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NAWBO Silicon Valley Connections
Newsletter Issue No. 8 September 2011
I attended the Women's Business Conference 2011 - Your Time is NOW in San Diego. It was a very educational and wonderful networking event. The two-day conference started off with a networking luncheon, several round table discussions with experts, interactive workshops and raffle giveaways. There was a Media Corner, Chapter Best Practice Roundtable discussions and a wonderful reception "Taste of California Sparkling Reception" hosted by NAWBO-CA. In addition, NAWBO-CA had the honor of presenting the Women Business Owner of the Year award to Laura Neubauer, Founder & CEO, Deliver-It, Inc.
The Exhibit Hall held many exhibitors. I was exceptionally pleased when I saw one of our NAWBO-SV members display her products at the conference. It was our very own Membership Director, Catherine Potieger of MsBellezza Jewelry. This is a perfect example of our members recognizing opportunities to showcase their products/services. Excellent business move!
Another highlight of my trip was meeting the incoming CEO/President of NAWBO National, Diane Tomb. She is very gracious, understands the life of a business owner and was excited to hear about what NAWBO-SV is doing to bring member value to the Chapter.
The top three reasons for attending conferences is to expand your business networks, increase your knowledge base and develop new contacts. Developing relationships wherever you go is key to your business.
If you are thinking about attending the next Women's Business Conference, it will be held in Louisville, Kentucky - October 4-5, 2012. Mark your calendars!Cheers,
Maxine M. Goulding
President - NAWBO Silicon Valley
Updates from the New Board of Directors
The NAWBO-SV Board wanted to pass along the recent speech by President Obama, which offers hope for job creation and boosting the economy. The information below was taken from the White House website. Click Here for the full speech.AMERICAN JOBS ACT
To create more jobs now, the President is sending Congress the American Jobs Act - a set of ideas supported by both Democrats and Republicans that Congress must pass right away. The purpose of the American Jobs Act is simple: put more people back to work and put more money in the pockets of working Americans. Here's how:
Hope to See You There!
SAVE THE DATES FOR BIG EVENTS YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!!
REAL WOMEN. REAL CONVERSATIONS.
Save the Date! October 20th 12:30-5pm
NAWBO-SV and Ameriprise Financial present this exiting afternoon about creating priorities and managing day-to-day relationships. Keynote speaker and bestselling author Suzy Welch will share strategies to help you balance priorities. The Historic Del Monte Building 100 S. Murphy Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94087 Register Today!
Stop Selling and Start Closing: Why Selling Never Works in Today's Business
EXPO Networking Reception and Dinner Event - "Rev Up Your Revenue Game"
The September Mixer at Debbie Lynn's Costumes was a lot of fun and gave members and guests an opportunity to dress up in hats and all manners of garb while networking and noshing!
by Griselda Quezada-Chavez, International Affairs Director
Congratulations to NAWBO Silicon Valley International Affairs for signing their first Affiliate Agreement and Co-Promotional Partnership with the Northern California World Trade Center Gateway California, BayBrazil, and the Monterey Bay International Trade Association.
As an added commitment to Diversity, NAWBO Silicon Valley has recently become an Affiliate Member with the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce: www.cahcc.com
This is the first official commitment between these organizations and a NAWBO California chapter.
NAWBO Silicon Valley International Affairs was created in May 2010. This was the first out of 9 chapters in NAWBO California and among a few others nationally to create a specific department dedicated to bringing forth international business opportunities.UPDATE
At the recent NAWBO® National Women Business Conference held in beautiful San Diego, NAWBO Silicon Valley had the privilege of escorting the President and Vice President of the Mexican Association of Business Women (AMMJE); Alia Lorena Ibarra and Ana Maria Sanchez. In a further commitment to emphasize the importance of global associations and opportunities, NAWBO has a new Global Chair.
