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NAWBO-The National Association of Women Business Owners Miami Chapter is an essential resource for women business owners and professionals committed to moving their businesses forward - and who freely give and receive wisdom, support, resources, and opportunities with other powerful and successful women. The members of NAWBO Miami support each other. We are women business owners who help other women business owners. When you succeed, we all succeed.

NAWBO is the premier organization in the United States representing the interests of all women business owners. NAWBO Miami is the one of the organization's more than 70 chapters, offers a wealth of opportunities ranging from contacts and networking to learning, advocacy and growth.

You are invited to attend our dinner seminars and "Not-Your-Usual-Networkers". Learn about upcoming events, opportunities, and programs - subscribe 
to the Miami chapter's monthly e-newsletter. There are many benefits to joining NAWBO Miami. For additional information call NAWBO Miami at 786-519-4860 or send an email to

Looking for greater opportunity, mutually beneficial relationships and friendships, and expert training for you and your business? You are in the right place and we welcome you!


NAWBO Miami was invited to participate in a roundtable event with candidate for Governor, Charlie Crist
and Lieutenant Governor Candidate, Annette Taddeo.  The purpose of the roundtable was for the
candidates to learn about the concerns and aspirations of women business owners and leaders. 
NAWBO President Jennifer Ohl and Vice-President Karen Lapekas attended.  Karen emphasized
the importance of considering reasons more women do not venture out on their own and made
some suggestions on this point. Jennifer's company was recently certified as a Women Business
Enterprise (WBE). She discussed the cumbersome and expensive process to become certified, and
NAWBO's initiatives that have helped more women receive certification for their businesses.
Women business leaders discuss issues important to their businesses with
Governor Crist.
Group Shot With Charlie Crist
Participants in Gov. Crist's Roundtable and Gov. Crist, Lieutenant Governor Candidate
Annette Taddeo,and Carole Crist.
Karen, Jen, Charlie Crist

NAWBO Vice-President Karen Lapekas and President Jennifer Ohl with Governor

Charlie Crist.


NAWBO Miami Presents Carlos Garrido

  Monday, November 10
Monday, Nov. 10
6-8:30 pm
Business coach and speaker Carlos Garrido will present "How to Break the Rules and Close More Sales" over dinner at Seasons 52 in Coral Gables.
Carlos Garrido spent over 15 years in investment banking and business development with global companies like AstraZeneca and PricewaterhouseCoopers before starting Absolute Sales Development, Inc. He blends his experiences of international business development with nationally proven sales training and evaluation tools from The Sandler Sales Institute and the Devine Group.

Seasons 52
321 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL

Registration - Pre-event Discount:
Members $40
Guests $45
At the door registration: Members $45, Guests $50
Partner Events in October
Tuesday, October 21
11:30am - 1:00pm
Join the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Women's Business Network at an intimate luncheon featuring speakers, Michelle Villalobos and Jessica Kizorek, co-creators of
"Make Them BEG". Their topic: "Make Them BEG: How To Stop Selling & Start Seducing With Your Irresistible Personal Brand."
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza
Coral Gables, FL 33134
More Info and Registration
Tuesday, October 21  
11:30 - 1:15pm
OWIT South Florida and International Business Forum present, Mazal Renford, former director of the Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center in Haifa, Israel.
Steve Haas's City Hall the Restaurant
2004 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33137
More Info and Registration
NAWBO Members use Discount Code: NAWBO2014
Congratulations, Evelyn!
Evelyn Hsu, Nawbo Miami's treasurer, has been selected to participate in the highly competitive Goldman Sachs "10,000 Small Businesses" program. This program   is designed to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to education, capital and business support services. As part of the program, Evelyn will take courses at Miami Dade College. The curriculum was designed by Babson College, a leader in entrepreneur education. 

Save The Date
Monday, Dec. 8
6-8 pm.
"Not Your Usual Holiday Networker" at Frost Science Museum
Registration details to come.

We have a lot of excellent speakers and panel discussions to look forward to.  Mark your calendars for the first Monday of each month, for NAWBO Miami.  

Our mission is to help each other succeed. We share know-how, contacts, networking, encouragement, friendships, fun, and empathy for the challenges only another business owner understands.