The mission & vision of the International Affairs Committee NAWBO Silicon Valley is:

  • To develop and coordinate ways and means to support a better understanding of international trade and international procurement opportunities through global portals for our valued Members.
  • To promote communication, cooperation and alliance between Members and partners that share common interests.
  • To facilitate information related to trade financing through publications, meetings and seminars for the benefit of all.
  • To raise awareness of existing programs that support international business transaction.
  • To inspire for success at a local and global platform.


NAWBO Silicon Valley International Affairs was created in May 2010. This was the first out of 9 chapters in NAWBO California and among a few others nationally to create a specific department dedicated to bringing forth international business opportunities and a better understanding of international trade for its members.

Since its initiation, NAWBO Silicon Valley International Affairs has affiliated itself with other international organizations.


September 21, 2017 Google, Mountain View, CA
BayBrazil, our Affiliate Partner, is having their 21st Century conference to talk about science, technology, entrepreneurship and Brazil’s role in the global economy. Join us along with other entrepreneurs, investors, government representatives and private-sector leaders to take a deep dive in the latest tech trends and discuss the increased business opportunities between Silicon Valley and Brazil. NAWBO-SV receive member. rate:

September 30, 2017 Oakland, CA
Make a difference and be a part of monumental movement, support girls and women at the 2nd Annual WorldWideWomen Girls’ Festival. A day-long celebration of power and possibility for Bay Area girls and their families. Visit

October 27th-29th, 2017 Chicago, IL
You are invited to join Opportunity International for the 2017 National Summit. For the first time in our lives, the end to extreme poverty is within reach. Global citizens like you are the key to creating opportunities for entrepreneurs who want to work their way out of poverty -forever. Philanthropists and thought leaders will explore how to develop new pathways out of poverty through innovations that are accelerated by technology and grounded in client service. This is your opportunity to engage with industry experts, Opportunity leadership and fellow supporters who are driving this work and changing the world. For details:

November 19th-22nd, 2017 Rome, Italy
Wanna Get Away… to Rome. Don’t miss the 65th FCEM World Congress. The World Association of Women Entrepreneurs is expecting many member countries to visit the majestic city of Rome. Be a part of the USA delegation with NAWBO. For details:

2018 Australia
Global Summit of Women. More details to follow:

Have questions or want to get involved?

Griselda Quezada-Chavez
Director of International Affairs

011-408-657-7190 Office
011-408-257-1786 Fax

Mailing address
P.O. Box 2696
Santa Clara, CA 95055