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

Meet the 2018 Visionary Award Winners

Click an image below to view each winner’s video.

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Avatar of the Year

Michelle Farley
Founder of Edify Hair Care

Billie Dragoo-2018 Indianapolis Choice-web

Indianapolis Choice

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Billie Dragoo
President & CEO of RepuCare Inc.

Beth R-web

Member of the Year

Beth Rovazzini
President of B&W Plumbing Heating Co. Inc.

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Woman Business Owner of the Year

Debra Kunce
Owner of CORE Planning Stategies

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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January Circle for Learning

Join us Thursday, January 24th for our first Circle for Learning at City Hall. Meet with elected officials and learn about MBE/WBE certification and procurement.

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15th Annual Visionary Awards Luncheon

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Congratulations to all of the 2018 Visionary Award Winners and thank you to all of our Sponsors! Click the ‘View Now’ button to see the 2018 Digital Program.

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February Diversity Luncheon

Join us February 21st for our annual Diversity Luncheon. We will also present our 2019 Corporate Partners.

Inspiring Women

Read about the inspiring award winners who were recognized at the NAWBO-Indianapolis 2018 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 2018 Visionary Awards Program

NAWBO-Indianapolis 2018 Trailblazers Program

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

Events

Upcoming NAWBO-Indy Events...

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January

Thursday, January 24, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Indianapolis City-County Building, Room 260

NAWBO-Indianapolis will host "A Day at City Hall". Join us as we meet with elected officials and city leaders to learn about the value of MBE/WBE certification, procurement opportunities, the bidding process and upcoming economic development projects impacting our city. After our meeting with city officials join us for lunch on your own at the Indianapolis City Market for a round table conversation recapping the days activities. While there is no cost, registration is required.

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February

Friday, February 15, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: High Frequency Arts

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

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February

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
NEW Location: The Oceanaire Seafood Room

Building Diverse Alliances: A Global Discussion
The annual Diversity Lunch in February may be our tradition but our approach is never traditional. NAWBO member Audrey Taylor, President of netlogx, will discuss how to attract and retain culturally diverse clients. Laura Voight, Marketing Manager of UPS, will share how UPS can help expand your global community and leverage it for your business. Join us at this session to hear from different perspectives about what it means to be “global.” You will be surprised how your business can benefit.

Self park on the street or in a nearby garage. Please enter through The Oceanaire’s main entrance from the sidewalk on Meridian Street.

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

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March

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Time: TBD
Location: Indiana Statehouse

Save the date. Details coming soon.

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March

Friday, March 15, 2019
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Save the date for our New/Potential Member Coffee. Connect with other business owners and learn more about the benefits of NAWBO  Membership. Read about Membership perks 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.”