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Women Business Owner Awards Celebration
Director: Susan Obregon
Business: Timeless Moments by Design
This committee plans, coordinates and produces the annual WBOA celebration 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, the WBOA is the only award presented exclusively to women entrepreneurs by their peers.
Director: Aquila Mendez-Valdez
Business: Haute in Texas
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. This committee also coordinates printed/online collateral and approving articles.
Director: Cynthia Parsons
Business: Cynthia Parsons Realty Group
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.
Director: Michal Waechter
Business: Waechter Consulting Group
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 Monthly Meetings, Connections events, chapter socials and the Annual Membership Meeting.
Director: Bonita Owens
Business: Amazing Women Network
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: Nisi Bennett
Business: All Heart Initiative
NAWBO SA’s DEIB positioning strategy is the lens in which our decisions are made. Our areas of focus include humanitarian initiatives, such as MLK March and DreamWeek.
Our economic empowerment initiatives include virtual webinars and sharing training opportunities. Our inclusion initiatives include being mindful of representation of women in various industries, various stages of business, and various locations throughout San Antonio. DEIB is the essence — the heart and soul of bringing diverse women entrepreneurs into safe spaces to grow and develop.
Our focus is not just about race and gender. It’s about advocating that we all have access to the same information, resources, platforms and opportunities. DEIB is blended and braided through all directors, divisions, committees and membership. It shows up in representation, event locations, panelists and speakers and most importantly making current and future members feel welcomed and wanted.
Corporate & Economic Development
Director: Caroline Saucedo
Business: CWS Corporate Housing
The Corporate and Economic committee insures the health and sustainability of the chapter by ensuring an ongoing revenue stream through strategic partnership and corporations. The committee works to bring on more corporate partners to provide support for our chapter. Committee members help plan Service Saturdays as well as the Holiday Social. They also evenly divide Corporate Partners to assist with renewals and spotlights.
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