Upcoming Events

Apr 21

April Chapter Meeting: Annual Public Policy Meeting

Join us for our annual Public Policy meeting with dinner and special guest speakers hosted by Cindy Neal!


May 15

Pedal Your Own Party!

Join fellow NAWBO members for some outdoor fun while we Pedal our own Party!



The National Association of Women Business Owners® (NAWBO®) is the voice of America's 11.6 million women-owned businesses. Since 1975, NAWBO has helped women evolve their businesses by sharing resources and providing a single voice to shape economic and public policy. Women Business Owners infographic


Today the organization has 9,000 members and 80 chapters across the United States. By combining the knowledge, networks, and expertise of its diverse membership, board of directors, and staff, NAWBO works to:

  • Strengthen the wealth creating capacity of its 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 makers


The National Association of Women Business Owners propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social, and political spheres of power worldwide.


Central Illinois NAWBO members represent businesses from solo-preneurs to those with hundreds of employees.  Members hail from every business industry—from construction and importers, to retailers and service providers—and represent all areas of the Central Illinois. Membership is open to sole proprietors, partners, and corporate owners with day-to-day management responsibility. Members can access a variety of opportunities, products and services that will help their business achieve greater visibility, creditibility, and profitability while building a strong network of other women-owned businesses in the region. Our chapter affords our members the ability to network not only on a local level but also to stay connected to the larger community of women business owners through the national organization. Visit NAWBO at www.nawbo.org. Contact National NAWBO at 800-55-NAWBO or [email protected].

Membership Application - Central Illinois Chapter

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