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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


2019-2020 Board of Directors



Edie Comminos
Alpha Metals Corporation
Chicago, IL

President Elect

Elizabeth Colón
Chicago, IL


Mary Pat Wesche
Forum Financial Management
Lombard, IL


Daphne McCoy
Miller Cooper & Co., Ltd
Chicago, IL

Executive Director

Melissa Lagowski
Big Buzz Idea Group
Chicago, IL 


Laura Barker
BridgePoint Technologies
Downers Grove, IL

Deb Dietz
SMB Value Partners
Glenview, IL

Linda Forman
Linda Forman CPA, P.C. 
Evanston, IL

Rupal Patel
Stride Accounting Solutions
Hinsdale, IL

Pat Porrey
Sweet Dreams Infant Care
Chicago, IL

Jeff Simon
Wells Fargo Advisors
Chicago, IL

Katherine Tipper
Hunter Benefits Consulting
Palatine, IL

Taneka Tucker
BMO Harris Bank
Chicago, IL 

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