Advocacy

NAWBO provides a platform for women business owners to come together as one voice that translates into a formidable economic force and an effective agent for change in the business environment. NAWBO National and the South Jersey chapter do not represent or support any political party.

NAWBO National

NAWBO was founded in 1975 to open doors for women entrepreneurs by transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers. In the beginning, there were twelve women business owners who met informally in the D.C. area to share information about federal contracts, access to capital and other issues related to their businesses.

NAWBO has continued to represent the issues and concerns of small and women-owned businesses at the national and state levels. Through Congressional testimony, public policy conferences and member education, NAWBO has been at the forefront of advocacy on behalf of women business owners and the issues that impact their companies. Join with NAWBO to represent the interests of the fastest growing segment of the economy.

NAWBO South Jersey

As the voice of women business owners in the South Jersey area, NAWBO SJ seeks to educate members about local, state, and national public policy issues that impact business. These issues include access to capital, WBE procurement opportunities, healthcare/entitlement reform, legislation, regulations, and fair & equitable taxes. Going beyond education, NAWBO SJ’s Public Policy Initiative will also work to encourage the inclusion of women business owners on local, regional, and state boards and commissions. We champion our members to transform public policy, influence opinion makers and support women entrepreneurs who seek public office.

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