NAWBO Hosts Conversation on DEI + Lessons Learned From the Pandemic
SANTA BARBARA, California – Join an engaging conversation centered on meaningfully bringing into our workplaces Environmental Sustainability and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) practices. Hosted by NAWBO (the National Association of Women Business Owners), attendees will also share what they learned and how they adapted to the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Parker Clay will open the event with an Ethiopian coffee ceremony, a way of conveying friendship and respect. Women of varied backgrounds and ages will then offer their perspectives about how to make workplaces reflective of our communities and welcoming to all ages and backgrounds.
The event, “Café of Women’s Voices,” will take place on Wednesday, May 18 from 4-6 p.m. at the Parker Clay Flagship Shop, 133 E. Anapamu St. in Santa Barbara.
Dr. Mary Jean Vignone, a successful leadership coach, consultant and educator who founded coaching practice SuccessReach, Ltd., will facilitate the discussions using NAWBO’s Work Café approach to ensure all voices are heard and ideas shared. You’ll walk away with new ideas and practical suggestions for how to make positive changes in your workplace.
Attendees are asked to bring new bras and menstrual products that will be donated to “I Support the Girls,” a nonprofit that collects essential women’s items to people experiencing homelessness, impoverishment or other distress.
Wine and cheese will be served after the discussion. The fee is $20 for current NAWBO members and $25 for others.
The Santa Barbara chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners is dedicating to facilitating relationships between women business owners, helping member generate lasting economic prosperity and influencing policies that directly improve conditions for women business owners.
To learn more about the organization or to become a member, visit nawbo-sb.com.