WHY NAWBO’S NEW PROGRAMMING MAKES THE MOST OF EVERY MINUTE
Back in the day, NAWBO Chicago had tons of in-person programming. Like the mile markers in a marathon, there was always one more event right up ahead. At the same time, sea changes in our business climate were underway. In the aftermath of the most recent recession, many of us were producing more work with less people. And, as technology’s promise of greater efficiency led to a rise in GoToMeetings and anytime access, thanks to cloud computing, lives got busier. The crowds at NAWBO events thinned.
When last year’s president, Emily Smith, hit the ground running, she and the Board of Directors (me included) decided that we had to adjust to the new business climate. The fact was: People simply had less time.
So, just as we would do with any one of our individual companies, we engaged a consultant to help sort it all out and rank events based on member interest.
The new model that followed focused on transformative programs—no more than one each month—designed to open up our minds and help us ramp up our businesses and careers while we mingled with other high-achieving women. Less has proven to be more
May 02, 2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm