Why should I join NAWBO?

Imagine a sisterhood of support.

There are so many benefits to joining NAWBO. Never competitive, never agenda-driven, we support, uplift, collaborate with and promote our members by providing:

  • educational programming that empowers women business leaders with confidence to manage and grow their businesses successfully;
  • professional and personal enrichment and networking opportunities that educate, empower and expand women leaders;
  • a supportive, collaborative, non-judging and non-competitive environment where women business owners are uplifted up, and can lift others up; and
  • we also advocate for women business owners on a public policy level, ensuring that the issues impacting women business owners are brought to the attention of elected officials, agency personnel, strategic partners and of course, the media.

Reasons our members love NAWBO!

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

Interested in joining?
You’re in good company

Here’s what a typical NAWBO Member looks like:

Business Size: businesses owned by NAWBO members are larger than the average women-owned businesses in terms of number of employees. 68% have employees; 17% have 10+ employees.

Revenue: 25% of NAWBO members make more than $1M in annual sales; 34% make more than $500K.

Longevity: NAWBO members have owned their business for an average of 10 years.

Age: 75% of NAWBO members are over 45 years of age; 25% are in the 35 – 44 age group.

Access to Capital: Many NAWBO members access capital through credit cards and personal family savings. 58% use credit cards and 37% use private and family savings to fund their business.

Industry: 35% of all NAWBO members belong in the professional, scientific and technical services sector.

Education: Generally, NAWBO members are very well educated with 39% holding post-graduate degrees.

*Results from the 2011 NAWBO Member Demographics Survey

Discover the Power of Our Sisterhood.

Register today and realize the power of a community of female business owners ready to help you succeed professionally and personally. We’re holding a place for you.