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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

Did You Know . . .

  • NAWBO is the voice of 12 million women business owners nationally.
  • NAWBO Chicago is the largest of NAWBO’s more than 60 chapters in the U.S.
  • Formed in 1978, NAWBO Chicago provides women business owners with leadership, education and networking opportunities amid a community of fellow women business owners. It also serves as a voice for its members on economic, social and public policy issues.
  • Member companies vary in size from one employee to several hundred with 17% of our members having 10 or more employees.
  • The Chapter’s membership represents businesses in all major industrial, service and retail sectors.
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