NAWBO® National makes strategic changes to evolve to the next level by returning their office to Washington, DC and with their new President and CEO, Diane Lenegham Tomb. Diane is an accomplished leader with a proven track record of creating well-targeted strategies that achieve business objectives. Most recently, Diane ran a successful public affairs and strategic communications firm since 2003, served in senior roles in the federal government, non-profit and private sectors. Congratulations and welcome Diane. To our past President and CEO, Helen Han, thank you for commitment to NAWBO® and we wish you continuous success in your new endeavors.COMING SOON
International Affairs web presence at www.nawbo-sv.org Stay tuned for a local and global calendar of events, International Intelligence news and additional affiliations. For more information on how to advertise with NAWBO-SV International Affairs, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.orgEVENTS
On September 26th-27th, 2011 Northern California World Trade Center invites NAWBO Silicon Valley members to participate with an international woman's group from Africa who have been nominated by U.S Embassy's in their home countries and are being invited to the U.S. through the Department of States International Visitors Leadership Program.
This 6 member group will focus on consultant and training work for women and are all currently involved in business management for woman in Africa. The emphasis of the professional program in each of the cities they will visit will be on opportunities for the visitors to interact with business women, particularly those that work in consulting and training organizations.
We would like each visitor to have the opportunity to engage in conversations with women entrepreneurs who occupy similar roles and are engaged in a similar activity, of comparable size, a common mission and are in the same sector as the visitors' businesses. Meetings to be held in Sacramento, CA, www.norcalwtc.org For more information contact: email@example.com
NAWBO Silicon Valley and their new Affiliated Partner BayBrazil at their “Doing Business with Brazil” event on October 13, 2011. This workshop will focus on the economic outlook and case studies of U.S. companies that are expanding to Brazil. Time 3pm-7pm in Santa Clara, CA. For more details and registration use the (baybrazilNAWBOSV) code: www.baybrazilworkshop2.eventbrite.com
NAWBO Silicon Valley in partnership with the Northern California World Trade Center invite NAWBO members to the Gateway California event on October 26, 2011 to be held in So. San Francisco. Gateway California is a marquee fly-in program that is the leading export/import forum on North America's west coast. This one-day event includes a dynamic trade show and focused curriculum of export and import related training workshops in addition to the International Export/Import Executive Luncheon featuring industry experts presenting the latest policy directions and trends.
For a limited time, two table options are available to NAWBO-SV members:
The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) invites NAWBO Silicon Valley members to the TIAW Global Forum and World Difference Awards where women leaders and thoughtful strategists from around the world gather at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. on October 26th-28th, 2011. For more information: www.tiaw.org/global_forum_2011/Global-Forum_Washington.asp
In Working for continuous global opportunities, the Mexican Association of Businesswomen (AMMJE) and the World Association of Businesswomen (FCEM, Les Femmes Chefs d´Entreprises Mondiales), invite NAWBO Silicon Valley members to participate in the 59th Annual Congress-Latin America Summit Meeting on November 1-4, 2011. This grand event is to be held in beautiful and historic Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Enjoy the Mayan culture and participate in their off sites events, family is welcome... To register use the (NAWBOSV) code: www.59congresofcem2011.com
Save the Date
NAWBO Silicon Valley in partnership with TradePort and MBITA will conduct a seminar-conference and mixer-dinner on November 15, 2011. The event will highlight how to use online technologies to sell your services, expertise, products and technologies to the global marketplace. The World-Wide-Web allows us not only to facilitate and consummate online global trade transactions with products and technologies, but also creates an environment for our knowledge based professionals to 'export their expertise' and specialized services to markets throughout the world who are in need of such advice and knowledge, especially developing countries as they 'leap-frog' their societies into a 21st Century infrastructure.
There are untapped markets throughout the world seeking opportunities to import American products, technologies and expertise in all industry sectors and this NAWBO Silicon Valley/TradePort/MBITA seminar-conference and mixer-dinner will feature presentations and demonstrations on the latest online sources and service providers providing services in all aspects of the global trade community to help successfully support and consummate bilateral trade and investment opportunities, and as a result create new, good paying jobs. More details on registration, exhibitor and sponsor opportunities to follow.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Griselda Quezada Chavez
Health & Wellness
By Sooji Rugh, M.D., Health & Wellness Director
Get Unplugged & Grow Younger!
