Membership Information 2017-06-14T15:13:11+00:00

Membership Information

A NAWBO membership offers women-owned businesses a national, state and local platform to tap into the power of an already established community of women entrepreneurs. At the national level, NAWBO touts a membership of more than 5,000 members and 60 chapters across the country; at the California state level, 10 chapters representing the interests of 1.4 million women business owners; and at the local level, members are encouraged to engage actively with their local chapter to gain access to other women business owners, leadership development opportunities and community involvement.

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Member Benefits

Here are a few of the other benefits that a NAWBO membership offers.

PARTNERSHIPS & ALLIANCES: NAWBO is an unparalleled resource for women entrepreneurs seeking to navigate the various stages of business growth. NAWBO attracts corporations and affiliate partners that offer a rich base of resources and expertise that can help propel women business owners to the next level of success.

MEMBER-ONLY BENEFITS: NAWBO members enjoy exclusive access to benefits and products that are designed to help manage their business on a day-to-day basis. Our wide network of partners and sponsors offer affinity discounts and benefits that deliver bottom line savings to our members while building a valuable network of resources that are critical to business success.

WEBSITE: NAWBO members have access to national and local dynamic online platforms offering a multitude of tools and resources critical for navigating the everyday challenges of business ownership. Members are assigned a unique username and password upon joining— providing a powerful platform for building a national network, connecting with peers and tapping into valuable resources to help grow their business.

COMMUNICATIONS: NAWBO offers a variety of online communication vehicles that provide our members with pertinent information that will help make the most of their membership experience. Members receive press releases and announcements to keep them abreast of our activities at the national level; and our calendar of events help our members and chapter leaders actively participate at local and national events.

ONLINE MEMBER DIRECTORY: The online member directory enables members to update and manage their own profile and connects the entire membership base for business development and networking opportunities.

ADVOCACY & LEGISLATIVE ACTION CENTER: NAWBO represents a significant and united voice on issues that impact businesses daily.

ANNUAL AWARDS: Through our Annual Awards Program, NAWBO gives recognition to the rising power of women business owners by commemorating the history of women’s entrepreneurial excellence and honoring the accomplishments and contributions of those who have led the way.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: NAWBO provides an opportunity for members to hone their leadership skills at the local, state and national level. Our extensive network of volunteer leaders are critical to the success of NAWBO and contribute significantly to building a legacy for the next generation of women entrepreneurs.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE: NAWBO’s Women’s Business Conference is the only event of its kind that provides women business owners with personal and professional business development opportunities to take their businesses to the next level of success. The annual conference brings together businesses of all sizes from all industries to celebrate and leverage the collective power of the fastest growing segment of the economy—women business owners.

CALIFORNIA CONFERENCE: NAWBO California’s Propel Your Business Conference is the only event of its kind that provides women business owners opportunities for personal and professional business growth, and advocacy with State legislator decision makers. The annual conference brings together businesses of all sizes from all industries across the State to celebrate and leverage the collective power of women business owners.

NAWBO BRAND: NAWBO members are an extension of our national brand. Through entrepreneurial success and community involvement, our members help elevate NAWBO’s brand by proudly showcasing their association with an organization that propels women business owners into economic, social and political spheres of power

NAWBO-SV Chapter Benefits

Benefitting the membership is a core value of the National Association of Women Business Owners as outlined in our mission statement.

Member benefits include:

Networking/Business Development Opportunities

  • Build business alliances with other members through networking at: monthly meetings and events, informal small group luncheons, and by volunteering as a committee and/or Board member
  • Ability to submit a company press release to be posted in the News section on the NAWBO-SV site
  • Be recognized by your peers through local business leadership awards on the website
  • Promote your business by posting your member profile in our online member directory

Growth and Leadership Development Opportunities

  • Access to the NAWBO Institute for Entrepreneurial Development, an educational training program for women entrepreneurs
  • Access to UCLA Anderson School of Management’s 
Management Development for Entrepreneurs (MDE) Program
  • Develop leadership skills through opportunities to be involved on your local board and committees
  • Learn from other women business owners their secrets to success
  • Gain access to procurement opportunities with our chapter Corporate Partners
  • Ability to participate in a mentoring program for young entrepreneurs

Discounts, Business Benefits

  • Special member registration rates to NAWBO-sponsored events
  • Access to discount from local and national Corporate Partners and Affiliate Partners
  • Access to an international business network through affiliation with the World Association of Women Entrepreneurs (FCEM) and The International Alliance for Women (TIAW), La Asociación Mexicana de Mujeres Empresarias, A.C. (AMMJE)

Resources and Education

  • Access to online resources, information, and education
  • Access to NAWBO-SV’s Online Member Community Area providing resources, promotional opportunities, access to other NAWBO-SV member’s full profiles
  • Access to NAWBO National’s administration and member-only website
  • Educational and motivational programming at monthly meetings
  • Access to seminars offered by corporate partners
  • E-mail notification of important upcoming local, state, and national events, public policy updates, and other news

Membership Dues

NAWBO membership is open to sole proprietors, partners and corporate owners with day-to-day management responsibility.  Membership is recorded in the name of the individual, not the organization. Membership dues are nonrefundable.

Dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution for Federal Income Tax purposes.  In compliance with Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, it is estimated that 6% of the membership dues is non-deductible as a business expense.

