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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.

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  • 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 second-largest of 60 chapters across the United States.

NAWBO-Indianapolis member profiles will be coming soon.

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Latest News/Upcoming Events

NAWBO-Indianapolis Avatar of the Year award winner

2016 Visionary Awards

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.
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January Circle for Learning

Join NAWBO-Indianapolis for our January Circle for Learning, where you can connect with resources to drive your business forward. Register by clicking on the photo above.
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NEW NAWBO-Indy web site

Our new web site is here! This version is just the basic start of what will become NAWBO-Indianapolis' new web site, with enhanced membership, corporate partner and events information and features. So please be patient with us as we continue to grow and expand this site. More yet to come, so check back often.
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NAWBO-Indianapolis Avatar of the Year award winner

2016 Visionary Awards

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.
NAWBO-Indianapolis helps drive women's business forward

January Circle for Learning

Join NAWBO-Indianapolis for our January Circle for Learning, where you can connect with resources to drive your business forward. Register by emailing support@nawboindy.org.
Access the NAWBO-Indy web site anywhere

NEW NAWBO-Indy web site

Our new web site is here! This version is just the basic start of what will become NAWBO-Indianapolis’ new web site, with enhanced membership, corporate partner and events information and features. So please be patient with us as we continue to grow and expand this site. More yet to come, so check back often.

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 is a basic “starter” version while we continue to grow and expand information and functionality for the full site—including our member and corporate partner profiles. So please be patient. We’ll have a lot more for you very soon. If you have questions in the interim, feel free to contact the NAWBO-Indy office by calling 317.608.0251, or email info@nawboindy.org.

Events

Upcoming NAWBO-Indy Events...

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January

Circle For Learning

Titled Boost Your Business 2017, January’s Circle for Learning will feature a dynamic panel and a chance for you to network with several key resources who can help you boost your business NOW—with funding resources, tax credits, and marketing and development strategies. Register by clicking here.
Circle for Learning provides education opportunities for women business owners

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February

NAWBO February Luncheon

Save the date now to attend our first luncheon of 2017. Or click here to reserve your seat. And check back for more information about the time and topic…coming soon.

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March

Coffee with the President

Learn about upcoming exciting NAWBO events, how to make the most of your partnership/membership, and network with other guests. This event is open to members and corporate partners only.  
Coffee with the President helps members learn more about NAWBO-Indianapolis

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March

NAWBO Day at the Statehouse

Join NAWBO-Indianapolis for a day at the Indiana Statehouse, where we’ll be recognized as an advocate for women business owners throughout the state. Save the date now…details will be coming soon.

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March

Circle For Learning

This members-only networking event connects NAWBO-Indy members and Partners while providing additional opportunities for:

  • Networking
  • Business Development
  • Contracts & Procurement
  • Mentoring
  • Mini seminars on business-related topics

Information about our March Circle for Learning is being finalized, so save the date.

Circle for Learning provides education and resources for women business owners

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April

Trailblazers Panel Discussion

Trailblazers 2017 This annual luncheon presents five leading business women in a panel discussion of 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.

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.”