NAWBO Institute Plaza

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) 

NAWBO Institute for Entrepreneurial Development - Now NAWBO University

The NAWBO Institute for Entrepreneurial Development is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational foundation that seeks to provide opportunities for capacity building and organizational development for emerging and established women entrepreneurs. Through the NAWBO University, we aim to strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of women business owners and to promote economic development within the entrepreneurial community so that we can build a legacy of success for the next generation of women entrepreneurs.

The NAWBO University is a world-class, one-stop resource for everything related to women in business:

• Education

• Articles

• Best practices

• Specialized chats

• Webinars from experts and thought leaders around the country

• …and more

The University offers the best tools and resources for all aspects of business development, growth, capacity building and scaling for women business owners of all sizes and sectors around the world, including a specific focus on Tier 2 Women Business Owners through the University’s NAWBO $1 Million+ program for women with million-dollar and up businesses.

All women business owners are welcome at the NAWBO University!  As the premier resource for women business owners across the nation, the NAWBO University is here to help you grow – whether you are a NAWBO member or not!   NAWBO Members, sign in using your NAWBO username and password.

Non-members, set up a profile to gain access to all resources inside the University! New resources are added daily. We are here to help and are so glad to have you join us!

Welcome to the University community—your home for connecting, asking questions, learning, growing and so much more with other women business owners! As you navigate our recently launched new platform, please keep in mind that we are still in the soft launch stage and making adjustments. If you come across any issues in your experience, kindly share them with us at Meanwhile, there’s more to come, so please visit often to discover what’s new for you!


Becoming A Member

Membership by Nomination and Invitation


Membership is by invitation only. Proposed new members must be nominated by a current WCEI member and approved by their relevant resident State or Territory member committee.

If you are interested in membership, please reach out and we can provide you with further details.

Our Partners

WCEI is connected globally

FCEM Paris Congress

WCEI Australia is affiliated with the international network known as Les Femmes Chefs d’Enterprises Mondiales (FCEM) and is also affiliated with or holds membership with a number of international organisations which share our beliefs, values and passions.

We also participate in a range of events and educational opportunities with partner organisations as well as holding regular events around Australia.