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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.


February Luncheon

How do businesses create a climate of inclusion that goes beyond color, race or gender? Join us for our annual Diversity and Inclusion luncheon on February 23rd to find out more. From 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Ivy Tech Culinary Center, 2820 N. Meridian Street.

NAWBO-Indianapolis Trailblazers annual women’s panel discussion

NAWBO-Indianapolis Trailblazers 2017

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Mark your calendar now for Trailblazers 2017. This year’s event will present women business leaders sharing their challenges, successes, and perspectives in a panel discussion at a new venue, the Indiana Roof Ballroom, on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Registration will be opening soon.

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...



NAWBO February Luncheon

Date: Thursday, February 23
Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Ivy Tech Culinary Center
2820 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

How do businesses create a climate of inclusion that goes beyond color, race, or gender? Join us for our annual diversity and inclusion luncheon where you can expect to learn:

  • How to create a diversity statement
  • What makes a diverse and inclusive work environment
  • How to implement change in your organization



NAWBO February Informal Coffee Recruitment

Learn the benefits of being a member

Date: Friday, February 24
Time: 8:30 am to 9:30 am
Location: Porters Books and Bread
5719 Lawton Loop E. Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46236

New Members and Potential Members: join us for coffee and a discussion of the benefits of NAWBO membership, ask questions about becoming a member and/or your new membership, meet other women business owners, and learn how to make the most of your membership.

Come any time during the hour block, leave any time during the hour.

NAWBO-Indianapolis member benefits



Coffee with the President

Get updates on important NAWBO Initiatives.

Join NAWBO-Indianapolis Board President Carol Curran for her second Coffee with the President. Get important updates on her initiatives for the year. This event is open to members and corporate partners only.

Date: Friday, March 10 
Time: 7:30 am to 9:30 am
Location: Hillcrest Country Club
6098 Fall Creek Road
Indianapolis, IN 46220

Coffee with the President helps members learn more about NAWBO-Indianapolis



NAWBO Day at the Statehouse

Date: Monday, March 13
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location: 200 W Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

This is a free event open to members, corporate partners and guests. Learn more about the event and register by clicking the button below.

NAWBO-Indianapolis Day at the Statehouse



Circle For Learning

The March 2017 Circle for Learning & Networking will help you improve your networking to create greater business opportunities. To learn more about building strategic networking tactics at our upcoming Circle and to register, click the button below.
Circle for Learning provides education and resources for women business owners



Trailblazers Panel Discussion

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, on Thursday, April 13th.

Save the date in your calendar now. And check back soon for registration information.

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.”