Two national membership organizations with shared passion and vision, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and the Women Presidents Organization (WPO), partnered for a National Day of Service on June 24. JPMorgan Chase sponsored the event. The goal is for members to come together as women helping women in communities across the United States. This year, NAWBO and WPO helped Dress For Success, a nonprofit that provides professional attire for low-income women and supports their job-search and interview process.
“At JPMorgan Chase, we believe that all women deserve equal opportunity to follow their ambitions and build their careers. Support and mentorship between women professionals are crucial to fostering that growth,” said Thelma Ferguson, Vice Chair of JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking. “It is our honor to collaborate with three organizations to help women build the confidence and skills they need.”
The NAWBO and the WPO partnership
NAWBO and WPO members volunteered with Dress For Success in 13 locations where all three organizations share a strong presence. These locations include Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Philadelphia, Miami, Nashville, Phoenix, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Washington, DC, Los Angeles and New York City. Members can also choose to volunteer at or donate to another organization of their choice that supports women and girls.
“NAWBO is built and run by servant leaders who are passionate about supporting and lifting up women into greater spheres of power and influence,” said NAWBO’s CEO Jen Earle. “We’re honored to partner with the WPO to help women in our communities who need it most right now.”
The WPO is a dynamic and diverse collective of women business leaders around the world who share insight in groups facilitated to drive game-changing experiences. “At the WPO, we believe that belonging to a peer community is as much about giving support as getting it. By joining NAWBO, we are able to bring more leaders committed to empowering women together using our collective resources. Whether it’s boosting confidence with new professional attire for interviews or sharing concrete career insights, our goal is to effect real change for women nationwide,” said WPO’s CEO Camille Burns.
Since 1975, NAWBO has been the voice of America’s women-owned businesses representing the fastest growing segment of the economy. It is the only organization with membership dues that represents the interests of 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 NAWBO, please visit www.nawbo.org.
The WPO is a non-profit membership organization where women business leaders worldwide meet monthly to tap into collective insight. WPO provides exclusive access to entrepreneurial equals, innovative ideas, and executive education. Its member companies have generated at least $2 million in gross annual sales (or $1 million for a service-based business). WPO chapters serve as professionally-facilitated peer groups where members can harness the momentum of their successes and cultivate new strategies. To learn more about WPO, please visit www.women-presidents.com.