AICCAz Networking Chamber Luncheon presents NWEAZ! Read all about it and register here for American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Arizona’s November 16, 2018 luncheon. ### Can Native Women Businesses…
Help reduce entrepreneurial adversity.
MISSION: To be a supportive social network advancing Native Women Business Owners through advocacy, leadership and data.
VISION: The goal is to have a better understanding with the information we provide, creating a new truth collectively on what it means to do business as Native Women-Owned Businesses.
EXECUTIVE and ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
Cherylee Francis, NWEAZ Executive Director
ADVISORY Board Members:
NOTE: We invite others to apply for Advisory Board Members
Join us! Request to join NWEAZ by filling out our request form here.
NWEAZ Work Sessions:
We promote interaction that fosters connection that will lead to empowerment. During these work sessions we also come together to learn and set goals with strategic planning. Another key benefit for NWEAZ Work Sessions is it provides an opportunity to network and promote one another’s businesses.
We will notify members about the next NWEAZ Work Session.
CELEBRATE DIVERSE TRADITIONS AND CULTURE
NWEAZ Indigenous women business owners acknowledge their accomplishments and with their collective voices bring to attention concerns of their business communities. NWEAZ members invite you to learn more about Native American Heritage Month.
Together We Make a Difference
According to a December 2017 Forbes article, female entrepreneurs receive less than 3% of venture capital funds. Those numbers are even more detrimental when business owners are Indigenous women. Help us reduce entrepreneurial adversity.
It Starts With Us, United2020 Marked NWEAZ Third Anniversary Celebration. Our virtual event was a success on
August 28, 2020
Thank you to all our sponsors for NWEAZ 3rd Anniversary Virtual Gathering!
Advancing Native Women Owned Businesses
NWEAZ is established for Native American Women Business Owners in the state of Arizona. Native Women Entrepreneurs of Arizona Members:
Salt V. Mo
Native Grill Navajo Soul Food
Fourth World Design Group
Mud Head Soap & Skin Care Co.
JM Stago Consulting
Dzil Libei Community
Glenda Bags LLC
Turquoise Trail Transport, LLC
Adventurous Antelope Canyon Tours
Yellowman Maho Assoc.
Dixie Ellis Lower Antelope
You ladies are amazing! We were so glad to have your presence. Let’s do this again except sooner than a year!
3rd Anniversary Interactive Gathering week
Thought provoking ‘real talk’ about what it means to be a Native American Small & Micro Business Owner doing business during the Covid-19 Global Pandemic. With 32 years of collective experience, hear from these guests:
Spirit Mountain Roasting Co.
Rocky Ridge Gas & Market
Co Owner Black Lamb Restaurant Group
Cherylee Francis, owner of CFproductions, LLC and Executive Director of the Native Women Entrepreneurs of Arizona will be moderating this candid conversation.
An insightful conversation about Entrepreneurship for Kids. This discussion is designed to mentor, support, and equip our Native children and parents with the necessary success skills to set them on the path of becoming our future entrepreneurs.
Confirmed guests are:
Violet & Manaya Duncan
Children’s Book Author/Creative Director
Rhianna & Kamia Brown
Owners of Nizhoni Soaps
Additional special guest, TBA.
Candis Yazzie, Co-Founder and President of Dzil Libei Community Incorporated will moderate this forward thinking discussion that sets children up to become successful entrepreneurs and allows parents to get involved in the process every step of the way.
An informative discussion about voter engagement and the importance of being counted in the census. Walk away with a new tool you can add to your voter engagement toolbox and ideas on how to implement it right away. Confirmed guests are:
US Census Bureau
Director of Navajo-Hopi Campaign,
Special guest Lena Fowler, Coconino County Supervisor – District 5 will moderate this educational dialogue that shows how voter engagement creates community empowerment. Stand Up, Be Counted!
Current crisis brings important discussions about community wealth building, which is a fast-growing economic development movement that strengthens our communities through broader democratic ownership and control of business and jobs. Then what about UBI (Universal Basic Income)? A conversation about America’s extreme and growing wealth inequality. Some see cash payments as a way to help even the playing field.
Confirmed guests are:
Kimber Lanning, entrepreneur, business leader, community development specialist, and founder of Local First Arizona and Local First Arizona Foundation. Vicki Pozzebon, owner and principal consultant of Prospera Partners, a consulting firm that designs local economy networks, systems, and social enterprise developmental plans for businesses, organizations, and government agencies that put our communities first. Bleu Adams, co-owner of Black Lamb Restaurant Group. Cherylee Francis, owner of CFproductions, LLC and Executive Director of the Native Women Entrepreneurs of Arizona will co-moderate this meaningful and necessary conversation.
We are kicking the event off with the “State of the Native Union Address”: Where things are in Indian Country and encourage NWEAZ members to work towards making it better for all of us.
Music, Art, Performers and MORE!
LIVE PAINTING by: Jerrel Singer
GET INVOLVED! Please consider supporting our
ongoing efforts to fulfill our mission of painting the landscape of what Native Women entrepreneur in Arizona looks like. Utlimately, your support will help spotlight areas where we need to focus more attention on as we foster support of Native American women business owners in Arizona.
JOIN US! REQUEST INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEXT NWEAZ EVENT
If you’re a Native American woman owned business in Arizona, we invite you to become a member of NWEAZ. Work Sessions are held every 2 months to plan, network, or share entrepreneurial path experiences. By developing relationships among NWEAZ members, we can problem solve together and mutually support one another.
To request NWEAZ Membership: Fill out form and please state reason you want to join NWEAZ in the comment section, so we can better serve you.
Native Women Entrepreneurs of ArizonaAdvancing Native Women Owned Businesses
Cherylee FrancisFounder, Native Women Entrepreneurs of Arizona