National Association of Women Business Owners

As a dues-based organization with far-reaching clout and impact, we are a one-stop resource to propelling women business owners into greater economic, social and political spheres worldwide.

NAWBO prides itself on being a global beacon for influence, ingenuity and action and is uniquely positioned to provide incisive commentary on issues of importance to women business owners. Everything NAWBO undertakes leverages the unique attributes that women business owners bring to the table and is designed to illuminate, transform - and ultimately harness – the nation’s wide-ranging community of entrepreneurial women into an ever-more-influential unified voice and increasingly dynamic leadership roles.

NAWBO was organized more than three decades ago with the goal of securing equal rights and opportunities for women bold and visionary enough to pursue an entrepreneurial dream in the global marketplace. Today, NAWBO is the voice for more than 10 million women-owned businesses across all industries and every corner of the United States.

NAWBO’s many milestones and awards over the decades exemplify the rich history of success the organization and its thousands of members have enjoyed.


NAWBO-NYC inspires and empowers women business owners and promotes and supports the growth of women-owned businesses. As a unified voice for women of diverse industries and backgrounds, the organization seeks to effect social, political and economic change.

Since 1985, NAWBO-NYC has been the collective backbone of the city's 330,000 women business owners, who generate nearly $65 billion in sales annually. NAWBO-NYC offers facilitated networking, supportive and educational programs, inspirational speakers and other special events to help members grow their businesses.

NAWBO-NYC is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners, the only dues-based national organization representing the interests of women entrepreneurs in all industries, with nearly 80 chapters nationwide.