An investment in a NAWBO membership provides a portfolio of benefits that propel business growth and fuel personal and professional development.
- Network with women business owners from every industry on a local and national level.
- Corporate and Affinity Partner discounts
- Opportunity to list in the NAWBO National online membership directory
- Opportunity to list in the NAWBO Houston Member Directory
- NAWBO SmartBrief, NAWBO National’s e-newsletter
- Leadership and business development training
- Special member registration rates to NAWBO-sponsored events
- Public policy advocacy and presence in Washington DC
- Attend conferences and seminars on the trends, regulations and new technologies that impact your business.
- Take part in an integrated online community of women business owners. The community includes special interest groups, vendor or joint venture searches, and help forums.
- Benefit from advocacy for business issues.
- Access a network of global business contacts around the world.
- Use NAWBO’s online membership directory.
- Recognize the achievement of women business owners through national awards and web site articles.
- Publicize your business success stories.
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Are you the right fit for our growing organization of women entrepreneurs?
Businesses owned by NAWBO® members are larger than the average women-owned businesses in terms of number of employees.
The average length of time that NAWBO members have owned their business.
The number of NAWBO® members in the professional, scientific and technical services sectors.
NAWBO® members are well educated, with 39 percent holding post-graduate degrees.
Seventy five percent of NAWBO® members are over the age of 45; and 25 percent are in the 35-44 age group.
Twenty-five percent of NAWBO® members make more than $1 million in annual sales; and 34 percent make more than $500K.
Many NAWBO® members access capital through credit cards and personal family savings. Fifty-eight percent use credit cards and 37 percent utilize private and family savings to fund their business.
There's a place just for you.
NAWBO is proud to serve as the voice of the nation’s over 10 million women-owned businesses and represent women entrepreneurs in all sectors, sizes and stages of development and at the local level members are encouraged to engage actively with their local chapter to gain access to other women business owners, leadership development and community development. The diversity in our membership strengthens our voice across the country as all women entrepreneurs are encouraged to bring their expertise and insight to the table. Members of the National Association of Women Business Owners® (NAWBO®) are part of the largest dues paying organization for women entrepreneurs. A NAWBO® membership offers women-owned businesses the best of all worlds – connections to a national organization and brand as well as a local platform for their business and their voice and the ability to tap into the power of an already established organization.
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|Key Membership Benefits||
This membership is for women business owners who are ready to join the NAWBO community. You’ll gain access to a local chapter, or if outside a 45 mile radius, you’ll qualify for our NAWBO virtual chapter!
This membership empowers women business owners to directly impact the movement of the organization with voting rights and the opportunity to serve on their local chapter or NAWBO National Board.
This option is for any individual or non-profit organization who wishes to support our mission.
This category gives undergraduate and graduate students (a.k.a. The next generation of women business owners) access to the NAWBO community. If you’re a student who is running, starting, or thinking about starting a business—this is for you!
Subscribe to our free online community for access to our NAWBO One newsletter publication and limited virtual programming. When you’re ready for more access to NAWBO, membership is waiting for you!
|Listing on national online member directory|
|Access to local and national member rosters|
|Early Bird Discount to National events|
|Receive all NAWBO publications and communications|
|Notification of legislation affecting your business|
|Access to monthly webinars on Virtual Connect & Learn|
|Enterprise Software and Professional Services by One Page Business Plan|
|Discounts to UPS, Dell, Office Depot, Cision PR Newswire, Enterprising Women Magazine, Constant Contact|
|PerkSpot progam merchant savings|
|Eligible to speak at virtual Connect & and Learn webinars (125 avg. attendance)|
|Eligible to submit content for NAWBO One monthly e-publication (30,000+ subscribers)|
|Note: Each local chapter provides added value to all levels of membership in addition to the benefits listed above. Affinity Partners||
plus one-time member initiation fee of $100 SAVE $120 by paying annually for $239.40 or pay monthly installments of $29.95 for 12 months
plus one-time member initiation fee of $100 SAVE $120 by paying annually for $359.40 or pay monthly installments of $39.95 for 12 months
plus one-time member initiation fee of $100 SAVE $120 by paying annually for $359.40 or pay monthly installments of $39.95 for 12 month
NAWBO membership is open to sole proprietors, partners and corporate owners with day-to-day management responsibility. Membership is recorded in the name of the individual, not the organization. Membership dues are nonrefundable.
Dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution for Federal Income Tax purposes. In compliance with Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, it is estimated that 6% of the membership dues is non-deductible as a business expense.