Welcome to NAWBO Central Illinois!

The National Association of Women Business Owners Central Illinois Chapter is a dynamic group of intelligent, compassionate women who support each other in our endeavors as business-owners.  We promote personal development through our educational programs and build powerful connections through our chapter membership.  We believe it is our responsibility to not only be successful business-owners, but also to give back to our communities.  Together we can accomplish unbelievable goals!

The Vision for our association is to propel women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide. NAWBO provides numerous opportunities to help you grow your business.  You've already accomplished so much, imagine the possibilities with the support of women that have your same enthusiasm for business growth.

Please take a view minutes to browse our site and see what we are all about. We offer networking, educational opportunities, socializing with your peers, and much more. You can join on-line, attend a meeting, or just contact one of the officers.  We’ll be glad to answer any of your questions.



NAWBO is an organization which works to:

  • STRENGTHEN the wealth-creating capacity of our members and promote economic development

  • CREATE innovative and effective changes in the business culture

  • BUILD strategic alliances, coalitions, and affiliations

  • TRANSFORM public policy and influence opinion



In principle and in practice, NAWBO values and seeks a diverse and inclusive membership. NAWBO shall seek full participation in the organization by all women business owners regardless of race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability. NAWBO’s goal is to fully represent the diverse makeup of the women business owner community through increased representation within ethnic and minority communities and to expand access to leadership opportunities.