About - Central Coast California | NAWBO

About - Central Coast California

Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice  of over 10 million women-owned businesses in the United States representing the fastest growing segment of the economy.

NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries; and with chapters across the country. With far-reaching clout and impact, NAWBO is a one-stop resource to propelling women business owners into greater economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide.

Respected with elected officials in Washington, D.C. and state capitals across the country, recognized in the media as a thought leader on women’s business issues, and joined with corporate partners and other non-profit organizations who share our mission and expand our influence, NAWBO is the country’s premier women’s business organization. 

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

Our Vision and Mission

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The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide by:

  • Strengthening the wealth creating capacity of our members and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community
  • Creating innovative and effective change in the business culture
  • Building strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations
  • Transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers 

Diversity Statement

In principle and in practice, NAWBO values and seeks a diverse and inclusive membership.  NAWBO seeks full participation in the organization by all business owners who support our mission to empower women entrepreneurs, regardless of race, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability. NAWBO’s goal is to effectively represent the full diversity of the women business owner community and to expand access to leadership opportunities across the full spectrum of our membership.

2022-2023 Board of Directors


Tyler Skinner, Connected Communities LLC

Gina Cinardo, Ginici Studios Photography

Shandie Fox, ASAP Movers, Inc

Allison Bradshaw, Cabi


Director Corporate Sponsorships
Gaby Romo, Gaby Romo Realty

Director of Culture
Stephanie Young, Spark Yoga

Director of Marketing
Angela Cisneros, Angela Cisneros Jewelry Concierge

Director of Programs
Leslie Kasanoff, Dr. Leslie K. Empowered Wellness

Director of Advocacy
Charlene Rosales, Central California Women's Business Center

Director of Membership
Meredith Wartelle, Biscuit & the Boots

Past President
Jill Drexage, Oh Shirt, and More