About Us


NAWBO History

Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice  of over 10 million women owned businesses in the United States representing the fastest growing segment of the economy. NAWBO’s many milestones and awards over the decades exemplify the rich history of success the organization and its thousands of members have enjoyed.


A Strong Presence in Washington D.C.

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. 


Come Run with us!


Our Member Creed is clear.
We offer support for all women with
Collaboration , Community & Advocacy! 

Being a member of NAWBO means you are a part of history!

NAWBO Legends Suzanne Pease & Virginia Littlejohn

Suzanne Pease & Virginia Little John, (Two of NAWBO's original founders),  tell the story of writing legislation that President Ronald Reagan signed in 1988 allowing  women to apply for a business loan without a male co-signer.