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Central Illinois!

The National Association of Women Business Owners Central Illinois Chapter is a dynamic group of intelligent, compassionate women who support each other in our endeavors as business-owners.  We promote personal development through our educational programs and build powerful connections through our chapter membership.  We believe it is our responsibility to not only be successful business-owners, but also to give back to our communities.  Together we can accomplish unbelievable goals!

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February 4-5, 2021



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“Managing Uncertainty: Go From Fearful to Focused in 3 Steps"
October 6th @12pm ET


Presented by: Dr. Cynthia Howard, NAWBO Lakeland Metro

We are in unprecedented times. Every aspect of life is disrupted, and it is hard to find what we used to call normal. How do you cope when your business, family and friends depend on you to keep them sane? Get proven strategies to use, in the moment, to prevent fear and anxiety from disrupting your ability to think clearly and stay positive.


“Time Mastery for the Present and Future"
October 13th @12pm ET

Presented by Lori Vande Krol, Founder Life Made Simple - NAWBO Iowa

Time mastery can be challenging even during the best of times. With our schedules being thrown for a loop, it becomes even more difficult to manage our days, projects, and tasks.  Join Lori Vande Krol, Productivity Expert and Owner of Life Made Simple, as she shares twelve categories of time management, related obstacles, and proven tips and tools to improve the way you perceive and manage time. 

“The Power of Authority"
October 20th @12pm ET

Presented by Michelle Prince, CEO/Founder of Performance Publishing Group - NAWBO Dallas

In today’s crowded marketplace, the very best way to stand out from the competition is to establish yourself as the go-to expert and premier leading authority in your field. And the fastest, most credible way of becoming an authority is by authoring your own book.

“Presentation Skills 101"
October 27th @12pm ET


Presented by Melisa F. Galasso, CPA, CEO of Galasso Learning Solutions - NAWBO Charlotte

Glossophobia (fear of public speaking) is believed to impact up to 75% of people.  This course will help owners select methods for overcoming their fear, identify elements of a good presentation and prepare PowerPoints that engage the audience without causing cognitive overload. Once you feel confident to make presentations, you’ll be able to knock your presentations out of the park!