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Who We Are
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 economy.
Headquartered in Washington D.C., NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries; and boasts over 7,000 members and 80 chapters across the country.
NAWBO propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social, and political spheres of power worldwide by:
STRENGTHENING the wealth-creating capacity of our members and promoting economic development
CREATING innovative and effective changes in the business culture
BUILDING strategic alliances, coalitions, and affiliations
TRANSFORMING public policy and influencing opinion
NAWBO Houston Chapter
NAWBO Houston has been a valuable resource for women entrepreneurs providing information, programs, and opportunities to network, learn and grow with their peers in the Greater Houston area and across the United States.
NAWBO Houston helps propel new and established women business owners and entrepreneurs by:
Strengthening their leadership skills and accelerating their growth providing the resources, connections and education through our vast array of programs and community.
Inspiring and mentoring the next generation of women entrepreneurs.
Supporting charities and organizations that help disadvantaged women find meaningful employment.
Building alliances with governmental agencies and non-profit organizations that promote women’s entrepreneurship in the Greater Houston area.
Lobbying the local government for policies that improve job equality and best-practices.
Celebrating 40 Years!
Propelling women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide…
NAWBO Houston is a thriving chapter! We welcome enthusiastic, committed, professional women to help us grow even more. We have great plans for the future, but we can’t do it alone. We need your time, energy, talent, and ideas to further our local and national goals.
"NAWBO is a great organization for women entrepreneurs that provides an outlet for women business owners across the country to share their creativity an inspire and support each other in their pursuits."
Founder, CEO and Chocolatier of Vosges Haut Chocolat and Wild Ophelia
"I am fortunate to be a woman in America who was given the opportunity to achieve her dream. I want women everywhere to have that same opportunity and am pleased to work with the NAWBO Institute for Entrepreneurial Development to increase opportunities for women entrepreneurs."
Spanx founder and head of The Sara Blakely Foundation
"..We worked hard to position the emergence of women business owners as a growing segment of the women's movement and to develop the organizational base and structural guidelines for a national association. "
Founding NAWBO National President
Partnerships That Shape Success