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Cummins provides innovative power solutions to our customers. For many years, diversity and inclusion have been a part of Cummins’ core values. We understand the importance of operating across cultures, functions, language barriers, and time zones to solve the technical and logistical challenges created by the complexity of a global business.
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Dr. Jamyce Curtis Banks, President-Elect, NAWBO-Indianapolis Board of Directors
Virtual Remarks from Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb
Presenting Sponsor Remarks
Jason Eckerle, Regional President for Central and Southern IN PNC Bank
A’Niyah Birdsong, Miss Indiana USA 2021
Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year
Member of the Year
Corporate Partner of the Year
Woman Business Owner of the Year
Special thanks to our Visionary Awards Chairs
Mira Cassidy, Dr. Jamyce Curtis Banks, Christy Gormal and Sheena Lee
NAWBO-INDIANAPOLIS impacts, influences and propels Indiana to be a leading state for women-owned businesses. We accomplish this through our advocacy efforts, economic impact, diversity, influence, and membership size.
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Supplier diversity is integral to how we do business. By expanding and diversifying our supplier base, we can positively impact our communities. Elevance Health is proud to sponsor the 2023 NAWBO Visionary Awards Luncheon and partner with NAWBO Indianapolis.
As a health leader with deep roots in the communities we serve, Elevance Health aims to create environments where everyone belongs and is valued. Empowering minority businesses is fundamental to a thriving society, and NAWBO’s mission is vital to strengthening the next generation of leaders and innovators.”Gail K. Boudreaux President and CEO, Elevance Health
Learn more about our Supplier Diversity Program
Kylie Conway co-anchors Daybreak Monday through Friday for WISH-TV’s News 8. While attending Indiana University’s School of Journalism, her first introduction to WISH-TV was as an intern. After graduating from IU with a BA in Broadcast Journalism, Kylie has become an award-winning journalist.
Kylie has anchored, reported, and produced throughout her career. She has reported on massive wildfires, the arrest of FLDS leader Warren Jeffs, severe floods, and many other stories of national significance.
Kylie is married and is the mom of two rambunctious boys.
Growing up around strong female role models gave me the blueprint for what it means to be a true leader. With that framework provided, I attended Anderson Preparatory Academy, a military high school, graduating salutatorian. During high school, my love of STEM and passion for science were solidified, which led to my path in biology. I graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Biology with a Business Life Sciences certificate. After college, I took up space at Eli Lilly as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative. Knowing I didn’t have the “ideal” criteria to transition to a role on the Marketing team, I made a power move and pursued this position anyway. I currently sit on this team. When I am not strategizing to improve patient outcomes, I advocate for women’s involvement in STEM fields and empowering women to be DISRUPTIVE leaders in their networks through my initiative #DaretoDisrupt. All my life I have been challenging the status quo, inserting myself in spaces that lack diversity and representation and by refusing to become complacent. That is my challenge to all women, because the world needs you. It needs your presence!
On behalf of NAWBO-Indianapolis Board of Directors and our members, I welcome you to the 18th Annual Visionary Awards luncheon, thank you for joining us to celebrate the 2022 Visionary Award winners.
This year’s theme, MAKE YOUR MARK, truly reflects NAWBOIndianapolis’ energy and enthusiasm and is indicative of what the 2022 Visionary Awards is all about. The women we recognize today have MADE THIER MARK in our community and we celebrate their success, and we recognize and applaud their accomplishments.
Today we also celebrate NAWBO-Indianapolis’ 25th year as an organization that serves as a full-circle resource for women in business. As one of the largest chapters in the country, NAWBO-Indianapolis propels women to grow and flourish by providing advocacy, programming, and business connections.
We couldn’t do this important work without our strong membership base and committed corporate partnerships who enable us to continue the legacy of supporting intelligent, gutsy, and visionary women owned businesses into the future and we thank you for your continued support.
A special thank you to the organizers of this event and most importantly, thank you for your attendance at today’s luncheon. Continue to MAKE YOUR MARK in 2023 and beyond!
Congratulations to the 2022 Visionary Award Winners!
