Start a conversation

Marcia Brogan

Marcia Brogan, NAWBO Chapter President

Start a Conversation Campaign

Various NAWBO Buffalo Niagara members visit local participation high schools to spend one class period with girls to have a conversation about entrepreneurship. This is simply just that – a casual conversation about the possibility of entrepreneurship as a career path. The students have a chance to ask questions, share stories, or just chat about what it’s like to own your own business.

The school districts and teachers are welcoming us with open arms and realize the opportunity we are offering to their students. This program has been a huge success in its first week and NAWBO Buffalo Niagara anticipates extending the program over the next year.

Thank you to all students who are participating and all educators and administrators for making this all happen!

Marcia Brogan
NAWBO Chapter President

A few comments from our members:

“The “Start a Conversation” campaign is exhilarating for both mentor members and students. As a mentor I was energized talking with the students and empowering them. Their excitement mirrored my feelings and we all felt the power of NAWBO! What a wonderful opportunity to widen their horizon of opportunities and work with schools who are proactive in supporting female students and their dreams!”
Marcia Brogan, President

“What an exciting experience. I had the best time as the “Pioneer” visitor to the program. Have fun when you do go. These are great kids.”
Lidia Couzo, Director

We’re having an impact:

“Our school was thrilled to be a part of the Start a Conversation Campaign. All of the mentors who came to visit with our students were professional and genuine in all of the information and advice that they shared. The real-life experiences that each mentor had to offer couldn’t be duplicated in a regular classroom lesson and was invaluable to our young ladies. This is a worthwhile program that I hope will continue into the future. Thank you NAWBO!”
Tony Krupski
John F. Kennedy High School