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About NAWBO

About

  • “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

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the voice of America's 10.6 million women-owned businesses. Since 1975, NAWBO has helped women evolve their businesses by sharing resources and providing a single voice to shape economic and public policy.

NAWBO is a non-profit organization of more than 5,000 members that represents women business owners across all industries. NAWBO Southern Nevada is one of about 60 chapters across the U.S.

NAWBO Southern Nevada

On February 26, 1990, the first meeting of the Southern Nevada Chapter of the National Asspciation of Women Business Owners was held at a standing-room only luncheon at the Olympic Gardens Restaurant and 52 charter members joined.

Two years later, the first NAWBO National Conference was held in Las Vegas. The national organization was stunned by a record attendance, which included almost 200 walk-ins. Three years later, three NAWBO Southern Nevada members were elected to the Nevada delegation to the White House Conferenceon Small Business.

In 1998 the Southern Nevada Chapter once again hosted the National Conference and the very next month launched the Women of Distinction Awards.

In February 2005 we celebrated our 15th anniversary and marked the milestone by signing up our 200th member, and in 2015 we celebrated our 25th anniversary!