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As one of NAWBO's "Top 20 Chapters", we take pride in our commitment to leadership, education and encouragement of women-owned businesses in and around the Richmond region. Our strength comes from the diversity of our membership—women from all backgrounds, regardless of race, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability.  

NAWBO features chapters in almost every metropolitan area in the United States, including the Richmond Chapter. NAWBO Richmond was founded in 1982 by a group of like-minded women who understood the need for an association that would support the growth of women-owned business in the metropolitan area.

Through events such as the Enterprising Women of Excellence Awards and monthly meetings, NAWBO Richmond Virginia is designed to:

  • Create business opportunities within the community

  • Build strategic alliances through partnerships and networking

  • Educate the public about women-owned businesses

  • Influence public policy, presenting a unified front

  • Promote leadership within the civic and business communities



An investment in a NAWBO membership provides a portfolio of benefits that propel business growth and fuel personal and professional development.

NAWBO is proud to serve as the voice of the nation’s over 10 million women-owned businesses and represent women entrepreneurs in all sectors, sizes and stages of development 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 and community development. The diversity in our membership strengthens our voice across the country as all women entrepreneurs are encouraged to bring their expertise and insight to the table. Members of the National Association of Women Business Owners® (NAWBO®) are part of the largest dues paying organization for women entrepreneurs. A NAWBO® membership offers women-owned businesses the best of all worlds – connections to a national organization and brand, as well as a local platform for their business, their voice and the ability to tap into the power of an already established organization. 

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NAWBO Richmond
P.O. Box 73201
N. Chesterfield, VA  23235 

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