Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging
In principle and in practice, NAWBO values and seeks a diverse and inclusive membership. NAWBO seeks full participation in the organization by all business owners who support our mission to empower women entrepreneurs, regardless of race, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability. NAWBO’s goal is to effectively represent the full diversity of the women business owner community and to expand access to leadership opportunities across the full spectrum of our membership.
Our Strategic Goal
By 2025, NAWBO will be broadly recognized as the most inclusive and diverse organization for entrepreneurial women in the United States
NAWBO South Jersey
DEI&B Purpose Statement
The purpose of the NAWBO-SJ Diversity Committee is to develop and raise awareness on DEI best practices to be holistically integrated by NAWBO – SJ Leadership, Committees and Members.
- Create short and long term DEI goals and integrate into strategic planning
- Ensure leadership buy-in
- Integrate into the mission, vision and core values
- Identify change champions within each Committee
- Establish a sense of belonging for everyone in the organization
- Ongoing and honest conversation to support education and training
- Create opportunities through story-telling and shared experiences to minimize fear and build trust
- Provide accessible locations for the in-person events
- Educate on the unconscious bias and help members to increase their self-awareness
Education & Training
August is National Black Business Month! Black business owners account for about 10 percent of U.S. businesses and 30 percent of all minority-owned businesses. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, that amount to approximately two million companies owned by African...
June is observed as the National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month (MHAM) in the United States. It is encouraged to see a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment and let them know about the current treatments. According to a study presented at a...
May 2022 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging The month of May is mental health month! With mental health entering increasingly of our daily conversations, everyone must have a foundation of knowledge about mental health. We are more comfortable talking...
April 2022: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Women Rise To The Top by Cassandra A. Tindal Womenz Straight Talk Magazine The world is witnessing another historical event for women, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the White House; with Ketanji Brown...
March 2022 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Why is Women’s History Month Celebrated in March? It always takes a fierce and strong movement to make a change. Unequivocally, it’s never easy, but it takes a strong group of fearless women to stand up and...
February 2022 DEI&B Reflections – Black History Month Kalpana Patel It is February..and yes, it is Black History Month. Black History Month (BHM) got its start in 1926 when Dr. Carter G. Woodson, an African American, promoted Negro History Week in February. The...