Certification Workshop

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Should you get certified as a Woman-Owned business? Is it really worth the effort? What is the process like, and what ROI can you expect?

Join us for this educational workshop as we cover how ALL women-owned businesses can create an edge and leverage their minority/diversity status. You'll learn the benefits of certification, as well as the How, When, and Where of the certification process.

Bring your questions and learn from our expert panel! Lunch will be served.

Ethics in the Workplace

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Join the powerful women of NAWBO Orlando for a workshop where special guest Dr. Maureen Ambrose, professor at the University of Central Florida, will cover ethics in the workplace.

Dr. Ambrose is an expert in areas such as organizational fairness, negotiation, and conflict management and has authored countless publications. 

This luncheon will inspire you to consider organizational fairness in your everyday work.

Wellness for Winning

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Your personal life affects your professional life! 

Join us for this signature wellness fair, where you'll hear from health care professionals, nutritional counselors, exercise practitioners, and many other health enthusiasts.

Lunch will be served.

 

Breaking Cover

Breaking Cover: Michele Rigby Assad's Secret Life in the CIA

Hear about this fascinating story from Assad’s memoir. She describes her time as a covert intelligence agent with the CIA, including how she overcame her inner insecurities and what she learned while carrying out some of the most dangerous tasks in the field of counter-terrorism.

Growing up in rural Central Florida, Michele Rigby had big dreams. She knew she wanted to make an impact on the world, but wasn’t sure exactly how she would do it.  

Michele met her future husband Joseph while serving in Egypt on a PBA mission trip. Joseph Assad also attended PBA on a full-ride scholarship after being denied the opportunity to study in his homeland of Egypt because of his Christian beliefs. 

Through her experience abroad and relationship with Assad, Michele became fascinated with Arabic culture. After graduating from PBA, Michele could not find a single job. Questioning her capabilities and gifts, she didn’t realize what God was doing by “sealing every door shut that was not the CIA.”  Enrolling in graduate Arabic studies at Georgetown University, neither she, her husband, nor her parents could realize the impact this would have on her and Joseph. 

After working abroad for fifteen years, travelling to over fifty countries, and living as covert intelligent agents, Michele looks back to that time of joblessness as a time in which God was shaping her life. Through that trying time she learned to trust deeply in God’s faithfulness and timing.