NAWBO 2017 Board of Directors Installation


by Meredith LeJeune

On Monday evening, June 12th, NAWBO NYC members and friends came together to celebrate the outgoing board members and officers, while celebrating the new board and officers, including 2017-2019 Chapter President, Maisha Walker.

“NAWBO NYC supports women business owners through increasingly relevant and unique content, education, marketplace visibility and legislative advocacy,” said Walker. “I’m passionate about our organization and look forward to working with our chapter’s leadership team to keep our members engaged, welcome new women entrepreneurs and help us all build and strengthen our businesses!”

We also celebrated the commitment of our NAWBO NYC members, recognizing those who have been members for five, ten and even twenty years! Congratulations to our committed members!

20 year members:

  • Ms. Rosemary A. Bova
  • Lynn San Andres
  • Leslie Grossman
  • Lara Kieselweska

10 year members:

  • Anne-Claire McAllister
  • Sandi Webster
  • Jodi Pulice Smith
  • Deborah S. Roth, M.A.
  • Janet Andrew
  • Stacy Francis
  • Ms. Barbara Schanker
  • Ms. Lynn Berry
  • Fabienne Fredrickson

5 year members:

  • Caroline Kamowski
  • Jennifer Chin Dussich
  • Cara Scharf
  • Anne Byrnes
  • Adie Horowitz
  • Monica Shah

In addition to recognizing these members, we handed out awards to some of NAWBO NYC’s biggest supporters:  

  • Corporate Partner Award 2016-17 –  Ingram LLP
  • Volunteer of the Year 2016-17 – Rory Hayden
  • New Member of the Year 2016-17 – Joy Passey
  • Board Member of the Year 2016-17 –  Chara McGill
  • Spirit of NAWBO 2016-17 – Anne-Claire McAllister


The night wouldn’t have come together so perfectly without the support of our sponsors! Thank you NAWBO national sponsor Bank of America and Saher Lone, the Bank of America ambassador for our chapter, for sponsoring the Annual Awards and Longstanding Member ceremonies.

We’d also like to thank Häfele who not only sponsored the event, but hosted it in their New York showroom! Thanks also to John RIsch Häfele Showroom Manager for assisting our organization throughout the night. As an organization led by a woman CEO, Häfele has a proven commitment to women in leadership and entrepreneurship!

Thank you, again, to everyone who joined us on Monday. We look forward to an exciting year with our new leadership!

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