Affiliate Partners

NAWBO Affiliate Partners are business and nonprofit organizations which offer resources, connections, information and opportunities to impact the women’s entrepreneurial community and expand benefits for our members.

Rotary International District 5170

Rotary International District 5170 is a collection of 62 unique community clubs that together form one of Rotary International’s strongest

Rotary International is an association of local clubs in many countries. Membership is open to business and professional leaders from every ethnic group, cultural background, political persuasion, and religion. Rotarians value cultural diversity and practice and promote tolerance.

The National Black Entrepreneurs Project

The goal of the National Black Entrepreneurs Project is to create meaningful change within California’s Black business community by being a strategic conduit to provide leadership, community, and growth resources, all laser-focused on supporting the long-term success of Black-owned small businesses in the Northern California region as well as provide an opportunity for members to connect with each other and share the entrepreneurial journey together.

An initiative of the NorCal SBDC, The Inclusivity Project is a small business accelerator that challenges systemic and institutional barriers that limit access to Black entreprenueral success.

CalAsian Chamber of Commerce

The California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce was founded in 2010 to give a voice to the over 600,000 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) owned businesses in California. We are the largest statewide ethnic chamber in the State, with the mission to grow and strengthen the AAPI business community.

  • Twitter: @calasiancc
  • Facebook: @calasiancc
  • Instagram: @calasian_chamber
  • LinkedIn: California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce

California DECA

California DECA is a Chartered Association of DECA Inc.: a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit student organization with more than 215,000 members in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Spain. The United States Congress, the United States Department of Education and state, district and international departments of education authorize DECA’s programs. DECA’s competitive events program directly supports our mission. As an integral part of the classroom curriculum, DECA’s industry-validated competitive events are aligned with the National Curriculum Standards in the career clusters of marketing, business management and administration, finance, and hospitality and tourism. DECA’s flagship evaluation process involves students in both a written component such as an exam or report and an interactive component with an industry professional serving as a judge.

StartUp Squad

Founded by former executive Brian Weisfeld (ex-IMAX Corporation and, The Startup Squad is a Macmillan-published book series and mission-driven entity dedicated to inspiring and empowering girls through entrepreneurship.


The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is a Special District established to provide:

  • Bus and Light Rail Operations
  • Regional Commuter and Inter-City Rail Service
  • ADA Paratransit Service
  • Bike & Pedestrian Trails
  • Express Lanes
  • Congestion Management
  • Specific Highway Improvement Projects
  • County-wide Transportation Planning

VTA recognizes its opportunities and obligations to our diverse customer base by proactively ensuring that our policies, services, and programs are delivered by communications tools and processes that are inclusive and effective. By these actions, we can make certain that no person, because of their race, color or national origin is denied meaningful access to our transportation services, programs, and information.

World Trade Center Northern California (WTCNC)

World Trade Center Northern California (WTCNC) helps companies develop and succeed in international business through education, resources and connections. The organization’s vision is a prosperous Northern California that is globally fluent, internationally connected and economically vibrant.

WTCNC facilities international business activity by bringing together international and local businesses, provides programs and services to both members and non-members, and hosts over 1,000 international visitors annually on behalf of the U.S. State Department International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).  IVLP brings together emerging leaders and professionals from a wide variety of fields with their international counterparts to develop better international relations and create ongoing international business relationships.

WTCNC provides international business training programs, access to a global network and professional resources. The organization assembles and maintains a core network of quality partners that provide high-level consulting services to area exporters and importers.

World Association of Women Entrepreneurs (FCEM)

FCEM is non-profit, non-governmental, non-political and non-sectarian organization whose activities at the national and international level are aimed at promoting women’s entrepreneurial initiatives and reinforcing national associations of women business owners. FCEM is the acronym for ‘Les Femmes Chefs d’Entreprises Mondiales’, or World Association of Women Entrepreneurs. Today, the FCEM network includes over 60 countries across five continents.


BuyFromWomen™ is a new directory featuring exceptional products and services created and offered by women.

We invite women-owned businesses to hop aboard, apply to be listed, and help launch a global movement to buy goods and services from our intrepid women entrepreneurs around the world!

The Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a nonprofit organization that provides expert no-cost advising, low cost workshops and small business trainings, to guide small businesses to success and accomplishment.

The Silicon Valley SBDC serves the Greater Silicon Valley Area, which includes Santa Clara and South San Mateo Counties, is hosted by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley, and is part of the Northern California SBDC network. We work hands-on with entrepreneurs and business owners to address challenges, seize opportunities and grow our client’s bottom line.


BayBrazil was founded in 2010 to serve as a source of information and assist business communities in Silicon Valley and Brazil to establish bi-lateral ties. BayBrazil creates a series of programs to nurture entrepreneurial ecosystems and address critical issues of doing global business. BayBrazil works with several organizations to encourage networking among the Brazilian-American tech community and increase interaction & business between the two countries.

Asociación Mexicana de Mujeres Empresarias A. C. (AMEXME)

Asociación Mexicana de Mujeres Empresarias is a network of women business owners in Mexico dedicated to uniting women entrepreneurs and empowering their participation in opportunities that lead to job creation and wealth generation. Our goal is to promote equity and justice within a democratic framework. We actively encourage and support women entrepreneurs by granting them access to essential resources, training, knowledge, and valuable connections to enhance the quality and competitiveness of their business endeavors, ultimately contributing to their professional success. Our presence extends to 77 chapters across Mexico.


Women’s Networking Alliance

Women’s Networking Alliance provides a supportive environment which is fun, inspiring and enables the growth of the members as professional business owners.

Opportunity International

Opportunity International is a global non-profit organization that helps people in developing nations work their way out of poverty, strengthen their families and improve their communities. NAWBO and Opportunity International will work together to forge lasting connections between women business owners around the world.

The Monterey Bay International Trade Association (MBITA)

MBITA is a non-profit organization dedicated to provide trade promotion services to the California, U.S. and foreign country business communities. MBITA utilizes advanced Global eCommerce technologies for its clients and members to maximize global trade opportunities.

MBITA manages and the TradePort Collaborator, an online private community of trade promotion service specialists from non-profit organizations and government agencies located throughout California. This intranet is designed to act as a central source of qualified expertise, information, intelligence and contacts that these specialists can utilize to better serve small to mid-sized exporters and importers in California with more effective trade promotion and trade facilitation services.

WomensRadio and Women’s Radio Network

WomensRadio and Women’s Radio Network are produced by Women’s Online, Media and Education Network (W.O.M.E.N.) to give women and all people a greater voice.

WomensRadio is an aggregating, on-demand Internet Radio website that allows ANYONE to participate and post on-demand Internet Radio Shows for women audiences to listen to globally. All Internet Radio Shows posted on WomensRadio are syndicated to all Major Search Engines worldwide, Google News with a potential reach of 2 million + daily, our personal eNewsletter comprised of regular subscribers, PR subscribers, companies and organizations, and our Social Media Sites of over 30,000 fans/followers daily.