NAWBO Iowa Programs

    NAWBO Iowa encourages women entrepreneurs to connect and engage in local, state, national and even international events – to expand their network and spheres of influence within the entrepreneurial community at large. See our programs list to discover your next opportunity! If you are interested in joining our programs team please complete this online form: NAWBO Iowa Opportunities >> 

    Interested in learning more about being a potential speaker for one of our educational sessions?  Come back to this site to submit an application if your topic aligns with NAWBO’s mission, creates value, and addresses today’s hottest issues affecting women business owners.  Preferred speaking topics and application details, along with the official speaker’s application will be posted here by August 1, 2018 and you will have the opportunity to submit an official speaker’s application which will be due by September 15, 2018 for consideration for our January – June, 2019 speaking engagements.

    If you have already applied in the past, you will also have the opportunity to fill out the new speaker’s application (as the past speaker applications are no longer valid) and submit it during those same dates.    


    NAWBO Iowa Monthly Luncheon - FEB 15

    February 15, 2018
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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    Sam & Gabe's
    600 E. 5th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50309
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    How to Work with Companies Who Have Supplier Diversity Programs
    With Jarrod Sheets of Wells Fargo and Dave Pendroy of Principal

    This program will shed light on the process of landing business with a company that has a Supplier Diversity program, which is a proactive business program encouraging the use of minority-owned and historically underutilized businesses. Two guest speakers will discuss their programs.

    We welcome Jarrod Sheets to discuss the program at Wells Fargo & Company. Jarrod is a business initiatives consultant on the Program and Strategic Outreach team for Supplier Diversity at Wells Fargo. His responsibilities include partnering with supplier development organizations and non-profits supporting diverse supplier inclusion and leading signature supplier diversity engagements.

    Also joining the discussion will be Dave Pendroy with Principal Financial Group. Dave is Senior Sourcing Consultant at Principal. He leads the Corporate Supplier Diversity Program and acts as the primary contact to several diversity chambers and certifying organizations. He is a member of the Financial Services Roundtable on Supplier Diversity supplier development and industry benchmark team.


    $25.00 Member Registration

    $35.00 Non-Member Registration