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NAWBO-Indianapolis impacts, influences and propels Indiana

to be a leading state for women-owned businesses.

NAWBO-Indianapolis events are designed to inspire,

educate, and honor women business owners.

NAWBO-Indianapolis believes

Character, Commitment, Consistency and Courage are essential to success.

NAWBO-Indianapolis connects women business owners with

resources, opportunities, and each other.

The mission of NAWBO-Indianapolis is to

Drive Business Forward.

NAWBO-Indianapolis supports and strengthens its members

through learning, luncheons and networking events.

NAWBO-Indianapolis drives business networking,

growth, education, and diversity opportunities.

  • Advocacy Efforts
  • Economic Impact
  • Diversity
  • Influence
  • Membership Size
  • Power

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide.

As an organization with a “customer first” philosophy, we:

STRENGTHEN the wealth creating capacity of our members and promote economic development within the entrepreneurial community,

CREATE innovative and effective changes in the business culture,

BUILD strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations, and

TRANSFORM public policy and influence opinion makers.

NAWBO-Indianapolis received its charter in 1997 and is the largest of 60 chapters across the United States.

Latest News/Upcoming Events

NAWBO-Indianapolis Avatar of the Year award winner

2016 Visionary Awards

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More than 750 women business owners, corporate partners, and community leaders attended to celebrate this year’s winners: Dr. Sue Ellspermann, Indianapolis Choice; Amanda Parker, Avatar of the Year; Ellyn Ludden, Member of the Year; and Jeryl Mitsch, Woman Business Owner of the Year.

Click on the photo above to read more about the 2017 winners.

View of the Indiana State Capitol building for NAWBO-Indy Day at the Statehouse

NAWBO Day at the Statehouse

Have you been wondering how to get appointed to the many State Government Boards or Commissions? Want to gain opportunities to be in top positions in a government administration? Find out more and register for NAWBO Day at the Statehouse on Monday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by clicking the photo above.

NAWBO-Indianapolis Trailblazers annual women’s panel discussion

NAWBO-Indianapolis Trailblazers 2017

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Join us for Trailblazers 2017, where a panel of diverse women business leaders sharing their challenges, successes, and perspectives in a stimulating discussion sure to inspire attendees. Our 2017 Trailblazers will be hosted at a new venue, the Indiana Roof Ballroom, on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Registration is now open.

New Website Update

NAWBO-Indianapolis is developing this new web site to better serve our members, partners, and community with information and resources. Today’s site continues to grow and expand information and functionality—including our member and corporate partner profiles, which you can access by clicking links in the top navigation. If you have questions, feel free to contact the NAWBO-Indy office by calling 317.608.0251, or email


Upcoming NAWBO-Indy Events...



New Member/Potential Member Coffee

Learn the benefits of being part of NAWBO

Date:  Friday, March 24
Time:  8:30 am – 9:30 am
Location:  Ruth’s Keystone Café
3443 E. 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Join us for coffee and a discussion about the benefits of NAWBO membership. Ask questions about becoming a member, how to get the most out of new membership, and meet other women business owners.

Come any time within the hour and leave any time.

NAWBO-Indianapolis member benefits



Trailblazers 2017

Registration is now open.

This annual luncheon presents leading business women in a panel discussion about their challenges, successes and perspectives along the way, providing inspiration and motivation for audience members and panelists alike. Trailblazers 2017 will be hosted at a new venue, the Indiana Roof Ballroom.

Trailblazers 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Indiana Roof Ballroom

Click the button below for more information and registration links.

Resources you need to achieve smart business growth are available to NAWBO members on both a local and national level—resources that can help you find everything from new sources of capital to maximizing your certification to tips on how to begin government contracting. Join NAWBO and drive your business forward!

Our Members Say It Best

Read what NAWBO-Indy members have to say.

Laura Sniadecki, A.G. Maas Company, NAWBO-Indianapolis member

Laura Sniadecki

A.G. Maas Company

“I've learned strategies to run my business more effectively through monthly programming and relationships built with other women business owners. It has also been a forum for creating partnerships with fellow members to gain new business. As a working mom, I gain strength and encouragement from other working moms. Additionally, these women are my friends—we share something so unique in common!”

Tiffany Thompson, DaMar Staffing Solutions, NAWBO-Indianapolis member

Tiffany Thompson

DaMar Staffing Solutions of Indianapolis, Inc.

“I have been a NAWBO-Indy member since January 2011, and I can truly say that it was a great decision to join the organization. NAWBO opens doors for women business owners to make connections. I am convinced that NAWBO is committed to helping women and small businesses grow professionally. Your NAWBO membership is like most things: you only get out of it, what you put into it!”

Jill Hall, ReproGraphix, NAWBO-Indianapolis member and past president

Jill Hall

Repro Graphix Inc.

“NAWBO is an amazing women’s organization comprised of actual business owners that network, support and promote each other’s businesses.”

Jeryl Mitsch, Mitsch Design, NAWBO-Indianapolis member and past president

Jeryl Mitsch

Mitsch Design | NAWBO member since 2003

“NAWBO has been a terrific source of information, new business leads and contacts that I can call on when I need assistance with my business. Just last week one of the members sent me an email informing me of an opportunity for my business that I was not aware of. It is great to have so many incredible women business owners looking out for one another.”

Jannett Keesling, Keys to Work, NAWBO-Indianapolis member

Jannett Keesling

Keys to Work, Inc.

“NAWBO has given me a wonderful opportunity to network with business women and has definitely helped with the growth of my business.”