Sincerely,Anne Hathaway President, NAWBO-Indianapolis Board of Directors
“Whatever you do, be different – that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out.”—Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop
January 26, 2023
On behalf of the City of Indianapolis, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2023 National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)-Indianapolis Visionary Awards luncheon. It is an honor to recognize and celebrate local women business owners and their advocates at this annual luncheon.
In Indianapolis and communities across the country, women business owners are the backbone of our economic growth and continued vitality. For over twenty -five years, NAWBO-Indianapolis has provided critical support to women, showcasing their many successes and paving the way for even brighter futures. The Visionary Awards celebrates the dynamic, passionate women business owners who continue to drive our city forward. I would like to congratulate all of this year’s honorees your innovative and hardworking spirit makes a tangible difference in our city, not just today but for years to come as the next generation of leaders is inspired by your success.
Thank you to NAWBO-Indianapolis for your ongoing commitment to propelling women entrepreneurs into economic, social, and political spheres of power. Again, congratulations to today’s honorees, and I wish you all the best for an enjoyable luncheon.
Warm regards,Joe Hogsett Mayor City of Indianapolis
B&W Plumbing, Heating Cooling and Drains
Citizens Energy Group
Eli Lilly and Company
Etica Group (2 tables)
Frost Brown Todd
Hayes Young Law, LLC
Health & Hospital Corporation
Indianapolis Airport Authority
Indy Maven / Maven Space
JP Parker Flowers
Midwest Associates of Indianapolis
Nubian Construction Group
Whatever It Takes Consulting
Citizens Energy Group
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The Gibson Group
Adorable Kreations, LLC
Alpha Health and Wellness
Citizens Energy Group
JP Parker Flowers
NAWBO Indy Foundation
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“I had to make my own living and my own opportunity! But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.”
—Madame C. J. Walker
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In 1997, the comet Hale-Bopp had its closest approach to earth, the movie “Titanic” crashed into theaters, costing $200 Million to produce, and Madeleine Albright became the first female Secretary of State for the first time in United States history.
Locally that same year, a small group of local female entrepreneurs focused on driving business forward to an unprecedented level established the Indianapolis Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). This newly-formed Indianapolis Chapter offered women throughout the Circle City and the state of Indiana a leadership platform to connect, engage, influence, and advance positive growth in the business community. More importantly, NAWBO propelled women entrepreneurs into economic, social, and political spheres of power.
Twenty-five years later, NAWBO-Indianapolis remains true to our original vision, and has evolved to become far more. We are committed to providing timely and relevant educational programming for our members, we care deeply about the political environment influencing small business, and we established the Visionary Awards ceremony to publicly recognize the achievements of female business leaders. Replicated by other NAWBO chapters in the US, we have become one of the largest and most influential NAWBO chapters in the nation. None of the accomplishments that have occurred during the past twenty-five years would be possible without the vision and leadership of our founding members. These milestones would also not be possible without the engaged support of our membership base and the support of our corporate partners.
As we look to the future, we remain dedicated to helping our members thrive and achieve their greatest potential, both personally and professionally. We also look forward to continuing to grow our network of dynamic, accomplished women interested in driving business and positive change for business in our city.
The possibilities of what we can achieve in the next twenty-five years are unlimited and ours to create!
“Get a seat at the table or build your own table”
– Susan Hager, Founding Mother and Visionary Leader of NAWBO
As winner of “Best Airport in North America” for an unprecedented 10 years in a row, we continue to foster a culture of equitable inclusion and diversity for our business partners, workforce, and the millions of passengers who pass through our doors each year. You see it in our leadership at the Indianapolis Airport Authority and in our commitment to providing meaningful opportunities to certified disadvantaged-, minority-, women-, veteran-owned business enterprises (D/M/W/VBE) and Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) in all airport-related services.
For more information on our efforts, visit ind.com/CommunityInclusion
Learn more about job opportunities at the IAA at ind.com/careers
International Airport (IND) has been named Best Airport in North America for an unprecedented 10 years in a row. Humbled by this recognition, we are just getting started. Learn more at IND.com
Helena leads the Center of Excellence for global environmental sustainability and supplier diversity for Cummins Inc. and she represents the Billion Dollar Roundtable as the Vice Chair. Helena Hutton is a practicing attorney with a boutique law firm on the Oregon Coast.
