Nominate a Business Champion!

Each year NAWBO Columbus recognizes one deserving woman or man as the Women’s Business Champion. This award recognizes the work, support, and commitment to advancing women’s issues and efforts through legislative, regulatory, business and financial channels. Through these initiatives, this deserving individual’s efforts have improved the business climate for all women-owned businesses. The nominee should work within the public or non-profit sectors.

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Women’s Business Champion award. Following the closing of the nomination period on March 10, 2017, all nominees will be notified to complete a short questionnaire. The winner will be recognized at the 2017 Visionary Cocktail Reception on April 12, and honored at our annual Visionary Awards Gala on June 9.

To nominate a Champion, please click HERE


2016 Business Champion Awarded to Sheila Mixon

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Lisa Panos Announces Book Publishing

Are you tired of living a life that looks good on the outside, but doesn’t feel good on the inside?

Are you ready to stop protecting yourself from whatever you’re afraid of – failure, disappointment or criticism – and start living a life you love? 

Ladies, you don’t have to feel trapped, unsuccessful, or silenced. You are the authors of your lives and it’s time to create some soul-on-fire stories. All you have to do is change your mindset…and maybe your pants.

Big Girl Pants is the first book from life coach Lisa Panos and it’s full of personal anecdotes, inspirational stories and quick exercises to help you transform into an authentic, self-assured and unapologetically happy woman. With this book, putting on your big girl pants is no longer a  euphemism for “suck it up,” but a message of empowerment.

Big Girl Pants is on Amazon in eBook and paperback formats and Lisa is available for one-on-one coaching as well as speaking engagements and workshops. She can be reached at

About Lisa 

Lisa Baird Panos is a Certified Martha Beck Life Coach who empowers people to create what they crave by helping them rewrite old, untrue stories they tell themselves and transform them into soul-on-fire, inspirational narratives. By helping both men and women break the “Dead End Cycle” of Dream-Excuse-Dream, Lisa uncovers what has kept them stuck and unhappy in their lives and nudges them towards truly listening to their intuition and not their excuses.

Her fresh approach and irreverent style – along with her belief that nothing is impossible – has inspired countless people to redesign and live more meaningful, energizing and fulfilling lives. After navigating her own way through the hardships of parenting, divorce, entrepreneurship, blended families, financial struggles and more – Lisa is now sharing all of her secrets.

Lisa recently released her first book, Big Girl Pants, and is currently speaking to a variety of audiences, leading small group workshops and conducting one-on-one coaching sessions with clients across the country. The mother of two daughters, Lisa currently lives in her hometown of Upper Arlington, Ohio, and can be reached at