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NAWBO-The National Association of Women Business Owners Miami Chapter is an essential resource for women business owners and professionals committed to moving their businesses forward - and who freely give and receive wisdom, support, resources, and opportunities with other powerful and successful women. The members of NAWBO Miami support each other. We are women business owners who help other women business owners. When you succeed, we all succeed.

NAWBO is the premier organization in the United States representing the interests of all women business owners. NAWBO Miami is the one of the organization's more than 70 chapters, offers a wealth of opportunities ranging from contacts and networking to learning, advocacy and growth.

You are invited to attend our monthly Educational Networking Dinners. Learn about upcoming events, opportunities, and programs - subscribe 
to the Miami chapter's monthly e-newsletter. There are many benefits to joining NAWBO Miami. For additional information call NAWBO Miami at 786-519-4860 or send an email to

Looking for greater opportunity, mutually beneficial relationships and friendships, and expert training for you and your business? You are in the right place and we welcome you!


Above:NAWBO members at Coral Gables Chamber Re-Connect Luncheon July 9
President Jennifer Ohl at far right and board member Debra Silverman next right with Heather Waldron and Phil Stevenson

Above: July 14 Not-Your-Usual-Networker at Evoobottega

Evoogabottega's owner Jana Higginbottom explaining how to get the most out of EVOO

Above: New Board of Directors. An evening of camaraderie, great food and reminiscing at Seasons 52 was capped by the installation of the 2014-2015 Board of Directors. Seated, left to right, President Jennifer Ohl, Immediate Past President Anne B. Freedman, Program Chair, Lynne Seidner. Standing, left to right, Vice President Karen Lapekas, Media Relations Chair Gail Shivel., Public Policy Chair Millie Herrera, Secretary Susan Troy, Communication Chair Alma Kadragic, Member-at-Large Diana Herrera, Membership Chair Debra Silverman and Treasurer, Evelyn Hsu. 


Fantastic Kick-Off for New NAWBO Year


What a night! We came, we ate well, and we tripped down memory lane with an upbeat photo recap of our fabulous networking and educational events. We were inspired by the comments of City Commissioner Patricia Keon, along with remarks by our outgoing President Anne B. Freedman and our newly installed President Jennifer Ohl-- and we kicked off the new NAWBO year in style.


A great turnout meant every seat was taken and no one minded being in tight quarters with such great folks, including new Fort Lauderdale NAWBO President Joyce Hunter, immediate past Fort Lauderdale President Yvonne Gruber, and our very own past President, Kelly Sastre.


Anne thanked the 2013-2014 Board for their contributions and dedication throughout the year with some affectionate teasing directed at her hard-working fellow leaders. She shared how NAWBO had opened doors for her in terms of new business opportunities in the U.S. and abroad, as well as personally. Jennifer recounted how joining NAWBO and the relationships she developed have helped her settle into her new home town. She encouraged those attending to get involved on a committee so they can benefit the way she has since joining several years ago. 

Your Turn to Ask the Candidates
How They Plan to Support Women in Business 
September 22, 2014

Come to Candidates' Night on September 22 to meet some of the Miami-Dade County candidates running for positions in the Florida Legislature or the U.S. House of Representatives.

At a reception and panel discussion, they will discuss issues such as:
• Certification of women-owned businesses
• Capital available to women-owned businesses
• Eligibility for federal and state contracts
• Promotion of international trade
• Promotion of SMEs in Miami

The Miami chapters of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) have joined with the Women's Chamber of Commerce of Miami-Dade to co-sponsor this non partisan program.
Fellowship Hall
The Congregational Church of Coral Gables
Free parking and entry on Columbus Avenue
(across from the Biltmore Hotel tower)
Pre-event registration discount:
$25 for members; $30 for guests
At the door: $45 for members; $50 for guests


Sign up for the National Women's Business Conference in September


Early bird registration is now underway. Go to to sign up!

We have a lot of excellent speakers and panel discussions to look forward to.  Mark your calendars for the second Wednesday of each month, for NAWBO.  

Our mission is to help each other succeed. We share know-how, contacts, networking, encouragement, friendships, fun, and empathy for the challenges only another business owner understands.