About | NAWBO

Our Vision & Mission

Founded in 1975

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of over 10 million women-owned businesses in the United States representing the fastest growing segment of the economy.

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History & Timeline

48 Years of Impact

In 1975, a group of a dozen like-minded businesswomen in the D.C. area gathered to share information and create an atmosphere of professional community to further and strengthen their entrepreneurial interests.

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National Leadership


Meet NAWBO’s Board of Directors,
National Advisory Council, and Presidents Assembly Steering Committee. 

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NAWBO Institute Board


Meet NAWBO Institute’s Board of Directors.

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Who We Are

Get to know the passionate team of women behind NAWBO.

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Find a Chapter

National Presence

Looking for a chapter near you? Our national presence is beyond widespread. Find your local chapter and plug in!

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NAWBO Awards

Annual Awards Program

The NAWBO® Annual Awards Program honors the accomplishments and contributions of exemplary women who have led the way in the women's business community and are building a legacy for the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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