Membership has its privileges. Members of the National Association of Women Business Owners® (NAWBO) are a part of the largest dues paying organization for women entrepreneurs and the voice of the nation’s over 10 million women-owned businesses.  A NAWBO membership offers women-owned businesses a national and local platform to tap into the power of an already established community of women entrepreneurs. For more information on benefits go here.

Membership Criteria:

  • NAWBO Membership is open to individual business owners who own an equity interest and actively participate as a sole proprietor; an active partner of a partnership or active member of a limited liability company; and independent contractor; or individual owners of 5 percent or more of the stock of a corporation and who are involved in policy-making and day-to-day management of the corporation.
  • Members must join both the national organization and a local chapter.    NAWBO has chapters in most metropolitan areas.  If there is a chapter within 45 miles of your home or business location, you must become a member of that chapter. If there is not a chapter in your area, you can join NAWBO as an At-Large member.
  • A NAWBO membership is recorded in the name of the individual, not the organization.
  • Membership dues are nonrefundable and are subject to change.
  • A new member's join date is the first day of the month NAWBO National receives paymemt.
  • Initiation fee is non-refundable


If a NAWBO member recommended you to join, please make sure you put their name down in the referral area of the application.

Premier Member (voting) - must be a woman business owner.
$55 one-time initiation fee* and $39.95 per month or $359.40 if paid in one payment.

Basic Member (non-voting) - must be a woman business owner
$55 one-time initiation fee* and $29.95 per month or $239.40 if paid in one payment

Supporting Member (non-voting) - individuals or non-profit organizations who support NAWBO's mission.
$55 one-time initiation fee* and 
$39.95 per month or $359.40 if paid in one payment

Next-Gen Member (non-voting)  - undergraduate and graduate students running, starting or thinking about starting a business
$75.00** paid in one payment (no initiation fee)

*Increases to $100.00 on May 1, 2021. 
**Increases to $120.00 on May 1, 2021. 

Also, everyone who joins during the Membership Drive will be entered into a raffle to win complimentary virtual registration (valued at $195) for WBC2021.
The reinstatement fee of $25 has been waived to welcome back previous members of NAWBO too.

For membership category description with specific benefits go here

Join by using credit card go ONLINE.

If you have already set up a customer profile and have a username and password please log in here. There is no need to re-enter your contact information. To retrieve your user name and password click here.

If you have questions or need more information about a NAWBO membership, contact a local representative at [email protected], or National Member Services at [email protected].  

Faxed or mailed applications must be received at the NATIONAL NAWBO office by April 30th to receive the discount.

Membership policies:

  1. Membership is NOT refundable.
  2. The monthly installment plan is paid out over (12) months. If you choose to cancel your membership  from the monthly, there is a $50 cancellation fee. 
  3. Cancellation policy: Members may cancel their membership at any time by calling 1-800-556-2926, emailing [email protected], or changing the payment authorization in their customer record. However, if you cancel mid-year you will not be able to get a refund on the full year commitment. To update your payment preferences log on to In the MY NAWBO DASHBOARD you will see a link “Payment Options & Reoccurring Payments” please select this link and update your credit card and/or banking information.
  4. If a member wants to upgrade their membership they need to WAIT until after the 12-month cycle to do this.
  5. Membership is not transferable and based on the individual NOT the company.




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