The National Association of Women Business Owners® (NAWBO®, www.nawbo.org) proudly installs dynamic and powerful women from across the nation as its new 2011-2012 Board of Directors, including local business owner Rachael Bender, president of Bender Consulting.
“We are thrilled to welcome the new and returning women business owners into our 2011-2012 Board of Directors,” says NAWBO®’s President and CEO Helen Han. “While each of these remarkable women bring unique backgrounds and insights to the table, they all share a commitment to moving our organization and women business owners forward to create an even more profound impact on job creation and the economy in their communities and nationwide.”
NAWBO®’s mission is to propel women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide by:
• Strengthening the wealth creating capacity of its 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
The 2011-2012 Board will build on its longstanding history of advocating on behalf of women entrepreneurs through impacting landmark legislation such as H.R. 5050, the Women’s Business Ownership Act passed in 1988, and the recent Small Business Administration’s federal contracting rule to ensure women-owned businesses get their fair share of contracting dollars. The new Board will be formally introduced to the business community at the NAWBO® Women’s Business Conference, held August 31st-September 1st at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California. The conference is newly condensed, high impact and high energy, and can be tailored by participants to meet their current business needs and goals for future growth. For more information, visit http://nawbo.org:80/section_299.cfm.
“NAWBO® has—and will continue to have—a profound impact on the success of America’s 10 million women-owned businesses,” shares Bender. “Being a member of NAWBO for the last 8 years has helped me grow both my business and my abilities to become more effective as a business owner and leader. I look forward to working with the other women serving on the board to help spread the influence and power of NAWBO to more women business owners.”
Bender Consulting (www.benderconsulting.com) is a web development, online marketing and IT consulting firm based in Naples, Fl.
The newest NAWBO chapter is here in Southwest Florida. NAWBO Southwest Florida holds their monthly meetings on the first Thursday of the month in Estero. Learn more at www.nawboswfl.org
Congratulations to the entire 2011-2012 NAWBO® Board of Directors:
PRESIDENT & CEO
Advanced Electrical Systems, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR
Thinking Bigger Business Media, Inc
Shawnee Mission, KS
HR Anew, Inc.
Abba Staffing and Consulting
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
The 85% Niche, LLC
Hilton Head Island, SC
AristoCare Home Health Services
CHAIR, PRESIDENTS ASSEMBLY
Founded in 1975, NAWBO® propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide. More than 35 years later, NAWBO® is still the only organization that solely represents the interest of women entrepreneurs in all industries. The organization’s mission is to strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of its members and promote economic development; to create innovative and effective change in the business culture; to build strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations; and to transform public policy and influence opinion makers. To learn more about NAWBO®, visit www.nawbo.org.
About Bender Consulting
Bender Consulting is a technology consulting firm that specializes in database-driven web development projects and ecommerce stores. Bender Consulting also provides IT networking and support services for small businesses. Bender Consulting has been providing custom solutions for clients in a variety of industries since 1999. To learn more, visit www.benderconsulting.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org