Meet Diane Tomb (@DianeTomb) President and CEO of NAWBO® #WBOchat [video]

by Tinu Abayomi-Paul on February 6, 2013

As we recently discussed here, we’re having a Tweet chat with the President and CEO of NAWBO as one of our guest experts. This is huge, folks. I could not be more excited – next Monday at noon Eastern can’t get here quickly enough!

When I posted the original announcement, I was aware of the possibility that many people would not recognize the name of NAWBO’s president offhand, but that the name would surely ring a bell.

So let’s get to know Diane a little better, shall we?

An Expanded Profile of Diane Leneghan Tomb, President & CEO, National Association of Women Business Owners

DianeLTomb136x191As President and CEO of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO®) since 2011,  Diane Tomb is responsible for advocating on behalf of women business owners, as we stated yesterday.  Here’s more from her official bio:

Diane is also committed to giving women and small business owners a stronger seat at the table where public policy decisions are made as NAWBO® represents their collective voice.

Key policy issues of national interest include access to capital, increased federal procurement opportunities, affordable healthcare and fair and equitable tax treatment. Diane is also focused on building relationships and providing greater value and impact for NAWBO®’s stakeholders, from chapters and members to corporate sponsors, partners and affiliates.

Prior to joining NAWBO, Diane was running a successful public affairs and strategic communications firm she founded in 2003.

Tomb also served in senior roles in the federal government, non-profit and private sectors.  She serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and is a member of both the Enterprising Women Magazine Advisory Board and the Chief Council’s Leadership Group within the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy. She also serves on the Board for the Foundation SCA & Terwilliger Center at the Urban Land Institute.

I found a few more interesting things about her on my own. You can reach Diane on Twitter – who knew she would be so accessible! She’s not on a lot but looking at her profile, you see that she both shares her own thoughts and has conversations.

You can also find her blogging at the NAWBO National blog, or occasionally on topics like the State of NAWBO on sites like the one run by the Greater Washington DC chapter of NAWBO.

And – here’s a clip of her I found on YouTube.

More about Nawbo

From the National NAWBO blog:

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide by:

  • Strengthening the wealth creating capacity of our members and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community
  • Creating innovative and effective change in the business culture
  • Building strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations
  • Transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers

And of course you can learn more at the main site, NAWBO.org.

Surely you can see why I’m so excited for the chance our community has to chat with her directly! You can be there too, and it’s free – read on.

Attend the Next Women Grow Business Chat, Live

Every second Monday of the month at noon, the Women Grow Business community has a Twitter chat. We usually have a guest expert, announced on our blog prior to the chat. You can subscribe to our blog, our Facebook or Twitter page using the links in the upper right corner of the page, to get the announcement of our next guest delivered to you.

To be reminded when the chat is approaching, you can also sign up for free on our Eventbrite page.

How do you follow The #WgBiz Twitter chats?

  1. Log into TwitterTweetchatTweetgridTweetdeck, or any other Twitter tool that lets you isolate a hashtag. You don’t NEED a Twitter account to attend, but it sure is handy for asking questions.
  2. Follow our Twitter hashtag #wgbiz. (In Twitter you can use the search at the top of the screen, in Tweetchat or Tweetgrid,  you’ll see an area for you to enter the hashtag at the top of the screen – with Tweetchat you don’t even need to log in. In Tweetdeck, you can create a column that searches for that hashtag)
  3. Arrive as early as 11:45 a.m. to introduce yourself, send us a link to your site, and share your latest project, as well as to meet the other chatters.
  4. Make sure you’re following the host, in this case me (@wgbiz is the official channel, while @Tinu is my personal handle), and then featured guest(s). This way, you can easily follow the conversation, send questions during the chat, or follow up  later.
  5. Have fun! :) Our free twitter chats are meant to be educational, sure, but also lighter fare than a teleconference or webinar.

Hope we see you there!

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