Who We Are

who we are



What is NAWBO?

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of America’s more than 10 million women-owned businesses representing the fastest growing segment of the market.

As a dues-based organization with far-reaching clout and impact, we are a one-stop resource to propelling women business owners into greater economic, social and political spheres worldwide.

NAWBO prides itself on being a global beacon for influence, ingenuity and action and is uniquely positioned to provide incisive commentary on issues of importance to women business owners. Everything NAWBO undertakes leverages the unique attributes that women business owners bring to the table and is designed to illuminate, transform—and ultimately harness—the nation’s wide-ranging community of entrepreneurial women into an ever-more-influential unified voice and increasingly dynamic leadership roles.

NAWBO was organized more than three decades ago with the goal of securing equal rights and opportunities for women bold and visionary enough to pursue an entrepreneurial dream in the global marketplace. Today, NAWBO is the voice for more than 10 million women-owned businesses across all industries and every corner of the United States.

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

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.