The Women's Business Institute (WBI) is the nonprofit arm of NAWBO OC.

 

WBI has helped women entrepreneurs achieve success through its support of business development and education initiatives since 1999.

 

Today, more and more women are starting businesses. Like all new business owners, women need help finding investors, hiring and managing employees, marketing, and understanding the legal and financial implications of owning a business. WBI supports NAWBO OC and other projects and programs that teach these skills, addressing the unique challenges of being a woman in the business environment.

 

 

 

 

 

Each year, the WBI raises $25,000 from corporate and community partners to underwrite and promote educational programs sponsored, endorsed, or managed by NAWBO OC.

 

Make a gift to WBI today.

Your tax deductible contribution will foster growth and success for women-owned businesses in Orange County.

2017-2018 Partners

WBI Scholarship Program

 

WBI offers scholarships to women business owners to cover the cost of NAWBO membership or fees for other educational programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WBI Board of Directors

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Trina Fleming

President

trina@whw.org

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Rachel Owens

Board Member

Lucinda-Salinas

Lucinda Salinas

Board Member

Women's Business Institute Founding Members

Rachel Owens 
Women’s Business Institute, President
Succession Strategies, Inc., President
NAWBO Member Since 1991

Pamela M. Adams, CFP, MBA
First Vice President
The Adams Financial Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
NAWBO Member Since 2003

Cathy Daugherty
Partner
Trademark Insurance
NAWBO Member Since 1999

Susan Johnson
Founder/CEO
Susan’s Healthy Gourmet
NAWBO Member Since 1995

Hilary Kaye
President
HKA, Inc.
NAWBO Member Since 2002

Patty McDonald
President
Saf-T-Co
NAWBO Member Since 2003

Sue Parks
CEO/Founder
WalkStyles, Inc.
NAWBO Member Since 2005

Gloria Robbins
President/CEO
Specialized Marketing Services, Inc.
NAWBO Member Since 2006

 

 

Camille Jayne
Chairman
Matters at Hand NAWBO Member Since 2005

Victoria Betancourt
President
Coneybeare, Inc.
NAWBO Member Since 2005

Sandra F. Davis
President/CEO
Applied Computer Solutions
NAWBO Member Since 1991

Zov Karmardian
CEO/President
Zov’s Bistro/Cafe/Bakery
NAWBO Member Since 1998

Nanette Macbeth
1st Vice President
MacBeth Group Merrill Lynch
NAWBO Member Since 2005

Shaila Rao Mistry
President
Jayco MMI
NAWBO Member Since 2003

Gena Reed
President/CEO
Paragon Biomedical, Inc.
NAWBO Member Since 2004

Susan VerBurg
President/CEO
Merlex Stucco, Inc.
NAWBO Member Since 2004