San Diego Advocacy | NAWBO

NAWBO San Diego’s Role

As the voice of women business owners (WBO) in San Diego County, NAWBO San Diego is committed to keeping its members informed about relevant local, state, and national issues.

The issues we follow and support impact women owned businesses’ ability to expand, increase income, hire employees, obtain financing, pursue small business/minority owned business government contracting opportunities, healthcare, business impacting legislation, regulations and taxes.

We are non-partisan, only supporting sound business-related issues and legislation that benefits all small business owners and their families.

As a non-partisan national organization, NAWBO has focused on public policy issues of national and statewide interest impacting women entrepreneurs and small businesses since 1975. READ MORE

PROPEL Your Business: Annual California Conference

In April of each year, a contingent of NAWBO San Diego board members and general members gather in Sacramento to participate in PROPEL Your Business. The conference is hosted by NAWBO California. Attendees from each of California’s ten NAWBO chapters participate.

Please join us. PROPEL is your opportunity to have meet-and-greets with our San Diego County elected officials, be inspired by state government guest speakers and successful women entrepreneurs who share lessons learned from building their businesses. Read more here.

NAWBO San Diego, consistent with NAWBO National, is non-partisan and does not represent or support any political party.


No matter what stage your business is in, NAWBO San Diego shares resources to support your growth. Here are curated links to organizations and websites that will help you grow your business.

Let us know if you need a resource, or have a resource to recommend!


Grow Her Business

Small Business Administration

Small Business Development Center

San Diego Small Business Development Center

California Small Business Association

Online Government Sites

California Lawmakers

California State Assembly

California State Senate


Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Program

Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

National Women Business Owners’ Corporation

Public Policy Advocacy

NAWBO California Public Policy/Advocacy Toolkit

National NAWBO Advocacy

Women Impacting Public Policy


Jill Roughan

NAWBO San Diego Advocacy Director

Sciencia Consulting