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Phoenix Membership

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. 
 
Student Member APPLICATION, please complete the online form and submit proof of enrollment. Those members that have sold their business and would like to be a Retired member click here
 
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 and the Fall Membership Drive runs from September 1 - October 31. Join or renew now 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!

 

 

Membership Types

NAWBO Phoenix PREMIER MEMBER

The premiere member level is the perfect fit for the business owner who wants to step up his or her membership and exposure to NAWBO Phoenixmembers and Corporate Partners.

Annual Investment of $750 + membership dues for all Established, Emerging and Supporting members only.

A Premier Membership includes:

  • One (1) complimentary ticket to attend each luncheon meeting*
  • Quarter page (1/4) ad in annual printed directory
  • 2 copies of annual printed directory
  • Your company logo on the NAWBO Phoenix website
  • Promotion of one company event annually through NAWBO Phoenix social
    media channels
  • One (1) Member Spotlight on blog
  • One (1) marketplace table at one (1) luncheon meeting (meeting to be
    determined by NAWBO Phoenix)

    *With exception of Annual Awards Gala and The Red Affair
     

NATIONAL PREMIER MEMBERSHIP

Dues: $100.00 one time, $29.95 monthly (Includes National and Chapter dues)

Member receives all communications and publications, is eligible for all discounts and benefits, and is listed in the online member directory.

Chapter membership is automatic for those whose businesses are located in a chapter area.  To qualify for membership, members must own a percentage of their company. Those outside the 45 mile radius of a chapter qualify for a NAWBO - Virtual membership.

Voting Member: Voting empowers our members to directly impact the current and future movement of the organization with policies and processes.

NATIONAL INTRODUCTORY MEMBERSHIP

Dues: $100.00 one time, $19.95 monthly  (Includes National and Chapter dues)

Member receives all communications and publications, is eligible for limited discounts and benefits, and is listed in the online member directory. Chapter membership is automatic for those whose businesses are located in a chapter area. Those outside the 45 mile radius of a chapter qualify for a NAWBO - Virtual membership.

Non-Voting Member

SUPPORTING MEMBER

Dues: $100.00 one time, $39.95 monthly  (Includes National and Chapter dues)

An Individual or Non-Profit Organization who subscribes to the objectives of NAWBO and wishes to lend support to NAWBO through membership. This category of membership includes limited discounts and is listed in the online member directory.

The individual does not need to be a women business owner and this category includes students and retired women business owners.

Non-Voting Member

BENEFITS INTRODUCTORY PREMIER SUPPORTING
Significant Savings up to 70% with Independent Stationers X X X
Special tools provided by Constant Contact X X X
Discounts provided by UPS X X X
Access to eLearning Series providing business solutions to help become a better business leader X X X
Learn from the Resource Center of cutting-edge business information on the NAWBO web site X X X
Eligible to participate in NAWBO Video Contests X X X
Maui Mastermind Virtual Coaching valued at $2,400   X X
Complimentary one-year PR Newswire membership valued at $2,000   X X
FCA US LLC (formerly Chrysler Group) is offering NAWBO members AND family members in the same home a $500 cash allowance on the purchase or lease of most Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT®, Jeep®and Ram®models.   X X
Sage Payment Solutions complimentary setup valued at $75   X X
Enterprise Software and Professional Services offered by the One Page Business Plan a tool used for precise business planning   X X
Opportunity to submit content for publication in the NAWBO ONE for Women Business Leaders e-publication   X X
Invitation to participate in the MentorCloud online mentoring platform   X X
Early Bird Discount to NAWBO National events   X X
Access to eLearning Series that provides business solutions to build better business leaders   X X
PerkSpot program offers significant savings with a robust menu of over 500 different merchants   X X

 

 

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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 2017-2018 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! 

Call for Nominations 2017-2018

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

Here are a few of the benefits that a NAWBO membership offers.

NATIONAL & LOCAL MEMBERSHIP: A NAWBO membership offers women-owned businesses a national and local platform to tap into the power of an already established community of women entrepreneurs. At the national level, NAWBO touts a membership of more than 5,000 members and 60 chapters across the country; 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 opportunities and community involvement.

PARTNERSHIPS & ALLIANCES: NAWBO is an unparalleled resource for women entrepreneurs seeking to navigate the various stages of business growth. NAWBO attracts corporations and affiliate partners that offer a rich base of resources and expertise that can help propel women business owners to the next level of success.

MEMBER-ONLY BENEFITS: NAWBO members enjoy exclusive access to benefits and products that are designed to help manage their business on a day-to-day basis. Our wide network of partners and sponsors offer affinity discounts and benefits that deliver bottom line savings to our members while building a valuable network of resources that are critical to business success.

WEBSITE: NAWBO members have access to a dynamic online platform that offers a multitude of tools and resources critical for navigating the everyday challenges of business ownership. Members are assigned a unique username and password upon joining— providing a powerful platform for building a national network, connecting them with peers and tapping into valuable resources to help grow their business.

COMMUNICATIONS: NAWBO offers a variety of online communication vehicles that provide our members with pertinent information that will help make the most of their membership experience. Members receive press releases and announcements to keep them abreast of our activities at the national level; and our calendar of events help our members and chapter leaders actively participate at local and national events.

ONLINE MEMBER DIRECTORY: The online member directory enables members to update and manage their own profile and connects the entire membership base for business development and networking opportunities.

ADVOCACY & LEGISLATIVE ACTION CENTER: NAWBO represents a significant and united voice on issues that impact businesses daily.

