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Join the Movement! NAWBO Iowa members are advancing growth, enabling leadership, and triggering success for women business owners. As a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and its Iowa Chapter (NAWBO Iowa), you and your business gain resources and connections!

Benefits

  • LEARN Outstanding educational programs designed for business owners and leaders

  • GROW Problem solving, idea sharing, mentoring

  • CONNECT Local, national and international connections

  • ADVANCE Powerful and united voice in public policy, locally and nationally

  • SUCCEED Opportunities to strengthen your business-building capabilities

In addition, NAWBO members across the nation enjoy dollar-saving business benefits and corporate discounts.

NAWBO Iowa, the premier central Iowa organization focused on growth for women in business.

 


Meet Our Members: MEMBER DIRECTORY

Visit our online directory of NAWBO Iowa members here.

Click here to see our Officers and Directors.


Members and partners, where would you like to be involved?...

  • The Communications Team produces and oversees distribution of all digital and print materials going to members, corporate and alliance partners, prospects, media and the public. Team members maintain the chapter's website, social media and blog.  

  • The Corporate/Alliance Partners Team invites companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations who share in our mission and vision to align with our membership. Each partner is a resource, influencer and supporter of the women's entrepreneurial community, inspiring and enabling women to achieve their greatest potential.

  • The Member Services Team leads efforts to grow chapter membership, greets WBOs at meetings, works with new members to get them involved and what they need from NAWBO, gathers new member contact and company information for the chapter newsletter and website, sets up and holds special events for membership prospects, and follows up with information on local and national activities. 

  • The Public Policy Team works to be the point of call for the media and legislatures when the viewpoint of women business owners is desired. The team will achieve this through educating members, attending legislative events, building relationships and creating strategic alliances with groups with aligning goals. They also will explore best practices in public policy in other NAWBO chapters.


Member Spotlight

Mona Everson, R.N., opened Life & Health Care, Inc. in her Webster City home office in 2011 with more than three decades of nursing expertise and extensive administrative leadership in clinical settings. Within a few weeks she made her first hire and at six months that number had grown to ten. Mona has a special name for the RNs, LPN, home care aids, personal care attendants and office staff working at her home health agency.

"We don't have employees," she says. "We have ambassadors who are promoters, supporters and champions in our delivery of care that's tailored to meet client needs and keep clients happy, healthy and safe at home. We support and invest in our ambassadors and our teams, and that's the best investment a business can make. They enable us to distinguish ourselves in meeting the needs — body, soul, and spiritual — of our clients and in providing peace of mind of those who entrust their loved one's care to us." 

"Currently almost 6.5 million seniors need assistance with their daily activities and this number is expected to double by 2020," says Mona. "Wellness for seniors has become an important issue and there is a keen desire to remain healthy and independent for as long as possible in their own homes."

Mona worked with the SBA to write her 115-page business plan. "I have continued to build on it with strategic planning," she adds, noting that the company has moved twice to accommodate growth and is currently working on its next location. "I secured startup funding through a revolving loan from my local chamber, local county SEED organization and also self-funded." 

This year Mona was selected by Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds to be part of her statewide "Stories of Women's Lives Tour" and was part of Senator Joni Ernst's small roundtables with business owners that focused on local economic growth and needs. She's presented on community healthcare to the Iowa Hospital Association and to the quality team the Mercy Hospital network. A member of the Home Care Association of American and the Van Diest Medical Center Foundation Board, Mona is a past board member of the Webster City Chamber.

She joined NAWBO in May of 2014 after attending the Women Mean Business© Summit. "I am selective in what I join and I believe in the value of what NAWBO has to offer," says Mona, who is part of the Webster City NAWBO Iowa satellite that brings NAWBO to rural women business owners in that area. "I also believe you get back what you put in, so it's important to be engaged and active." The drive that she's used to build her company also has Mona at the forefront at building NAWBO Iowa and talking growth for WBOs. In fact, she's scheduled a meeting to talk WBO issues with Senator Ernst during a September business trip to Washington, D.C. Mona can be reached at Life & Health Care, Inc., 714 Wilson Avenue, Webster City, IA 50595-7608, 515-832-4442, lifeandhealthcare.com, m.everson@lifeandhealthcare.com.


Message Board

Members and Partners who wish to post announcements to NAWBOIowa.org please email your details to info@nawboiowa.org.

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