NAWBO-Indianapolis Annual Visionary Awards recognize

the success and impact of women-owned businesses.

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

Latest News/Upcoming Events

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November Circle for Learning

Join us for the last Circle for Learning of 2018. This month’s topic is New Graduation Requirements for 2023: Opportunities and Impact on Business. Angela Carr Klitzch, President and CEO of Employ Indy, and Wendy Skibinski, Director of Career and College Readiness for MSD of Wayne Township, will be presenting.


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15th Annual Visionary Awards Luncheon

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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. This year a NAWBO-Indianapolis member will host this fun and inspiring event. This is our 15th annual Visionary Awards Luncheon. Learn about sponsorships here or contact us.

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November New/Potential Member Coffee

Join us at Reveal by Polish for the November New & Potential Member Coffee!

Connect with other women business owners and learn more about the benefits of NAWBO. Read about Membership perks here.

Inspiring Women

Read about the inspiring award winners who were recognized at the NAWBO-Indianapolis 2017 Visionary Awards Luncheon. Or get more details from the 2018 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 2017 Visionary Awards Program

NAWBO-Indianapolis 2018 Trailblazers Program

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


Upcoming NAWBO-Indy Events...



Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Choreo

Join us for the last Circle for Learning of 2018. This month's topic is New Graduation Requirements for 2023: Opportunities and Impact on Business. Angela Carr Klitzch, President and CEO of Employ Indy, and Wendy Skibinski, Director of Career and College Readiness for MSD of Wayne Township, will be presenting.

Please bring your lunch to this event. No refreshments will be provided.



Friday, November 16, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Reveal by Polish

Join our New/Potential Member Coffee at Reveal by Polish. Connect with other business owners and learn more about the benefits of NAWBO  Membership. Read about Membership perks here.



Wednesday, December 12, 2018
JW Marriott (downtown Indianapolis)
10:00 am – Exhibits and Networking
11:00 am – 1:00 pm—Luncheon and Program


Program information will be updated soon.

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


Click here for more information and to register.

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

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.”