WHO WERE THE OWNERS?
- NAWBO was the only nonprofit organization dedicated to researching and meeting the needs of women business owners worldwide.
- It had 8,000 members worldwide and the California NAWBO had 9 chapters with over 1,000 members.
- Its research arm, the National Foundation for Women Business Owners (NFWBO), was the premier research organization studying women business ownership.
- Its groundbreaking data on access to capital, use of technology, and business growth have been cited worldwide. NAWBO was a major player in Washington, participating in the drafting, commenting, and shaping of legislation that affects business owners.
THE POWER OF SAN DIEGO WOMEN
Women entrepreneurs in San Diego county own 38% of all businesses. They employ 41% of the county’s workers. They generate over $26 billion sales. Nationwide, women own nearly eight million businesses, or more than a third of all American companies. Minority women owned firms are increasing at triple the national rate.
NAWBO traces its origins to a small group of Washington, DC business women who began meeting informally in the Spring of 1974 to talk about mutual experiences, exchange information and develop business skills. Recognizing the value of the group, they incorporated as the National Association of Women Business Owners on July 5, 1975. Two years later they began recruiting members from across the country, and in 1978 the first chapters were formed.
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 do not live in a chapter area join as at-large members.
AN INTERVIEW WITH INSPIRING BUSINESS WOMEN OF OUR TIME
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