WASHINGTON, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Women Business Owners® (NAWBO) is proud to announce its 2013-2014 Board of Directors. The board is comprised of a dynamic and diverse group of women who will continue the efforts of NAWBO to propel women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide.
Since 1975, NAWBO has been strengthening the wealth-creating capacity of our members and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community and our efforts have paid off. Today, women entrepreneurs are not a small, niche market, but are a major contributor and player in the overall economy as is evidenced by the more than 23 million people who are employed directly and indirectly by the women-owned firms in the U.S. NAWBO National welcomes the new and returning women business owners into our 2013-2014 Board of Directors. While each of these remarkable women bring unique backgrounds and insights to the table, they all share a commitment to moving our organization and women business owners forward to create an even more profound impact on job creation and the economy in their communities and nationwide.
The 2013-2014 NAWBO Board of Directors will be comprised of: Billie Dragoo – Chair; Laura Yamanaka – Past Chair; Dana Rambow; Crystal Arredondo; Teresa Meares; Darla Beggs – re- elected; Nancy Chorpenning – newly elected; Kathy Warnick – newly elected; and Carolynne Mather – President's Assembly Chair.
"The 2013-2014 Board will build on NAWBO's longstanding history of advocating on behalf of women entrepreneurs, which includes playing an integral part in the passage of landmark legislation like H.R. 5050, the Women's Business Ownership Act, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year," stated incoming NAWBO National Chair Billie Dragoo, President/CEO of RepuCare, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. "I am looking forward to working with this incredibly talented group of women to ensure that we can deepen the power and influence of NAWBO for the benefit of NAWBO members and the nation's more than 10 million women business owners."
Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of America's more than 10 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 thought the various stages of their business growth.
SOURCE National Association of Women Business Owners