, my wish is that we may all think about how we intend to “proceed lightly with little luggage” in search of greater impact, both personally and professionally.

With gratitude,

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NAWBO NYC 2021 By-Laws

NAWBO NYC has recently worked with NAWBO National to update our Chapter Bylaws of the NYC Chapter. This document has been prepared in alignment with the updated mission and goals of NAWBO National. Other Chapters around the country have recently gone through this same process. We ask for the support of all Premier members in reviewing the document, which has been approved by the NYC Chapter Board, and we now need your vote of approval.

This is a NAWBO NYC Chapter membership vote on whether the Bylaws draft document, titled “NAWBO NYC Bylaws 3.25.21” is approved. The 2 main changes are:

1 – Change term of President and Immediate Past President from 2 years to 1 year, with a maximum of 2 years.
2 – Other minor updates to the Bylaws for consistency with NAWBO National

Please note that this is only for members with voting rights, so only Premier members of the Chapter may vote.

An email has been sent to all Premier members asking for your vote. NAWBO NYC By Laws 03.24.2021

NAWBO NYC Mentoring Program

NAWBO NYC’s unique Mentoring Program is built on a one-on-one relationship between an experienced, successful woman entrepreneur and a business owner who needs guidance to grow her company or take it in new directions.