NAWBO President and Board Messages

Why Belong to NAWBO?

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Why is NAWBO so important to Women Business Owners?

First and foremost, NAWBO is a one-of-a-kind sisterhood comprised of women business owners who come together as peers to share their experiences and best practices with each other. Within our NAWBO family, there is a strong sense of wanting to help other women entrepreneurs overcome challenges and realize their dreams.

One of the greatest member benefits we offer is a support system of amazing, talented women with shared interests and aspirations who are experiencing similar challenges and opportunities, or have the hindsight of having faced these before. They are here for, and genuinely interested in, helping you succeed by offering sound ideas and advice.

We can’t emphasize enough how important it is for women entrepreneurs—at any stage of business growth, whether you’re a start-up working from a home office or running a multi million-dollar company—to belong to an organization like NAWBO.

One of the most basic yet vital roles NAWBO fills for our members is to provide information. NAWBO Cleveland brings relevant and much needed information to our members through monthly events. NAWBO members are provided the latest news and information on issues and trends affecting women business owners. This could include details on a regulatory or legislative proposal working its way through the approval process in Washington, DC which may directly affect your decision-making as it relates to your business. Or it may reflect a discussion among experts on ways women entrepreneurs can access crucial start-up or growth capital. The bottom line is that information sharing is a key part of membership for all NAWBO members because the information we share often impacts the bottom line. 

NAWBO is dedicated to working on behalf of women business owners. And by educating our members through tools such as Public Policy Primer Calls and blogs, our objective is to empower women business owners to directly engage in the legislative process and to appeal to policy makers by informing them how proposals being considered will help or hinder their business. Women business owners cannot sit on the sidelines and hope things go their way. We must actively be working to create a more dynamic business climate that supports women in business whether you are a budding entrepreneur or running an established company.

NAWBO is both a network and a forum for networking. At the national level, members are able to work with like-minded women business owners on issues impacting our community across the country and around the globe. Through our Cleveland chapter, members are similarly positioned to collaborate on challenges and opportunities at a more local level. Of course, the business of NAWBO is not only advocating and staying informed; we appreciate the value of women business owners having opportunities to interact with one another. Throughout the year, NAWBO hosts numerous events, like the annual Women’s Business Conference, to bring members together to share best practices, hear from experts and socialize.  

NAWBO also provides opportunities for members to grow and to impart their knowledge to the next generation of women business leader. At NAWBO, there is something for every woman in business. Whether you are just getting started and are looking for guidance or you have successfully grown your company into a thriving enterprise and want to make a difference in Congress, NAWBO can and will exceed your expectations.