Frequently Asked Questions

What is NAWBO? Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of over 9 million women-owned businesses in the United States representing the fastest growing segment of the economy.        

NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries; and with chapters across the country. With far-reaching clout and impact, NAWBO is a one-stop resource to propelling women business owners into greater economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide.

What is NAWBO's mission? Our mission is to help connect women to the resources, people, information, and organizations that can help them achieve their personal, business, or political goals. This is achieved by:

  • Strengthening the wealth creating capacity of our members and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community
  • Creating innovative and effective change in the business culture
  • Building strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations
  • Transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers


What if I’m not a business owner? Can I still join NAWBO? Yes! NAWBO has several membership categories which allow for individuals to join NAWBO without owning a business. For example, an individual can join as an Emerging Business Owner if he or she is a first-time business owner with a business less than two years old or has not yet started his or her business. An individual can also join as a Supporting Member if he or she is not a business owner. 

Do I have to be a woman to join NAWBO? No. NAWBO is open to both women and men who support the objectives of NAWBO to promote and elevate women business owners and wish to lend support to that mission. It’s a great way to build business connections regardless of whether or not you are a woman and whether or not you own a business.

What is the cost of NAWBO membership? We offer three different types of NAWBO membership:

  • Premier Member Category- $39.95/Month
  • Introductory Member Category- $29.95/Month
  • Supporting Member Category- $39.95/ Month

*Annual Payment Available for $120 savings!

For more information about the different levels of membership, click here.

How can I join NAWBO? You can become a member of NAWBO today! Apply online here. For more information about the different levels of membership, click here.

Questions about membership? You can contact our member chair Patti Butler at [email protected] 

How can I renew my NAWBO annual membership? Membership renewal can be done online by visiting and navigating to the Member Login Area. Here, you will click on Open Invoice to renew your membership

A check payment made payable to NAWBO may be sent to:


P.O. Box 826157

Philadelphia, PA 19182-6157

How can I receive the NAWBO Kentucky Newsletter? Sign up for the NAWBO Newsletter here.

Where can I learn more about NAWBO events? Upcoming events can be found here on the NAWBO calendar.

How can I access the online Membership Directory? If you are a member and would like to access the NAWBO Kentucky Membership Directory, click the Member Login button at the top of the page. Enter your NAWBO Kentucky log in information. You will now be directed to the Member Area. Click on Member Directory in the navigation menu on the left.

How is NAWBO Kentucky engaged online? 

  • Active on social media Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
  • 4-8 (minimum) emails sent monthly to 140+ members, and 1,300+ non members
  • 44,972 website visitors annually (20,984 unique visitors)
  • 410,192 annual website page visits


What is the best way to get mileage out of my membership in NAWBO? We recommend that you become involved in a NAWBO committee that relates to your profession, business, or passion; encourage you to participate as often as possible in our quarterly luncheons, our seminars, our minglers, a New Member Orientation, and our other events. We also suggest you take advantage of opportunities to participate in Masterminds or NAWBO Grow groups and utilize national NAWBO webinars and trainings. You can also access the local and national member databases to connect with other women business owners. Visit our event calendar to see what’s coming up!


Still have questions? Contact us here, or email President, Robin Miller. We look forward to hearing from you!