NAWBO Silicon Valley

The NAWBO Silicon Valley Chapter was founded in 1988 as a 501(c)(6) organization which supports and empowers women business owners. As the world changes around us, we are continually assessing the needs of our members and adding events and programs that support the development of today’s women business leaders.

We provide monthly events including some with educational speakers, some focused strictly on networking, and others which celebrate our local women business owners at venues and companies located in the heart of Silicon Valley. These events provide the opportunity to network and get to know fellow NAWBO members, interact with our corporate partners, develop business relationships and learn about the latest trends and technologies for building a successful business. Created in 2007, our NAWBO Silicon Valley Education Group, is dedicated to empowering women business owners through lifelong learning and educational opportunities.

Our chapter embodies the idea of bringing your chair to the table! There was a time, not very long ago, when women were often not invited to the table where important business decisions were made, in business or in public policy. In creating our organization, NAWBO’s founding president, Susan Hagar said, “Get a seat at the table or build your own table, and make sure to include other women”. Today NAWBO is going strong and is an international organization. At NAWBO Silicon Valley we have expanded on that idea to say that if you aren’t invited to the table we believe that you can just pull up your own chair and join the conversation because you belong, you are valuable, and you can contribute. Welcome to the table! Pull up a chair and join us.

Diversity Statement

In principle and in practice, NAWBO values and seeks a diverse and inclusive membership. NAWBO seeks full participation in the organization by all business owners who support our mission to empower women entrepreneurs, regardless of race, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability. NAWBO’s goal is to effectively represent the full diversity of the women business owner community and to equitably expand access to leadership opportunities for the full spectrum of our membership. Find out more about DEI&B initiatives at NAWBO >

La Declaración de Diversidad

En principio y en práctica, la NAWBO valora y busca un grupo de miembros diverso e inclusivo. La NAWBO busca la participación completa en la organización por todo dueño de empresa que apoye nuestra misión para otorgar poderes a mujeres empresarias, sin importar la raza, religión, edad, orientación sexual, origen nacional o discapacidad. La meta de NAWBO es representar efectivamente la diversidad completa de toda la comunidad de mujeres dueñas de empresas y extender el acceso a oportunidades de liderazgo por el espectro completo de nuestros miembros.

NAWBO California

NAWBO California is a federation of the California chapters focusing on statewide legislative actions and public policy issues, corporate relations, and supporting the growth of chapters through education, marketing and public relations. It provides an annual conference and other networking opportunities.

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NAWBO National

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is headquartered in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The organization currently has over 60 chapters. Members from across the country gather annually for our National Conference and educational seminars.

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We are the Silicon Valley chapter of NAWBO, a national organization, whose mission is to propel women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide by supporting the growth and success of women business owners.

Vision Statement

The National Association of Women Business Owners – Silicon Valley, is the consummate destination association for CEOs, entrepreneurs and executive officers of diverse, women-owned businesses. Members are recognized worldwide by prestigious organizations as leaders of successful and professionally run companies.

Mission Statement

We create wealth, produce leaders, and influence the global community through technology, education, networking, and peer support.

Members Value Proposition

NAWBO provides its members the ability to strengthen and grow their businesses with access to education, support and the opportunity to build relationships with other women business owners and CEOs.

Corporate Partners Value Proposition

The National Association of Women Business Owners makes a difference to Corporate Partners by providing them the opportunity to work with seasoned and emerging business owners and help grow their businesses through access to valuable tools and services.

La Vision y Mision de NAWBO

La Asociación Nacional de Mujeres Dueñas de Empresas (conocida por sus siglas en inglés como NAWBO) propulsa a mujeres empresarias a esferas de poder económicas, sociales, y políticas por todo el mundo por:

  • Fortalecer la capacidad de crear riqueza de nuestros miembros y promover el desarrollo
  • económico dentro de la comunidad empresarial
  • Crear cambio innovador y efectivo en la cultura de negocios
  • Construir alianzas estratégicas, coaliciones y afiliaciones
  • Transformar la política pública e influir a los que hacen opiniones

Join NAWBO Today.

Don’t wait to get you business moving. Join NAWBO Silicon Valley to start building valuable relationships with other women business owners who can support and help you grow your business.