The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide.
NAWBO-Indianapolis Annual Visionary Awards recognize
the success and impact of women-owned businesses.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
Upcoming NAWBO-Indy Events...
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.”