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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

Call for Nominations

The annual nomination and awards selection process will be underway in March 2020 for the Phoenix Metropolitan Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Our awad categories include Chapter Recognition for NAWBO members in several categories and Community Recognition for Young Professional of the Year, Business Impact of the Year, and Unsung Hero.

Check back soon for the awards nomination form.


2019 Desert Diamonds Awards

Congratulations to Our 2019 Chapter Award Finalists!

Business Owner of the Year: Karianne Munstedt, Karianne Munstedt Portrait

Member of the Year: Jean Briese, Jean Brise

Unsung Hero: Cindy Gordon, Business Rescue Coaching

Spirit of NAWBO Sisterhood: Wendy Anderton, Global Ties Arizona and Julie Cook, Idea Three Creative 

Bridge Builder of the Year: Kathleen Gramzay, Kinessage

Corporate Partner of the Year: SRP

Business Impact Award: Christy Moore, Social Spin Laundromat

Young Professional: Taylor Wellman, Financial Potion

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