Women own nearly half of all privately held firms in the United States. This is a sector that is rapidly growing within the business community. Female owned and operated businesses generate trillions in sales, while spending billions on employment, benefits and salaries for the millions of individuals they employ nationwide. The National Association of Women Business Owners, or NAWBO, ties together this group of powerful women leaders, while spreading the message that females are a force to be reckoned with in the business world.
NAWBO Richmond is the premier NAWBO Chapter in Virginia. Since 1982 NAWBO Richmond has provided a strong voice and vision for a dynamic group of women business owners and corporate partners in Central Virginia. Through events such as the Women of Excellence Awards and monthly meetings, NAWBO Richmond’s programs are designed to:
As winner of the national “Healthy Chapter Award,” NAWBO Richmond takes pride in it’s commitment to leadership, education and encouragement of women-owned businesses in and around the Richmond area.
Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of over 9 million women-owned businesses in the United States representing the fastest growing segment of the economy.
NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries; and with chapters across the country. With far-reaching clout and impact, NAWBO is a one-stop resource to propelling women business owners into greater economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide.
Respected with elected officials in Washington, D.C. and state capitals across the country, recognized in the media as a thought leader on women’s business issues, and joined with corporate partners and other non-profit organizations who share our mission and expand our influence, NAWBO is the country’s premier women’s business organization.
NAWBO’s many milestones and awards over the decades exemplify the rich history of success the organization and its thousands of members have enjoyed.
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