About the National Organization

In 1975, a group of a dozen like-minded businesswomen in the Washington D.C. area gathered to share information and create an atmosphere of professional community to further and strengthen their entrepreneurial interests. That group quickly grew to become what is now known as the “National Association of Women Business Owners“. Since then, NAWBO has risen to become the strong and unified voice of more than 10 million women-owned businesses across the country.

Over the past 30-plus years, NAWBO has expanded across the United States, boasting a chapter in nearly every major metropolitan area. Through its affiliation with Les Femmes Chefs d’Enterprises Mondiales (World Association of Women Entrepreneurs), NAWBO’s global reach extends to 60 countries on five continents worldwide.

About the Ventura County Chapter

The Ventura County chapter was established in 1996 to further the aspirations of the growing community of women business owners in Ventura County, from the West end of the county, throughout the Conejo Valley and into the West San Fernando Valley. Besides monthly meetings that feature instructive speakers, the Ventura County chapter hosts other events and takes an active role in supporting favorable business legislation through a state-wide public policy forum.

The membership of the chapter ranges from solo-entrepreneurs to corporations in industries including construction, health care, financial services, publishing, education, manufacturing, legal, technical and more.

NAWBO Ventura County seeks other women business owners who would like to build, improve and succeed in the business world while helping others to do the same.