Chapter Profile

NAWBO GREATER DETROIT CHAPTER was chartered in 1980. Our members are comprised of the finest entrepreneurial women in the area who share their experience and empower each other through NAWBO membership.

Our Motto WOMEN MEAN BUSINESS”.

Our members represent the sole proprietorship operations to those with over 1,000 employees. Among them are lawyers, financial consultants, printers, media specialists, event planners, manufacturers and property managers. Now, more than ever, if you want something done, there is probably a NAWBO woman who can do it. Our members are women business owners who share the Association's clear and common goal — the growth and success of women in the business arena.

As we transition our regional, state, and national economies, this is the best time to belong to great business networking organizations such as NAWBO Greater Detroit. Here are 10 reasons why you should join NAWBO….

  1. Build Relationships:      NAWBO members thrive on making connections. Through regular events and opportunities to get involved, we help you build relationships with potential clients, customers, and referral sources, all essential to your business growth and expansion.

  1. Visibility:      Increase your business footprint by reaching new businesses and potential clients. Your membership includes an online Business Listing, Member Profile, and numerous opportunities to increase your business exposure.

  1. Programs and Events     NAWBO provides valuable programs and frequent events to further our mission to propel women entrepreneurs into economic, social, and political spheres of power worldwide.

  1. Impact:      NAWBO plays a strong advocacy role on public policy issues of statewide, national, and international interest to women business owners and small business in general. NAWBO nationally has consistently provided data which makes financial institutions, corporations, and policy makers aware of the economic force of women business owners. Whatever your passion, we have a committee for YOU!

  1. Community:      Be a part of the future by touching your community today. Increase your awareness of the national issues affecting women business owners and meet women business owners throughout the nation. Participate in mentorship, entrepreneurial programs, and more.

  1. Business Contacts:      Widen your area of influence and explore the most important areas of your business with both local and national programs. NAWBO members are optimistic about the growth and success of their businesses and are more likely to own firms with revenues of $1 million or more.

  1. Mentoring:      Members value being part of NAWBO because we; Learn from other women entrepreneurs, Fine mentorship opportunities, Make business contacts and friends, Help other women business owners, Lead by example.

  1. Advocacy:      Add your voice to a national movement. NAWBO members have a vested interest in national public policy and how it affects procurement processes for both government and private entities. The Public Policy platform enhances the capacity of members to engage in the political process by providing education, web content, and advocacy training.

  1. Making a Difference:      Be part of the solution….in dynamic company. Be a part of moving individuals and organizations forward toward their future progress.

  1. Fellowship:      Through participation in NAWBO come Partner with other women who share your views, issues, and experiences. Forge business relationships and friendships with women who have walked a mile in your shoes. Receive the benefit of convening with leaders, entrepreneurs, and business novices and their generous contributions to the membership, the community, and our world. Join now and become part of one of the most effective and exciting Business Associations in the country!

SERVICE AREA: Southeast Michigan

Learn more about us by watching Michigan Matters on CBS Detroit where NAWBO GDC's President Mousumi Sarkar of Aristo Preci Consulting and Top 10 Women Business Awards Event Co-Chair Monique Henderson of MoHen & Associates talk about NAWBO GDC and The Top 10 Women Business Awards Event.

Women-Owned Businesses Key Facts

Women Owned Business in the United States

  • 10.1 million firms are owned by women (50% or more), employing more than 13 million people, and generating $1.9 trillion in sales as of 2008. 

  • Three quarters of all women-owned businesses are majority owned by women (51% or more), for a total of 7.2 million firms, employing 7.3 million people, and generating $1.1 trillion in sales. 

  • Women-owned firms (50% or more) account for 40% of all privately held firms.

Businesses Owned by Women of Color

  • 1.9 million firms are majority-owned (51% or more) by women of color in the U.S. 

  • These firms employ 1.2 million people and generate $165 billion in revenues annually.

Million Dollar Businesses

  • One in five firms with revenue of $1 million or more is woman-owned.

  • 3% of all women-owned firms have revenues of $1 million or more compared with 6% of men-owned firms.

Statistics from the Center for Women’s Business Research, 2006. Census information from 2002.
Visit
www.womensbusinessresearch.org for more information on women owned businesses in the United States.

 

 

 

 

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