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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

Dear NAWBO Sisters and Friends,

I am thrilled and honored to be stepping into the President role of NAWBO Atlanta! Lissa Versteegh gave me some big shoes to fill, and I must thank her for all her leadership and guidance given so tirelessly to our entire Board.

I joined NAWBO 15 years ago, as a new entrepreneur in Chicago. It was through NAWBO that I learned how to introduce my business, grow my network, and build a tribe of like-minded women “who get it”. I am both proud and passionate about NAWBO. I will fight to do everything within my power to give each of you the same opportunities -- and so many more in 2018!

Together with our amazing Board, I will be focusing on two vital expansion initiatives for NAWBO Atlanta in 2018: 

The first is greater opportunities for member involvement and engagement:

NAWBO now has one of the most engaged and empowered Boards I've known. We are dedicated to providing more opportunities for all our members to join this amazing team, utilizing each member's unique skills and talents, building sustainability with dynamic committees, growing through leadership training, while achieving each member's own business goals. 

The second is greater engagement and visibility for our incredible corporate sponsors:

We are currently creating a new sponsorship program that provides Atlanta organizations a wider array of ways to support and influence our membership. This will also give our membership greater access to larger, more established businesses.

2018 is exciting – there are fabulous programs for learning, networking, and business development, greater opportunities to participate and shine, more connection with our National organization, and more corporate support and involvement from great businesses here in Atlanta.

Let's grow together, NAWBO Atlanta!


Warmest regards,

Marcy Fortnow, Engaging Play

Contact: Marcy@EngagingPlay.com