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NAWBO National Partners with UCLA

NAWBO National Announces Special Member Rates for Access to UCLA Corporate Governance Program and Women’s Leadership Institute

This past March, NAWBO National announced its new partnership with UCLA to provide NAWBO members access to the UCLA Anderson Corporate Governance Program and Women’s Leadership Institute at reduced rates.

“We are proud to announce a partnership with UCLA that will provide our members access to two of the University’s excellent programs at a discounted rate,” said Loreen Gilbert, National Chair of the NAWBO Institue for Entrepreneurial Development (NAWBO Institute).  “The NAWBO Institute is committed to helping women business owners build and scale their businesses. Higher education is a key component to help our women business owners increase their confidence, grow their businesses and be considered for potential opportunities.

“At our 2018 NAWBO Academy for Public Service, I spoke about the need for increased diversity on all boards, including corporate, government and nonprofit, and I outlined various ways our members can prepare themselves for each opportunity,” Gilbert continued. “Our partnership with UCLA will help our women business owners get the certification they need to be considered for board positions.” 

Donna Sharp, Associate Dean of UCLA Anderson Executive Education, stressed the importance of executive development programs to both participants and organizations alike: 

“Our programs are a great place for women business leaders to acquire the tools, perspectives and networks required for ongoing growth for their firms and themselves. Opportunities for women will only expand as forward-looking organizations increasingly recognize the business necessity of inclusivity. We want to help drive this trend and added a new corporate governance offering in June specifically designed for senior women leaders who want to prepare for board service.”

California recently became the first state to pass legislation requiring women on corporate boards.

“NAWBO was founded in 1975 to be the first advocacy organization for all women business owners. Today at NAWBO National we look for ways to increase our members’ access to the following four areas – capital, community, capitols and confidence,” explained Molly Gimmel, NAWBO National Board Chair.  “NAWBO National is proud to be a solution to the lack of diversity on some boards.  We do so by increasing our members access to the knowledge and confidence they may need regarding possible board service and by finding ways to work with our chapters to advocate for more diverse boards across the country through voluntary, positive measures.”

NAWBO members are now eligible to receive a 10% reduction on course fees for the Corporate Governance Program(s) and the Women’s Leadership Institute. Interested members may contact execed@anderson.ucla.edu and take advantage of this offer by providing their NAWBO membership number. 

Founded in 1975, NAWBO is the unified voice of America’s more than 10 million women-owned businesses representing the fastest growing segment of the economy. To learn more, visit nawbo.org.

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