She draws on her experience working for an international accounting firm as in-house counsel where she worked on matters in multiple jurisdictions on commercial transactions, transaction advisory services, and due diligence for mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, she offers her extensive experience as a senior attorney at a manufacturing company where she led risk management strategy and training for the global transaction attorneys.
Helena is committed to social causes and nature. She sits on the Board of Conner Prairie, a living history museum. In her spare time, she and her children are inventors of sustainable beauty products. Helena and her family spend their time in the cities of Indianapolis, Indiana and Newport, Oregon.
Jamie began her career with Eli Lilly and Company 35 years ago in Information Technology (IT) and accepted her current role as Senior Director of Supplier Diversity Development at the end of 2020. As Senior Director of Supplier Diversity Development, she develops Lilly’s supplier diversity strategy, champions the use of small and diverse suppliers, and engages with the community to identify, mentor, and grow small and diverse suppliers. In addition, she participates on the Lilly Racial Justice Commitment Team.
In 2014, Jamie was awarded Buyer of the Year by the Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council, and recognized again in 2015, 2018, and 2019 by Mid-States. She is a four-time winner of the Lilly Chief Procurement Officer Award. Currently, she serves on the Procurement Council of Disability: IN, and is involved with the Indy Chamber’s Business Equity in Indy Procurement Roundtable.
Jamie earned her bachelor degree in Management Information Systems from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
“If you are committed to creating value and if you aren’t afraid of hard times; obstacles become utterly unimportant. A nuisance perhaps; but with no real power. The world respects creation; people will get out of your way.”
—Candice Carpenter, founder of iVillage.com
Deborah entered the maledominated construction industry by forming Nubian Transport Management in 1994. Since then, Nubian’s transport arm has more than 27 years of success in construction dump truck hauling for commercial and public works projects, including for the Indiana Department of Transportation and the City of Indianapolis. Under Deborah’s leadership, Nubian successfully transitioned from a traditional dump truck company into a construction management firm, ultimately joining the Turner Aviation and Trotter Construction Joint Venture Landside Team as a WBE Associate Construction Manager on the New Indianapolis Airport Project. Since then, the company has served as the M/WBE Outreach Partner on the Indianapolis Convention Center expansion project, participated on the XBE Diversity Supplier Team for the IU Health Bloomington project, and is Diversity Coordinator for the 16 Tech Innovation District project in Indianapolis.
Deborah directly manages Nubian’s business development, project administration, supplier diversity management, economic outreach, and public involvement. Nubian has been involved in some of Indiana’s most notable projects—Banker’s Life Fieldhouse, Northview Middle School, and The Salvation Army’s Joan & Ray Krock Corps Community Center (South Bend). Deborah served on the Super Bowl Emerging Business Team and Indy’s Super Cure Team. She is committed to empowering women, assisting fellow W/MBEs, and mentoring youth.
Deborah also served on the NAWBO-Indianapolis Board of Directors and as its 2013–2014 Board President. Deborah supports Oasis of Hope Dollars for Scholars Program and the Center for Leadership Development, and has received multiple business and community leadership awards and honors.
Jenny Goss is a Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for PNC Bank. Her career with PNC has spanned over 45 years. As part of her role, she leads teams within PNC and services clients in the Central Indiana area. She serves on the bank’s local D&I council focused on the marketplace and is an advocate and a member of the many of the bank’s employee business resource groups. She has also been involved in women’s initiatives both inside and out of work. She is a certified women’s business advocate for the bank. She is an emeritus board member with Dress for Success, Indianapolis after six years of active board terms and continues to serve as a member of the finance committee. Jenny currently participates on the NAWBO Board of Directors as an Advisor to the organization.
Tammy Butler Robinson is a proven leader with a strong background in housing and community development, and a deep commitment to improving communities and the lives of women in Indiana. Tammy is currently the Chief Executive Officer with Engaging Solutions. Tammy leads the development of the organization’s vision, mission, and short- and longterm strategy. Tammy communicates on behalf of the organization; assess, monitors, and minimizes risk; ensures the organization maintains high social responsibility and awareness of market expansion opportunities, while uplifting other executive leaders within the organization.
