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  • When You Power Your Voice, It Powers Us All

    “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” —Malala Yousafzai If one woman speaking out on a cause or issue she cares about can create an impact, imagine the power of more than 100 women’s voices when NAWBO National recently headed to Capitol Hill for the most successful Advocacy Day in our […]

  • Flexible Work Options Fuel Success

    (Los Angeles, CA – June 28, 2018) As the founder of a successful small business, I’m a strong believer that cultivating the right work environment is not just important, but essential to the long-term viability and growth of any business endeavor. Ultimately, it comes down to people – leaders who set the direction and tone, and […]

  • Breaking Down Barriers to Access

    Despite major inroads over the years, access to capital remains one of the greatest barriers for women trying to launch, scale and grow their businesses, which means opportunities for all of us to continue to speak up, reach out, educate and innovate to make a difference. Earlier this spring, the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) […]

  • To the Next Level and Beyond

    An American fitness industry entrepreneur once said, “Get comfortable being uncomfortable, that’s how you break the plateau and reach the next level.” As women entrepreneurs, we are always thinking about our “next level.” For some, it might mean taking out a loan to start your business, hiring your first employee or leasing office space. For […]

  • Now is the Time for “Workflex in the 21st Century”

    We are fortunate that the modern workplace has opened new doors and changed how we think about when and where work is done. This makes all the difference in the world for employees navigating trying times and for employers who want to help themthrough times of need.   Regrettably, workplace policies here in California and across the country have […]

  • Prepare to Take Flight

    “You can do anything you decide to do.” —Amelia Earhart A flight instructor once said the big difference between male and female students is that male students almost always need to get their skill level up to their confidence level, while female students inevitably need to get their confidence level up to their skill level. This […]

  • Wear Your “Legal” Hat Well

    As women business owners, we often wear a lot of hats—from CEO to HR Manager to Vice President of Sales. And then of course, there’s that one hat we all have to reluctantly put on from time to time—head of legal. For a lot of small and growing organizations, it makes sense to rely on […]

  • NAWBO NYC Hosts Delegation of French Women Business Owners

    The NAWBO NYC board was recently honored to host delegates from the French women business owners organization FCE – Les Femme Chefs d’Enterprise. It was a clear, beautiful night in New York City, perfect for cocktails and conversation between the business women from New York and Paris. We met at the lovely apartment of NAWBO […]

  • H.R. 5050 Was on the Money Then and Now

    This year marks the 30th anniversary of one of the most game-changing pieces of legislation for women business owners: H.R. 5050, also known as the Women’s Business Ownership Act that was signed into law on October 25, 1988 by then-President Ronald Reagan. As I sat down to write this month’s blog and thought about the theme, […]

  • NAWBO 2017 Albany MWBE Advocacy – June 6th

    On Tuesday, June 6th NAWBO NYC joined a coalition of organizations in the first ever M/WBE Coalition Day. As leaders of the small business community, we met with members of our NY State Assembly and NY State Senate to advocate for legislation that will advance opportunity for NY women-owned businesses. Some of the legislation supported […]

  • New Funding to Support Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations

    Last week, the Women’s Bureau announced the availability of nearly $1.3 million in grant funds to boost women’s participation and success in skilled jobs.   The WANTO Technical Assistance Grant Program is designed to help employers and labor unions recruit, train and retain women in apprenticeship and nontraditional occupations. This year, grant funds will be awarded […]

  • NAWBO 2017 Initial Strategic Meeting – June 13th

    by Patricia Tagle For the first time in at least a decade, NAWBO NYC embarks on a 5-year strategic planning process to help guide the growth of the chapter and its impact both politically and economically for women business owners in and around NYC. Organized by our incoming President, Maisha Walker and led by outgoing […]