NJAWBO (The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners) is the longest-standing statewide women business owners' organization in New Jersey. Its primary objective is to support and encourage business ownership by women. Since 1978, NJAWBO has helped women achieve their business visions by providing them with the tools to develop and grow their enterprises.
Dubbed "New Jersey's Most Powerful Network" by Business News New Jersey, networking, partnering, leadership, education and political advocacy are the hallmarks of the NJAWBO experience. As of today, NJAWBO is organized into six regions, with members serving as officers at the regional and state levels. Together, we are a diverse, dynamic, and powerful group of women business owners.
The increasing success of women-owned businesses in our society will continue to build on itself and contribute to the development of still more confident women, running thriving, thoroughly accepted businesses. And the very special place of NJAWBO – women supporting women – will continue to be an important environment for women business owners in New Jersey.
As the population of seasoned women business owners grows in New Jersey, our membership mix is evolving to match this. And as the businesses of our current members grow, their expectations change. It is increasingly clear that, to continue to meet member needs, we must reach new heights and expand our offerings.
With the slowly increasing opportunities for women, ups and downs of the economy, fast-paced changes in technology and unique challenges women business owners face today, our mission is more important than ever before.