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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

2015 SBA Small Business Week Award Winners  

Small Business Person of the Year
Jennah Purk
Purk & Associates, P.C.


2013 SBA Small Business Week Award Winners

Women Owned Small Business of the Year Award
Jeannine Clontz
Accurate Business Services

Home-Based Business of the Year Award
Tiffany Hoeckelman
Lone Orange Marketing Design

Entrepreneurial Success Award
Dannelle Ward
Acropolis Investment Management, LLC

Family-Owned Small Business of the Year
Mary Anne Flynn-Auer
Wexford Labs, Inc.


2012 St. Louis Chapter Award Winners 

NAWBO Member of the Year
Louise Wiedermann
Project Technology Consulting

NAWBO Corporate Partner of the Year
Jennah Purk
Purk & Associates P.C.

2012 Small Business Week Award Winners 

Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year
Christy Ford Schlafly
Ford Hotel Supply Company


2011 St. Louis Chapter Awards

NAWBO Member of the Year
Dorothy Carlin
Simply Strategy

2011 SBA Small Business Week Award Winners

Small Business Team of the Year
Elizabeth Pecha-Poelker, CEO
Steve Baum, President
Jeff Feeney, General Manager
PrintFlex Graphics Inc.

Home-Based Business Champion of the Year
Suzanne M. Lunnemann
Lunnemann Accounting Services, LLC

Women in Business Champion of the Year
Dorothy Gaynor Lockard
Dietrich Lockard Group, Inc.