NAWBO Advocacy Days 2020

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May 18, 2020
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June 2, 2020

NAWBO ADVOCACY DAYS 2020 

Use your #NAWBOVoice to make a difference for yourself and other women business owners! We’ll show you how and give you a seat at the table during activities from June 2-4, with training sessions the week of May 18.

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NAWBO was founded in 1975 to be the first advocacy organization for all women business owners. In the beginning, there were twelve women business owners who met informally in the D.C. area to share information about federal contracts, access to capital and other issues related to their businesses.

USING YOUR VOICE – MAY 20TH @ 12PM EST (45 MINS)

2020 NAWBO members will hear from Katie Vliestra Wonnenberg and Baylee Anderson on how to talk with their legislators. This session will provide you with the information that you need to have an effective conversation with your legislator during Advocacy Day and beyond.

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BRIEFING: U.S. SMALL BUSINESS COMMITTEE BRIEFINGS – JUNE 2ND @ 12PM EST (2 HOURS)

NAWBO members will have the unique opportunity to hear from Members of the House and Senate Committees on Small Business and Entrepreneurship and their staff. During this session, Members will discuss their work and roles within their committees and provide pertinent Committee updates related to small business and entrepreneurship. There will be time for NAWBO members to ask questions.  

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Confirmed Guests Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee and Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Small Business.

Invited Guests: Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee and Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez, Chair of the House Committee on Small Business.

PANEL: FACEBOOK – HOW E-COMMERCE HELPS WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS – JUNE 3RD (45 MINS)

On June 3rd, 2020 @ TBD, NAWBO members will have the opportunity to hear from representatives from Facebook and NAWBO Board Members on how e-commerce has become an important tool for the success of Women business owners. Join us for a panel discussion with experts from Facebook.

PANEL: LEADERSHIP: MANAGING YOUR BUSINESS IN TIMES OF CRISIS-  JUNE 3RD @ 3PM EST (60 MINS)

Join Jen Earle, CEO, NAWBO, Keith Hall, President, NASE and Corrine Hodges, CEO, AWBC to learn about managing your business in a time of crisis. Strong leadership is key to navigating a crisis, how you adapt to the current COVID-19 pandemic and plan for the future can make or break your business. Strong leadership and a solid team will help to ensure that your business not only sees the other side of this crisis, but that it thrives.

Key themes of this session will include:

  • Finding the right support system
  • Resilience in COVID or past disasters
  • Commitment to employers

Speakers:

  • Jen Earle – CEO, The National Association of Women Business Owners
  • Keith Hall – President and CEO, The National Association of the Self Employed
  • Corrine Hodges – CEO, Association of Women Business Centers

JUNE 4TH – MEMBER MEETINGS

Phone calls with NAWBO members and Congressional offices These will be scheduled calls between NAWBO members and Members of Congress and their staff. Please note that you must register by Wednesday, May 27 in order to facilitate the scheduling of a call with your congressional representatives. 
*These will be arranged by NAWBO staff for those that are interested. *1:1 CALLS


Registration Cost: $45 suggested
Registration for the virtual Advocacy Days will be a gift of $45, in honor of NAWBO’s 45th anniversary and the visionary women who founded the organization.   Your gift allows NAWBO to continue our important work of making women’s voices heard. We can continue the legacy and build a foundation for future generations of women business owners.
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