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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!

Everybody Welcomed Me with Open Arms and I Felt Right at Home

When I first joined the NAWBO Greater DC Board, everybody welcomed me with open arms, and I felt right at home. The Board gave me the opportunity to connect on a more personal level with some amazing women and learn skills that I use daily in my career. Without being involved, I would have never known as much as I know now about this great organization and all of the wonderful events it has to offer. Being a Board member made me realize the need NAWBO has for volunteers and membership. It is the hard work, dedication, passion, energy and experience of our members that enhances the programs NAWBO offers and keeps the organization going. If you would like to meet creative minds that fire you up, and care about making women voices heard in the business community, join us!

Gosia J. Bochenek
Cochran Allan

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 2021 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.