NAWBO represents over 12.3 million women entrepreneurs that employ 9+ million workers and contribute over $1.7 Trillion to the U.S. Economy.
And yet only 2% of Venture Capital (“VC”) funding has gone to female entrepreneurs. Most female entrepreneurs and business owners have had to be smarter and more strategic about growing their businesses — without capital funding.
In spite of this, women-led startups and businesses are thriving. Studies show they have better return on equity and better operating results. And according to BCG, the numbers are even more positive when diversity and BIPOC (black, indigenous and people of color) are factored in.
An investment in NAWBO is an investment in women business leaders. Be on the right side of this issue.
Why support or partner with NAWBO DC?
1 in 11 adult women is an entrepreneur.
Women own 33% of all businesses worldwide.
NAWBO members have owned their businesses for an average of 10 years.
25% percent of NAWBO members have businesses that generate more than $1 million in annual revenue.
16% of NAWBO members employ more than 11 employees.
Cate Fulkerson – Points North Strategies
In the spring of 2018, I was invited to a chapter lunch and learn program by a business colleague and friend who was on the board and a sponsor of the local chapter. I just started my business and was looking for networking opportunities. I received much more during that luncheon. I found a phenomenal cadre of women who supported and celebrated each other in business and personally. All welcomed me and treated me like a long-lost friend. That is meaningful and immensely powerful. My choice to join came after one more lunch and learn program; where, my interest continued to grow as I learned about the advocacy effort and successes of this non-profit for women in business. This is a smart, powerful, and strong organization that any woman in business should join.