The best way to get the most out of your membership is to give back. At NAWBO, we uphold servant leadership -- and we do business with people who are committed to strengthening the business environment for all women.

If you are worried about the time commitment, there are big roles and there are small roles. We can help you find something that works for you.

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Advocacy Committee


  • Meets monthly (Zoom); ongoing communications on Slack 
  • With NAWBO National and NAWBO CA, and using BillTrack50, sets NAWBO OC legislative priorities and engages in advocacy work on behalf of the membership
  • Educates members on what advocacy is and why it’s important to small and women-owned business
  • Provides opportunities for chapter members to advocate for small and women-owned businesses at the local, state and national levels
  • Coordinates Legislative Breakfast and Appointments Training

Legislative Breakfast Planning Team

  • Meets monthly July-October with more frequent meetings as needed heading into October event
  • Coordinates event that invites NAWBO members to meet and converse with their representatives (and/or candidates) in a structured environment

Corporate Partners Committee

  • Meets monthly (Zoom)
  • Responsible for prospecting, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding corporate partners to ensure NAWBO OC’s financial solvency
  • Maintains corporate partner benefit and renewals matrix to ensure ongoing communication and engagement with corporate partners (See Benefits)
  • Oversees program for strategic partnerships with business associations to provide added value to NAWBO OC members and extend visibility of NAWBO OC in the business community
  • Builds partnerships with select nonprofits that underscore NAWBO OC’s commitment to empowering women entrepreneurs 

Marketing Committee

  • Meets monthly (Zoom); ongoing communication on Slack
  • Develops and oversees NAWBO OC’s marketing strategy and activities, including:
    • Communications and Editorial Calendar (maintained in Google Drive)
    • Emails
  • Content for and submission of articles/blogs from NAWBO National, NAWBO CA, members and partners
    • Two membership acquisition campaigns each year (fall and spring)
    • Social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram)
    • Website and blog
    • Graphics
    • Paid ads

Membership Committee

  • Meets monthly (Zoom); ongoing communication on Slack
  • Hosts New and Prospective Member Orientation (Zoom)
  • With administrator, oversees New Member Onboarding Process 
  • Helps members stay connected, including reaching out to members who are inactive and whose memberships have lapsed
  • With administrator, oversees Member Renewal Process
  • Attends Outreach events, including promotional tabling, on behalf of NAWBO OC

Programs Committee

  • Programs committee meets monthly (Zoom) 
  • With President and administrator, develops and maintains programs calendar (Google calendar)
  • Supports Planning Committees for the following, as needed:
    • Chapter Meetings 
      • Meets monthly via Zoom
      • With NAWBO OC President, plans quarterly events on second Tuesday (July, October, January, April)
    • Member Spotlights 
      • Meets monthly via Zoom
      • Coordinates monthly events on third Wednesday
    • Mentoring
      • Meets monthly via Zoom
      • With support from Dee Elliott, program runs September to March
      • Includes planning four Mentor Mastermind sessions 
    • Socials 
      • Meets monthly via Zoom
      • Coordinates quarterly events on second Tuesday (August, November, February, May)
    • Power Partners
      • Meets monthly via Zoom or as needed
      • With NAWBO OC Administrator, ensures teams are functioning, fees are paid, and all Power Partners members are active NAWBO OC members
    • Education 
      • Meets monthly via Zoom
      • Coordinates SCE Edge events
      • Coordinates Mentor Mastermind events with Mentoring committee
      • Coordinates other educational workshops as necessary
      • Supports marketing efforts for NAWBO National webinars
    • Remarkable Women Awards
      • Supports event planning
      • Sells tickets and tables
      • Oversees nominations process