Dear NAWBO Silicon Valley Members & Friends,

There are different reasons why people join an organization. When NAWBO was founded, there were no other business groups open to women.

It wasn’t until 1974 that The Equal Credit Opportunity Act allowed women to have credit cards in their name without a co-signer, and women were not allowed financing for their business unless there was a male co-signer.

Thanks to NAWBO advocating for all women, the Women’s Business Ownership Act was passed into law in 1988.

Women in business today are shaping industries, driving innovation, and challenging traditional norms. Through their resilience, determination, and achievements, they are inspiring future generations and transforming the corporate landscape. By continuing to break barriers, advocating for gender equality, and supporting one another, women in business are creating a more inclusive and equitable world, where talent and opportunity know no gender boundaries.

In addition, we have created the 4 Cs of the NAWBO network for women entrepreneurs to lead their communities and create business opportunities for others:

Capital – Education and resources you need to choose the best financing options for your business.
Confidence – Leadership training and tools necessary to grow personally and professionally.
Community – A community of women who support women and provide the catalyst for change across the country and the world.
Capitols – An advocate for you and your business with elected officials from the nation’s capital to your state capitol.

We are creating leaders for a world of change, join our leadership and be a part of history in the making.

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall

Griselda Quezada-Chavez
NAWBO Silicon Valley President