2018 February Newsletter


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                                                        February 2018


Dear NAWBO Sisters,

It is hard to believe that we are now into the month of February! Our board has been busy creating new and exciting events for us to enjoy while learning about new concepts and building new relationships! We are finalizing last minute details and are less than a month away from our signature event. Please join us on Thursday, March 1st as we honor influential women in business at our 22nd Annual Top 10 Michigan Business Women Awards Dinner. We are excited to be at a new location this year - The Regency Manor in Southfield and we are even more honored to have the dynamic Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, and Managing Director & Senior Client Advisor for Morgan Stanley as our keynote speaker. The GREATER GOOD AWARD recipient this year is Fay Beydoun, executive director of the American Arab Chamber of Commerce.  We will honor 10 women in 10 different categories:  UP-AND-COMING, PHILANTHROPIC, WORDS OF WISDOM, RED TAPE BUSTER, GIVING SPIRIT, DIVERSITY CHAMPION, RAINMAKER, WARRIOR, INNOVATION AND PINNACLE.  Scroll down further in this newsletter to see who this year's honorees are. Don't miss out at this even that is sure to inspire you! 

This event is sure to be sold out, so it is important that you register early. Make sure that you attend the VIP Reception prior and have the opportunity to personally meet the honorees and our guest speaker! Consider being a sponsor, purchasing a table or advertising in our program book. Complete details are listed here. To sign up to be a sponsor, an advertiser (deadline Feb. 19) or to just attend (deadline Feb. 22) go here.

We still need more women to fill out our short survey on the most pressing needs and roadblocks are as women business owners as well as women in the workforce. We have a “Breakfast with the Legislators” scheduled for May and this information will be crucial in helping us focus our discussions. You have a very strong and powerful voice, do not waste that privilege! The timing is right!  Please help us define what those issues are by answering our very short survey here.  

Upcoming Events:

Top 10 Michigan Business Women's Awards ~ Thursday, March 1, 2018, 5:30 pm pre-reception, 6:30 pm dinner at the Regency Manor & Banquet Center in Southfield. Our signature event honors influential and outstanding women in the business community in ten diverse categories.  Our keynote speaker this year is Carla Harris, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Morgan Stanley. Carla will provide an insight into women in business and how to achieve independence! Registration is open.

First Friday's Ladies Who Lunch~ Friday, March 2, 2018, 11:30 am  Gather monthly with like-minded friends at the Skyline Club located at 2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI and build new relationships. Discuss current events, inspiring topics and industry specifics with NAWBO and Skyline Club members while dining at the Chef's table. $20 inclusive per person. These lunches have been extremely popular and the Skyline Club has graciously allowed us to increase the maximum number who can attend. You must RSVP with NAWBO and prepay here. But, still space is limited, so "Register NOW!" as walk-ins are not accepted.

Please join me in welcoming new members ~  Asalyn Coachman of Financial Architects Inc. I also want to welcome supporting member Mohamad Hammoud of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. WELCOME!!

As always, keep us apprised of your business successes and accomplishments. Share it on ouFacebook and LinkedIn pages. In addition, we have a membership section on the website where we want to post your good news. Just email admin@nawbogdc.org and we will make sure the correct people receive the information to promote YOU! 

As you can see, there is always lots going on...we would love you to join one of our committees and get to know your NAWBO sisters at a closer level (check here for more information).

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events! 

Questions or comments? Email me at President@nawbogdc.org.

My best,

 Donna's Signature

Donna M. Joseph
26677 West Twelve Mile

Southfield, MI  48034
Email:    president@nawbogdc.org
Website: nawbogdc.org

Women Business Owner Short Survey 

We want to hear what is your most pressing need
that we should be telling your legislator.

Currently, the NAWBO-GDC Public Policy Committee would like to address with our legislators the most pressing needs and roadblocks women business owners and generally women in the workforce face. Please help us define what those issues are by answering our short survey here.  



Top 10 Honorees

 For more information and to register go here.

Have you connected with us?

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Phone 313.961.4748