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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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Public Policy Plug-In! - FEB 27

Why NAWBO Iowa Public Policy?

Join the converation about public policy online or on the phone at NOON on Monday, February 27th.

Joy LutesJoy Lutes, NAWBO National Vice President of External Affairs will be on our call to discuss opportunities to shape federal policy! Learn about participation in NAWBO Councils as a pathway to advocacy. Help women business owners by showing up and representing your important voice. Connect with local owners and to NAWBO National.

NAWBO set up these councils to allow more NAWBO members to see their value and utilize their business expertise to impact policy in D.C. The councils - taxes and regulations, workforce issues, technology, and government procurement and disparity studies - will allow our members who have business experience in those areas to share that experience on behalf of all women business owners by weighing in on proposed regulations and legislation. We are excited to set up this opportunity for NAWBO members to feel more engaged and empowered in the policy process. Most of the work will take place online so as to be respectful of all the time requests and commitments NAWBO members already balance.

JOIN ONLINE OR ON THE PHONE!

Zoom Meeting Link:  https://zoom.us/j/6143906486
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


February 27, 2017 | 12:00 PM

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Public Policy Plug-In! - MAR 13

Join the converation about public policy online or on the phone at NOON on Monday, March 13th. This upbeat 30-minute free online event will include talking points from T. Waldmann-Williams from our South Central Satellite.

OIN ONLINE OR ON THE PHONE!

Zoom Meeting Link:  https://zoom.us/j/6143906486
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


March 13, 2017 | 12:00 PM

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Iowa Business Day on The Hill - Business Leaders Reception MAR 13

Have you heard about "Iowa Business Day on the Hill"?

This year NAWBO Iowa members are invited to join a special event on the eve of Iowa Business Day on the HIll.

On Monday, March 13th all NAWBO Iowa members are invited to join Iowa business professionals gathered downtown to discuss issues of our time that matter to local businesses. 

Be heard! Attend this one-time-only reception, sponsord by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry, the Iowa Chamber Alliance and the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Join the group to talk with business leaders who will then voice concerns with legislators at the Capitol the next day.

Monday Evening Reception

When Monday, March 13, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where Scenic Route Bakery 350 E Locust Street Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Dress Code Business Attire

Registration Deadline Thursday, March 2, 2017

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March 14, 2017 | 9:00 AM

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Central Satellite Monthly Luncheon - MAR 16

Share your latest news at the March NAWBO Iowa Central Satellite luncheon event. Our meetings are open to nonmembers and members, and all attendees will have an opportunity to explain their latest business success.

On March 16 the discussion topic is communication. Hear from Nina Lorimor-Easley of True Potential Education, and how she has transformed a need in our community to a small business success story. 

Doors open at 11:30, lunch is included.


March 16, 2017 | 11:30 AM

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Public Policy Plug-In! - MAR 27

Join the converation about public policy online or on the phone at NOON on Monday, March 27th. This upbeat 30-minute free online event will include talking points from Jayne Armstrong from the Small Business Administration.

OIN ONLINE OR ON THE PHONE!

Zoom Meeting Link:  https://zoom.us/j/6143906486
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


March 27, 2017 | 12:00 PM

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Public Policy Plug-In! - APR 10

Join the converation about public policy online or on the phone at NOON on Monday, April 10th. This upbeat 30-minute free online event will include talking points from Jill Lippincott from the Targeted Small Business Program.

OIN ONLINE OR ON THE PHONE!

Zoom Meeting Link:  https://zoom.us/j/6143906486
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


April 10, 2017 | 12:00 PM

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Central Satellite Monthly Luncheon - APR 13

Share your latest business success at the April NAWBO Iowa Central Satellite luncheon event. Meetings are open to nonmembers and members. Networking, introductions and lunch are included.

On April 13 we'll hear from a panel of experts on how our community and volunteer organizations can add value to the mission of your business.

Doors open at 11:30 AM on April 13th.


April 13, 2017 | 11:30 AM

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Central Satellite Monthly Luncheon - MAY 18


May 18, 2017 | 11:30 AM

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National Women's Business Conference 2017

NAWBO National Women's Business Conference 2017

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Past Events

January 19, 2017 - Cenral Satellite Monthly Luncheon

Learn How to Protect Your Business from Cybercrime: Once again your NAWBO Iowa chapter brought women together for an pportunity to learn from the experts in order to improve business processes. Attendees learned what threats are real and the financial impact of cybercrime.

December 15, 2016 - Central 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

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!