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Welcome to the NAWBO Institute

All women business owners are welcome at the NAWBO Institute!  As the premier resource for women business owners across the nation, the NAWBO Institute is here to help you grow - whether you are a NAWBO member or not!   NAWBO Members, sign in using your NAWBO username and password. 

Non-members, set up a profile to gain access to all resources inside the Institute! New resources are added daily. We are here to help and are so glad to have you join us!

Donate Online

To make a tax deductible donation using your personal credit card  click here. You will be able to  select the level and frequency of your gift and it is fully tax deductible and 100% of your gift will go to fund the NAWBO Institute!  The NAWBO Institute for Entrepreneurial Development is a recognized 501 (c) (3) and we understand that no goods or services were exchanged for your gift. 

Donate by Mail

To make a tax deductible donation using your personal check, please make check payable to the Institute for Entrepreneurial Development and mail to:

Institute for Entrepreneurial Development
National Association of Women Business Owners
PO Box 741449
Los Angeles, CA 90074-1449

Programs and Scholarships
NAWBO Accelerated Growth Program, Sponsored by Wells Fargo

A premier suite of learning modules designed to help women business owners scale through high-level education and mentorship. This program for just 25 participants will increase their market competitiveness and position them to achieve the next stage of growth and expansion

To learn more, or how to apply, click here.
Application Deadline is December 18, 2020

On the Road to Recovery
NAWBO Virtual Programming to Connect and Support You

The Virtual webinars are recorded if you register you will receive the link to the recording the following day. You can access past webinars in the NAWBO Institute under the Resource Center for webcasts. The Virtual webinars are recorded if you register you will receive the link to the recording the following day. You can access past webinars in the NAWBO Institute under the Resource Center for webcasts. 


On the Road to Recovery
NAWBO Virtual Programming to Connect and Support You

The Virtual webinars are recorded if you register you will receive the link to the recording the following day. You can access past webinars in the NAWBO Institute under the Resource Center for webcasts. The Virtual webinars are recorded if you register you will receive the link to the recording the following day. You can access past webinars in the NAWBO Institute under the Resource Center for webcasts. 


Virtual Events October 6 - October 28

Every Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET

We are a #NAWBONATION! Experience meeting other NAWBO members across the country!
Grab your favorite beverage and join us by video (so we can see each other just like we would in an in-person meeting)! We’ll connect, share best practices and support one another in an interactive format. This is a safe space to share since the calls are not being recorded. Introduce yourself as you participate on the call.

This is what you can expect:

Each week, we will spend the first 10 minutes with introductions from new members that have joined us for the first time. We will spend the next 50 minutes using the breakout room feature to help facilitate stronger connections in smaller groups. Experience the sisterhood of NAWBO!  

Register here in advance for these meetings »

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meetings.

*These sessions will not be recorded.

Virtual Lunch & Learn: “Managing Uncertainty: Go From Fearful to Focused in 3 Steps"
October 6th @12pm ET


Presented by: Dr. Cynthia Howard, NAWBO Lakeland Metro

We are in unprecedented times. Every aspect of life is disrupted, and it is hard to find what we used to call normal. How do you cope when your business, family and friends depend on you to keep them sane? Get proven strategies to use, in the moment, to prevent fear and anxiety from disrupting your ability to think clearly and stay positive.

We are born for uncertainty. So why is it so hard to deal with? In this webinar you will learn:

  • Dimensions of uncertainty and knowing where you are on the map.
  • 3 steps to transform fear into focus
  • Strategies to keep you focused and ready for opportunity

Dr. Cynthia Howard is an executive coach and Performance Expert helping organizations and leaders transform the workplace through engaged and innovative leadership. Author, pioneer of the resilient mindset, Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma, Fellow in the American Institute of Stress (AIS), graduate degrees in psychology, Dr. Cynthia Howard has researched the impact of stress on  performance and understands how to navigate. Her clients exceed their expectations. 


