By Special to the Daily World
The NAWBO Institute for Entrepreneurial Development is a nonprofit educational foundation of the National Association of Women Business Owners that strives to strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of women business owners and promote economic development within the business community.
To further its mission in 2011, The NAWBO Institute is launching the Accelerated Growth Series sponsored by Wells Fargo — a premiere capacity-building program created by and for women business owners to help increase their business competitiveness and grow to the next level.
The 2011 program launch will take place in San Francisco, with two workshop offerings: Workshop 1: Assessing Your Organizational Capacity will be held April 25-26 and Workshop 2: Developing a Strategic Plan for Growth will be June 16-17.
“We are pleased to pilot launch this educational initiative at a time when it is so critical for women entrepreneurs to grow their businesses, create new jobs and contribute significantly to the overall economy. Women business owners may very well be the group that pulls us out of this recession,” says Wendy Lopez, chair of the NAWBO Institute.
The NAWBO Institute is launching this program to address the unique needs and challenges that women-owned businesses face in the current economic landscape.
“The Accelerated Growth Series is designed for competitive, growth-minded women business owners who want to step out of the day-to-day, assess their organizational capacity, develop a roadmap for success and execute effectively against their long-term plan to grow their enterprise to the next level,” says Helen Han, NAWBO president and CEO.
Program sponsor Wells Fargo recognizes the power, drive and potential of women entrepreneurs and is committed to helping them achieve continued success through programs like the Accelerated Growth Series.
“We are excited for the opportunity to partner with NAWBO and the Institute to help women business owners achieve an even greater level of growth, recognition and appreciation for the important contributions they make to the U.S. economy,” says Joy Ott, Wells Fargo regional president, Montana.
For more information on the Accelerate Growth Series, visit www.NAWBO.org. Click on “Events & Programs” from the main menu, then “Accelerated Growth Series.”