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Women in Business | Dynamic

Women in Business helps foster new ideas to help businesses succeed. They approach businesses through an unconventional lense to help drive connections.

Mission Statement


December 14 – Meeting of the Minds” (Year recap – takeaways, experience share)

Get to know our extraordinary WIB Family and Friends as we share personal experiences, ideas, ambitions, stories and more.  Moderated around several topics, this will be a casual and friendly discussion for all.  Bring your bizarre story, crazy experience, or new discovery and join us for laughter, inspiration, new friends and connections!


Call to Action!

The Women in Business Committee is seeking smart, engaging, spirited members for our 2021 committee.  Outgoing or introverted, your experience and skills are needed as we forge ahead in a changing business climate.  Increase your Chamber visibility on our committee!   Reach out to Jennifer Witherington for more information.    415.602.6333


Lisa Marie Taylor and Roxanne Albin at Women in Business

Changing Locations

The format of WIB is unique in the Chamber. People form themselves into groups and discuss a general roundtable topic and then groups focus on specific attributes of that topic. We invite others to bring topics to the table and be willing to discuss them in an honest open forum.


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Patsy Fleisch

Committee Member
Mary Kay Cosmetics

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Marie Rios

BEC Liaison
MTR Event Design

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Jamie Escamilla

Committee Member
Moonstone Bodycare

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Mary Jannisse

Committee Member
Jannisse &  Hull Certified Public Accountants

Susan T

Susan Tollefson

Committee Member
Inside Out Business Systems


Haydee Tuzon

Committee Member
Elegance at Novato 

Open Spot!

Apply to be on the committee.


Christina Niles

Staff Liason

Committee Guidelines

WIB Committee may have 6-8 members at a time. Members serve 2-year terms, and may serve 2 consecutive terms; they MUST take 1-year off before rejoining the committee. Committee CoChairs are elected by the committee for 1-year terms and may serve 2 consecutive terms. Guests may be invited. Prospective members must attend a WIB committee meeting and "interview" with the committee. 

Thank you to our President's Circle




Learn how President's Circle and the Novato Chamber's Signature Events can grow your organization

Winning with WIN

WIN is our Wednesday morning networking group and it is beastly! Boasting 25+ regular attendees each week, WIN is a great way to generate referrals and get the low-down on the Novato community! Every Wednesday 7:45 am - 8:45 am.

FREE to attend (and complimentary coffee)

Membership | Shaping Tomorrow!

Membership in the Novato Chamber is more than succeeding; it is knowing someone is representing your interests and concerns on a local, regional and state level. It's knowing that you have a resource and an ally, and it is knowing that we want to see our community succeed together. We proactively Shape Tomorrow, check us out!

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Novato Chamber Policies

Just some general knowledge and conveniences regarding the Chamber's day-to-day operations. If you have questions or want to schedule an appointment etc. Know this page, it can help you!

Chamber Policies and Structure

Order New Badges

Order / Re-Order your Novato Chamber badges. Order your committee badge, board/ambassador badges, and now purchase replacement Leadership Novato Alumni Badges and a (new) general Membership Badge. Order form available online!

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The Novato Chamber is lead by a board of volunteers. Contrary to the norm, the Novato Chamber is one of the most gender-diverse Chambers in the region. It was the first Chamber in the North Bay to be lead by a woman President back in 1973 - #RevolutionaryForTheDay


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Do You Have Questions? Contact the Novato Chamber Team!

If you have any questions about this page, the Novato Chamber's Signature Events, or hosting a Ribbon Cutting / Extended Hours, or Women in Business, click here to email Christina Niles!