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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  • 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.

Latest News/Upcoming Events


August New/Potential Member Coffee

Join us for our August New/Potential Member Coffee. If you’ve been considering joining NAWBO, now is the time. Enjoy a great atmosphere and make connections!
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2018 Fall Retreat at French Lick Resort

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Join us for a fun and educational fall getaway. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to network and meet women business owners from the Indianapolis and Kentucky NAWBO chapters.

Book now. Space is limited.


August Luncheon

Whether you’re a company of 1 or 100, how you present yourself and your company directly impacts your bottom line. But presentation is more than your looks or “branding”. Hear Mary Beth Oakes, NAWBO’s 2017 Woman Business Owner of the Year Award Recipient, and CEO of Choreo discuss practices for presenting your business.


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...



Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: INDUSTRY Event Center

Our biggest networking event of the year will provide the perfect opportunity to connect one-on-one with business leaders and to create alliances for business growth in an intimate setting. This is the perfect time to get to know them and to share your business with them.

*This event is for members, corporate partners and invited guests only.



Friday, August 17, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Mimosa and a Masterpiece

Join us for a special New/Potential Member Coffee at Mimosa and a Masterpiece. Connect with other business owners and learn more about the benefits of NAWBO. Read about Membership perks here.



Thursday, August 23, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Ivy Tech Culinary Center

Business Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Whether you're a company of 1 or 100, how you present yourself and your company directly impacts your bottom line. But presentation is more than your looks or “branding”. Plan to attend so you can hear Mary Beth Oakes, NAWBO's 2017 Woman Business Owner of the Year and CEO of Choreo discuss practices for presenting your business.



Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Old National Building, 7th Floor Conference Room

Topic:  Personal Development and Goals

Presented by:  Jeryl Mitsch President and Owner of Mitsch Design
Past NAWBO-Indianapolis Board of Directors and 2016 Women Business Owner of the Year.

*Please bring your lunch to this event as meals will not be provided.



September 23-25, 2018
Location: Spokane, Washington

This year’s theme is “Work Well, Live Well.” As women entrepreneurs, our lives are a journey, never a destination. We run successful businesses and households, give back to our communities, advocate for causes we care most about and nurture other life passions. We are constantly focusing, refocusing, pushing, pausing, inventing, reinventing, stretching and balancing—and growing every step of the way along the many paths we take. Join your NAWBO community as we embrace this exciting journey together to “work well, live well”!

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.”