ANNUAL AWARDS: Through our Annual Awards Program, NAWBO gives recognition to the rising power of women business owners by commemorating the history of women’s entrepreneurial excellence and honoring the accomplishments and contributions of those who have led the way.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: NAWBO provides an opportunity for members to hone their leadership skills at the local and national level. Our extensive network of volunteer leaders are critical to the success of NAWBO and contribute significantly to building a legacy for the next generation of women entrepreneurs.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE: NAWBO’s Women’s Business Conference is the only event of its kind that provides women business owners with personal and professional business development opportunities to take their businesses to the next level of success. The annual conference brings together businesses of all sizes from all industries to celebrate and leverage the collective power of the fastest growing segment of the economy—women business owners.

NAWBO BRAND: NAWBO members are an extension of our national brand. Through entrepreneurial success and community involvement, our members help elevate NAWBO's brand by proudly showcasing their association with an organization that propels women business owners into economic, social and political spheres of power.

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Member Profile

Business Size: Businesses owned by NAWBO® members are larger than the average women-owned businesses in terms of number of employees. Sixty-eight percent have employees; of which 17 percent have 10 or more employees.

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

Years in Business: NAWBO® members have owned their business for an average of 10 years.

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

Access to Capital: As with the general women-owned firms, 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.

Industry: Thirty-five percent, the highest number, of NAWBO® members belong in the Professional, scientific and technical services sector.

Education: Generally, NAWBO® members are very well educated with 39 percent with post-graduate degrees.

* Results from the 2011 NAWBO Member Demographics Survey

There's a place just for you.

Member Categories

Premier Member

Member receives all communications and publications, is eligible for all discounts and benefits, and is listed in the online member directory.

Chapter membership is automatic for those whose businesses are located in a chapter area.  To qualify for membership, members must own a percentage of their company. Those outside the 45 mile radius of a chapter qualify for NAWBO - Virtual.

Voting Member: Voting empowers our members to directly impact the current and future movement of the organization with policies and processes.

 Join Now!

$100 One time initiation fee
                and only

$29.95 per month

 

Benefits
  • FCA US LLC (formerly Chrysler Group) is offering NAWBO members AND family members in the same home a $500 cash allowance on the purchase or lease of most Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT®, Jeep® and Ram® models.
  • Discounts provided by UPS up to 34% special discounts on shipping.
  • Dell save additional  5%  from the current discounts being offered.  Significant savings up to 30% off various technology tools. Benefit is extended to employees and family.
  • Special tools provided by Constant Contact
  • Office Depot/Office Max Members now save up to 80% off thousands of products from copy paper and printer ink to cleaning supplies, coffee, furniture and more.
  • Wyndham Hotel Group - Members save up to 20% off the Best Available Rate, with easy booking online or via our special member benefits hotline.
  • Learn from the Resource Center of cutting-edge business information on the NAWBO Institute our virtual e-learning platform
  • Sage Payment Solutions complimentary setup valued at $75
  • Enterprise Software and Professional Services offered by the One Page Business Plan a tool used for precise business planning
  • Opportunity to submit content for publication in the NAWBO ONE for Women Business Leaders e-publication
  • Discount to NAWBO National events
  • Access to eLearning Series that provides business solutions to build better business leaders
  • PerkSpot program offers significant savings with a robust menu of over 500 different merchants

Introductory Member

Member receives all communications and publications, is eligible for limited discounts and benefits, and is listed in the online member directory. Chapter membership is automatic for those whose businesses are located in a chapter area. Those outside the 45 mile radius of a chapter qualify for NAWBO - Virtual.

Non-Voting Member

 Join Now!

$100 One time initiation fee
                and only

 $19.95 per month

 

Benefits
  • FCA US LLC (formerly Chrysler Group) is offering NAWBO members AND family members in the same home a $500 cash allowance on the purchase or lease of most Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT®, Jeep® and Ram® models.
  • Dell save additional  5%  from the current discounts being offered.  Significant savings up to 30% off various technology tools. Benefit is extended to employees and family.
  • Special tools provided by Constant Contact
  • Discounts provided by UPS up to 34% savings.
  • Office Depot/Office Max Members now save up to 80% off thousands of products from copy paper and printer ink to cleaning supplies, coffee, furniture and more.
  • Wyndham Hotel Group - Members save up to 20% off the Best Available Rate, with easy booking online or via our special member benefits hotline.
  • Access to eLearning Series providing business solutions to help become a better business leader
  • Learn from the Resource Center of cutting-edge business information on the NAWBO Institute our virtual e-learning platform
  • Eligible to participate in NAWBO Video Contests
  • Discount to NAWBO National events

Supporting Member

An Individual or Non-Profit Organization who subscribes to the objectives of NAWBO and wishes to lend support to NAWBO through membership. This category of membership includes limited discounts and is listed in the online member directory.

The individual does not need to be a women business owner.

Non-Voting Member

 Join Now!

$100 One time initiation fee
                and only

$39.95 per month

 

Benefits
  • FCA US LLC (formerly Chrysler Group) is offering NAWBO members AND family members in the same home a $500 cash allowance on the purchase or lease of most Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT®, Jeep® and Ram® models.
  • Special tools provided by Constant Contact
  • Discounts provided by UPS up to 34% savings.
  • Office Depot/Office Max Members now save up to 80% off thousands of products from copy paper and printer ink to cleaning supplies, coffee, furniture and more.
  • Wyndham Hotel Group - Members save up to 20% off the Best Available Rate, with easy booking online or via our special member benefits hotline.
  • Access to eLearning Series providing business solutions to help become a better business leader
  • Learn from the Resource Center of cutting-edge business information on the NAWBO Institute our virtual e-learning platform
  • Eligible to participate in NAWBO Video Contests
  • Discount to NAWBO National events

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.