NAWBO History

NAWBO traces its origins to a small group of Washington, DC business women who began meeting informally in the Spring of 1974 to talk about mutual experiences, exchange information and develop business skills.

Recognizing the value of the group, they incorporated as the National Association of Women Business Owners on July 7, 1975. Two years later they began recruiting members from across the country, and in 1978 the first chapters were formed.

The National headquarters is based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.



General Mailing Address:

National Association of Women Business Owners
601 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
South Building, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20004


Dues & Other Payments by Mail:

P.O. Box 826157
Philadelphia, PA 19182-6157

Phone: 800-55-NAWBO (800-556-2926)

Fax: 202-639-8238