As Founding Partner, she successfully led and managed the company’s contact center business and co-managed the firm’s planning and community
outreach sector. Prior to that, Tammy spent over a decade in State government as a fiscal analyst for the Indiana House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee; Assistant Director of the Indiana State Budget Agency; Director of Claims Management for the Family and Social Services Agency; and Data Director for the Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning.
Tammy’s passion for improving the lives of women and families in Indiana extends beyond her corporate life. She is pastor of The House of God Church in Indianapolis, leading a congregation whose members are among the most underserved and underrepresented populations in the state. Her problem-solving skills, knowledge, and experience engaging stakeholders in the community planning process have led to the creation of multiple programs that have changed lives.
“Success isn’t about the end result, it’s about what you learn along the way.”
— Vera Wang
Cheers to all the Visionary Women of NAWBO. Connor Painting is proud to be a certified woman and minority-owned business offering commercial, industrial and institutional painting services. We’ve got you covered at connorpainting.com
Leslie Bailey is the co-founder and CEO of Indy Maven, a lifestyle media company and community for women, and Maven Space, a coworking space, event venue, and social club dedicated to uplifting women.
Previously, Leslie worked as a freelance writer and editor and held roles including managing editor of AAA Crossroads magazine, lifestyle editor at Indianapolis Monthly magazine, and “The Adventuress” columnist for the Indianapolis Star. In 2021, Leslie was listed in the first class of the Forbes Next 1000. In 2022, she was honored as one of Indiana’s 250 Most Influential Leaders by the Indianapolis Business Journal.
Leslie served as a longstanding board member at Coburn Place and was a founding member of the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Fashion Arts Society. She currently lives on the northwest side of Indianapolis with her husband, 4-year-old and 2-year-old sons, a 12-year-old bonus son, one cat, and a slobbery Bullmastiff.
The Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year award is presented to a NAWBO-Indianapolis member under the age of 40 who represents the organization’s mission and vision in all facets of business ownership including innovative leadership and community involvement.
2021 Mel McMahon Stone, Indiana Originals
2019 Andrea Sloan, GroundBreakers LLC
2018 Michelle Farley, Edify Hair Group
2017 Arin Lindauer, Transformation Fitness and Wellness
2016 Amanda Parker, Collective Alternative
2015 Rosemily Geyer, Geyer Fire Protection
2014 Kelly Lynn, Kelly Lynn Photography
2013 Tiffany Thompson, Damar Staffing Solutions
2012 Starla West, Starla West International
2011 Laura Ciriello-Benedict, Ciriello Plumbing Co., Inc.
2010 Laura Sniadecki, A.G. Maas Company
Shirley Tang-Audritsh is the Associate Director for Supplier Diversity at Eli Lilly and Company headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has been with Lilly for almost 27 years, with the past 19 years in Global Procurement. In her current role, she actively engages with local and national advocacy groups for supplier diversity, identifies qualified diverse and small businesses that meet business needs, and advocates the utilization of these diverse and small businesses throughout the Lilly supply chain. While in Procurement, she also has had extensive sourcing experience with Phase I-IV Clinical Development and Regulatory, ranging from CRO/ARO services for clinical trials, Clinical Diagnostics services for Biomarkers, ePRO services, to Patient Recruitment and Retention services. Prior to that, her responsibilities included Intercontinental Regulatory Affairs, Software/Medical Quality Assurance, as well as ISO9000 Quality System Implementation.
Externally, Shirley led the industry group Helix Supplier Diversity Forum in 2020 and 2021. She serves on the Board of Directors for Diversity Alliance for Science, and leads their “Elevate Black” program. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Business Council. She won numerous awards in the past such as “Supplier Diversity Leader of the Year” by Diversity Alliance for Science in 2017 and 2022, and “Corporate Champion of the Year” by Great Lakes Women Business Council in 2022. Under her leadership, Lilly Supplier Diversity Program also won numerous awards the past several years. It was ranked No.8 on “Top Companies for Supplier Diversity” by DiversityInc Top 50 out of more than 1800 participating corporations in 2022. Lilly was ranked #5 on DiversityInc Top 50 list in 2021 for overall performance.
Shirley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer and Information Science.
