NAWBO – Greater Detroit Chapter Sets Sail for 2017 Women on Board Cruise

The National Association of Women Business Owners Greater Detroit Chapter (NAWBO-GDC) will be launching the 5th annual 2017 Women on Board Cruise on Thursday, August 3, held aboard The Ovation luxury yacht.

The 2017 Women on Board Cruise provides networking opportunities with NAWBO members and non-members alike from the Greater Detroit business community.  The evening’s program includes a panel discussion with Greater Detroit-area women political influencers and leaders: Jessica Cooper, Oakland County Prosecutor, Sarah Hubbard, a legislative strategist and Principal at Acuitas and Paula D. Cunningham, AARP Michigan State Director.  Emmy-award winning broadcast journalist Paula Tutman will serve as the evening’s Captain of Ceremonies.

The theme for the evening is “Women Influencing Politics.”  The program explores and celebrates women’s political past, present and future. Its focus relays our value within the political arena, how we can make a difference, and how our voices, individually and collectively, are powerful.

“We are proud to present an evening of conversation and discussion with a dynamic group of women who have an impact within our political system and will share their insights on how women can influence the future of local, state and federal politics.” said NAWBO-GDC President Donna M. Joseph. “This great program format offers our members and guests, as well as our remarkable panelist, the opportunity to mingle while we cruise the beautiful Detroit River and enjoy the skylines of both Detroit and Windsor.”

Boarding for The Ovation yacht will take place at Port Authority Dock, 130 E. Atwater St.  Detroit, Michigan.  General boarding starts at 7:00 p.m., and the 2017 edition of the annual cruise will feature a pre-cruise VIP reception starting at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets are available online at  Tickets for the cruise and speaking program only are available for $100 for NAWBO members and $125 for non-members.  Tickets for the VIP reception and the full cruise are $150 for NAWBO members and $175 for non-members.

Featured panelists will include:

Jessica R. Cooper – Oakland County Prosecutor.

Paula D. Cunningham – AARP Michigan State Director.

Sarah Hubbard – Principal at Acuitas.

NAWBO’s 2017 Women on Board Cruise is sponsored in part by General Motors and AARP.  To become a sponsor, visit for more information.

The Greater Detroit Chapter of NAWBO has a membership of the finest women entrepreneurs in the area who share their experience and empower each other through NAWBO membership. Their businesses include emerging entrepreneurs, sole proprietors and longstanding companies with multi-million dollar revenues. NAWBO Greater Detroit is the premier business resource for women business owners in Southeast Michigan.  For more information, visit:

Contact: Gia Todd, 248-231-0420