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The NAWBO Institute for Entrepreneurial Development, a 501(c)3 non-profit educational foundation, is a world-class, one-stop resource for everything related to women in business. It’s your online home -accessible anytime from anywhere – for connecting, asking questions, learning, growing and more with other emerging and established women business owners. Through the NAWBO Institute, we aim to strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of women business owners and to promote economic development within the entrepreneurial community so that we can build a legacy of success for the next generation of women entrepreneurs. We do this in a number of ways – our Circle Program for women business owners with $1-million-dollar+ businesses, our Certification Program to help more women gain access to larger resources and contracts, our Endowment Program to leave a legacy of entrepreneurship and empowerment, and our NAWBO Institute resources to provide invaluable resources for women business owners at any stage of business.

All women business owners are welcome at the NAWBO Institute!  As the premier resource for women business owners across the nation, the NAWBO Institute is here to help you grow – whether you are a NAWBO member or not!   NAWBO Members, sign in using your NAWBO username and password.

Non-members, set up a profile to gain access to all resources inside the Institute! New resources are added daily. We are here to help and are so glad to have you join us!

Business Growth Programs


Get certified and supported as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and/or Minority Women’s Business Enterprise to take your business to the next level.

Cultivate Advisors Training

Connect with training from this partner that specializes in business advising for small business owners to help them grow sustainably and rediscover joy in the process.

NAWBO Circle ($1 Million+)

Invest in your most important asset—yourself—and rethink success as part of this program for women business owners with million-dollar-plus businesses.

Established and Ready to Grow

Engage with women business owners who are in the early stages of business ownership and ready to grow to the next level in their journey.


Chapter Leaders Resource Center

Tap into NAWBO National resources designed to help chapter leaders succeed, from marketing ideas and design assets, to handbooks and event toolkits.

Business Owner Resource Center

Access resources for advancing your business growth such as articles, webinars and past Connect and Learns featuring NAWBO Premier members sharing insights and best practices from their areas of expertise.

Discover all that NAWBO Institute offers, such as:



Best Practices



And More!

Make an Impact

NAWBO Institute helps open new doors to opportunity and growth, international travel grants for global outreach, education, articles, best practices, and private social communities. We aim to strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of women business owners and to promote economic development within the entrepreneurial community so that we can build a legacy of success for the next generation of women entrepreneurs. These programs serve women business owners both nationally and internationally, regardless of membership in NAWBO.

To make a tax deductible donation using your personal credit card  click here. You will be able to select the level and frequency of your gift and it is fully tax deductible and 100% of your gift will go to fund the NAWBO Institute!  The NAWBO Institute for Entrepreneurial Development is a recognized 501 (c) (3) and we understand that no goods or services were exchanged for your gift.

To learn more about how you can make an impact, click here for more about NAWBO Institute Endowment.

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NAWBO Institute of Entrepreneurial Development

2023-2024 Board of Directors


Jeanette Armbrust
Greenlight Leadership Consulting Group, LLC
Pacific Palisades, CA
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Chair Elect

Shauna Huntington
Olathe, KS
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Immediate Past Chair

Kelly Scanlon
Interrobang Solutions, LLC
Overland Park, KS
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Deanna Novak
The Write Journeys
Orlando, FL
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Dr. Theresa Ashby
Kaleidoscope Media Services
Long Beach, CA
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Lisa Brunet
DLPZ Group
Richmond, TX
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Wendy Goldstein
Studio Creative LLC
Columbus, OH
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Lena Graham-Morris
HORUS Construction Services, Inc.
Orlando, FL
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Lisa Coppola – Ex Officio
The Coppola Firm
Buffalo, NY
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Jen Earle – Executive Director
Washington, D.C.
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