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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. Chapter membership is also required. 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). A non-voting category limited to two years, members receive all communications and publications, are eligible for all discounts and benefits, and are listed in the annual directory.

Supporting Member

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

Shall be an individual who subscribes to the objectives of NAWBO and wish to lend support to NAWBO through membership. Members in this classification shall not constitute more than 10% of the voting membership of a chapter. Applications for Supporting Membership must be submitted directly to the chapter for approval. Any application directly received by the national office will be returned to the applicant. This category is not available online.

Student Member

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

Shall be an individual who is a student registered full time at a school or university, who subscribes to the objective of NAWBO and intends to start a business. This category is not available online. Proof of full time student status must accompany the application.