The Indianapolis Choice award honors one outstanding individual who serves as a powerful advocate for NAWBO-Indianapolis and woman-owned businesses throughout the state.
Recipients of this award have a demonstrated history of helping woman-owned businesses reach their full potential while improving the overall business climate via contracting opportunities and/or advocacy efforts.
Both NAWBO members and non-members are eligible.
2021 Jennifer Ping, Krieg DeVault
2019 Chelci R. Hunter, DBELO, Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation
2018 Billie Dragoo, RepuCare
2017 Kimberly Dunning, Vectren Corporation
2016 Dr. Sue Ellspermann, Ivy Tech Community College
2015 Ronalda Minnis, Duke Realty
2014 Richard Wise, Citizens Group
2013 Gregory Wilson, City of Indianapolis
2012 Brenda Jackson-Morrissey, Stewart & Irwin, P.C.
2011 Amie Peele Carter, Baker & Daniels
2010 Joyce Rogers Esq., Ivy Tech Community College
Karen Hayes Young has been an attorney for 17 years and has run her own law practice for the past 5 years to provide quality legal services to small and medium sized growing businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Over 75% of her clients are women or minority-led businesses and not-for-profits. Karen helped many employers manage employee retention and loss during the COVID-19 shutdown. She also advises her clients on employment law matters and regulatory compliance concerns.
In addition, Karen is an experienced contract drafter and negotiator, which led her to obtain a position as an Adjunct Professor at her alma mater, the Indiana University School of Law – McKinney, where she teaches contract drafting to upper-level law students.
In her personal time, Karen helps run a women’s recovery home in Central Indiana and volunteers in her children’s schools within the Indianapolis Public School district. She is on the board of SOURCE Entrepreneurship Center, Inc., and she is an advocate for foster and adoptive children with The Villages of Indiana.
The Member of the Year award honors one outstanding member who has elicited powerful change and strengthened the presence of NAWBO via her support of the vision and ongoing engagement with the organization.
2021 Gayle Ross, Ross Business Solutions
2019 Carol Curran, Phoenix Data Solutions
2018 Beth Rovazzini, B&W Plumbing and Heating Co., Inc.
2017 Audrey Taylor, netlogx
2016 Ellyn Ludden, Team Summit
2015 Penny C. Lutocka, Houlihan Valuation Advisors
2014 Ann Fisher, HR Alternative Consulting
2013 Janet South, DECO Group, Inc.
2012 Jennifer Ping, Bose Public Affairs Group
2011 Lynn Zettler, LifeAction Coaching, Inc.
2010 Deb Walton, Indy City Gift Baskets
In 1887, Indianapolis civic leaders came up with the idea of operating a natural gas company as a Public Trust, solely for the benefit of customers and the community. Today, this Trust lives on as Citizens Energy Group, a broad-based utility service company, providing natural gas, thermal energy, water, and wastewater services to about 900,000 people and thousands of businesses in the Indianapolis area.
Guided by our core values of safety, integrity, diversity, quality, and teamwork, we have created a culture of innovation through which diverse, collaborative teams of employees are continually producing better outcomes for our customers and the communities we serve.
Our natural gas utility serves residential and commercial customers in Marion County. Across the growing downtown Indianapolis area, our thermal energy system provides efficient, sustainable service that heats and/ or cools more than 300 buildings. Citizens provides water service to customers in the 8-county Indianapolis area. We provide wastewater services to customers in Marion County and have wastewater service agreements with 8 conservancy districts in Central Indiana. Through our Resources Division, we operate and invest in various regulated and unregulated utility-related businesses.
For more information about Citizens: www.CitizensEnergyGroup.com
The Corporate Partner of the Year award honors one outstanding corporation who supports the organization and serves as a powerful advocate for NAWBO-Indianapolis and woman-owned businesses in Indiana.
The Corporate Recipient of this award has a demonstrated history of helping woman-owned businesses reach their full potential while improving the overall business climate via contracting opportunities and/or advocacy efforts. Limited to sponsors who are monetary contributors of the NAWBO-Indianapolis
As President and CEO of The Etica Group, Jessica Nickloy manages the relationship with key clients such as IndyGo, the Indianapolis Airport Authority, Citizens Energy Group, and municipalities. Her passion for the client’s success has led her to be involved with garnering public support whether at the State House or in the local community.
