Phoenix Membership | NAWBO

An investment in a NAWBO membership provides a portfolio of benefits that propel business growth and fuel personal and professional development.

NAWBO is proud to serve as the voice of the nation’s over 10 million women-owned businesses and represent women entrepreneurs in all sectors, sizes and stages of development and at the local level members are encouraged to engage actively with their local chapter to gain access to other women business owners, leadership development and community development. The diversity in our membership strengthens our voice across the country as all women entrepreneurs are encouraged to bring their expertise and insight to the table. Members of the National Association of Women Business Owners® (NAWBO®) are part of the largest dues paying organization for women entrepreneurs. A NAWBO® membership offers women-owned businesses the best of all worlds – connections to a national organization and brand as well as a local platform for their business and their voice and the ability to tap into the power of an already established organization. For membership information please contact Deborah Snyder at dsnyder@nawbo.org
 
Membership starts on the first day of any given month and includes a 60-day grace period. Membership dues are non-refundable. If you have already created a profile you need to login and then select the Become a Member link. If you need additional assistance please contact techsupport@nawbo.org.

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ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

The NAWBO Spring Membership Drive runs from March 1 - April 30 join and save.

New Members – SAVE $25 off your new member initiation fee – Normally $100, only $75 during the membership drive.

Returning Members – $25 Reinstatement Fee Waived for any former NAWBO members who rejoin during the membership drive.

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NAWBO is a powerful resource for connecting and building long-term relationships with other women entrepreneurs from a variety of industries. Ours is a community of support, advice, recognition and celebration – with a 40-year history of excellence and progress.

NAWBO Phoenix is one of the most effective and affordable groups to join in the Valley. As a valued member your benefits include:

  • Exposure to world class speakers and monthly professional development workshops
  • Opportunities for leadership
  • A listing in the membership directory
  • Monthly luncheon discounts
  • Neighborhood NAWBO monthly meetings around the Valley
  • Networking mixers
  • Media opportunities
  • world-class mentoring program and coaching program to grow your business
  • Stay informed on important public policy and business trends both locally and nationally
  • Build relationships with corporate partners and business owners/decision makers
  • Low cost and no cost marketing opportunities
  • Discounts from partner vendors nationally and locally
  • Option to pay monthly or annually

Looking for a solid return on your membership dollar and time investment while promoting and supporting the women-owned business community? NAWBO is your best choice!

NAWBO Committees

Make the most of your membership – GET INVOLVED! 

Each member of the Board of Directors has a committee that she works with and depends on throughout the year. Below is a list of committees along with their volunteer opportunities. We encourage you to find a committee that fits you personally and send an email to Suzanne Lanctot to get signed up. 


MARKETING 
Get creative and help the Director of Marketing to create the newsletter, directory, branding, e-communications and social media. Assists in the creation and distribution of press releases on NAWBO events. Works with the press to establish and continue secured relationships with NAWBO

COMMUNITY ALLIANCES
Assists in developing relationships with organizations in the Phoenix area for growth of both organizations; represent NAWBO at community events, functions and trade shows.

CORPORATE PARTNERS
This dynamic team assists in recruiting and retaining corporate partners.

MEMBERSHIP
Be a part of the team that creates the welcome meeting, happy hours, membership opportunities, guest tables and other fun programs. Help new members get acquainted with NAWBO. Be part of the welcoming team that sets the mood for our members and guests as they enter each event.

MENTORING PROGRAM
Be a part of this award-winning program by being a mentor or mentee (Sept-May)

NAWBO UNIVERSITY
Passionate about education, training and growth? This team plans the educational workshops that are held prior to the monthly luncheon.

NEIGHBORHOOD NAWBO
Establish and/or support a Neighborhood NAWBO - Small groups that meet around the valley.

PROGRAMS
Like to plan events? This committee secures the speakers and any special activities for each of the monthly luncheons.

SPECIAL EVENTS
Assist in planning and executing the annual Red Affair luncheon, the annual Desert Diamonds Awards Gala and community service Projects.

NAWBO Phoenix Board of Director Leadership Opportunities

Do you want to hone your leadership skills?
Do you want to increase your exposure to the business community in metro Phoenix?
Do you want to take our chapter to the next level?

Serve on the NAWBO Phoenix Board of Directors. Strong business leaders are at the core of NAWBO’s success, helping us propel women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of influence and power worldwide.

The 2018-2019 NAWBO Phoenix fiscal year starts in July. The leadership team is forming now! Executive Board, Board Member, Committee Chair and Committee Member positions are open and waiting for those who would like the an opportunity to increase their involvement and develop their leadership capacities.

If you have ever considered expanding your NAWBO experience, NOW is the time! 

Check back soon for the Call for Nominations for 2018-2019.

We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference,
and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.
 – Sonia Johnson

Elected Board Positions

PRESIDENT-ELECT

Eligibility:  Any Active Member who is an Established Business Owner or Premier Member in good standing. 

