NAWBO is proud to serve as the voice of the nation’s over 10 million women-owned businesses. We are women entrepreneurs in all sectors, of all sizes, and currently in all stages of development.  


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

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 a NAWBO - Virtual membership.

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$100 Initiation fee & $39.95 per month 
($359.40 if paid in one payment)

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


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 a NAWBO - Virtual membership.

Non-Voting Member

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$100 Initiation fee & $29.95 per month
($239.40 if paid in one payment)

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 and this category includes students and retired women business owners.

Non-Voting Member

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$100 Initiation fee & $39.95 per month
($479.40 if paid in one payment)

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.

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 Virtual membership. To qualify for membership you must be a member in good standing for the last 5 years.

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$9.95 per month 

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

STUDENT MEMBER

A non-voting category member receives all communications and publications, is eligible for limited discounts and benefits, and is listed in the online member directory.

Must be enrolled in an entrepreneurial program and submit proof of enrollment by fax to 202-403-3788 or upload as a document to your customer record.

Non-Voting Member

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$25.00 initiation fee & $9.95 per month

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

For more information please email info@nawborichmond.org.

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