Advocacy | NAWBO

NAWBO was founded in 1975 to be the first advocacy organization for all women business owners. In the beginning, there were twelve women business owners who met informally in the D.C. area to share information about federal contracts, access to capital and other issues related to their businesses.

To best represent the diversity within our membership, all the business advocacy issues we engage in are bipartisan in nature. In order to receive support from NAWBO National, a piece of legislation must have support from both Democrats and Republicans, which means members of both parties serve as sponsors and/or original co-sponsors.

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My NAWBO Story

Please share your story with us so we can help advocate on your behalf.

Advocacy Efforts

NAWBO National 116th Congress Bipartisan Advocacy Efforts includes the support of the Small Business’ Owners Simplication Tax Act

Advocacy Partners

Provide opportunity to speak to decision makers on behalf of our members and women business owners on issues that are most important to women entrepreneurs today.

Advocacy Resources

From learning about the legislative process to tracking a bill in Congress, information that you need to better understand the inner workings of the federal government.

Advocacy Town Halls

Learn more about NAWBO's Advocacy effort through our recorded town halls.

H.R.5050 Anniversary

H.R. 5050 Women's Business Ownership Act White Paper