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.

  • 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.

DEADLINE EXTENDED for 2017 Visionary Awards Nominations—
NOW DUE October 20th.
Click here to access the Nomination forms.

Latest News/Upcoming Events

NAWBO-Indianapolis Visionary Awards honoring women business owners

2017 Visionary Awards Luncheon

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Reserve your seats now for the 2017 Visionary Awards luncheon on December 13, 2017. Network with more than 750 women business owners, corporate partners, and community leaders and celebrate the many successes of women business owners. Purchase your tickets before November 15th and receive them at 2016 prices.

Click here to register.

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November Circle for Learning

Join us November 16th for insights on how to build and sustain your business capital and personal wealth during your ownership and after you’re gone.

This month’s topic is ‘Leaving Your Legacy.’

Click here to register.

NAWBO-Indianapolis 2016 Visionary Awards recipient

Visionary Awards Nominations

Mark your calendar now for the 2017 Visionary Awards luncheon on December 13, 2017. More than 750 women business owners, corporate partners, and community leaders attended last year to celebrate the 2016 winners, and nominations for the 2017 Visionary Awards are NOW OPEN. Click here to access the 2017 nomination forms.

Click on the photo above to read about the 2016 winners.

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

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Upcoming NAWBO-Indy Events...



Date: October 15–17, 2017
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Join us for the National Women's Business Conference and celebrate the daring spirit that unites women business owners, regardless of the size or stage of their business.

This year’s theme is “Together, We Dare.” As women business owners, we’re naturally “daring” individuals. After all, we took a huge leap in starting our own businesses and continue to dare every day—to break boundaries, push limits, change the status quo, work together, attempt the unexpected, be authentic and create our magic. We simply look at the world differently and see opportunities in obstacles. We hope that you will consider joining NAWBO’s inspiring community of women entrepreneurs as we dare together to reach new heights in our lives, our businesses, our communities and the world. There’s no limit to what we can do when TOGETHER, WE DARE!

Register here.

NAWBO Women's Business Conference 2017 | Minneapolis, Minnesota



Join us during our Fall Membership Drive and learn how to make the most of NAWBO.

Date: Friday, October 20
Time: 8:30 am to 9:30 am
Location: Tea's Me Cafe Indy
140 E. 22nd Street, Suite B
Indianapolis, IN 46202

NAWBO-Indianapolis women business owners new members meet for coffee



Join our New/Potential Member Coffee at Porter's Books & Bread. Connect with other business owners and learn more about the benefits of NAWBO. RSVP encouraged but not required.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Date: Friday, November 10
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Location: Porter's Books & Bread
5719 Lawton Loop E. Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46216

Contact Thresette Briggs to RSVP or for additional information.



Leaving Your Legacy

Join us for insights on how to build and sustain your business capital and personal wealth during your ownership and after you're gone.

This group of financial leaders will discuss:

  • Tax planning
  • Retirement planning
  • Legacy checklist for your loved ones
  • Contingency planning
  • Business valuation and more

Date:  Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time:  8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location:  Regions Bank
One Indiana Square
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Sponsored by:

Regions Private Wealth Management for women
NAWBO-Indianapolis women business owners building wealth tax and retirement planning



Purchase your seats now for the 2017 Visionary Awards Luncheon.
NAWBO-Indianapolis Visionary Awards | annual awards recognizing successful 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.”