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Be one of our 10! Special NAWBO Kentucky Bundled Membership Package only available until April 7

NAWBO GROW Survive 2017 Program Begins in April  


When you set your 2017 business goals in January, what were some of the things on your list? Like many of the women I talk to, I’ll bet one of them was that you wanted time to work ON your business, developing your ideas. I suspect you also had networking, marketing or business development on that list.  And, if you are like so many of us for whom the first quarter came and went in a flash, or if you are one of the women saying “what goals?”, no worries! We can help!  
But there are only 10 spots available, and we’d love you to be one of our 10! 
Introducing the 2017 NAWBO GROW: Survive Program, a nine-month educational series designed just for you and your business.The tuition of $750 includes one year of NAWBO membership. You’ll meet monthly with a cohort of business owners in their first few years of business. You’ll focus on the planning and mindset that goes into running your own business. Topics include marketing, sales, financing, time management, and the ever-important work-life balance. Each session focuses on a different topic, introduces expert facilitators, and develops intentionality for your business. By the end of the program, you’ll have a blueprint you can use year after year to guide your business. And, you’ll get to connect with the best and brightest women in business in the region, and have access to the vast resources of NAWBO national!

Check out the attached flyer and request an application by e-mailing me at or feel free to contact NAWBO Kentucky Executive Director, Stephanie Geddes at  
P.S. You’re a 10, regardless, you rockstar businesswoman you!

- Robin Miller, GROW Director

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NAWBO Membership Drive

Are you ready to spring forward with your business? The NAWBO Spring membership drive is here! Join between now and April 30th  and save $25! Every new member will be entered to win complimentary registration to the NAWBO Women’s Business Conference in Minneapolis October 15-17, 2017 (a $450 value!)

Visit and start your NAWBO journey with fantastic women in business! Contact Director of Membership Vanessa Pennoyer at for more information.

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Upcoming NAWBO Events

Business Women First Luncheon 

Date: March 28, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM 

Location: Kentucky Fair and Expo Center, South Wing Ballroom 
937 Phillips Ln
Louisville, KY 40209

This event celebrates the accomplishments of women and gives guests a chance to network with leading women in the Louisville area business community.

This year's speaker is Nicole Lapin, Financial Expert and TV Anchor.

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Nicole Lapin is the only finance expert you don't need a dictionary to understand. She is the star of the CWs new business competition reality show "Hatched". She was the youngest anchor ever at CNN before holding the same title at CNBC anchoring "Worldwide Exchange," the only global finance show on the network, while contributing financial reports to "Today" and MSNBC.

Business First will recognize these four Enterprising Women from the Greater Louisville Area at the luncheon:

  • Enterprising Woman of Achievement: Dana Bowers, founder of Venminder
  • Enterprising Woman of Influence: Nikki Jackson, Regional executive of the Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  • Enterprising Woman Making a Difference: Yvette Gentry, Chief of community building in Mayor Fischer's office
  • Enterprising Woman to Watch: London Roth, Integration leader, Louisville Bold Goal, Humana


*NAWBO members, please contact Stephanie Geddes for a discount code.


Mentoring Mondays

Date: April 3, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM 

Location: The Olmsted

MEET YOUR MENTOR at the BIZWOMEN MENTORING MONDAY event. Join Louisville Business First at The Olmsted on April 3rd at 8:00 am for this one-of-a-kind event that brings together women in a casual, fast-paced coaching atmosphere. $35.00 registration.

NAWBO is a national Supporting Sponsor. Visit the NAWBO Kentucky table at the event for information.

Mentoring Monday will offer the opportunity for you to choose from 40 mentors who are the most influential women in the business community for one-on-one coaching sessions for seven minute conversations. The attendees will stand in line and wait for a particular mentor or move to the next mentor available. This will allow the attendees to network with each other while they are waiting, which is just as important as the coaching sessions. We expect every attendee to have the opportunity to meet between one and seven mentors. The quick turnaround is organized chaos which will be fast, fun and fulfilling as everyone gets the chance to meet new people and gain new insights.

*NAWBO members, please contact Stephanie Geddes for a discount code.


NAWBO Meet and Greet

Date: April 13, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Signarama Downtown
909 E Market St #400
Louisville, KY 40206

Join us, and bring a friend! 


NAWBO EPIC VIP Breakfast Celebration

Date: April 18, 2017
Time: 8:30 - 10:00 AM 

Location: Big Spring Country Club
5901 Dutchmans Ln
Louisville, KY 40205

Tickets: $20

Sponsored by:

Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of women in business in the Bluegrass!

Join us as we celebrate the 2017 NAWBO EPIC finalists, and the EPIC nominees from all years!  This is a great opportunity to network and learn from the most outstanding businesswomen in the area!  


Integrating Women Leaders Conference

Date: April 20, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM 

Location: Louisville Marriott Downtown 

The IWL Women’s Leadership Conference is an experience. It is designed to address the needs of every individual – at any level of leadership to help you build new skills, open your mind to different perspectives and make lasting connections.

NAWBO Kentucky is a Community Partner of the Louisville 2017 IWL Conference. It will be a Louisville event, with local leaders and sponsoring companies. The topics discussed will cover issues that are relevant to the business community in your state, your companies and your leaders and relate to this year’s theme – I Got This!

*NAWBO members, please contact Stephanie Geddes for a discount code.

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