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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.
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.
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.
The NAWBO-Indianapolis Member Directory is now online.
Click here to access the Directory.
Latest News/Upcoming Events
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.
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.
Register by clicking on the photo above.
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 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 email@example.com.
Upcoming NAWBO-Indy Events...
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
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.
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
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.
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.
“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!”
“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!”
“NAWBO is an amazing women’s organization comprised of actual business owners that network, support and promote each other’s businesses.”
“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.”
“NAWBO has given me a wonderful opportunity to network with business women and has definitely helped with the growth of my business.”