NAWBO Advocacy Day

The Westin Washington DC - City Center (map)


This year's NAWBO Academy for Public Service will devote time for Advocacy Day prep and connect you with NAWBO partners and chapter leaders who are making a difference through their advocacy efforts.

Join us as our NAWBO National team and NAWBO all stars from across the country share their best practices and success stories on topics such as -

  • Data as a policy driver

  • Working with the media 

  • Creating an advocacy agenda

  • How to host advocacy driven events

  • How to advocate on behalf of your issues

Human Trafficking: Protecting Your Business

National Entrepreneur Center (map)


Human Trafficking is prevalent in Central Florida, and it poses a risk to local businesses as well as individuals. We will hear from the Founder & CEO of Florida Abolitionists, Tomas Lares, and a panel of experts, on how you can protect your business through awareness, education, and advocacy, and how we can make a difference together.

The panel will explore and expand upon these hot topics:

  • How to protect your business against human trafficking

  • Gain a better understanding of the human trafficking issues in Central Florida

  • Learn how to create healthy communities that are not vulnerable to the recruiting tactics of the traffickers.

  • Gain a better understanding through awareness, education, and legistlation on how to make an impact on human trafficking in Florida.

About the Speaker

Tomas J. Lares, Founder & CEO of Florida Abolitionist, will be leading a panel discussion on one of the fastest growing criminal activities in the world, Human Trafficking.  Tomas has 28 years of experience managing and starting non-profit and public advocacy initiatives.  He has been instrumental in creating a 24-hour Human Trafficking Hotline in Central Florida and advocating Orange County Government to fund a first-of-its-kind adult female human trafficking crisis/short-term, 24-hour facility in the state of Florida.


NAWBO Members : *Free with code / Non Members : $25

NAWBO Annual Women's Business Conference

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville-Riverfront (map)

JACKSONVILLE, FL _ OCT 13-15 Hosted by NAWBO.png

Success is a combination of being at the right place, at the right time, and doing something about it. For entrepreneurs and women in general, that place and time is right now. Women business owners are starting and growing companies at a pace faster than ever before.

They are at the table in more executive boardrooms, speaking out on more important personal and business issues and becoming key contenders and players in Washington, D.C. and in their state and local government offices. And they are paying forward this success by reaching down to the next generation and out to women around the globe to bring them up.

Join hundreds of women entrepreneurs as we come together to capitalize on this incredible moment in time, and do something about it.