To the Members of NAWBO SJ

The Advocacy Committee of NAWBO SJ, working hand in hand with NAWBO National, has taken the lead in a blanket outreach to introduce ourselves to those who legislate on behalf of constituents throughout the South Jersey region. Public policy is an important factor guiding system changes that can have a positive or negative impact on business in general. Our goal to foster bi-partisan support for women in business in South Jersey remains at the top of our agenda for 2024.

Please click here “to learn more” to read the entire letter. If you don’t know what women’s advocacy is, the letter’s content will help you understand what advocacy issues comprise and our mission on behalf of all women business owners in South Jersey. We stand for your interests so you can find success in yours!

In appreciation,

The NAWBO SJ Advocacy Committee

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.

Join the NAWBO National Advocacy Committee to discuss and give feedback on NAWBO’s draft of a microbusiness definition to be utilized by the federal government to increase access to capital and procurement for our nation’s microbusiness owners.
Tuesday, January 16, February 20, March 19, April 16, and May 21
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET  
Also, get a regional advocacy update each month this spring. We’ll be hearing from the Northeast Region in January, Midwest Region in February, Southern Region in March, Western Region in April and the Western/California Region in May.
Use this zoom link or click the button below:

Calling all Beauty Adovcates:
the time to advocate is NOW!

Contact Your U.S. Representative!
Please contact your member of the House of Representatives NOW to ask for H.R.45, to be included in the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024.

H.R.45 is a revenue generating, bipartisan, bicameral legislation directly benefiting women, minorities, and small business owners, and contributes to a reduction in the overall tax gap.

H.R.45 will establish tax parity, enabling barbershops and salons to recover and stay in business.

Ask your representative today to include H.R. 45 in the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024 moving forward in Congress now.

Take Action

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.

Invitation to NAWBO SJ members to join our monthly National Advocacy Committee Call.
NAWBO was founded in 1975 to be the first advocacy organization for all women business owners. In the beginning, there were just 12 women business owners who met informally in the DC area to share information about federal contracts, access to capital and other issues related to their businesses.
Today, there are chapters representing women entrepreneurs in more than 60 countries across the globe. All NAWBO members are welcome to join a monthly National Advocacy call, the third Tuesday of the month, at 12:00PM ET, by emailing Elle Patout at with a request to join. Be in the know with NAWBO South Jersey!

Legislative Alert

The Advocacy Committee of NAWBO SJ recently received an important Legislative Alert that we’d like to pass along to our Members. This notification is provided specifically to educate and inform, and is not intended to support or endorse the NJCPA position. Thank you for your attention.


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