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About NAWBO

About

  • “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

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the only dues-based national organization representing the interests of established and emerging women entrepreneurs across all industries.

NAWBO California represents the issues and interests of more than 1.3 million women business owners in the state. California ranks No. 1 nationally in the number of woman-owned firms, the number of employees (1.9 million) and revenues generated ($318.2 billion annually).

NAWBO members own diverse industry companies including manufacturing, construction, agribusiness, energy, retail, technology, high-tech, life science, biotechnology, transportation, health and profession services.

NAWBO is affiliated with international organizations to engage in meaningful partnerships to promote women's entrepreneurship around the globe.

Contact NAWBO California or call 855-NAWBO-CA.

Role

NAWBO California is a federation consisting of the ten NAWBO chapters in the Golden State.

It concentrates on statewide legislative action issues, corporate relations and supports the growth of chapter membership at the local level through education, marketing and public relations.

To learn more about chapter membership, click here.

Chapters

NAWBO Bakersfield
PO Box 41598
Bakersfield, CA 93384
(661) 374-4676
http://www.nawbobakersfield.org

NAWBO Inland Empire
P.O. Box 1501
Upland, CA 91785
http://www.nawbo-ie.org

NAWBO Los Angeles
811 W. 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 622-3200
http://www.nawbola.org

NAWBO Orange County
2304 Huntington Drive
Suite #210
San Marino, CA 91108
(714) 630-2983
http://www.nawbo-oc.org

NAWBO Sacramento Valley
P.O. Box 189222
Sacramento, CA 95818
http://www.nawbo-sac.org

NAWBO Santa Barbara
3463 State Street, #231
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 229-9119
http://www.nawbo-sb.com

NAWBO San Diego
P.O. Box 880263
San Diego, CA 92168
(877) 866-2926
http://www.nawbo-sd.org

NAWBO San Francisco Bay Area
237 Kearny Street
PO Box 428
San Francisco, CA 94108
http://www.nawbo-sfba.org

NAWBO Silicon Valley
PO Box 2696
Santa Clara, CA 95055-2696
(408) 257-3857
http://nawbo-sv.org

NAWBO Ventura County
355 N Lantana St #449
Camarillo, CA 93010
(877) NAWBOVC (629-2682)
http://www.nawbovc.org

Influence

NAWBO is a non-partisan organization that supports business issues and is recognized by:
• State and local legislators who seek input from women business owners
• Corporations that seek to do business with NAWBO members
• Members who understand that participation is vital to their continued growth and success

History

NAWBO traces its origins to a small group of Washington, DC business women who began meeting informally to talk about collective experiences, exchange information and develop business skills. Recognizing the value of the group, they incorporated as the National Association of Women Business Owners on December 19, 1974.

NAWBO-CA began holding meetings in 1992 and is now a formal consortium of 10 NAWBO chapters throughout the state.

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