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Welcome to NAWBO Iowa, the website of the National Association of Women Business Owners Iowa. Whether you are just starting a business or have been a woman business owner for 30 years, you will find a supportive, educational and energetic environment within NAWBO Iowa, a group that took root in Iowa in 1986. Women in business propelling other women in business. Join the movement! 


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Central Iowa Satellite Monthly Meeting - JAN 19

Computer Cyber Crime

Learn how to protect your business from Cybercrime

Once again NAWBO Iowa brings you the opportunity to learn from experts a new way to improve your business. Discover what threats are real and the financial impact of cybercrime. Leave with "5 Steps to Keep Your Business Safe."

Do you have a story that will help your sisters at NAWBO Iowa to realize the value of cyber safety? Connect with these influencial women on Thursday, January 19 where you'll have time to share and network before and after the presentation.

Register today and save $10 with early bird pricing!

January 19, 2017 | 11:30 AM

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Public Policy Zoom Meeting - JAN 23

What Public Policy can do for you?

Join the converation about public policy online or on the phone at NOON on Monday, January 9, 2017.

We will be discussing what value can involvement in public policy team can do for members. How Public Policy awareness can Help you, your business and women business owners.

Connect you with policy makers and influential leaders. Learn how to be in the know.

What is the scariest part of public policy for you?

Zoom Meeting Link:
Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +14086380968,6143906486# or +16465588656, 6143906486#
Or Telephone: Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 614 390 6486

January 23, 2017 | 12:00 PM

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Siouxland Satellite Event - "Million Dollar Martini" - JAN 25

We are pleased to announce NAWBO Iowa's Siouxland Satellite will hosting a free event on Wednesday, January 25th, at 5:00 p.m. at M's on Historic Fourth Street in the Wine Cellar. (Cash bar and appetizers are available for purchase.) 

Jeana Goosmann will be presenting an impactful program called "Million Dollar Martini" at 5:15p.m. In her presentation, she will share the recipe for shaking up your network and mixing up big deals!

You are encouraged to bring other women who are would enjoy the presentation and consider who would benefit from being a member of NAWBO.

Please register for this free event today!

January 25, 2017 | 5:00 PM

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National Women's Business Conference 2017

NAWBO National Women's Business Conference 2017

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December 15, 2016 - Central Iowa Satellite Monthly Luncheon

Funding Sources for Your Business: Jayne Armstrong, District Director of the Small Business Administration, lead a panel discussion of local banking representatives sharing information on how to secure loans for your business.

November 10, 2016 - NAWBO Iowa Annual Awards

Celebration of Excellence

The 2016 NAWBO Iowa annual awards celebration was held Thursday, November 10, 2016. Over 180 attendees celebrated women business ownership while they enjoyed the beautiful surroundings, a live music presentation by Jill Miller, and a wonderful luncheon at Glen Oaks Country Club in West Des Moines.

Miriam Erickson Brown

Miriam Erickson Brown
Anderson Erickson Dairy
2016 NAWBO Iowa Hall of Fame Legacy Award Honorree

Mary Anne Kennedy
Primary Source Promotion
2016 NAWBO Iowa Woman Business Owner of the Year
Jayne Armstrong

Jayne Armstrong
U.S. Small Business Admin.
2016 NAWBO Iowa Advocate of the Year

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October 15, 2016 - Meet Your Female Candidates

Iowa is leading the way in female candidates seeking elected office. NAWBO Iowa members joined together to meet the Des Moines area women running for office. Our special guests included Jennifer Konfrst, Sonna Childs-Smith, Claire Celsi and others.

Septemer 8, 2016 - How to Recruit and Retain Volunteers

Cynthia D’Amour, leadership strategist and president of People Power Unlimited, presented a workshop on how to help develop a strong volunteer base! Cynthia is the author of several books that have proven to shape individuals into proactive leaders! This event has the enlightened attendees on ways to strengthen an organization as well as heighten the effectiveness of their role as a leaders! This event was open to the public!

Members in the News

Kimberly Baeth Receives Local Woman of the Year Award

NAWBO Iowa Member, Kimberly Baeth, President of Golden Openings, Inc, Receives "Woman of the Year" Award from
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