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We’re the National Association of Women Business Owners of Greater DC Chapter (NAWBO DC).

For over 45 years, we’ve provided a nurturing community for women business owners to come together, learn and promote one another. We’ve fostered strong corporate collaborations and strategic alliances, and over the years, have developed into a formidable economic force and change agent for the Greater DC and national business environment.

We know how hard running a business can be. We’ve been there.

You’re constantly being challenged, needing to adapt quickly, having to learn new skills, and operating in a state of not-knowing. Self-doubt can creep in. Not to mention: it can be isolating, too.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

NAWBO members are women business owners, and we’ve all needed help and support at some point. We’ve turned to our sisterhood for education, guidance and support, and even advocacy in navigating business complexities.

It has meant everything to have a collaborative, nurturing group of high-caliber women by our side.

Discover how our sisterhood can help your business rise.

Member Spotlight

Rachel Boehm

Rachel Boehm
Rachel Boehm Coaching & Consulting

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Erica P. Rowe
Elevated Customer Service Training

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Sacajawea Fanning
Goall Program

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Calendar of Events

2023 Annual Women of Excellence Awards


We invite you to celebrate your NAWBO DC sisters’ accomplishments with the 2023 Women of Excellence Awards on April 20th – the most anticipated event of the year!

The evening will celebrate the successes of women entrepreneurs throughout all stages of their businesses and careers.

This year’s event will be held at the Tower Club Tysons Corner in Virginia, a beautiful venue conveniently located for all our members.

We’ll open the evening with networking and our evening will feature the announcement and celebration of our award winners and new Board members. Be sure to stick around for additional networking that follows.

This is truly an event you won’t want to miss!

Debrah Farnell Rising Star of the Year Finalists

We will introduce three finalists at
the Wisdom & Wine on February 28, 2023

Lisa Ann Adams
Social Collectives

Alicia McEldon

Natalie Ramos
Fleur de Cuisine

Molly Gimmel Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists

We will introduce three finalists at
the Wisdom & Wine on March 28, 2023

Diana Dibble
Design To Delivery Inc

Rebecca Geller
The Geller Law Group

Julia Westfall
Hera Hub DC

March 28, 2023
Get your tickets today!

We unveil the award winners on April 20, 2023 at a gala event.

Get tickets 2023 Women of Excellence Award today!

2023 Women of Excellence Awards
Sponsorship Opportunities

Your support is extremely important and greatly appreciated
by all of us in the NAWBO Greater DC community.

Cate Fulkerson – Points North Strategies

In the spring of 2018, I was invited to a chapter lunch and learn program by a business colleague and friend who was on the board and a sponsor of the local chapter.  I just started my business and was looking for networking opportunities.  I received much more during that luncheon.  I found a phenomenal cadre of women who supported and celebrated each other in business and personally.  All welcomed me and treated me like a long-lost friend.  That is meaningful and immensely powerful. My choice to join came after one more lunch and learn program; where, my interest continued to grow as I learned about the advocacy effort and successes of this non-profit for women in business. This is a smart, powerful, and strong organization that any woman in business should join.

Cate Fulkerson
CEO, Points North Strategies