All About NAWBO-SF

Click About Us for a quick overview of our local chapter, and Who We Are for a look at our national heritage. There are many benefits to becoming a part of our organization…both from the Local and Nationalperspective. If you have any questions or would like to obtain a membership application, click here.

Make Me a Match! Procurement Summit

May 15, 2009
Looking for more business? Don’t miss this groundbreaking event that will match women business owners with large companies and their primary suppliers so they can do business together.
Learn more and sign up today – the deadline is April 1!

Leaders & Legends 25th Anniversary Event

May 15, 2009
NAWBO’s premier event turns 25 this year! Come and help us celebrate the best and brightest women business owners in the Bay Area at our annual Leaders & Legends luncheon.
Register now

March into a Marketing Bootcamp

10 Marketing Best Practices That Can Improve Your Business
With: Carolyn Goodman, President/Creative Director, Goodman Marketing Partners

March 12, 2009 (6-9pm)
Omni Hotel
500 California Street
San Francisco

In today’s economically challenging environment, sustaining and growing your customer base is your most important priority. In this fast-paced session, you’ll discover how to easily apply the top 10 “best practices” to your current marketing efforts. We’ll explore how to use each media channel to your advantage, and how new social media tools can be leveraged to find and connect with your customers. Be prepared to put your new knowledge to work immediately, as there will be a challenging, hands-on assignment that will help you turn these lessons into reality before you go home.

Carolyn is an award-winning creative director, writer and in-demand speaker. As the founder of Goodman Marketing Partners, she has spent her 25+ year career assisting Fortune 500 clients achieve marketing success. She gained her experience working at prestigious agencies including Ogilvy & Mather, DDB Needham and Chiat/Day. Carolyn founded Goodman Marketing Partners (GMP) six years ago, and it was recently included on the Inc. 5,000 list of “Fastest Growing Private Companies in the US.” Her company represents a new marketing agency paradigm – a partnership of seasoned, senior specialists who cut through business challenges quickly and deliver strategically sound, innovative marketing solutions. Her client list includes Autodesk, Women’s Foundation of California, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, KCSM-TV, KCSM-FM, Aon and TANDBERG Technology.

Early registration for MEMBERS $50
Guests: $65
Registration after March 9, 2009: Member Price: $65

REGISTER NOW!

Public Transportation: About 5 blocks from the Montgomery BART station.

VALET PARKING AVAILABLE

Inexpensive parking is available at two garages on Kearny Street, which are both close to California Street and a short walk to the Omni Hotel: St. Mary’s Square Garage at 443 Kearny, and Portsmouth Square Garage at 733 Kearny.

 

“Make Me a Match,” NAWBO’s Ground-breaking Procurement Summit

NAWBO®-SF Bay Area wants to help its members secure more business during this turbulent economy. On May 15, 2009, NAWBO will host a groundbreaking Procurement Summit that will match women business owners with first-tier suppliers for major Bay Area corporations.

Participation is free for NAWBO members, and those who register for the event will complete a one-on-one evaluation process prior to the summit to help them be matched to the most suitable organizations.

As a first step, we want to support all NAWBO members who wish to become certified before the Summit. Certification is important to corporations with supplier diversity initiatives because it ensures a prospective supplier has passed the due diligence process.

A panel of experts will provide insights into the steps to certification and be available for question, including representatives from:

•   Astra Women’s Business Alliance (WBENC Regional Partner Organization and certifier of women-owned businesses)

Tanya Nixon, Senior Supplier Diversity Consultant for Pacific Gas and Electric Company, is responsible for Information Technology, Environmental, Transportation and Energy Procurement portfolios as well as providing outreach in Women Business Enterprise communities. Ms. Nixon is Vice-Chair of WBENC’s Northern California regional council and is a member of the certification committee with the Northern California Supplier Development Council (NCSDC). In March 2008, Tanya received NCSDC’s award for “Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year.”

•   Asian Inc. (administers Supplier Clearinghouse certification for California Public Utility Companies for women and minority-owned businesses)

Beverly Popek is Project Director at, CPUC Supplier Clearinghouse. Beverly is a certified mediator who provides technical support to small business enterprises and public agencies. She serves as a speaker, panelist, and expert in the certification matters for the Supplier Clearinghouse. In addition, she teaches Anthropology at Skyline College.

•   Northern California Supplier Development Council (NCSDC is a regional council for NMSDC and certifier of minority-owned businesses)

James Cardenas is the Director of Certification with the Northern California Supplier Development Council (NCSDC). NCSDC is an affiliate of NMSDC, Inc., a national organization made up of 39 regional councils with a combined constituency of over 3,600 corporate members and 16,500 certified Minority Business Enterprise suppliers. NCSDC serves the Northern California region and the state of Hawaii.

Early registration for MEMBERS $50
Guests: $65
Registration after February 9, 2009: Member Price: $65

REGISTER NOW!

Public Transportation: About 5 blocks from the Montgomery BART station.

VALET PARKING AVAILABLE

Inexpensive parking is available at two garages on Kearny Street, which are both close to California Street and a short walk to the Omni Hotel: St. Mary’s Square Garage at 443 Kearny, and Portsmouth Square Garage at 733 Kearny.

David Tian talks about his launch of his new program The Desire System & Lust

Be sure to catch Dr David Tian from Singapore talking about his much acclaimed product launch of The Desire System and take note of his brilliant strategy.

Showcase your Business at NAWBO Dinners!

Beginning in January 2009, we’ll be offering an exclusive new benefit to NAWBO members – the opportunity to highlight your business during the networking reception held in conjunction with our monthly dinner events.

Vendor tables will be sold for $50 at each event, and only a limited number of tables will be permitted to give featured businesses maximum exposure. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to show off your business and network with other NAWBO members!

To learn more or to reserve your table for our next event, contact Susan Ross at susan@srint.org.

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