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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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Boost Your Small Business Success - JAN 23

Monday, January 23. 2017
Gilded Pear Gallery | 808 Third Ave SE | Cedar Rapids, IA

Join Bank of the West Fraud Prevention Officer David Pollino for a discussion on how to avoid identity theft and stay cybersecurity aware. Plus, network with your community and gain insights from local entrepreneurs.

11:30am - 1:00pm or 5:30pm - 7:00pm
(Lunch will be provided at the first session. Appetizers will be provided at the second session.)

David Pollino, Fraud Prevention Officer, Bank of the West

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Cedar Rapids Small Business Event CoSponsored by NAWBO Iowa and Bank of the West
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January 23, 2017 | 11:30 AM

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Public Policy Zoom Meeting - JAN 23

Why NAWBO Iowa Public Policy?

Join the converation about public policy online or on the phone at NOON on Monday, January 23, 2017.

Learn - the mission and vision and what do we do & why it is important to you
Help - Shape Public Policy by giving input on what you want to know
Connect - with other women business owners – show up to be connected to more.

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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Public Policy Zoom Meeting - Feb 27

Why NAWBO Iowa Public Policy?

Join the converation about public policy online or on the phone at NOON on Monday, February 27, 2017.

Joy Lutes from NAWBO National Public Policy 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.


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

February 27, 2017 | 12:00 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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