Only 3% of America’s more than 11 million women business owners have annual revenue that exceeds $1M. NAWBO and our partners are working to help the women entrepreneurs we support reach this milestone.
Women business owners have unique challenges, fewer resources for support, fewer peers and different needs for learning and development.
Connect and learn from an exciting panel of women who have overcome these and other challenges to break through the $1 million mark—all moderated by a woman who has not only done it but made it her mission to help others do the same.
This event is in collaboration with SCORE NY, Financial Women’s Association (FWA), Women in Communications International (WICI), We NYC, BCNA, (Women in Financial Services (WIFS), and What Now What Next.
Chara McGill is the owner of The RMG Group, which provides internal accounting operation support services to small business. She is a 25+ year veteran in the industry, with a special focus on developing and maintaining systems and processes around best practices, procedures and efficiency in internal accounting. As an expert in small business bookkeeping and the owner of her own company, Chara McGill has a deep understanding of the issues and concerns confronting small business owners. She is a 25+ year veteran in the bookkeeping industry, and the founder and President of The RMG Group, provider of outsourced bookkeeping services to small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs. Chara is very proud of the team of professionals that she’s assembled at her company. Chara’s special focus is on developing systems and processes around best practices and procedures, and fitting the best solution to each client’s specific situation and need. She looks at how to customize all components of services, from the work-schedule (weekly, semi-monthly, monthly, project-only) to the location (on-site at the client, or remote), to the overall scope of work (full-charge, after-the-fact, developing new processes or utilizing what’s already in place), whether “electronic” or working with paper – or transitioning from one to the other. She is also a gifted trainer and feels great satisfaction in teaching and sharing best practices and tips and tricks of the trade.
Julia Pimsleur is a scaling coach, author and entrepreneur. She is the Founder and Chief Empowerista of Million Dollar Women (MDW), with the mission of helping one million women get to $1M in revenues by 2020. MDW hosts the annual Million Dollar Women Summit for high-growth women entrepreneurs in New York City and runs a popular online business program, MDW Masterclass, for women entrepreneurs scaling up. Pimsleur is the author of the best-selling book Million Dollar Women: The Essential Guide for Female Entrepreneurs Who Want to Go Big. Pimsleur’s passion for working with women entrepreneurs grew out of her own experiences as the founder and CEO of Little Pim, language teaching for young children, one of the few women-led venture capital backed companies in the U.S. She has raised over $26M in Angel, Venture and philanthropic dollars and blogs regularly about entrepreneurship, fundraising, and how more women can “go big.”
Leader of the New York architecture community, Ronnette Rileybrings a commitment to design quality and an ability to translate clients’ goals into successful, effective solutions. The work of her namesake firm, founded in 1987, has been featured in numerous publications and won over 60 design awards. The firm has an impressive range of institutional, corporate, hospitality, retail and residential projects. Recently recognized projects include several high end residential projects, 5 NY Fire Department stations and projects for the renovation of Stevens Institute of Technology and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Before founding Ronnette Riley Architect in 1987, Ms. Riley spent eight years in the architectural practice of Philip Johnson and John Burgee. She served as Project Architect for the “Lipstick Building” at 53rd and Third in Manhattan, responsible for design through final construction, and Republic Bank, now the Bank of America Center in Houston. She is an active member and a former chair of the National AIA Committee on Design and is currently a member of the Retail and Entertainment Knowledge Community Advisory Group. Ronnette is VP of Public Policy for the National Association of Women Business Owners in NYC and has been an adjunct professor at NYU’s SCHACK Institute of Real Estate and the School of Visual Arts.