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  • “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.”

    Katrina Markoff

    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."

    Sara Blakely

    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. "

    Susan Hager

    Founding NAWBO National President

Thoughts from our President….

Letter from the President


As 2017 begins, your NAWBO Atlanta Board has already been hard at work.  We look forward to serving all of you throughout this year to help you grow both personally and professionally. 

NAWBO was originally founded to positively impact legislation and make business conditions more favorable for women business owners.  Today we continue to work to that end and are fortunate enough to be in Georgia, the fastest growing state in the nation for women-owned businesses. 

We also realize that locally, we must provide an atmosphere of value to allow you to invest your time, which is in high demand. As a result, our priority focus for 2017 is Engagement.  We’ve spoken with many of you and encourage each of you to share with our Board what matters most to you. 

Based on your valuable input to date, your 2017 Board has 3 primary focuses:

  • Provide you with opportunities to grow your business – through educational, and networking opportunities, access to national/local programs, and forums.
  • Provide a support system of ‘authentic’ relationship based on trust, shared experiences, and reliability.
  • Provide each of you with access to distinctive resources provided by NAWBO that uniquely benefit women business owners of all sizes.

Please know we can’t do this without you!  Your incoming Board is a committed group of strong and intentional woman and we need your help.  Please plan to get involved, join a committee, attend events, and speak up.  With all of us working together, 2017 promises to be a powerful year for each of us!  Here’s to Engagement and Success!!!


Lissa Versteegh
CEO/Owner - Sandler Training/Georgia Sales Development
President, NAWBO Atlanta