There is a $100 one time initiation fee.

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Premier Member – $29.95/mo

Member receives all communications and publications, is eligible for all discounts and benefits, and is listed in the online member directory.

Chapter membership is automatic for those whose businesses are located in a chapter area.  To qualify for membership, members must own a percentage of their company. Those outside the 45 mile radius of a chapter qualify for NAWBO – Virtual.

Voting Member: Voting empowers our members to directly impact the current and future movement of the organization with policies and processes.

Benefits

  • Complimentary one-year PR Newswire membership valued at $2,000
  • FCA US LLC (formerly Chrysler Group) is offering NAWBO members AND family members in the same home a $500 cash allowance on the purchase or lease of most Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT®, Jeep® and Ram® models.
  • Discounts provided by UPS up to 26% special discounts on shipping.
  • Dell save additional  5%  from the current discounts being offered.  Significant savings up to 30% off various technology tools. Benefit is extended to employees and family.
  • Special tools provided by Constant Contact
  • Office Depot/Office Max Members now save up to 80% off thousands of products from copy paper and printer ink to cleaning supplies, coffee, furniture and more.
  • Wyndham Hotel Group – Members save up to 20% off the Best Available Rate, with easy booking online or via our special member benefits hotline.
  • Learn from the Resource Center of cutting-edge business information on the NAWBO Institute our virtual e-learning platform
  • Sage Payment Solutions complimentary setup valued at $75
  • Enterprise Software and Professional Services offered by the One Page Business Plan a tool used for precise business planning
  • Opportunity to submit content for publication in the NAWBO ONE for Women Business Leaders e-publication
  • Discount to NAWBO National events
  • Access to eLearning Series that provides business solutions to build better business leaders
  • PerkSpot program offers significant savings with a robust menu of over 500 different merchants

Introductory Member – $19.95/mo

Member receives all communications and publications, is eligible for limited discounts and benefits, and is listed in the online member directory. Chapter membership is automatic for those whose businesses are located in a chapter area. Those outside the 45 mile radius of a chapter qualify for NAWBO – Virtual.

Non-Voting Member.

Benefits

  • FCA US LLC (formerly Chrysler Group) is offering NAWBO members AND family members in the same home a $500 cash allowance on the purchase or lease of most Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT®, Jeep® and Ram® models.
  • Dell save additional  5%  from the current discounts being offered.  Significant savings up to 30% off various technology tools. Benefit is extended to employees and family.
  • Special tools provided by Constant Contact
  • Discounts provided by UPS up to 26% savings.
  • Office Depot/Office Max Members now save up to 80% off thousands of products from copy paper and printer ink to cleaning supplies, coffee, furniture and more.
  • Wyndham Hotel Group – Members save up to 20% off the Best Available Rate, with easy booking online or via our special member benefits hotline.
  • Access to eLearning Series providing business solutions to help become a better business leader
  • Learn from the Resource Center of cutting-edge business information on the NAWBO Institute our virtual e-learning platform
  • Eligible to participate in NAWBO Video Contests
  • Discount to NAWBO National events

Supporting Member – $39.95/mo

An Individual or Non-Profit Organization who subscribes to the objectives of NAWBO and wishes to lend support to NAWBO through membership. This category of membership includes limited discounts and is listed in the online member directory. The individual does not need to be a women business owner.

Non-Voting Member.

Benefits

  • FCA US LLC (formerly Chrysler Group) is offering NAWBO members AND family members in the same home a $500 cash allowance on the purchase or lease of most Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT®, Jeep® and Ram® models.
  • Special tools provided by Constant Contact
  • Discounts provided by UPS up to 26% savings.
  • Office Depot/Office Max Members now save up to 80% off thousands of products from copy paper and printer ink to cleaning supplies, coffee, furniture and more.
  • Wyndham Hotel Group – Members save up to 20% off the Best Available Rate, with easy booking online or via our special member benefits hotline.
  • Access to eLearning Series providing business solutions to help become a better business leader
  • Learn from the Resource Center of cutting-edge business information on the NAWBO Institute our virtual e-learning platform
  • Eligible to participate in NAWBO Video Contests
  • Discount to NAWBO National events

How to Join Membership

We are excited that you want to be a part of NAWBO-Silicon Valley. Whether you are joining for the first time or renewing your membership, we know that you will benefit from the relationship and business building opportunities that NAWBO-Silicon Valley provides. We encourage you to actively engage in the activities, events, and volunteering opportunities offered to get the most out of your membership.

New Membership Application

NEW MEMBER APPLICATION

Renewing Membership

If you are renewing your membership, please go to NAWBO National website and click the tab for Member Login. Log into your account to view options available to you including paying any open invoices for renewals.

Questions? E-mail us at info@nawbo-sv.org

“NAWBO has benefited me professionally and personally. The business contacts, development seminars and personal relationships are great!”

Pam Hedblad, Your Content Goes Here

“NAWBO provides an opportunity to meet and exchange business ideas and expertise with other women within the community.”

Carla Cobb-Davis, BizBox Technology LLC

“I’ve been a NAWBO-SV member for over 10 years. It’s a great, supportive group of women business owners!”

Monika Miles, Miles Consulting Group, Inc.

“NAWBO-SV has provided many things for me personally and for Gioia Company – great relationships with professional Women.”

Katherine Winkelman, Gioia Italian Art and Products Company