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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

Learn More

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.

NAWBO-Indianapolis membership for women business owners

NAWBO Spring Membership Drive

It’s Membership Drive time—March 1st through April 30th—so help us spread the word about NAWBO. Join now, receive $25 off the new member initiation fee and be entered for a complimentary registration to the annual NAWBO Women’s Business Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

For more information about membership, click the photo above.

NAWBO-Indianapolis May Coffee with the President at Chip Ganassi Racing

Coffee (Wine) with the President

Join us for the last Coffee (Wine) with Board President Carol Curran on May 12. This race-themed event will be held at Chip Ganassi Racing, just in time for the Indy 500. Get updates on Carol’s initiatives over the past year and network with other NAWBO-Indy members and corporate partners.

Friday, May 12, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Chip Ganassi Racing, 7777 Woodland Drive, Indianapolis. Click the photo above to register.

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...



April New Member/Potential Member Coffee

Learn the benefits of being part of NAWBO

Date:  Friday, April 28
Time:  8:30 am – 9:30 am
Location:  Patachou
4901 N. Pennsylvania
Indianapolis, IN 46205

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



May Coffee (Wine) with the President

Join us for this race-themed event

Date:  Friday, May 12
Time:  4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location:  Chip Ganassi Racing
7777 Woodland Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46278

Join us for the last Coffee (“Wine”) with Board President Carol Curran on May 12. The race-themed event will be held at Chip Ganassi Racing. Get updates on Carol’s initiatives over the past year and network with other NAWBO members and corporate partners.

NAWBO-Indianapolis - Chip Ganassi Racing networking - Indianapolis 500 May 2017



May Circle for Learning

Caregiving, Caretaking, and You

Date:  Thursday, May 18
Time:  8:30 am – 11:00 am
Location:  Indiana Wesleyan University
Indianapolis Education and Conference Center North
3777 Priority Way South Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Registration is now open for our May Circle for Learning, which will be hosted by our corporate partner, Mutual of Omaha. The focus of this Circle will be “Caregiving, Caretaking, and You: Estates, Assets, and Long-Term Care.” Join us to learn more about creating a road map for caregiving, estate planning, and taking care of yourself as a woman business owner, both financially and emotionally. There will be a panel discussion and time for questions.

NAWBO-Indianapolis women business owners networking growing business

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.”