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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Due to the ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19 and following guidance from our State and Local Government, NAWBO-Indianapolis has made the necessary decision to postpone our Trailblazers event until the Spring of 2021. The safety of our Members, Corporate Partners and Guests is of the utmost importance and we feel this is a necessary decision at this time. Stay tuned for the announcement of the new date after the first of the year.  If you purchased a ticket for the event, refunds are being processed.


NAWBO National Women's Business Conference

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Never been? Or it’s been awhile? Now is your time to experience the National Women’s Business Conference September 21st-23rd.  Our 2020 conference is fully virtual based on post-pandemic recommendations regarding large gatherings, so you can save on airfare, lodging and even registration (it’s less this year at $195 for members/$250 for non-members!) and still reap all the rewards…just from home!
Lunch and Learn

NAWBO National Lunch and Learn with Dr. Jamyce Banks

Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Time: 12:00 p.m. ET

Motivation Through Purpose and Village Building Presented by Dr. Jamyce Curtis Banks 

Dr. Jamyce Curtis Banks is Founder and CEO of Whatever It Takes Consulting, Inc., a certified minority and women owned business enterprise providing customized support in the development of culturally responsive environments. She has been a keynote and motivational speaker, provided workshops and trainings on topics including, diversity, inclusion, unconscious bias, equity, leadership, team and board development, strategic planning, cultural intelligence (CQ), and culturally responsive practices.

Inspiring Women

Get details from the 2019 Trailblazers panelists about what inspires them and keeps them moving forward.

Beyond the Bucks: Growth Strategies of Successful Women Entrepreneurs, sponsored by Bank of America Private Bank and developed in partnership with Babson College.

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 2019 Visionary Awards Program

NAWBO-Indianapolis 2019 Trailblazers Program

FHLBI | 2020 Supplier Diversity Contracting Opportunities


Upcoming NAWBO-Indy Events...



Date: Thursday, August 20
Time: 11:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Oceanaire Seafood Room, 30 S. Meridian in Indianapolis

Are you ready for a change of pace?

We’ve missed getting together, so for those who are up for an outing, we are having our luncheon in person at the Oceanaire Seafood Room. The restaurant will only be open for this  NAWBO-Indianapolis event and we will  practice social distancing.

There will be no formal program, just catching up with members and corporate partners and hearing from new members who have joined in the past few months.

Space is limited so register early!

We look forward to seeing you in August.

NAWBO-Indianapolis members, luncheon networking, women business owners

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.”