10 women business owners appointed to the board
The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Kentucky Chapter elected 10 women business owners to their Board of Directors. The association is happy to welcome old and new faces alike to the Board for 2023.
NAWBO Kentucky has a Board of Directors that represent diversity in industries and expertise among areas. The Board members work to meet the NAWBO mission in Kentucky. NAWBO propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide by strengthening the wealth, creating capacity of our members, and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community.
Below is a list of all NAWBO KY Members elected to the Board:
President: Basha Roberts, Founder of LexTech, LLC
Immediate Past President: Sarah J. Waskey, CPA, COO/CFO of Strothman and Company
Treasurer: Brittnie Eiden, President of Eiden Tax & Accounting
Foundation Advisor: Patty Breeze, President of Breeze Financial, LLC
Secretary/Governance Chair: Crystal Shepard, Partner at McVay Martin Shepard
Marketing Chair: Izzy Nalley, Izzy Nalley Consulting 
Lexington Market Engagement Chair: Crinda Francke, President of ExecuTrain Corporation
Louisville Market Chair and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisor: Krystalore Crews, Crews Beyond Limits Consulting, LLC
Membership Chair: Barbara Louise Kelly, CMO & Owner of Growth Solutions Team & Paradigm Services Inc.
NKY Market & Program Chair: Ashlee Mello, Owner of Day Twosday Production
Advocacy Chair, Chapter & EPIC Assistant: Vanessa Pennoyer, President of Go 2 Girl, LLC
“When nominating women to the board, the entire NAWBO Kentucky organization gets a chance to vote on each position,” said Basha Roberts, NAWBO KY President. “I am excited to announce the women who have been selected by their peers to lead women business owners in the Bluegrass and beyond.”
For Kentucky women business owners who lead highly competitive, sustainable, profitable businesses, NAWBO Kentucky is an influential circle of thought leaders who stand together through servant leadership and long-term relationship building that empower members to grow their businesses confidently and create opportunities that would otherwise not be possible.
NAWBO Kentucky is proud to support women business owners in their community. One of the ways they do this is through the NAWBO Kentucky Foundation. This is a non-profit aimed at creating a better environment for women in business, now and well into the future, through diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. All Board members support the foundation and are helping women in all industries in doing so!
About NAWBO: Founded in 1975, NAWBO is the unified voice of America’s more than 11 million women-owned businesses, representing the fastest growing segment of the economy. NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries. NAWBO develops programs that help navigate women entrepreneurs through the various stages of their business growth.
To learn more about the women on our 2023 Board, visit our Leadership page.  
NAWBO Kentucky serves Kentucky, the Southern Indiana and Cincinnati, Ohio areas.

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