NAWBO is the National Association of Women Business Owners, a non-profit organization of more than 8,000 members that represent women business owners across all industries, founded in 1975. NAWBO offers support resources and opportunities to propel women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide.


NAWBO is the only women’s business group exclusively for women business owners. Membership entitles you to the following benefits:

  • Member rates at all local, regional & national events
  • Profile in local & national member directories
  • Opportunities to serve in leadership roles
  • and more…

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Looking for an interior designer, financial planner, bookkeeper, web designer or printer? NAWBO members are women business owners across many industries. Southwest Florida Chapter members come from Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Marco Island and as far north as Sarasota. Find out more about our member’s companies.

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I was looking for a women's group where my ideas were appreciated and as a group, we could make change in SWFL. –Sharon Brotherton ShaBro Alternative Office Solutions, NAWBO Southwest Florida President 2011-2012

Being a member of NAWBO has helped me gain clients across the country over the last 7 years and helped me grow personally as a business owner and leader. I can't image not being part of this group of successful women entrepreneurs. –Rachael Bender, Bender Consulting, National NAWBO Board Member 2011-2012

When I started my business in 1999, I couldn’t wait to join NAWBO since I finally qualified as a Women Business Owner. The commitment, passion, energy, and knowledge shared by NAWBO members has always been a great support to me. –Maryanne Preston, Hiring Solutions, NAWBO Southwest Florida Social Events Chair 2011-2012

After being a member of other networking groups, I finally found my home at NAWBO. With the emphasis on education and business development as well as the support and friendship of the members, i have seen our businesses grow and thrive. The ability to tap into the national resources and organization is another value added with the membership. –Dee Harris, RD, LD/CDE, D-Signed Nutrition, LLC, NAWBO Southwest Florida Programs Chair 2011-2012

I am proud to be a NAWBO member because I believe in and support its mission to be the beacon of influence, ingenuity and action for women. There is great personal and professional satisfaction in participating within a group whose focus is education and access to resources for women in business, mentoring young women who aspire to be business owners themselves and working to better our community. –Danielli Martel, ICI Insurance Center, Inc., NAWBO Southwest Florida Sponsorships Chair 2011-2012

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