Public Policy & Resources
Public Policy
Statement of Purpose

As the voice of women business owners in the metropolitan area, NAWBO-SA seeks to educate members about local, state, and national public policy issues that impact business.   Issues like: access to capital, WBE procurement opportunities, healthcare/entitlement reform, legistlation, regulations, and fair & equitable taxes.

Going beyond education, NAWBO-SA’s Public Policy Initiative will also work to encourage the inclusion of women business owners on local / regional / state boards & commissions.   Champion our members to transform public policy, influence opinion makers and support women entrepreneurs who seek public office.

NAWBO-SA does not represent or support any political party.

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National Public Policy information

Legislative Day at the Texas Capital

The 85th Texas Legislative Session will convene on January 10, and thousands of bills are expected to be filed that affect your livelihood as a small business owner. Join NAWBO-SA in our efforts to keep Texas small business friendly! Together, we can unite with owners across Texas and make our voices heard.

Lynn Weirich

NAWBO-San Antonio Public Policy Director


Whether you’re looking for business strategies for getting started, information on certification or just building your network of relationships, NAWBO-SA has all the right connections to get the information you need online. Here you’ll find popular and helpful websites for all of your research needs, so be sure to bookmark this page.

Business Resources

  • Choices for Deficit Reduction
  • My Own Business
  • Small Business Administration
  • Small Business Development Center
  • Accion Texas Business Center
  • San Antonio Small Business Development Center
  • University of the Incarnate Word
  • U.S. Small Business Administration - San Antonio

Certification Resources

  • Bexar County SMWBE Program Office
  • The National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC)
  • The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

Public Policy Advocacy

  • NAWBO National Advocacy Program
  • Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)

NAWBO National Corporate Partners & Affiliations

  • Ameriprize
  • Guardian Life Insurance of America
  • OPEN from American Express
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Wells Fargo
  • Women on Their Way (Wyndham Women Business Travel)

Women in Business

  • American Association of University Women
  • American Business Womens Association
  • American Medical Womens Association
  • Center for Womens Business Research
  • Women Presidents' Organization
  • eWomen Network

NAWBO-SA Monthly Schedule of Events

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Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards

Entrepreneurial Connections - Fostering The Entrepreneurial Dream


Our members expressed great interest in learning more about local candidates for office in the November election. Using publicly available information, the Public Policy Committee identified local judicial candidates running for election in November. Every attempt was made to contact each of these candidates. Each candidate was emailed a request to respond to a set number of questions determined by the Committee with the understanding that their responses would be compiled into a survey for the purpose of educating NAWBO‐SA members and released to the public through the NAWBO‐SA website and social media. All responses are reported exactly as provided by each candidate. The following is a compilation of survey responses.