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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


NAWBO D/FW honors selected women business owners, supporters and organizations annually, at our end of year holiday event. The following awards may be presented:

Chapter Leader Award

NAWBO D/FW recognizes an outstanding leader within our chapter. This individual must exemplify the following criteria:

  • A leader with a servant spirit
  • A leader who you feel believes in the NAWBO mission and vision
  • A leader willing to get things done at a personal cost and finds a way for the team to win, no matter what
  • A leader who motivates and inspires others to perform at their best
  • A leader who treasures feedback, and exemplifies humility and integrity
  • A leader who shares responsibility, delegates authority, provides information and gives credit appropriately
  • A leader who communicates fairly, straightforwardly, and transparently

Outstanding Partner of the Year

Any organization or company who is a current supporting member of NAWBO, and has worked with NAWBO D/FW to help us achieve our goals. The partner believes in the mission/vision of NAWBO, and provides women in business with the tools, resources, and support necessary to build and sustain a thriving business.

Outstanding Nonprofit Achievement Award

NAWBO D/FW recognizes the outstanding achievement in a nonprofit who has significantly impacted the lives of women, girls or women business owners.

Hall of Fame Honoree

NAWBO D/FW recognizes members who also served on the national board or as national chair.

2017 Winners

Outstanding Nonprofit: IGNITE Texas

Leadership Award: Leslie Hassler, Your Biz Rules (TM)

Partner of the Year: Melanie Carron and Desiree Early, Bank of America

Past Award Winners


Outstanding Nonprofit: Texas Women's University's HUB for Women in Business

Leadership Award: Fran Lively, Via Real

Leadership Award: Stacie Grudecki, Bank of Americal

Hall of Fame Award: Crystal Arredondo, MPact Financial Group



Outstanding Nonprofit: Parents Step Ahead

Leadership Award: Christina Winters Gears, Celebrating Diversity TV

Leadership Award: Crystal Arredondo, MPact Financial Group

Leadership Award: Tarsha Polk, The Marketing Lady, LLC

Hall of Fame Award: Darla Beggs


Other honorees

We also recognize individuals who have been members for 5 years or more.

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