NAWBO Membership

A NAWBO membership offers women-owned businesses a national, state and local platform to tap into the power of an already established community of women entrepreneurs. At the national level, NAWBO touts a membership of more than 5,000 members and 60 chapters across the country; at the California state level, 10 chapters representing the interests of 1.4 million women business owners; and at the local level, members are encouraged to engage actively with their local chapter to gain access to other women business owners, leadership development opportunities, and community involvement.

Membership Levels

PREMIER MEMBER

Premier Member - $100 initiation fee + $39.95 per month

Or save $120 by paying your year in advance ($359.40).

Member receives all communications and publications, is eligible for all discounts and benefits, and is listed in the online member directory.

Voting Member.

Voting empowers our members to directly impact the current and future movement of the organization with policies and processes.

Benefits

  • Complimentary one-year PR Newswire membership valued at $2,000
  • FCA US LLC (formerly Chrysler Group) is offering NAWBO members AND family members in the same home a $500 cash allowance on the purchase or lease of most Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT®, Jeep® and Ram® models.
  • Discounts provided by UPS up to 26% special discounts on shipping.
  • Dell save additional  5%  from the current discounts being offered.  Significant savings up to 30% off various technology tools. Benefit is extended to employees and family.
  • Special tools provided by Constant Contact
  • Office Depot/Office Max Members now save up to 80% off thousands of products from copy paper and printer ink to cleaning supplies, coffee, furniture and more.
  • Wyndham Hotel Group – Members save up to 20% off the Best Available Rate, with easy booking online or via our special member benefits hotline.
  • Learn from the Resource Center of cutting-edge business information on the NAWBO Institute our virtual e-learning platform
  • Sage Payment Solutions complimentary setup valued at $75
  • Enterprise Software and Professional Services offered by the One Page Business Plan a tool used for precise business planning
  • Opportunity to submit content for publication in the NAWBO ONE for Women Business Leaders e-publication
  • Discount to NAWBO National events
  • Access to eLearning Series that provides business solutions to build better business leaders
  • PerkSpot program offers significant savings with a robust menu of over 500 different merchants
INTRODUCTORY MEMBER
SUPPORTING MEMBER
STUDENT MEMBER

National Benefits

PARTNERSHIPS & ALLIANCES: NAWBO is an unparalleled resource for women entrepreneurs seeking to navigate the various stages of business growth. NAWBO attracts corporations and affiliate partners that offer a rich base of resources and expertise that can help propel women business owners to the next level of success.

LOCAL & GLOBAL ALLIANCES:  NAWBO is affiliated with international organizations in an effort to engage in meaningful partnerships to promote women’s entrepreneurship around the globe.

MEMBER-ONLY BENEFITS: NAWBO members enjoy exclusive access to benefits and products that are designed to help manage their business on a day-to-day basis. Our wide network of partners and sponsors offer affinity discounts and benefits that deliver bottom line savings to our members while building a valuable network of resources that are critical to business success.

WEBSITE: NAWBO members have access to national and local dynamic online platforms offering a multitude of tools and resources critical for navigating the everyday challenges of business ownership. Members are assigned a unique username and password upon joining— providing a powerful platform for building a national network, connecting with peers and tapping into valuable resources to help grow their business.

COMMUNICATIONS: NAWBO offers a variety of online communication vehicles that provide our members with pertinent information that will help make the most of their membership experience. Members receive press releases and announcements to keep them abreast of our activities at the national level; and our calendar of events help our members and chapter leaders actively participate at local and national events.

ONLINE MEMBER DIRECTORY: The online member directory enables members to update and manage their own profile and connects the entire membership base for business development and networking opportunities.

ADVOCACY & LEGISLATIVE ACTION CENTER: NAWBO represents a significant and united voice on issues that impact businesses daily.

ANNUAL AWARDS: Through our Annual Awards Program, NAWBO gives recognition to the rising power of women business owners by commemorating the history of women’s entrepreneurial excellence and honoring the accomplishments and contributions of those who have led the way.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: NAWBO provides an opportunity for members to hone their leadership skills at the local, state and national level. Our extensive network of volunteer leaders are critical to the success of NAWBO and contribute significantly to building a legacy for the next generation of women entrepreneurs.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE: NAWBO’s Women’s Business Conference is the only event of its kind that provides women business owners with personal and professional business development opportunities to take their businesses to the next level of success. The annual conference brings together businesses of all sizes from all industries to celebrate and leverage the collective power of the fastest growing segment of the economy—women business owners.

