Our Vision and Mission

“Get a seat at the table or build your own table, and make sure to include other women.™

Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of over 11.6 million women-owned businesses in the United States representing the fastest growing segment of the economy.

NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries; and with chapters across the country. With far-reaching clout and impact NAWBO is a one-stop resource, propelling women business owners into greater economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide.


Respected with elected officials in Washington, D.C. and state capitals across the country, recognized in the media as a thought leader on women’s business issues, and joined with corporate partners and other non-profit organizations who share our mission and expand our influence, NAWBO is the country’s premier women’s business organization.

NAWBO’s many milestones and awards over the decades exemplify the rich history of success the organization and its thousands of members have enjoyed.



From Our Members

Olalah Njenga

Because I want to be in the company of leaders and here every woman is a sword.

Olalah Njenga
Chief Strategist
Yellowwood Group
Jeanette Aguilar Harris

When I found NAWBO, I knew it was the right place for me.

Jeannette Aguilar Harris
Total Body Wellness LLC
Becky Wilson

The leadership experience I’ve had helped me step up when needed in my business & community.

Becky Wilson
WDS Marketing & Public Relations
Dina Petrutsas

The greatest benefit for joining is the connections.

Dina Petrutsas
Concordis Practice Management
Lena Graham-Morris

Policy & Advocacy is huge for me, I like that NAWBO understands the policies & the impact.

Lena Graham-Morris
Founder, The Entrpreneurista & Vice President
HORUS Construction Services

Our Vision & Mission

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide by:

  • Strengthening the wealth creating capacity of our members and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community
  • Creating innovative and effective change in the business culture
  • Building strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations
  • Transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers

Diversity Statement

In principle and in practice, NAWBO values and seeks a diverse and inclusive membership.

NAWBO seeks full participation in the organization by all business owners who support our mission to empower women entrepreneurs, regardless of race, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability. NAWBO’s goal is to effectively represent the full diversity of the women business owner community and to expand access to leadership opportunities across the full spectrum of our membership.

Your donations help to support NAWBO’s mission and empower women business owners.

NAWBO Diversity Statement
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