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1 November 28, 2007 With special thanks to our sponsor:

2 Deborah Bedard, Deborah Bedard Designs Rebecca Boyle, FIT Club Dawn Chiu, Q2 Dana Dotoli, Bernstein Global Wealth Management Amy Guillermo, AQG Strategic Consulting Stephanie Kozowyk, Zsuzsi Athletic Swim Couture Kathryn LeBoyle, Kathryn LeBoyle Photography Stephanie Leslie, Regal Court Reporting Mia Lewicki, Singer Lewak Greenbaum & Goldstein Davina Ling, Economic Consulting Group, LLC Chris MacNeill, FIT Club Jennie Quimbita, Q2 Thomas Vance, FMC Financial Group Kristin Yokomoto, Law Offices of Kristin Yokomoto Brenda Zubieta, Zubies Dry Dock

3 Why NAWBO?  What brought you to the organization?  What do you hope to get out of it?

4 What is NAWBO?  Founded in 1975  Headquartered in Washington, D.C.  12,000+ members  Mission  strengthen members’ wealth creating capacity and promote economic development  create innovative changes in business culture  build strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations  transform public policy and influence opinion makers “The National Association of Women Business Owners is the voice of America’s 10.6 million women entrepreneurs.”

5 NAWBO National  75+ Chapters Nationwide  Represents interests of membership through 5 Forums:  Diversity & Market Development  Education  Economic Development  International Advocacy  Public Policy  Founded:  The independent Center for Women’s Business Research  NAWBO PAC®  NAWBO Institute for Entrepreneurial Development

6 There are 1.2 million women-owned businesses in CA, representing 48% of all private companies, employing 2.8 million people and generating $406 billion in sales*. NAWBO California  A consortium for the state’s multiple chapters  Helps chapters share "best practices“  Develops unified corporate partnerships  Conducts statewide public relations campaign to reach women business-owners * Center for Women’s Business Research, 2004.

7 NAWBO-OC To position women business owners for profits, power and the passionate pursuit of excellence Our Chapter’s Mission:

8 NAWBO-OC Vision 2007/2008 OC Chapter Goals:  500+ members  58% member retention rate  $250,000+ in annual revenue  Be the organization of choice for a diverse group of women business owners  Because we support  Because we educate  Because we provide resources

9 For Our Members Exposure  Access to and connections with other women business owners  Access to national, regional and local NAWBO meetings and events  Access to local and national corporate partners  Participation in select diversity procurement programs  Increased online exposure Recognition of Achievement  Local, regional & national media access  Electronic and printed newsletters  Remarkable Women AwardsImpact  Public Policy advocacy and presence in Sacramento and DC  Opportunity to participate in NAWBO’s Political Action Committee (PAC) and there’s more...

10 For Our Members, cont.  Monthly programs that educate, inspire and provide valuable connections  NAWBO-OC Members-only Mixers  NAWBO-OC Mentoring Program  NAWBO-OC Success Team Program  NAWBO-OC Education Center  Business Planning  Marketing  Sales & Business Development  Educational Grants through the WBI  Finance & Accounting  Operations  Leadership & HR

11 Membership Categories OC ChapterVotingNational Dues Chapter Dues Total Dues Emerging Business OwnerNo$50$100$150 Established Business OwnerYes$100$175$275 Sustaining MemberYes$100$325$425 Supporting MemberNo$100$250$350 At-LargeYes$120$175$295 Affiliate MemberNo-$125 Corporate MemberNo$30,000 - $150,000 $2,500$2, Corporations can participate at the National, CA or Chapter level.

12 A Word on WBENC Certification  SBA certifies women-owned businesses as suppliers to the federal government  WBENC advocates women-owned businesses as suppliers to large U.S. corporations  To Apply visit: https://sba8a.symplicity.com/applicants/guide

13 Meaningful Membership  Recognize NAWBO as part of your Marketing and/or Operating Plan  Get involved  Practice strategic networking  Build productive relationships  Be active  Give back  Keep your word  Stay connected To position women business owners for profits, power and the passionate pursuit of excellence

14 OC Chapter Operations Board & Executive Committee EducationPrograms Partner Relations Remarkable Women Awards AffiliatesMembership Mentoring Public Policy Marketing & P.R. Members Website & Comm.

