September 2016 Dinner Meeting
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Welcome to NAWBO Ventura County

We are committed to education and encouragement for the growth of women business owners in Ventura County, serving the cities of Camarillo, Oxnard, Ventura, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Ojai, Westlake Village, Simi Valley, Agoura Hills, and Oak Park.

Message from the President

  • Welcome Your New Board

    Thank you to the membership for voting in the following slate of officers for 2016-2017: President – Brenda Terzian President-Elect – Elaine Hollifield Immediate Past President – Dr. Janis Shinkawa Secretary – Dani Bahnsen Treasurer – Rita Napier-Newman. In their meeting on June 2nd, the Board approved the following Directors: Marketing Director – Maryann Ridini Spencer Program Director – Doris Muna Public Policy Director – Jill Friedman Corporate Partners Director – Shantha Mony Membership Director – Vacant. Interested? Contact Brenda…
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NAWBO Mission

Our mission is to propel women entrepreneurs into economic, social, and political spheres of power worldwide 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

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Member Spotlight

  •  Jill Friedman, NAWBO Ventura Board Member and a successful civil litigation attorney dedicated to social justice and the advancement of women and minorities in the legal profession, receives the “Legacy Award” from Women Lawyers of Ventura County (WLVC) at a special dinner event on September 15, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Museum of Ventura County. (Get your tickets here) Jill receives this prestigious honor, in part, View Full →

NAWBO Membership

A cohesive community of women business owners sharing best practices and support for each other

Benefits Of Membership
An investment in NAWBO membership provides a portfolio of benefits that propel business growth and fuel personal and professional development. A membership in the Ventura County Chapter of NAWBO offers women-owned businesses a national, state and local platform to tap into the power of an established community of women entrepreneurs.

At the national level, NAWBO was incorporated in 1974 and touts a membership of more than 5,000 members and 60 chapters across the country. Here in California, we have 10 chapters and have formed a consortium called NAWBO California that provides activities and resources to support the local chapters and represents the issues and interests of more than 1.3 million women business owners in the state.

Our local Ventura County Chapter provides the following benefits of membership:

  • Monthly dinner meetings and special events/workshops that provide support and education for business and personal development

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Membership Categories
The National Board of Directors of the National Association of Women Business Owners establishes member classes for the organization. A brief description of each category is listed below.

Established Business Owner

(Voting Member): $300 initial dues ($275 renewal)

For a business owner who has been in business for more than two years and lives in a chapter area. A regular voting category, members receive all communications and publications, are eligible for all discounts and benefits, and are listed in the annual directory. To qualify for membership, members must own a minimum of 5% of their company.

Emerging Business Owner

(Non-Voting Member): $250 initial dues ($225 renewal)

For a new business owner (in business for two years or less). [ READ MORE ]

Member Directory
Basic contact information of members is available for general viewing. Only chapter members have access to full roster information. After login, click on the member’s name to be redirected to individual information. [ READ MORE ]
Join NAWBO
Applications for Supporting and Student Membership must be submitted directly to Ventura County Chapter. Please contact the Membership Director for more information.
We welcome you to visit us at one of our events! Our monthly meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of the month (exceptions are November, December and April). We also have luncheon and breakfast meetings, as well as other events throughout the year. Join us to learn more about NAWBO – both Ventura County and NAWBO National. Click on our events calendar for our upcoming events. We look forward to meeting you!

Ready to join? Just a few notes regarding membership:

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.[ READ MORE ]

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