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
DEIB Celebrating Women’s Health Month in May!
Celebrating Women's Health Month in May! This month, the Urology Care Foundation focuses on awareness of early detection and treatment of disease and techniques to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Women are encouraged to focus on self-care within these four topics: Week...
DEI&B April 2023
April is National Stress Awareness Month to raise awareness of the negative impact of stress. No single definition of stress exists, but the most common explanation is physical, mental, or emotional strain or tension. While not all stress is bad, long-term stress can...
Why Do We Celebrate Women’s History Month?
Women’s History Month is a dedicated month to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to United States history. From Abigail Adams to Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth to Rosa Parks, the timeline of women’s history milestones stretches back to the...
DEI&B February 2023
Microaggression in the Workplace by Dr. Valerie James, UNSugarCoated, LLC. Recognizing microaggressions can be difficult. It is often overlooked and underreported in the workplace. It is understood as a subtle form of discrimination that can have a powerful and...
DEI&B January 2023
Event and Activity Ideas for Professional Settings: The National Day of Racial Healing takes place annually on the day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The observance grows year after year as people living and working in towns, cities, neighborhoods, and...
DEI&B December 2022 Newsletter
Why is it so important to give back to your community? Why is it important to find a cause you love and volunteer? Spending time enriching your community is a great way to broaden your perceptions of the world. By committing to a community and surrounding yourself...