15 Membership  Purpose ~ To provide appropriate vehicles and opportunities to engage members and enable NAWBO- OC to deliver on its promise of positioning women business owners for profits, power and the pursuit of excellence.  A Partial List of Membership Committees Activities Includes:  Recruitment  Hospitality  New Member Activities  Member Only Mixers  Membership Surveys  Member Awards  Member Enrichment

16 Education  Education Committee  Develops and oversees NAWBO-OC Education Center courses in 6 tracks: Business Planning Marketing & Public Relations Sales & Business Development Finance & Accounting Operations Leadership & Management  Works with 501(c)3 affiliate Women’s Business Institute to provide scholarship opportunities to women business owners  Administers NAWBO Success Teams Attend and benefit from the courses, or apply to be an Instructor on the website.www.nawbo-oc.org

17 Marketing  Marketing Committee  Builds the NAWBO-OC brand  Promotes events and programs among the membership  Develops and conducts ongoing P.R. campaign  Interprets National marketing campaigns for chapter implementation

18 Partner Relations  Partner Relations  Recruits new corporate members, sponsors and grantors  Nurtures existing corporate members, sponsors and grantors to increase or sustain level of involvement  Identifies and implements ways to integrate corporate members into chapter meetings, events and activities

19 Programs  Plans & schedules programs for monthly Chapter meetings  Secures and preps Speakers  Promotes monthly meetings & programs  Facilitates panel discussions and member interactivity during monthly programs  Secures Member feedback on monthly and other programs

20 NAWBO-OC Monthly Meetings  Best networking in O.C.  Member showcase tables  Cocktails ~ cash bar  Full dinner served  Opportunity drawings  Insightful programs Register on-line at Upcoming Events: December Holiday Party Tuesday, December 4 th Leatherby’s Café Rouge January dinner meeting January 8, 2008 The Hyatt Regency Subject:

21 Remarkable Women’s Awards  An annual luncheon attended by 1,000 influential business people which recognizes and celebrates the work of Orange County’s outstanding women business owners  RWA is NAWBO-OC’s signature fundraising event  RWA Committee designs, plans & executes the entire gala event

22 Affiliates Committee  Secures & maintains contacts within each affiliate  Shares NAWBO-OC information as appropriate  Routes affiliate information through NAWBO-OC membership as appropriate  Solicits affiliate “members-of-the-year” winners for RWA recognition

23 Affiliates  These are the many associations who share common interests with NAWBO-OC American Business Women's Association, Impact Council (ABWA) American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA-OC) Asian Business Association of Orange County (ABAOC) Association for Women in Technology (AWT) Black Chamber of Orange County Financial Women International (FWI) Girls Incorporated of Orange County (Girls Inc) International Coach Federation (ICF-OC) National Hispanic Business Women Association (NHBWA) National Latina Business Women Association (NLBWA) National Women’s Political Caucus Of Orange County (NWPC-OC) Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA) Professional Communications Exchange (PCE) UCI Medical Center Women Physicians WomanSage Women Executives & Entrepreneurs (WE2, formerly FWE) Women In Technology International, Orange County (WITI-OC) Women Investing In Security and Education (WISE) Women's Business Enterprise Council-West (WBEC-West) Working Wardrobes

24 Mentoring  A highly successful program offered exclusively to NAWBO-OC members  Pairs mentors and “mentees” through values-matching process  Provides 9 months of mentoring  Shares best practices between mentor/mentee pairs  Mentoring Committee  Promotes program throughout the membership  Compiles applications and conducts matching to select pairs  Hosts participant orientation and kick-off  Hosts mid-period debriefing  Solicits extensive feedback at program end Enroll in the NAWBO Mentoring Program through the website.www.nawbo-oc.org

25 Success Teams  Groups of 6-10 business owners who meet monthly and use their combined knowledge, experience and skills to support each other’s business success  Facilitated by an experienced business coach  Who is a fellow NAWBO member  Run for a six month duration  Offered through NAWBO-OC at a 90+% discount compared to similar programs Enroll in a NAWBO Success Team, or apply to be a facilitator through the website.www.nawbo-oc.org

26 A Word on Networking NAWBO-OC provides opportunities annually for members to meet one another. Make the most of each opportunity by:  Walking into each event with a plan  Asking questions and listening  Focusing on the people you’re talking to  Practicing the “4Cs” Comfort Concern Candor Competence  Following up  Being yourself & having fun!

27 NAWBO-OC Calendar Tuesday, Nov 6 th New Member Orientation Wundermarx offices 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Tuesday, Dec 4 th Holiday Party Leatherby’s Café Rouge 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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