November 5, 2019


Can you believe there is only two months left in 2019?! Where does the time go? The last few months for NAWBO GDC has been a whirlwind of connecting, learning and growing with Ladies Over Lunch, the Annual PARtners Golf Outing and the Sponsor Appreciation Luncheon.

October was an awe-inspiring month with the theme “Our Time is Now”. The NAWBO National Women’s Business Conference was held in Jacksonville, Florida, October 13-15th. There were over 700 women business owners in attendance, wonderful workshops and inspirational speakers reminding all of us that this entrepreneurial journey is a marathon and not a sprint.

Here are a few key highlights from the 2019 WBC:

  • NAWBO Greater Detroit was well represented by several members, Board Directors, 4 past GDC Presidents (representing a legacy of leadership) and our local Bank of America Ambassador;
  • GDC ranked #1 in the country receiving the highest membership retention award;
  • Tinesha Cherry, of Tinesha Cherry Speaks, GDC Member and 2017 Top 10 Award honoree received the Dr. Trent Award; In addition, Tinesha facilitated a fireside chat with Sophia Amoruso, CEO of GirlBoss.

Continue to Connect & Grow at These Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019Maximize Your Membership 101, 4 pm to 6 pm, Senior Consulting Services, Farmington Hills. 
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019, Circle of Learning - $how Us the Money: Getting Real About Financing Women-Owned Businesses, 9 am to 10:30 am, Comerica Bank, Dearborn Heights. 
  • Thursday, December 5, 2019, NAWBO Annual Holiday Party, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, Skyline Club, Southfield. NOTE: This event replaces our December Ladies Over Lunch.

To register and for more information on all the above events go here. Don't delay. All have limited space.


Learn - NAWBO's Virtual Programming
Thursday, November 14, 2019, 5 pm to 6 pm, 4 Tenets of Organizing. Free webinar for NAWBO members. For more information and to register go here.


Our NAWBO Sisterhood has grown by 14 new members since August. In addition, two members are celebrating 5 years with NAWBO. Go here to see who has joined and who is celebrating an anniversary with us.


I look forward to seeing you at upcoming events.

Questions or comments? Email me at [email protected]

My best,


Charmaine Brown
26677 West Twelve Mile

Southfield, MI 48034
Email:    [email protected]

*Does not include the Annual Membership Meeting; Value based on member-rate for conference.



President's Message - November 2019




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