"Unplugging" during the workday is critical to productivity, how you interact with people, your problem-solving abilities, health and wellness, and your overall enjoyment of the day. It is also critical to how you age - or don't. That's because chronic stress will age you - no kidding!
According to Hans Selye, author of The Nature of Stress and a stress pioneer, "...stress is not a vague concept, somehow related to the decline in the influence of traditional codes of behavior, dissatisfaction with the world, or the rising cost of living, but rather...it is clearly a definable biological and medical phenomenon whose mechanisms can be objectively identified and...we can cope much better once we know how to handle it."
Chronic stress can rob us of feeling balanced and, eventually, our youth. As I say frequently, "We can't run from the tiger AND have sex!" Our biochemicals just don't work that way. In fact, if we're running from the tiger, we can't even digest our lunch! And as you well know, it often feels like we're running from the tiger all day every day.
Here are some modern-day examples of "running from the tiger" that keep our stress hormones elevated and our sex and digestion processes in standby mode:
You get the picture...
Chronic stress can cause:
Some of these symptoms of chronic stress can really affect your effectiveness on the job.
Here are my five secrets to keeping your health, sanity and increasing your on-the-job effectiveness all at the same time (and still have some libido left!)
Secret #1: Take regular breaks - play a rockin' tune on your iPod and dance like crazy for 3 minutes or go outside to breathe in some fresh air.
Secret #2 Take 3 deep breaths (to the count of 6 on the inhale and exhale), while you think of something/someone you love
Secret #3 Eat a healthy protein, fat and vegetable or fruit within an hour of waking, and at least every five hours to keep blood sugar balanced.
Secret #4 Sleep - get at least 8 hours nightly - it's the #1 stress buster!
Secret #5 Call someone you love, or take your dog to work. Follow these simple secrets and you will end your day happy with fewer wrinkles!
Robin Nielsen, NC, BCHN®
Congratulations and Good News! Congratulations to Monika Miles, CEO of Labhart-Miles Consulting who was recently named President of the American Society of Women Accountants. Way to go Monika!
Three Cheers for Jeanne Beacham, CEO of Delphon, who was featured in the Entreprenuer Profile in a recent edition of the San Jose Silicon / Valley Biz Journal.
Hip Hip Hooray for Celeste Ford, CEO of Stellar Solutions, whose company was profiled in the Private Companies feature in a recent edition of the San Jose / Silicon Valley Biz Journal. Celeste has also been accepted for membership in the Council on Foreign Relations. Membership in the Council on Foreign Relations is prestigious and by invitation only. Membership in the Council will give Celeste access to influential and important national and international policymakers.
Cecelia McCloy, President and CEO of Integrated Science Solutions Inc., was pleased to announce the company's 2011 Community Awards that supports employee volunteerism. Since 2002 ISSi donated between $500 to $1000 awards to non-profits recommended by its employees. This year 9 non-profits were granted awards. In other exciting news, Cecelia has been named Entrepreneur of the Year in Technology from Contra Costa County. The award is given by Bay Area nonprofit Women's Initiative for Self-Employment and recognizes women business owners in the Bay Area who:
Erika Taylor Montgomery, CEO of Three Girls Media & Marketing Inc., is entered in StartUp Nation's Top 100 Home-Based Businesses contest which runs through the end of October. She'd greatly appreciate your vote. Vote here!Have good news or an accomplishment to share? Email Erika today!
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MsBellezza Sparkles on TV and in Magazines!
MsBellezza Jewelry will be featured on Dancing with the Stars Season 13 which premiered Monday September 19, 2011 at 8/7c on ABC. Click Here for more info on DWTS!
MsBellezza will also be featured in the Pageantry Magazine for the upcoming holiday issue. http://www.pageantrymagazine.com/
Check out the MsBellezza website to get your own fabulous looks!
We always offer a discount for NAWBO members!
MsBellezza Founder and
NAWBO-SV Membership Director
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Erika Taylor Montgomery, CEO Three Girls Media & Marketing Inc.
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