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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 believes

Character, Commitment, Consistency and Courage are essential to success.

NAWBO-Indianapolis connects women business owners with

resources, opportunities, and each other.

The mission of NAWBO-Indianapolis is to

Drive Business Forward.

NAWBO-Indianapolis supports and strengthens its members

through learning, luncheons and networking events.

NAWBO-Indianapolis drives business networking,

growth, education, and diversity opportunities.

  • 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.

The 2017 Visionary Awards Nominations are NOW OPEN.
Click here to access the Nomination forms.

Latest News/Upcoming Events

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2017 Visionary Awards

Learn More

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 more about the Visionary Awards luncheon.

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2017 Women's Business Conference

Join us for the National Women’s Business Conference October 15-17, 2017, in Minneapolis 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.” There’s no limit to what we can do TOGETHER!

To register, click on the photo above.

NAWBO-Indianapolis networking Circle for Learning

August Connections Luncheon

Plan to attend the August Connections Luncheon and network with other women business owners and Corporate Partners.

Thursday, August 24, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Ivy Tech Culinary Center. Click on the photo above to register.

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...



Join us for our August Connections luncheon. Network with other women business owners and Corporate Partners. Registration now open.

Date:  Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time:  11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:  Ivy Tech Culinary Center
2820 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208

NAWBO-Indianapolis Circle for Learning networking women business owners



Running for political office is the highest form of civic engagement. The Indy Chamber along with NAWBO-Indianapolis wants to arm you with information on the realities of campaign life, forming the right strategy and understanding the terrain. In addition to the annual HobNob networking reception, this year's event will feature a political bootcamp to help identify the next generation of civic leaders.

Date:  Thursday, August 31, 2017
Time:  1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:  Indiana Historical Society

NAWBO-Indy and Indy Chamber HOBNOB Political Bootcamp



Date: Thursday, September 21
Time: 8:30 am to 11:00 am
Location: Drury Plaza Hotel, Carmel
9625 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46290

Plan to attend the September Circle for Learning. This event will focus on providing you with information on:

• Various funding sources and how to access them
• Key strategies for maintaining cash flow
• The current market and its impact on your business

Registration Now Open


NAWBO-Indianapolis member benefits



Make plans to attend the Fall Retreat at French Lick.  Network in a retreat like setting with other members and corporate partners.

Date:  September 27–29, 2017
Location:  French Lick Springs
French Lick, Indiana

NAWBO-Indianapolis French Lick Springs women business owners networking retreat

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.”