Founded in 1974, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)® propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social, and political spheres of influence worldwide. Thirty years later, NAWBO is still the only organization dedicated solely to representing the interests of women entrepreneurs in all industries. The organization's mission is to strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of its members and promote economic development; to create innovative and effective change in the business culture; to build strategic alliances, coalitions, and affiliations; and to transform public policy and influence opinion makers.
The NAWBO Buffalo Niagara Chapter has been helping women entrepreneurs thrive since 1994. We are the premier organization for Buffalo-Niagara’s diverse range of women-owned businesses; fostering a network of women entrepreneurs, a strong voice on important advocacy issues, and providing high quality educational programs for a dynamic and diverse group of women business owners and chapter partners.
NAWBO Buffalo Niagara is a leading advocate for emerging and established women business owners who aspire to higher levels of opportunity, challenge, and success. We provide:
Benefits of NAWBO Membership
- Educational and networking opportunities
- Encouragement through mentoring and support
- Promotion and acknowledgement of the pioneer spirit
Why Join NAWBO Buffalo Niagara?
NAWBO Buffalo Niagara forges connections with other women entrepreneurs. The chapter provides outstanding opportunities to create valuable connections. You'll network with dynamic women entrepreneurs and make important business contacts, gaining access to chapter partners offering a wide range of services. And you'll benefit from chapter member support, energy and experience, while increasing business opportunities.
NAWBO Buffalo Niagara provides valuable business resources. Our monthly programs offer inspiration, information, and insights that are absolutely essential for business owners. The chapter also provides workshops, procurement opportunities; member-only scholarship and leadership development programs; and business resources through our strategic alliances with other organizations, such as U.S. Small Business Administration and the Canisius College Women's Business Center.
NAWBO Buffalo Niagara is a powerful advocate for small business. The chapter provides women with a voice on public policy issues. We build the power of women entrepreneurs through our lobbying efforts on the key issues that affect business.
Nationally, NAWBO offers exciting business opportunities. The national membership directory and national conferences provide opportunities to link up with women entrepreneurs around the country. As well, there are numerous benefits and services available from national corporate partners.