Who We Are

who we are


NAWBO chapters are in nearly every major metropolitan market across the United States, supporting women-owned businesses nationwide.

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In 1975, a group of a dozen like-minded businesswomen in the Washington, D.C. area gathered to share information and create an atmosphere of professional community to further and strengthen their entrepreneurial interests. That group quickly grew to become what is now known as the National Association of Women Business Owners, or NAWBO. Since then, NAWBO has risen to become the strong and unified voice of more than nine million women-owned businesses across the country.

Over the past 30-plus years, NAWBO has expanded across the United States, boasting a chapter in nearly every major metropolitan area. Through its affiliation with Les Femmes Chefs d’Enterprises Mondiales (World Association of Women Entrepreneurs), NAWBO’s global reach extends to 60 countries on five continents worldwide.