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About NAWBO California

NAWBO-CA, the most influential women’s organization in the state, represents nearly 1 million California women-owned businesses. The state association is run by a dynamic group of business leader who are forging alliances and breaking boundaries to build better businesses by linking growing companies with the global economy, as well as sharing resources, skills, and expertise.

About NAWBO Inland Empire

NAWBO-IE is the premier organization for women business owners in the Inland Empire. The power of our voice on business and economic issues affecting women-owned businesses is heard in Sacramento and at the nation level. Our goal is to promote and enhance the growth and profitability of our member businesses. Our meetings provide relationship building opportunities; we sponsor educational and informational programs, and engage in public policy efforts. We support the aspirations of future women business owners by providing scholarships to young women in our local colleges and universities.

NAWBO National Mission Statement

NAWBO is an organization which works to:

  • Strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of our member and promote economic development
  • Create innovative and effective changes in the business culture
  • Build strategic alliances, coalitions, and affiliations
  • Transform public policy and influence opinion

Diversity Statement

In principle and in practice, NAWBO values and seeks a diverse and inclusive membership. NAWBO shall seek full participation in the organization by all women business owners regardless of race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability. NAWBO’s goal is to fully represent the diverse makeup of the women business owner community through increased representation within ethnic and minority communities and to expand access to leadership opportunities.

2022-2023 Board of Directors

Maritza Gomez, MG Custom Printing

Past President 
Janise Graham, Small Business Style and Entrepreneur's Insurance Services


Treasurer & President-Elect
Lavonne Shields, Management Consultants of America

Director of Corporate Partners Co-Chair

Director of Public Policy
Cynthia Suero-Gabler

Director of Membership, New Members and Retention
Christyna Giles Washington, Conversations with Christyna

Director of Marketing
Amy Graves, AMG Innovative Consultants, Inc. 

Director of Special Events
Geneva Rogers, Bank of America 

Member At Large (Advisor)
Mary Lyn Baker, DH Casters

Chapter Administrator
Helna Correll, San Diego Site Pros, Inc.

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