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Leadership & Committees

Getting involved truly raises your level of visibility, leadership and impact within the NAWBO community.
We are a volunteer organization and our board members and committee leaders volunteer their time and
resources to make NAWBO Greater DC the uplifting organization it is.

Board of Directors Roster

Allison Beinecke, Membership Chair

Nexutive

Robyn Craig

First National Bank

Sacajawea Fanning

CFEI, Certified GOALL Program Representative

Kruti Kapadia

Kapadia Coaching LLC

Jenny Le - President Elect, Marketing Chair

WebSubstance

Stacy Maguire

Eyedea Design Studio

Dawn McGruder - President

The McGruder Group

Lisa Nicholls - Past President, DEIB Chair

Tira! Strategies

Denise Sarpong-Johnson

UMBER bride & groom

Charlene Terrell

CA Entreprise, LLC

Sarah White, Advocacy Chair

Lost Dog Cafe & Cowboy Cafe

Committees

Advocacy

The NAWBO DC Advocacy Committee, together with NAWBO National and the VP of External Affairs, will work to pursue a public policy agenda that positions NAWBO at the forefront of issues impacting women business owners while increasing our visibility and credibility with elected officials, agency personnel, strategic partners, peer organizations and members of the media.

Sarah White, Advocacy Chair

Lost Dog Cafe & Cowboy Cafe

Erin Austin

Think Beyond IP

Sacajawea Fanning

CFEI, Certified GOALL Program Representative

DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging)

The DEIB Committee educates and supports chapter members in the fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in their businesses and in NAWBO. This committee guides the chapter’s work in creating a culture in which every woman business owner feels included, supported and cherished.

Lisa Nicholls - Past President, DEIB Chair

Tira! Strategies

Amy Shelton

Clasp Marketing

Charlene Terrell

CA Entreprise, LLC

Events

The goal of the Events Committee is to provide educational enrichment and networking for NAWBO DC, including Wisdom and Wine, social events, and the Women of Excellence Awards each April. The committee is responsible for securing speakers and soliciting event sponsors. Locations and menus are determined in conjunction with the Chapter Administrator and President.

Molly Gimmel, Events Chair

Design To Delivery Inc

Linda Barrett

All The Buzz

Julie Duszak

Fund Your Joy

Rebecca Swain-Eng

SEA Healthcare & The Quality Collaborative

Jean Thomae

RLAH Real Estate

Marketing

Mission: to uplift and promote the female business leaders in our community while also promoting and driving interest in NAWBO events, educational enrichment opportunities and our sisterhood of like-minded leaders.

Jenny Le - President Elect, Marketing Chair

WebSubstance

Linda Barrett

All The Buzz

Nicole Chamblin

Visions Productivity Solutions

Stacy Maguire

Eyedea Design Studio

Denise Sarpong-Johnson

UMBER bride & groom

Amy Shelton

Clasp Marketing

Membership

Mission: to identify new members for the Greater DC Chapter as well as cultivate and grow our existing, diverse group of female business leaders by enhancing the membership experience, engagement and retention.

Allison Beinecke, Membership Chair

Nexutive

Nella Castro

Nella Castro Consulting

Julie Duszak

Fund Your Joy

Kruti Kapadia

Kapadia Coaching LLC

Nicole Chamblin

Visions Productivity Solutions

Chapter Administrator

Tonia Chagnon, Chapter Admin

Delightful Plans

Everybody Welcomed Me with Open Arms and I Felt Right at Home

When I first joined the NAWBO Greater DC Board, everybody welcomed me with open arms, and I felt right at home. The Board gave me the opportunity to connect on a more personal level with some amazing women and learn skills that I use daily in my career. Without being involved, I would have never known as much as I know now about this great organization and all of the wonderful events it has to offer. Being a Board member made me realize the need NAWBO has for volunteers and membership. It is the hard work, dedication, passion, energy and experience of our members that enhances the programs NAWBO offers and keeps the organization going. If you would like to meet creative minds that fire you up, and care about making women voices heard in the business community, join us!

Gosia J. Bochenek
Cochran Allan