As women business owners, we need to be communicating a message of confidence and credibility. What are your blind spots in terms of the way you are communicating your message? Hear from Deborah Boswell, business communication coach, trainer and consultant, as she talks about the power of words, your voice, dress and presentation skills and how each of those factors can enhance your charisma quotient. Learn tips and trips on building your self-awareness and self-confidence in pursuit of becoming a powerful business woman.
The Role of Philanthropy in Economic and Community Development: How can we be a resource for growth?
As business owners we deal with all different types of clients including those who challenge our patience, make us uncomfortable or worried, and in some cases frightened. Come join us on February 26th for a round table discussion on managing and working with “difficult clients.”
The advancement of technology has allowed us to run business more efficiently, but it is imperative that we protect ourselves online. Join us as we hear from technology expert, Dustin Smith. Dustin will help us understand what it really means to be secure in the workplace, as well as personally. He will also take us through the steps to take if you are hacked or exposed.
Join us to learn more about sexual harassment during our September meeting when our speaker will be Amy Jordan Wilkes, partner at the law firm of Burr Forman. During this time of “#metoo,” it’s more important than ever to know what sexual harassment looks like and how it should best be handled in the workplace.
When Albert Einstein said, "You never fail until you stop trying", he described Kim McBrayer’s philosophy about both business and life. Drawing from her many life experiences, Kim will share her journey of overcoming life’s challenges and learning to enjoy a simpler, more organized life.
As women in business, you work hard and face many challenges in balancing work and life priorities. Register today for our January luncheon as one step toward reducing stress and increasing productivity in 2018.
ALWIB Tacky Holiday Sweater Party
December 5th 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Dirty Santa - $15 gift
Dig out your tackiest Holiday sweater and join us for a night full of fun, networking and holiday spirit. A special prize will be awarded for the lady who dares to wear the tackiest sweater. Food, Drink & Merriment will be provided!
Natalie Davis recently retired after 45 years is now the Howell T. Heflin Professor Emerita of Political Science at Birmingham-Southern College.
Natalie has been active statewide in the education reform movement and in local community programs dealing with youth development and homelessness. She has served on a number of boards including Leadership Birmingham, Youth Leadership Forum, NCCJ, the A+ Research Foundation, and The Women’s Fund. She was a founder of the Alabama Women's Initiative and The Alabama Solution.
Davis has been a recipient of many honors and awards, including “Career Woman of the Year” and one of Birmingham’s “Top Ten Women.” She was a member of Leadership Birmingham’s first class and the 1992 Class of Leadership Alabama. In 2002, she was named a "Woman of Distinction" by the Girl Scouts of America and inducted into the Alabama Business and Professional Women's Hall of Fame. She was also in the 1st group of the BBJ’s “Top 40 Under 40.”
This session is for Smart and Savvy Business women who desires to create a S.M.A.R.T. way to keep more money in their pocket during the upcoming tax season. In this session, we will discuss: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely goals that every business woman should know. Attendances will obtain the knowledge to make better business management decisions and keys to reduce their tax liability.
Dee Edwards is a Senior Tax Professional in the state of Alabama who have been preparing taxes amongst family, friends, and low income communities for over a decade as a non-paid tax preparer and professionally for approximately five years.
In 2012, she and her husband, Michael, launched a nationwide tax firm to provide accurate tax preparation services to individuals and small business owners. Since her time in the industry, Mrs. Dee has launched several tax offices including a Latino division. Amongst her many career accomplishments, she enjoys training new tax business owner n ai reparer it aunchin hei usines n ucceedin h a ndustry.
As a Tax Professional and Instructor, she is sought out to assist with developing and teaching various individual tax courses to paid tax preparers. Her heart’s desire is to educate other tax preparers by providing practical teaching and education through the IRS Tax Schooling. This drives her mission to help increase the opportunity of communities having well-informed and knowledgeable tax preparers that are successful and in compliance according to Circular 230. As the founder of the IRS Tax Schooling, she is the only independently owned continuing education providers in the state of Alabama to provide numerou R pprove a ourses.
Join the discussion as a panel of AWIB members shares the benefits of using consultants in your businesses. As consultants, they will share how they work with clients and see the benefits in strategic planning, accountability partnering, business development, human resources, and other areas. The first step is recognizing that you can’t do this alone and would benefit greatly from a coaching or consulting partnership. The discussion will conclude with the consideration of being a consultant and building on your expertise to help others in your field.
· What’s the difference between coaching and consulting?
· When should you add coaching or consulting to your business /team?
· Who is the right coach or consultant for you?
· How do you evaluate the relationship?
· How do you end a coaching or consulting relationship?
· Is coaching or consulting the next step for you?
Every year, SCORE volunteers help thousands of entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success in their existing businesses.