The Ventura County chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO VC), along with Gold Corporate Sponsor CHASE Bank is pleased to announce the installation of its new Board of Directors on August 17th virtually, via Zoom as part of its Summer Celebration. The Honorable Sofia Rubalcava, Mayor of Ventura, installed the new slate of officers who represent a broad spectrum of industries, leadership and business acumen.
2021-2020 NAWBO Ventura County Board of Directors
-President – Seana-Marie Sesma, Mary Jane Services Network and Your PR girls
-President Elect – LaVada English – L. English Consulting
-Immediate Past President – Kamie Abraham, Sagemark Consulting
-Secretary – Catherine Cooley, Peaceabl
-Membership Director – Karen Smith, Personalized College Choice
-Programs Director – Dr. Tora Brown, Brand Strategist
-Public Policy/Advocacy Director – Dawn Dyer, Dyer Sheehan Group, Inc.
The Board of Directors is joined by active leadership Chairs Michelle Carlen, Alignment Advising who will lead the Mastermind program and the NAWBOoks Pivoting Pages book club will be chaired by Jane Tierney, purple link.
Newly inducted NAWBO VC President Seana-Marie has seen new ways of doing business this past year, with growth in so many industries. Our NAWBO sisters are building their client base in other states and other cities in CA. We are all recognizing that we are just a click away from anything we need or want to support ourselves in business and in life. As an organization, we are “Taking a stand for Women”. It is our personal mission as a board to take a stand for what is needed, to speak up when something needs to be said and to push forward through all challenges. We, the NAWBO VC Executive Board and I want to emphasize our values in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. Every member and woman in business is important to us. We are taking a stand with black women business owners, all people of color and all women in the fight against inequality. We have zero tolerance for the mistreatment of any member and believe that our collective positive forces and voices are stronger than any divisive actions against our beliefs. As a business woman I am learning to advance my ways of being, thinking and doing. I have been attending workshops and learning from great coaches
NAWBO Ventura County – The local Ventura County chapter of NAWBO is committed to strengthening the wealth creating capacity of its members while promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial Ventura County community. Additionally, the local chapter advocates for innovative and effective change in the business culture, building strategic alliances and transforming public policy for the benefit of its members. Membership is open to women sole proprietors, partners and corporate owners as well as those companies and organizations that support women-owned businesses. Learn more: www.nawbovc.org.