09 May 2018: Certified or Certifiable: Leverage your status as a women owned business

Have you thanked a teacher for Teacher Appreciation Week?

Whether you have kids in school or not, chances are you still have a soft spot for a teacher who made a difference in your world … and if you really thought about it, you’d likely realize you have teachers in your life today – whether they have the official title of teacher or not! T

This is a great opportunity to show gratitude and get creative – and if you’ve been following me for a while now, you will know that those are two of my favorite things, but combine the two in search of a result… and I am over the moon!

When my son was in school, I always enjoyed coming up with new ways to make sure his V.I.T.’s felt appreciated for the positive impact that they were making on my son’s future.

You probably know that preventing and coping with workplace stress is one of the biggest challenges that employees and employers face today. May I give you a few statistics for you to consider?

Statistics on Mental Health in the Workplace:

  • Over 80% of US workers admit that they are stressed on a regular basis
  • Over $300 billion of lost productivity due to stress related issues
  • The majority of workplace accidents are due in large part to stress
  • Presenteeism is on the rise (being at work, even if sick due to fear of being absent)
  • Increased health care costs due to stress
  • Less than 50% of workers think their employers care about work/life balance

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Will I see you in Detroit next month?

Use these links to Register | Exhibit | Sponsor for next month’s WBENC National Conference and Business Expo

In case you missed it, I wanted to invite you and a friend to an intimate cocktail hour on Monday, June 18th @ 7pm. RSVP for #HERmeetUp and stay updated here.

Please do join us!


Are you ready to take advantage of some complimentary coaching Barb? I’ve helped many women just like you get in the mindset and positioned to most effectively take advantage of all the National Conference & Business Expo has to offer. I still have a few slots open on my calendar to do a 30 minute one-on-one virtual strategy call. Please share two or three time slots that will work for you here, and we’ll get it on the calendar to do some work together:

Conference prep | Mindset coaching | MatchMakers prep | Capabilities Statements

Yes, let's get on a coaching call


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11 MayHerBookChats: Thank You For Being Late by Thomas Friedman | RSVP

15 May – WBENCLink2.0: Certified WBE and WBE Applicant Training | RSVP

16 MayExpand Sales with WBENC Certification {webinar} | RSVP

17 MayHERofficeHours | Ask the expert

13 June WBENC On-boarding Workshop | RSVP

18 June – HERmeetUp at Detroit Marriott {WBDC of FL members VIP event} | RSVP

19-21 June – WBENC National Conference & Business Expo Register | Exhibit | Sponsor

6 July – Lunch-and-learn on Cybersecurity | RSVP

18 July – WBENCLink2.0: Corporate & Government Member Training | RSVP

24 July – WBENCLink2.0: Certified WBE and WBE Applicant Training | RSVP

7 September – Lunch-and-learn on Teamwork/HR issues | RSVP

2 November – Lunch-and-learn on Supplier Diversity and Procurement | RSVP

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