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NAWBO-CA Announces Propel 2024 Conference

Apr 10, 2024 10:11AM ● By NAWBO News Release

SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) – The National Association of Women Business Owners, California (NAWBO-CA) is excited to announce the Propel 2024 Conference, taking place at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel in Sacramento, CA, from April 29 to 30. Themed "Elevate, Transform, Advocate," this two-day event aims to inspire and empower women business owners and emerging leaders through education, networking, and advocacy.

Conference highlights for 2024 include:

The keynote speaker will be Olympian Chaunté Lowe, offering inspiration from her athletic and personal journey. Esteemed guests include Tara Lynn Gray Director of the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), NAWBO National, CEO, Jen Earle and incoming National Chair, Dr. Janis Shinkawa, Medical Director and Partner of Ohana Pet Hospital and National Board Member Amber Wallace.

The event will be held in a new venue, enhancing the event experience with a fresh location.

There will also be a black-tie awards ceremony celebrating NAWBO-CA’s 2024 Woman Business Owner of the Year in addition to outstanding contributions of women entrepreneurs.

Additionally, there will be Advocacy Day at the Capitol, which is an opportunity for participants to engage in advocacy efforts, making their voices heard in a meaningful setting.

The conference is accessible to all. This year, Amy Graves was appointed to be NAWBO’s first-ever Accessibility Director.

The conference will feature powerful speakers, interactive breakout sessions, and opportunities for attendees to engage directly with local legislators.

“Attending NAWBO CA Propel isn't just about expanding your network; it's about expanding your horizons. It's a transformative journey where your business gains insights and opportunities, while you, as a leader, evolve and grow. In this empowering space, collaboration fuels creativity, knowledge cultivates confidence, and together, we rise, both in business and in self,” said Melissa Northway, NAWBO CA President.

Attendees can look forward to hands-on sessions for immediate business application, advocacy training for women-owned businesses, and intentional networking to build meaningful relationships. With a focus on overcoming obstacles and achieving success, Propel 2024 promises to be an invaluable experience for women in business.

For tickets and further information, visit the Eventbrite page at