About NLBWA-SD

NLBWA-SD has been on the move for the past five years

and its not stopping now thanks to YOU our members and supporters...

 Selection of San Diego Chapter Accomplishments

Operational/Infrastructure

  • Restructured the organization [established policies and procedures]
  • Conducted Board retreat, training, orientation, contracts
  • Applied technology efficiencies for online banking, and member tracking
  • Doubled revenue from 2007 to 2008, to 2009 to 2010, to the present [2013]
  • Established email automated communications, cleared past liabilities, zeroed out A/P

Membership

  • Increased membership from 28 [2005] to 290 active members
  • Members have increased their involvement and participation in events and program committees including volunteer opportunities
  • Contracts and business referrals have increased twofold for members

Programs & Training

  • The Emerging Latina Entrepreneur Fellowship [ELEF] has graduated 6 classes of ‘fellows’ [four in English and one in Spanish]
  • Over 10 workshops and seminars presented and/or delivered to members to increase their competitive advantage
  • Formalized training delivery through annual Emerging Latina Entrepreneur Fellowship Technical Assistance program
  • Peer-to-peer mentoring opportunities
  • Conducted best practices training and/or resources sharing with other NLBWA chapters including Orange County, Sacramento, Fresno and Los Angeles
  • Wellness conference held at Cornerstone Church
  • Microsoft in store training series [key corporate partner]

Events & Awards of the Year

  • Conducted over 23 networking mixers with over 100 attendees
  • Introduced breakfast seminar series and member lunches
  • Latinas in Business ‘White Party’ Summer 2012 Launch/Latinas in Business Foundation
  • 2012 Mayoral Forum hosts
  • Family Taquiza event
  • ‘Sex & the City’ movie opening/preview event
  • Fall 2013 Golf clinics at Riverwalk golf course
  • Anne Taylor Loft shopping and styling event
  • Rebranded and have consistently sold out the annual Our Women in Motion Awards Gala Luncheon held every December at the University Club to honor outstanding Latina entrepreneurs and leaders

Marketing & Outreach

  • Rebranded the organization with new ‘orange flower power’ identity
  • New collaterals designed
  • Re designed website in 2013
  • Past, and New strategic partnerships:
    1. Small Business Administration
    2. Women’s Business Center of California
    3. Small Business Development Center
    4. SWC/International Trade Center
    5. SD County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    6. MANA
    7. La Raza Lawyers
    8. Los Bilingual Writers
    9. California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
    10. San Ysidro Chamber
    11. SCORE

NLBWA- San Diego was named 2009 Chapter of the Year by the National organization !

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