About | NAWBO



  • “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

NAWBO-CA 2017-2018 Board of Directors


Anne Staines

Immediate Past President
Hilda Kennedy
Inland Empire

President Elect
Mindy Bortness
San Diego

Kay Robinson 
San Francisco Bay Area

Jennifer Dizon
Silicon Valley


Rachel Owens
Orange County

Corporate Partners
Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire
Los Angeles

Corporate Partners
Laura Russell-Jones                              
San Francisco Bay Area              

Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire                             
Los Angeles     

Governance Advisor
Tina Loza
Inland Empire

Public Policy
Dianne De Mailly
Ventura County

Business Policy Advisors
Shaila Mistry                         
Orange County                 

Laura Neubauer
Orange County