10 Great Reasons to be a part of NAWBO Richmond!


1.  Build & Strengthen Your Community Relationships

NAWBO Richmond members know that building relationships build business! In fact, many NAWBO Richmond members and partners do business with each other, and find our organization a valuable resource for a vast array of services and products. Through regular programming and special events, NAWBO Richmond will help you build relationships with potential clients, customers, and referral sources; all essential to your business growth and expansion.

2.  Increase Brand Awareness

Increase your ”brand” visibility by connecting with a powerful group of decision makers who just might be looking for what you have to offer! Your membership includes an online Business Listing, Member Profile, and numerous opportunities to increase your business exposure.

3.  Strengthen Personal and Business Development Skills

NAWBO Richmond provides regular and special programming for personal and professional business development.  Our programs are educational and fun and will take you and your business to the next level of success. Check out our upcoming events and register to attend!

4.  Share Your Talent and Passion!

Whatever your passion, we have a spot for you! From our prestigious Women of Excellence Event to our regular educational monthly programs, there is a place for you to connect with powerful women entrepreneurs right here in your city looking for your talent and contribution. Exchange ideas, get involved, and make a difference in Richmond!

5.  Be Part of a Larger Community

Be a part of a diverse local and national community of powerful women entrepreneurs who are changing the complexion of business and impacting the communities we live in. 

6.  Widen Your Circle of Influence!

Explore avenues to grow your business through a local, national, and international network of women entrepreneurs. NAWBO members are optimistic about the growth and success of their businesses and are more likely to own firms with revenues of $1 million or more. NAWBO offers a social network platform to connect members across the city, the country, and around the world!

7.  Help Others

Members value being part of NAWBO because we:

  • Learn from other women entrepreneurs
  • Find mentorship opportunities
  • Make business contacts and friends
  • Help other women business owners
  • Give back to the community
  • Lend a hand to help another. 
  • Be a mentor. 
  • Share with others how you achieved your goals. 
  • Lead by example.

8.  Advocacy

Be a part of a united voice on local, state, and national issues impacting women business owners. Our efforts in Public Policy enhance the capacity of our members to support “business friendly” legislation by providing education and advocacy training.

9.  Form Partnerships and Alliances

NAWBO Richmond is an unparalleled resource for women entrepreneurs seeking to navigate the various stages of business growth. We attract corporations and alliance partners that offer a rich base of resources and expertise that can help propel Richmond women business owners to the next level of success.

10.  Form Lifetime Friendships!

Partner with other women who share your views, issues, and experiences. Forge business relationships and friendships with women who have actually walked the mile in your shoes. Receive the benefit of convening with leaders, entrepreneurs, and business novices and their generous contributions to the membership, the community, and our planet! 

Membership Categories

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MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

PREMIER

INTRODUCTORY

SUPPORTING

National Benefits




Listing on national online member directory

X

X

X

Access to local and national member rosters

X

X

X

Affinity partners benefits and discounts

X

X

X

Receive all NAWBO publications and communications

X

X

X

Notification of legislation affecting your business

X

X


Virtual Connect & Learn

X

X

X

Early Bird Discount for NAWBO National events

X

X


NAWBO Perks Program

X



Able to submit speaker application for Virtual Connect & Learn

X



Opportunity to submit content for publication in the NAWBO ONE for Women Business Leaders e-publication

X



Richmond Chapter Benefits




Discount to monthly programs

X

X

X

Member only events

X

X

X

Promotion of member businesses on social media

X

X

X

Member Directory & Member Vendor Fair

X

X

X

Speaker’s Bureau

X



MasterMind Group

X



Eligible to serve on Board of Directors – locally and nationally

X



Opportunities for member to host and present at events

X



Annual Pricing (after one-time initiation fee of $100)

$39.95 per month or $359.40 annually 

$29.95 per month or $239.40  annually

$39.95 per month or $359.40 annually



Additional Membership Details

Premier Member: Premier membership is open to women sole proprietors, partners or corporate owners with day-to-day management responsibility of the business.This is a voting membership. 

Introductory Member: Introductory membership is open to women sole proprietors, partners or corporate owners with day-to-day management responsibility of the business.This is a non-voting membership. 

Supporting Member: Supporting membership is open to an individual who subscribes to the objectives of NAWBO and wishes to lend support to NAWBO through membership.  The individual does not need to be a women business owner. This is a non-voting membership. 

NextGen/Student Member: NAWBO is committed to supporting the next generation of women business owners currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs. This category gives access to local and national programming as the opportunity to connect with the women business owner community. This membership category is designed for college students who are starting, or currently running a business. This is a non-voting membership. Pricing: $120 annually. 

Retired Member: A regular voting category member receives all communications and publications, is eligible for all discounts and benefits, and is listed in the online member directory. To qualify for membership you must be a NAWBO member in good standing for the last 5 years. Pricing: $9.95 per month.

MEMBER 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.
    • Member dues include a national and one local chapter membership.  
    • Membership does not include monthly event registration fees (such as lunches and programs).  
    • As a NAWBO member you receive a discount on all registration fees.


NAWBO Richmond
P.O. Box 73201
N. Chesterfield, VA  23235 

For more information please email info@nawborichmond.org.

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