Her dedication to the client’s success is one aspect of what has led the firm to grow from approximately 10 employees to 70 since 2008 when she became CEO. Etica Group has been named one of Indianapolis Business Journal’s (IBJ) FAST 25 for 2015, 2016, 2018, & 2019. Etica Group was also honored with being ranked #49 in 2019 on the WPO 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies and the only Indianabased company to make the list. Most recently Etica Group has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana in 2020 and Jessica was named a Women of Influence by the IBJ in 2021.
Jessica obtained her formal education at Purdue University. She actively serves to promote and advance not just the profession, but other women business leaders and organizations, including:
• National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) President 2018–2019 and 2020–2021
• Committee for GoRed for Women (2021–2022)
• Chair for Diversity and Inclusion (ACEC) 2010–2011, 2021–2022
• Chair of Make-A-Wish Board (2020–2022)
• Governance Board Member of Make-A-Wish Indiana, Kentucky & Ohio (2020–current)
• 2016 Women Inspiring Strength and Hope (W.I.S.H.) woman
The Woman Business Owner of the Year award honors one outstanding NAWBOIndianapolis business owner who has built a successful and sustainable business.
Recipients of this award have a demonstrated history of driving business forward and creating job growth. They assertively break through barriers and overcome challenges and actively support other women business owners.
They seek out opportunities to give back to their communities.
2021 Kristin Cooper, The StartUp Ladies
2019 Janet Sounth, DECO Coatings Inc.
2018 Debra Kunce, CORE Planning Strategies
2017 Mary Beth Oakes, Choreo and Business Furniture
2016 Jeryl Mitsch, Mitsch Design, Inc.
2015 Elaine Bedel, Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc.
2014 Jill Hall, ReproGraphix
2013 Jennifer Foster, Foster Results
2012 Karen Cooper, Smart IT Staffing, Inc.
2011 Michele Meyer, CSCI Consulting
2010 Bev Miller, A Sign by Design
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Through Supplier Diversity Development, Lilly aspires to work with more small and diverse-owned businesses to be more reflective of the diverse business community. Our Supplier Diversity Development program is focused on three key areas:
» Commitment to seeking out and working with small and diverse suppliers
» Community engagement
» Meeting annual compliance goals as a federal government contractor and achieving our annual small business spend goals.
To learn about Lilly’s commitment to diverse suppliers and the services we purchase, visit www.lilly.com/suppliers/supplier-diversity.
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The Indianapolis Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners formed the NAWBO-Indy Foundation in 2012. We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit foundation that seeks to foster and provide education that improves the capabilities of women entrepreneurs and prospective entrepreneurs. In addition, our mission is to provide scholarship funding for women and public education regarding entrepreneurship and related educational opportunities available to women.
NAWBO-Indianapolis aims to strengthen the wealth creating capacity of women business owners to promote economic development within the entrepreneurial community so that we can build a legacy of success for the next generation of women business owners.
NAWBO-Indianapolis is committed to securing equal rights and opportunities for visionary women who pursue an entrepreneurial dream in today's marketplace.
ENTREPRENEURS CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION, WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY ENHANCING BOTH PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AWARDED TO NAWBOINDY MEMBERS WHO MEET SELECTION CRITERIA AND CAN BE USED FOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS TO HELP THEM MANAGE THEIR BUSINESS, OBTAIN ACCESS TO NEW MARKETS, AND TO RECOGNIZE AND CAPITALIZE ON OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH AND EXPANSION
The NAWBO-Indianapolis Entrepreneur Scholarship was established to help women entrepreneurs continue their education, while simultaneously enhancing both personal and professional growth. Scholarships are awarded to NAWBO-Indy members who meet selection criteria and can be used for educational programs to help them manage their business, obtain access to new markets, and to recognize and capitalize on opportunities for growth and expansion.
Founded in 1975, NAWBO is the unified voice of America's more than 11.6 million women-owned businesses representing the fastest growing segment of the economy. NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries. NAWBO develops programs that help navigate women entrepreneurs through the various stages of their business growth. To learn more, please visit www.nawbo.org.