CALIFORNIA CONFERENCE: NAWBO California’s Propel Your Business Conference is the only event of its kind that provides women business owners opportunities for personal and professional business growth, and advocacy with State legislator decision makers. The annual conference brings together businesses of all sizes from all industries across the State to celebrate and leverage the collective power of women business owners.

NAWBO BRAND: NAWBO members are an extension of our national brand. Through entrepreneurial success and community involvement, our members help elevate NAWBO’s brand by proudly showcasing their association with an organization that propels women business owners into economic, social and political spheres of power

Chapter Benefits

To support your personal entrepreneurial journey, all NAWBO OC members enjoy:

  • Free or discounted tickets to NAWBO OC events, workshops, and socials
  • Access to the Power Partners Programs (think BNI + girl squad) for only $40
  • More networking and educational opportunities through our Partners, including regional Chambers of Commerce and other professional associations
  • Special ways to promote your business like Member Spotlights, digital showcases, and inclusion in NAWBO's local OC directory

Affinity Benefits

  • Complimentary one-year PR Newswire membership valued at $2,000
  • FCA US LLC (formerly Chrysler Group) is offering NAWBO members AND family members in the same home a $500 cash allowance on the purchase or lease of most Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT®, Jeep® and Ram® models.
  • Discounts provided by UPS up to 26% special discounts on shipping.
  • Dell save additional  5%  from the current discounts being offered.  Significant savings up to 30% off various technology tools. Benefit is extended to employees and family.
  • Special tools provided by Constant Contact
  • Office Depot/Office Max Members now save up to 80% off thousands of products from copy paper and printer ink to cleaning supplies, coffee, furniture and more.
  • Wyndham Hotel Group – Members save up to 20% off the Best Available Rate, with easy booking online or via our special member benefits hotline.
  • Learn from the Resource Center of cutting-edge business information on the NAWBO Institute our virtual e-learning platform
  • Sage Payment Solutions complimentary setup valued at $75
  • Enterprise Software and Professional Services offered by the One Page Business Plan a tool used for precise business planning
  • Opportunity to submit content for publication in the NAWBO ONE for Women Business Leaders e-publication
  • Discount to NAWBO National events
  • Access to eLearning Series that provides business solutions to build better business leaders
  • PerkSpot program offers significant savings with a robust menu of over 500 different merchants

Are you Ready to Join?

When you join NAWBO, you become part of nationwide community advocating on behalf of women owned business in Orange County, across the nation, and globally. Your membership is with the National Association of Women Business Owners. NAWBO Orange County administers your benefits locally - and we are committed to helping you develop a personalized set of resources that support your growth and fulfillment.

What to Expect

The button will take you to the membership portal of the National Association of Women Business Owners. You will create a login on the national site that will give you access to the national directory and NAWBO perks. This is where you'll renew next year. Be sure to check out the Virtual Institute!

Once you've joined, we will be notified and we'll get in touch to link you in locally within a couple of days. You will create a second login to access member content for this site. Your local portal will give you access to Orange County happenings, advocacy, and free/discounted tickets for events.

So, you'll have two logins: one for NAWBO National and one for NAWBO OC in your password keeper. Renew at NAWBO National - and come here for the rest!

What our Members Say

"Great place to meet some amazing entrepreneurs that are looking out to help you and your business grow. They are always looking for ways to enhance my experience and help women entrepreneurs achieve new heights."

— JJ San Jose
Appreciating Real Estate

"NAWBO OC is a warm, welcoming group of strong business women who help each other grow their businesses, whether they be fledgling start-ups or established businesses, in an environment of friendship, sisterhood and true caring. Joining NAWBO OC has been one of the smartest choices I've made to further my accounting practice with an added bonus of fostering friendships with like-minded business professionals."

— Penny M. Fox
Penny M. Fox, CPA

"This is a wonderful group of extraordinary women. The group is open and welcoming. There are amazing opportunities to help other women grow their businesses while helping you grow yours. There are also opportunities for personal growth, education, friendship, mentorship, and referrals."

— Julie Mirza