Every month we spotlight one of our Council Member organizations to keep you up to date with their most recent initiatives and events, what resources they provide and how you can get involved in their work. The NWBC Group of Six includes the representatives of the participating women’s business organizations: Association of Women Business Centers, Astia, National Association of Women Business Owners, Women Business Enterprise National Council, Women Impacting Public Policy, and Women Presidents’ Organization.

The Group of Six leads the process of identifying, monitoring and analyzing programs, initiatives and policies currently at the forefront of their respective organizations. This committee works to educate the Council on new and existing programs that are making a difference in the advancement of women-owned businesses and assess opportunities for improvement of those programs.

This month we are featuring the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). NAWBO is an important member of the women’s business ownership ecosystem – through their national network and programming – they propel women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide. They do this by: strengthening the wealth creating capacity of their members and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community; creating innovative and effective change in the business culture; building strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations; and transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers. NAWBO’s goal is to effectively represent the full diversity of the women business owner community and to expand access to leadership opportunities across the full spectrum of our membership.

Their strategic priorities for 2015 include:

  • Continuing to strengthen the National/Chapter business model to ensure local support and development to women business leaders;
  • Increasing membership by executing a focused media strategy to highlight NAWBO’s women business owner’s initiatives;
  • Re-Activating the NAWBO Institute of Entrepreneurial development to focus on strengthening the wealth creating capacity of women business owners and to promote economic development within the business community;
  • Increasing their public policy efforts.

Learn more about this organization and follow them on Facebook and Twitter. You can also register for their annual conference on September 27th-29th.