NAWBO-Indianapolis Annual Visionary Awards recognize

the success and impact of women-owned businesses.

NAWBO-Indianapolis women business owners Indiana legislature networking

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 drives business networking,

growth, education, and diversity opportunities.

NAWBO-Indianapolis connects women business owners with

resources, opportunities, and each other.

NAWBO-Indianapolis supports and strengthens its members

through learning, luncheons and networking events.

The mission of NAWBO-Indianapolis is to

Drive Business Forward.

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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 one of the largest of 60 chapters across the United States.

Latest News/Upcoming Events

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2019 Visionary Awards Luncheon

Join NAWBO-Indianapolis at our premier event! Celebrating our 16th year, the Visionary Awards luncheon is a testament to the community’s desire to see women in business succeed. This event focuses on the announcement of our Visionary Awards recipients, as well as recognition of our numerous Corporate Partners and supporters.


Fall Retreat

Escape from the everyday to a luxury hotel built more than a century ago. Network in a retreat-like setting with other members and corporate partners. Enjoy a power walk around the beautiful grounds, experience the thrill of the casino, relax in the spa, and attend an educational program

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2019 Visionary Awards Nominations

Learn More

Nominations for the 2019 Visionary Awards Luncheon are now open. Categories include: Entrepreneur Scholarship, Emerging Entrepreneur Award, Indianapolis Choice, Member of the Year, and Woman Business Owner of the Year. Submit a nomination today!

Inspiring Women

Read about the inspiring award winners who were recognized at the NAWBO-Indianapolis 2018 Visionary Awards Luncheon. Or get more details from the 2019 Trailblazers panelists about what inspires them and keeps them moving forward.

Access our event programs online whenever it’s convenient for you. Learn about the beginnings of NAWBO in the  Spotlight on H.R. 5050 white paper sponsored by PNC Bank.


NAWBO-Indianapolis 2018 Visionary Awards Program

NAWBO-Indianapolis 2019 Trailblazers Program

Spotlight on H.R. 5050: The Bill that Changed Everything for Women Business Owners

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Upcoming NAWBO-Indy Events...



Wednesday, November 13 - November 15, 2019
Location: West Baden Springs Hotel

Escape from the everyday to a luxury hotel built more than a century ago. Network in a retreat-like setting with other members and corporate partners. Enjoy a power walk around the beautiful grounds, experience the thrill of the casino, relax in the spa, and attend an educational program. If you'd like to join us on Wednesday, limited rooms are available. Event schedule will begin Wednesday morning.


NOTE: You MUST purchase a ticket to participate in the events and book your room separately. Call 1-888-936-9360 to make your reservation.

NAWBO-Indianapolis does not issue credits or refunds. No-shows will be billed accordingly. All pricing is subject to change on an annual basis.

Fall Retreat Agenda


Wednesday November 13th (optional): Early attendees meet for dinner and networking (additional cost)


Thursday November 14: 9:00 am – 11:00am — Networking and planned Group Activity

Thursday November 14:  11:00 am – 5:30 pm – On your Own

Thursday November 14:  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm—Cocktails and Dinner

Thursday November 14:  “Casino 101” at the French Lick Casino (optional). Receive a $10 voucher for your slot play.


Friday November 15: 8:00 am - 9:00 am—Continental Breakfast

Friday November 15: 9:00 am - 11:00 am—  Program - TBD


$125.00 per person


Includes:  Planned activity Thursday morning, Thursday night Dinner, two Drink Tickets , $10 Casino Voucher, Continental Breakfast and Educational Program.



Thursday, December 12, 2019
Indiana Roof (downtown Indianapolis)
10:00 am—Exhibits and Networking
11:00 am – 1:00 pm—Luncheon and Program


The Visionary Awards Luncheon is our annual event to formally recognize nominated successful women business owners.  Highlighting the achievements of these women and sharing their stories proves to be uplifting and encouraging for all who attend. Enjoy the exhibit hall beforehand, then attend our luncheon program centered around announcement of our Visionary Awards recipients, as well as recognition of our Corporate Partners. This is our 16th Annual Visionary Awards Luncheon.

Register yourself and reserve an exhibit table to network with hundreds of business people looking for your business.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. To learn more, click here.

NAWBO-Indianapolis Visionary Awards Luncheon 2018

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.”