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About NAWBO Pittsburgh

Welcome to the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter

NAWBO Greater Pittsburgh Chapter was established in 1975. It is the fifth oldest chapter in the country and two NAWBO National Presidents have been from the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter:

Mary Del Brady
Red Path Integrated Pathology, Inc.

Grace McGartland
GM Consultants

As an organization with a customer first philosophy, we:

  • Strengthen the wealth creating capacity of our members and promote economic development
  • Create innovative and effective changes in the business culture
  • Build strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations
  • Transform public policy and influence opinion makers


Diversity Statement:
In principle and in practice the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) values and seeks a diverse and inclusive membership. NAWBO shall seek full participation in the organization by all women business owners regardless of race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability. NAWBO’s goal is to fully represent the diverse make-up of the women business owner community through increased representation within ethnic and minority communities and to expand access to leadership opportunities.

Over ten million women-owned businesses can’t be wrong. Experience the many benefits a national organization. Attend conferences and seminars on the trends, regulations and new technologies that impact your business.

  • Join the Speakers Bureau for opportunities to showcase your enterprise.
  • Participate in an integrated online community of women business owners for special interest   groups, vendor or joint venture searches, and help forums.
  • Benefit from advocacy for business issues.
  • Enjoy access to research conducted by the Center for Women’s Business Research
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
  • Access a network of global business contacts in 35 countries.
  • Use the national NAWBO online directory.


  • Recognize the achievement of women business owners through national awards and web   site articles.
  • Publicize your business success stories.
  • Advertise and promote your business through media and speaking opportunities.

Leadership Development

  • Take advantage of leadership training and business development opportunities.
  • Provide congressional testimony.
  • Serve on local and national committees and boards.

Our goal is to unite the individual members into a single, unified and formidable organization for the mutual benefit of all. We will use this website to keep everyone up-to-date on all of our events, meetings and news.

NAWBO’s Fact Sheet
The National Association of Women Business Owners propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide. –NAWBO’s Vision Statement
After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be kept on file for more than 60 days.

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), headquartered in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, is the only dues-based national organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs in all types of businesses. The organization currently has over 75 chapters. It is affiliated with Les Femmes Chefs d’Entreprises Mondiales (World Association of Women Entrepreneurs) represented in 35 countries.

NAWBO traces its origins to a small group of Washington, DC business women who began meeting informally in the Spring of 1974 to talk about mutual experiences, exchange information and develop business skills. Recognizing the value of the group, they incorporated as the National Association of Women Business Owners on July 5, 1975. Two years later they began recruiting members from across the country, and in 1978 the first chapters were formed.

Membership is open to sole proprietors, partners and corporate owners with day-to-day management responsibility. Active members who live in a chapter area automatically join both chapter and national. Those who do not live in a chapter area join as at-large members.

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