Posted October 11, 2010
For more than a quarter century, NAWBO has been a leading force in shaping the environment for women business owners to succeed, and collectively become one of the most dynamic sectors of our economy today. NAWBO was founded in 1975 by a group of women with a singular purpose and vision-to propel women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide.
Today women-owned businesses are the fast growing segment of the economy and employ more people than all the Fortune 500 companies. With over 85 chapters NAWBO remains the only dues-based national organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs in all types of businesses, at all levels of development.
As an organization with a “customer first” philosophy, we:
- Strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of our members and promote economic development
- Create innovative and effective changes in the business culture
- Build strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations
- Transform public policy and influence opinion makers.
Membership is open to sole proprietors, partners and corporate owners with day-to-day management responsibility. Active members who live in a chapter area automatically join both chapter and national. Those who don’t live in a chapter area join as members-at-large.
National headquarters is based in McLean, VA. The mailing address is 8405 Greensboro Drive, Suite 800, McLean, VA 22102. For information call 703.506.3268. For more details visit the national NAWBO Website at www.nawbo.org.
Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter
Started in 1985 by a group of energetic, visionary women who believed in the collective strength of women business owners today, the Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter is a dynamic, growing organization. The Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter creates connections for our members to capitalize resources, business opportunities, other community organizations and political officials. We believe in challenging you to grow your business, and will support you through our incredible membership benefits.