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

Serving NAWBO - Houston for 2017-2018


ronda ross

Ronda Ross
NAWBO email: president@nawbohouston.org
Ronda Ross Realty
Work phone: 713.557.1936


President Elect

NAWBO email: president-elect@nawbohouston.org


NAWBO email: treasurer@nawbohouston.org


Elaine Shaffer

Elaine Shaffer
NAWBO email: secretary@nawbohouston.org
Organic Home Staging
Work phone: 765.413.1218


Immediate Past President

Ann Strouhal

Ann Strouhal, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP
NAWBO email: past-president@nawbohouston.org
Owner/Certified HR Consultant
Strouhal & Associates, LLC
Work phone: 713.857.2414



Corporate and Economic Development Director

NAWBO email: corporate@nawbohouston.org

Events Director

Kat Sanford

Kat Sanford
NAWBO email: events@nawbohouston.org
Kat Sanford Events
Work phone: 281.333.2915


Membership Development Director

NAWBO email: membership@nawbohouston.org

Programs/Education Director

Agata Kubis

Agata Kubis
NAWBO email: programs-education@nawbohouston.org
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
Work phone: 713.954.4940


Public Policy Director

Annella Metoryer

Annella Metoyer
NAWBO email: public-policy@nawbohouston.org
Inspire Development, LLC
Work phone: 713.703.1145


Public Relations Director

Lisa Alexander

Lisa Alexander
NAWBO email: public-relations@nawbohouston.org
PrettyWork Creative, LLC
Work phone: 281.377.4872, Ext 701

Technology Director
NAWBO email: technology@nawbohouston.org

Chapter Administrator

Ashley Helms
NAWBO email: administrative@nawbohouston.org
PowerTech Services
Work phone: 281.247.4020