National Association of Women Business Owners
NAWBO Phoenix Chapter President, Phaedra Earhart
The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the voice of America’s 10.6 million women-owned businesses. Since 1975, NAWBO has helped women evolve their businesses by sharing resources and providing a single voice to shape economic and public policy. NAWBO is the only dues-based national organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs in all types of businesses.
There are chapters of NAWBO in almost every metropolitan area. NAWBO is represented in 33 countries across the world through its affiliation with Les Femmes Chefs d’ Enterprises Mondiales (World Association of Women Entrepreneurs). If you are a women-owned business, this is a show you’ll want to hear.
The Guys engage Phaedra Earhart, the incoming President for the Phoenix Chapter of NAWBO. The discussion initially covers the history of women in business, including the inability to get business loans on their own until 1988 without a male cosigner. Today that just seems strange, but it wasn’t that long ago.
What are the benefits of NAWBO?
There are a number of critical questions women ask in the process of growing their businesses. The Guys explore some of those questions with Phaedra as she shares a variety of support activities, educational opportunities and leadership training programs. More women are realizing they can have much more in life, start businesses and nurture the growth. Want to know more? Listen in…Click Here
Ray asks about the quality of life in business regarding how NAWBO approaches education and mentoring. Phaedra shares a plethora of opportunities that the Phoenix Chapter offers to its members. Education and mentoring programs are just a couple of things. Listen in to hear more. Consider what NAWBO can do for you or, like Phaedra, what you can do for NAWBO.
Here’s some statistics about women-owned business:
Women Owned Business in the United States
- More than 9.4 million firms are owned by women, employing nearly 7.9 million people, and generating $1.5 trillion in sales as of 2015.
- Women-owned firms (51% or more) account for 31% of all privately held firms and contribute 14% of employment and 12% of revenues.
- Over the past seven years, the overall increase of 8.3 million (net) new jobs is comprised of a 9.2 million increase in employment in large, publicly traded corporations, combined with a 893,000 decline in employment among smaller, privately held companies.
Businesses Owned by Women of Color
- 2.9 million firms are majority-owned by women of color in the U.S.
- These firms employ 1.4 million people and generate $226 billion in revenues annually.
Million Dollar Businesses
- One in five firms with revenue of $1 million or more is woman-owned.
- 4.2% of all women-owned firms have revenues of 1 million or more.
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