Duties: This is a one-year term. This position shall assist the President in fulfilling the duties of that office and shall serve on the President's Assembly. This officer will assume the duties of President in the following year.

SECRETARY

Eligibility: Any Active Member who is an Established Business Owner or Premier Member in good standing. 

Duties: This is a two-year term. This position keeps an accurate record of the proceedings of the Executive Committee and Board meetings and maintains the records of the Chapter.

DIRECTOR OF BOARD STRATEGY AND DEVELOPMENT

Eligibility: Any Active Member who is an Established Business Owner or Premier Member in good standing. 

Duties: This is a one-year term. This position acts as a mentor to those transitioning on to the Board, supports the President and President-Elect in creating and executing the strategic planning elements of their roles and serves as a liaison between the Board and the association management company.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Eligibility: Any Active Member who is an Established Business Owner or Premier Member in good standing. 

Duties: This is a two-year term. Board members shall be entrusted with the fiduciary and management responsibility of the Chapter. Board members sustain a strong vision and strategy for the Chapter, develop and implement policies, and ensure accountability, financial stability, organizational effectiveness and member value.

If you have questions about any of the Board or committee positions, please contact:

Suzanne Lanctot, Executive Director
480-289-5768, suzanne@nawbophx.org

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Member Profile

Are you the right fit for our growing organization of women entrepreneurs?

68%

Businesses owned by NAWBO® members are larger than the average women-owned businesses in terms of number of employees.

10 years

The average length of time that NAWBO members have owned their business.

35%

The number of NAWBO® members in the professional, scientific and technical services sectors.

39%

NAWBO® members are well educated, with 39 percent holding post-graduate degrees.

45

Seventy five percent of NAWBO® members are over the age of 45; and 25 percent are in the 35-44 age group.

$1 million

Twenty-five percent of NAWBO® members make more than $1 million in annual sales; and 34 percent make more than $500K.

58%

Many NAWBO® members access capital through credit cards and personal family savings. Fifty-eight percent use credit cards and 37 percent utilize private and family savings to fund their business.

There's a place just for you.

NAWBO is proud to serve as the voice of the nation’s over 10 million women-owned businesses and represent women entrepreneurs in all sectors, sizes and stages of development and at the local level members are encouraged to engage actively with their local chapter to gain access to other women business owners, leadership development and community development. The diversity in our membership strengthens our voice across the country as all women entrepreneurs are encouraged to bring their expertise and insight to the table. Members of the National Association of Women Business Owners® (NAWBO®) are part of the largest dues paying organization for women entrepreneurs. A NAWBO® membership offers women-owned businesses the best of all worlds – connections to a national organization and brand as well as a local platform for their business and their voice and the ability to tap into the power of an already established organization. 

Member Categories

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Key Membership Benefits

Basic

This membership is for women business owners who are ready to join the NAWBO community. You’ll gain access to a local chapter, or if outside a 45 mile radius, you’ll qualify for our NAWBO virtual chapter!

Premier

This membership empowers women business owners to directly impact the movement of the organization with voting rights and the opportunity to serve on their local chapter or NAWBO National Board.

Supporting

This option is for any individual or non-profit organization who wishes to support our mission.

Next-Gen

This category gives undergraduate and graduate students (a.k.a. The next generation of women business owners) access to the NAWBO community. If you’re a student who is running, starting, or thinking about starting a business—this is for you!

Online Community

Subscribe to our free online community for access to our NAWBO One newsletter publication and limited virtual programming. When you’re ready for more access to NAWBO, membership is waiting for you!

Listing on national online member directory          
Access to local and national member rosters          
Early Bird Discount to National events          
Receive all NAWBO publications and communications          
Notification of legislation affecting your business          
Access to monthly webinars on Virtual Connect & Learn          
Enterprise Software and Professional Services by One Page Business Plan          
Discounts to UPS, Dell, Office Depot, Cision PR Newswire, Enterprising Women Magazine, Constant Contact          
PerkSpot progam merchant savings          
Eligible to speak at virtual Connect &amp and Learn webinars (125 avg. attendance)          
Eligible to submit content for NAWBO One monthly e-publication (30,000+ subscribers)          
 Note: Each local chapter provides added value to all levels of membership in addition to the benefits listed above.  Affinity Partners

$239.40

plus one-time member initiation fee of $100 SAVE $120 by paying annually for $239.40 or pay monthly installments of $29.95 for 12 months

$359.40

plus one-time member initiation fee of $100 SAVE $120 by paying annually for $359.40 or pay monthly installments of $39.95 for 12 months

$359.40

plus one-time member initiation fee of $100 SAVE $120 by paying annually for $359.40 or pay monthly installments of $39.95 for 12 month

$120

Annual Membership.

 
 

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Membership Dues
 

NAWBO membership is open to sole proprietors, partners and corporate owners with day-to-day management responsibility.  Membership is recorded in the name of the individual, not the organization. Membership dues are nonrefundable.

Dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution for Federal Income Tax purposes.  In compliance with Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, it is estimated that 6% of the membership dues is non-deductible as a business expense.