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The Richmond NAWBO Foundation is composed of volunteer board members. Members of the Foundation serve for a full term of one year, beginning at the start of NAWBO Richmond’s fiscal year. The Foundation is responsible for building partnerships, while conducting and supporting various charitable and educational activities of the NAWBO Richmond Chapter.
One of the largest events that the Foundation sponsors, in hand with other corporate partners, is the Women of Excellence Awards. This annual event honors local women entrepreneurs and their hard work within the Richmond community building businesses and volunteering. This anticipated event also raises funds to provide qualified speakers at our monthly programs, and support the continued efforts of the NAWBO Richmond Chapter Board.
The Foundation is certified as a 501(c)(3) organization. Companies and individuals wishing to make tax-deductible contributions to the Foundation may do so with credit card payment via PayPal, or by sending checks, payable to the Richmond NAWBO Foundation, to: P.O.Box 3632, N. Chesterfield, VA 23235
"I was first exposed to NAWBO in 1994 while organizing the White House Conference on Small Business. I was so impressed with the members’ passion and commitment that I not only joined NAWBO, but started two chapters over the years in West Virginia and Delaware. I have made it my mission to collaborate with NAWBO on everything related to women business owners."
Jayne Armstrong, The U.S. Small Business Administration
Kristy Geiger, Eventive Thinking
Lindsey Shacklette, Dominion Payroll
Human Capital Management Consultant
Lindsay is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. At Dominion Payroll, she works with clients to help manage their employees in all aspects from hire to retire. Prior to her role with Dominion Payroll she worked at Ernst & Young in their auditing practice and has experience in restaurant accounting. Lindsay also serves as an ambassador for the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce and actively sponsors the Richmond SHRM chapter. She has served as the WE Awards Chair for two years now and is passionate about working with other strong women in the business community.
Immediate Past President
Tracy Lewis, BDO
Tracy is an assurance director with BDO with over 14 years of public accounting experience, serving a range of publicly and privately held clients in many industries. Primary services provided are audit, accounting consultation, and employee benefits plans, including assisting clients with SEC and financial reporting, evaluation of internal controls. Tracy’s professional affiliations include: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and William & Mary Mason Accounting Programs Board Member. She holds a B.S. in Accounting and Economics from Emory & Henry College and a Masters of Accounting from the College of William & Mary.