Leadership & Committees

Getting involved truly raises your level of visibility, leadership and impact within the NAWBO community.
We are a volunteer organization and our board members and committee leaders volunteer their time and
resources to make NAWBO Greater DC the uplifting organization it is.

Board of Directors Roster

Gosia Bochenek

Cochran Allan Group

Robyn Craig

M&T Bank

Diana Dibble, Advocacy Chair

Design To Delivery Inc

Melissa Henry, Secretary

Meilissa Demple Photography

Jenny Le, Marketing Chair


Betsy Luxenberg, Membership Chair

Holland & Knight

Dawn McGruder, Treasurer

The McGruder Group

Lisa Nicholls, President

Tira! Strategies



Mission: to educate members through bipartisan communication of NAWBO’s national public policy positions and activities; as well as local and state public policy issues that impact woman-owned businesses.

Diana Dibble, Advocacy Chair

Design To Delivery Inc

Suman Kapur Green

Well Balanced Solutions

Vonnya Pettigrew

Root Branch Productions & Film Academy

Sarah White

YHR Holdings, LLC


Mission: to provide educational enrichment and relationship building opportunities for female business leaders in our community, including Women of Wisdom Business Breakfasts, Women of Wisdom Entrepreneur Enrichment, Women of Wisdom Power Social hours and the Women of Wisdom Awards each June.

Molly Gimmel, Events Chair

Design To Delivery Inc


Mission: to uplift and promote the female business leaders in our community while also promoting and driving interest in NAWBO events, educational enrichment opportunities and our sisterhood of like-minded leaders.

Jenny Le, Chair


Linda Barrett

All The Buzz

Stacy Maguire


Juliana Spaven

Magnetic Current


Mission: to identify new members for the Greater DC Chapter as well as cultivate and grow our existing, diverse group of female business leaders by enhancing the membership experience, engagement and retention.

Betsy Luxenberg, Chair

Holland & Knight

Robyn Craig

M&T Bank

Partnerships & Sponsorships

Mission: to extend our reach and recruit like-minded corporate partners who share our vision for uplifting female business leaders with educational enrichment content and programming.

Chapter Administrator

Tonia Chagnon, Chapter Admin

Delightful Plans

Cate Fulkerson – Points North Strategies

In the spring of 2018, I was invited to a chapter lunch and learn program by a business colleague and friend who was on the board and a sponsor of the local chapter.  I just started my business and was looking for networking opportunities.  I received much more during that luncheon.  I found a phenomenal cadre of women who supported and celebrated each other in business and personally.  All welcomed me and treated me like a long-lost friend.  That is meaningful and immensely powerful. My choice to join came after one more lunch and learn program; where, my interest continued to grow as I learned about the advocacy effort and successes of this non-profit for women in business. This is a smart, powerful, and strong organization that any woman in business should join.

Cate Fulkerson
CEO, Points North Strategies