NAWBO® Institute for Entrepreneurial Development Receives $10,000 Donation from The Sara Blakely Foundation

May 8, 2015 | Uncategorized

Donation Announced at Official Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Today

(Washington, D.C., November 2, 2012) — The NAWBO® Institute for Entrepreneurial Development received a $10,000 donation from The Sara Blakely Foundation today. The donation was announced during the grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting at the first-ever SPANX retail store at Tysons Corner Center. Spanx founder Sara Blakely and NAWBO President & CEO Diane Tomb were both present at the grand opening celebration.

“Sara Blakely has been a true advocate for women around the globe and has worked tirelessly to find future women entrepreneurs and leaders. We welcome Spanx to the local community and look forward to working with The Sara Blakely Foundation on our shared mission of empowering women through education and entrepreneurial training,” said Diane Tomb, NAWBO President & CEO.

The NAWBO® Institute for Entrepreneurial Development was formed in 2003 to expand the educational opportunities for emerging and established women entrepreneurs.

“We are excited to support NAWBO with a donation to their Institute for Entrepreneurial Development. They share our mission to empower women, and we are proud to commemorate the first-ever SPANX store opening by giving women a leg up!” said Spanx Founder Sara Blakely.

About NAWBO®

Founded in 1975, NAWBO® is the voice of America’s more than 10 million women-owned businesses. By representing the interests of women entrepreneurs across various industries from state capitals to our nation’s capital, NAWBO® strives to advocate on behalf of women business owners on matters of public policy as well as develop programs to navigate women entrepreneurs through the various stages of business growth and provide networking opportunities where members can share best practices. Learn more at

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