President's Message - August 2018


President's Message

     August 13, 2018

 Hello Friends and Colleagues,

Priscilla Archangel, Ph.D.Since stepping into my role as President in June, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many NAWBO leaders from chapters around the country as we came together in our nation’s capital for a formal installation and orientation. I’m excited about working with this powerful group of women and to attend the National Women’s Business Conference, September 23-25 in Spokane, WA.  This year’s theme is “Work Well, Live Well.” As women entrepreneurs, our lives are a journey, never a destination. We run successful businesses and households, give back to our communities, advocate for causes we care most about and nurture other life passions. We are constantly focusing, refocusing, pushing, pausing, inventing, reinventing, stretching and balancing—and growing every step of the way along the many paths we take. We hope you will be able to join our NAWBO community as we embrace this exciting journey together to “work well, live well”! More details are available on the national website.

Working with the Greater Detroit Chapter Board of Directors, my focus in the coming year is to continue to grow our community of inspired servant leaders and women business owners by providing programming that enables us to:

  • Connect by building networks
  • Learn by sharing insights
  • Grow by achieving goals


Here are some of the exciting opportunities coming up, and one that we just completed.

WOMEN ON BOARD: Our 6th Annual Women on Board Cruise on August 2nd was a perfect summer evening for sailing the Detroit River. Participants enjoyed delicious food and the opportunity to Connect, Learn and Grow from our expert panel on the topic of business growth strategies, moderated by Paula Tutman, WDIV Emmy Winning Broadcast Journalist. Check out the photos on our website. Panelists included Constance Logan of the Small Business Administration, Kim Baber of Varnum Law, Camille Walker Banks of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and Grose Vuljaj of Comerica Bank. And as a bit of icing on the cake, they’ve shared their summer reading list with us!

  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  • Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter by Liz Wiseman
  • Books by Dale Carnegie including The Leader in You. How to Win Friends and Influence People. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living.
  • The Mentor Leader: Secrets to Building People and Teams That Win Consistently by Tony Dungy with Nathan Whitaker
  • Chaos by Patricia Cornwell
  • Awaken by Priscilla Shirer
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Crain’s Magazine
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Bloomberg
  • Businessweek

Business Growth: Are you ready to grow your business? Or, are you missing out on growth opportunities because you feel like you aren't quite ready? Then attend a casual information session on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 12:00 PM EDT - 1:30 PM EDT where you will learn about the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. The program teaches businesses owners with annual revenues between $100,000 and $20 million how to work on their business and not just in their business. If accepted into the program, tuition is fully paid for by the Goldman Sachs Foundation. This session will be held at Tech Town Detroit, 440 Burroughs, Detroit. For more information and to sign up for the info session please visit, but hurry, space is limited!

Ladies Over Lunch: Are you interested in learning more about NAWBO? Or just networking with current and prospective members? Join us every first Friday for lunch at the Skyline Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to meet and greet others and learn about membership.  Our next lunch is on September 7th. Register via our website by September 6th.

Export/Import: Does your product or service have a market outside the U.S.? If you want to learn more, join the Asian Pacific America Chamber of Commerce for their Export/Import Bank Symposium on Wednesday, September 12th from 8:30 a.m. to noon EDT. You will learn how to extend credit terms to foreign buyers, gain access to capital to finance your expert sales, and protect against risk of buyer non-payment. The complimentary event will be held at APACC, 27055 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills. Check out their website for more information.

PARtners Golf Outing: It’s that time of year again! NAWBO and NAWBO/EXCEL are hosting our annual outing on Monday, September 17th, 7:30 a.m. at Northville Hills Golf Club in Northville. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to expand your business partnerships on an Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. You can also sharpen your skills in a clinic designed just for you. Go to our website to sign up today. Thanks to our sponsors UPS, PNC Bank and UHY, and more sponsorship opportunities are available.

Welcome to our New Members!

Congratulations on Your 5 year Membership Milestone

Congratulations on Your 15 year Membership Milestone

I am looking forward to connecting with all of you this year and I hope to see you at one of our upcoming events! 

Questions or comments? Email me at

My best,


Priscilla Archangel, Ph.D.
26677 West Twelve Mile

Southfield, MI 48034






26677 West 12 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48034
Phone 313.961.4748