From the President’s Desk:
The year is quickly coming to a close, and it’s time to plan for 2020. I hope you have had a prosperous and successful year of learning and growth, both personally and in your business. If you are like me, many times we are going from one project to the next, and managing through the growing pains of business. Often time we fail to look up and see just how far we have come, and what we have accomplished. So take the time to congratulate yourself on all your achievements. Write each one down so you remember every one of them, and then give thanks for the opportunity to build your business.
We are looking forward to building on the momentum we have gained in 2019 with NABWIC and continuing to elevate our value to members to open opportunities for business growth so we have a massive impact on our communities. The year was a record year for attendance at our 2019 Congressional Black Caucus Reception and Mid-Year Meeting. Establishing connections and contacts that can convert to contracts is our goal so you can continue to grow your business. If you have not received the attendance list in your region, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org so you can continue to foster growing relationships with those that join us each year.
We have several openings on our committees, local and national boards and will be circulating nominations next week to fill these positions. I am counting on you for your support. We have a team that works diligently to support NABWIC, but we want to allocate across our chapters and areas, so not all the same people are doing all the work. We will also be sending surveys for you to select nominees. Please take the time to help us continue to build this organization. We do this work so we can make a difference. We are building business opportunities for our families, employment opportunities for our returning citizens who may otherwise not have the ability to work, and economic stability to build our communities.
Together we can make a difference, but it takes all of us to win. Please lookout for the nominations and volunteer opportunities to serve on our committees. We need your help to continue to raise the visibility of NABWIC as we are doing.
Many of you know that an opportunity at the New York/New Jersey JFK airport was recently presented to our members, and our goal is to continue to build visibility for these types of opportunities for our businesses. I am certain that more of these opportunities are on the horizon as we continue to move forward together. But it takes all of us, working together. Our goal is to continue to build awareness that we are Black Women, here to make economic change by leveraging the construction industry.
I look forward to joining you all in Atlanta at our Annual Meeting, January 22 – 25, 2019.
Kimle Nailer, President
National Association of Black Women in Construction