Entrepreneurial Connections Committee
The Entrepreneurial Connections Committee plans, coordinates and conducts all activities and events of the Entrepreneurial Connections teen women mentoring program. These activities include fundraising, grant writing, event planning and coordination, Business Plan competition and awards and school liaison and volunteer coordination.
Director: Dina Petrutsas
Special Events Committee —
Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards (ESA)
This committee plans, coordinates, and produces the annual Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards to publicly recognize and honor the valuable economic and leadership contributions made by women business owners in the San Antonio area. As the most coveted award for women business owners, ESA is the only award presented exclusively to women entrepreneurs by their peers. Be a part of this extraordinary event.
Director: Shirley Crandall
Marketing / Public Relations Committee
The Marketing and Communications Committee promotes public awareness of NAWBO-SA and the importance of women-owned businesses. This committee communicates all public information about the chapter’s activities and events to both chapter members and to the community. Through the chapter’s annual marketing plan that it creates, this committee is responsible for managing the chapter’s brand image and developing consistent media opportunities for both chapter activities and chapter members. The committee is also responsible for updating information on the NAWBO-SA website, coordinating all printed/online collateral and approving articles of interest for the News Brief as well as the online blog to ensure they consistently meet NAWBO’s standards.
Director: Elise Cox
Corporate and Economic
The Corporate and Economic Development Committee is responsible for the cultivation of corporate partner relationships and special event sponsors to help provide the financial resources necessary to reach our goals. We have assembled an impressive offering of benefits for Corporate Partners to connect with women decision makers, build brand and affiliate with successful women entrepreneurs. The committee also develops a network of financial and educational resources that contribute to the economic development of individual members.
Director: Nancy Victor
The Finance Committee is responsible for the financial affairs and financial planning of the chapter, including quarterly review of operating and financial statements, reporting its findings to the board and supervising the investments of the chapter. The Finance Committee is responsible for the implementation of sound financial procedures by the chapter as designated in the chapter policies and procedures documentation.
Director: Karen Anderson
The Membership Committee promotes the growth of diverse chapter membership through recruitment, hospitality, orientation, and retention. We manage the chapter’s member and prospect databases and the retention process.
Member Development Director: Michelle Wood
Member Retention Director: Adeina Anderson
The Programs Committee develops meeting programs and speakers relevant to the chapter’s needs. The committee collects member feedback for the purpose of continuously improving program delivery. The committee plans and executes chapter socials and the Annual Gala.
Director: Shannon Badger
Public Policy Committee
The Public Policy Committee educates chapter members on issues that impact their ability to do business at the local, state and federal levels. It helps members explore opportunities to do business with governments and large corporations and links them to resources for certifications. The Public Policy Committee is responsible for the public policy education of chapter members through the communication of NAWBO’s public policy positions and activities and the coordination of all legislative visits by chapter members. It also coordinates chapter relations with local and regional political and public policy leaders and encourages their participation in chapter meetings. This committee represents NAWBO-SA with elected and government officials on issues affecting women business owners.
Director: Lynn Weirich