Virtual  Lunch & Learn: “Time Mastery for the Present and Future"
October 13th @12pm ET

Presented by Lori Vande Krol, Founder Life Made Simple - NAWBO Iowa

Time mastery can be challenging even during the best of times. With our schedules being thrown for a loop, it becomes even more difficult to manage our days, projects, and tasks.  Join Lori Vande Krol, Productivity Expert and Owner of Life Made Simple, as she shares twelve categories of time management, related obstacles, and proven tips and tools to improve the way you perceive and manage time. While the strategies learned in this program will no doubt be helpful during these uncertain and changing times, the takeaways will also support your goals and work in the months and years ahead.

Presentation Main Take Always:         

  • Describe the 12 critical areas of time management
  • Discuss the greatest obstacles to time mastery
  • Learn how to gain perspective and control over your time
  • Share specific tips and tools to consider for supporting your time management needs and desires

Lori Vande Krol founded Life Made Simple in 2005. As a productivity consultant and national speaker, Lori helps business leaders to better manage their time, space, and information. Lori is passionate about helping her clients implement the best tools and strategies to achieve their business and life goals, allowing more time for what matters most.  Lori is a Golden Circle member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO), serving on its Board of Directors from 2015-2018. Lori is a member of NAWBO Iowa and graduated from the Productive Environment Institute and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute.


Virtual  Lunch & Learn: “Presentation Skills 101"
October 20th @12pm ET


Presented by Melisa F. Galasso, CPA, CEO of Galasso Learning Solutions - NAWBO Charlotte

Many business owners are afraid of making presentations or public speaking. However, they are not alone. Glossophobia (fear of public speaking) is believed to impact up to 75% of people.  This course will help owners select methods for overcoming their fear. Learn how to identify elements of a good presentation and recognize ways to prepare PowerPoints that engage the audience without causing cognitive overload. Finally, learn how to take technical presentations and make them attainable for audiences. Once you feel confident to make presentations, you’ll be able to knock your presentations out of the park!

Presentation Main Takeaways:         

  • Recall methods to reduce any fears of speaking
  • Identify key elements of a good presentation
  • Describe how to adjust when providing a technical presentations

Melisa F. Galasso is the CEO of Galasso Learning Solutions. Melisa designs and facilitates courses in advanced technical accounting and auditing topics. Melisa is a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and has earned the Association for Talent Development’s Master Trainer™ designation. Melisa is a 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Award recipient and was named the 2019 Rising Star by the Charlotte NAWBO chapter. Melisa received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and International Business from Georgetown University. Melisa enjoys traveling, watching her daughter ride her horse, and spending quality time with family. She finds balance through yoga, is an avid reader, and frequents local performing arts shows. Melisa actively supports several causes that empower women.


Virtual  Lunch & Learn: “The Power of Authority"
October 27th @12pm ET

Presented by Michelle Prince, CEO/Founder of Performance Publishing Group - NAWBO Dallas

In today’s crowded marketplace, the very best way to stand out from the competition is to establish yourself as the go-to expert and premier leading authority in your field. And the fastest, most credible way of becoming an authority is by authoring your own book.

Presentation Main Takeaways:

  • How to grow your business by telling your story in a book
  • How to leverage your book into multiple revenue streams
  • How to use your book to gain free PR and media coverage
  • How to use your book for expert positioning in the marketplace
  • How to charge more for your services by becoming more valuable
  • How to effortlessly attract new prospects for your products or services

Michelle Prince is a successful business woman, best-selling author, motivational speaker, publishing expert and CEO/Founder of Performance Publishing Group, a partner publishing company dedicated to making a difference… one story at a time. She’s helped thousands tell their stories and become published authors through her consulting, courses, seminars, and publishing services, and founded the “Book Bound Workshop”. She has also published many successful books, including her best-selling Winning In Life Now and her latest The Power of Authority. She has been a featured speaker for numerous corporations, associations and women’s events to elevate, transform and celebrate women all around the world.



    Your Resource Center – A Hub of Coronavirus-Related Business Resources to Support You Through This Time.
    Click here to access Your Resource Center through the NAWBO Institute platform. You will need to log in or create a profile to access the center and will need to use GOOGLE CHROME.

    We hope to “see” you next week at one or all of the virtual events. Remember to share the information about the events with your community and on social media.