The National Association of Women Business Owners® (NAWBO) appointed Kathleen Warnick, of Warnick Consultants, to Chair of the 2017-2018 Board of Directors. The incoming Board of Directors plans will strengthen NAWBO's initiatives of providing educational programs and resources women entrepreneurs need to be successful in all stages of business growth.
"Throughout our 42-year history, NAWBO has been fortunate to have national board members who are committed servant leaders. This year's board is no exception. I look forward to working with these incredible women who generously devote their time and talents for the betterment of all women business owners," said Kathy Warnick, NAWBO National Board Chair. "NAWBO was founded to be the first organization advocating for women business owners. It is our pleasure to carry on that legacy today and to work toward solutions on issues that impact our members like tax reform, workplace flexibility, government contracting, and the workforce gap."
Kathy Warnick has established a reputation as professional, honest, knowledgeable, innovative and practical. Through over 30 years of business and leadership experience, she has an expansive understanding of the unique needs of a variety of businesses. She built Warnick Consultants on the core principle of refusing to believe that one size fits all and that every business has a unique set of needs for its financial and operational systems.
Warnick has been honored as Woman to Watch by Columbus Business First and selected as an Outstanding Woman in Technology finalist by Rev1 Ventures in central Ohio. In 2016, Warnick Consultants was honored to be a finalist for the Business First Corporate Caring Award. Warnick received the Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Nonprofit Board Executive of the Year for community service for her work in NAWBO, the Women's Small Business Accelerator and the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. She was instrumental in bringing the Young Entrepreneurs Academy to the Columbus area.
The 2017-2018 NAWBO National Board of Directors will be composed of: Kathleen Warnick –Chair; Teresa Meares – Past Chair; Molly K. Gimmel – Chair Elect; Tanya R. Allen, Jeanette Armbrust, Diane E. Ferry, Loreen Gilbert, Cristina Morales Heaney, Shaila Rao Mistry, Jennifer Brand Ransom, and Emily Wirowek.
At "Together We Dare" the National Women's Business Conference hosted by NAWBO being held October 15-17 in Minneapolis, Minnesota the National Board will be introduced to members and partners.
Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of America's more than 9.1 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.