National Women's Business Conference 2015
NAWBO's Annual Women's Business Conference
September 27–29, 2015
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
San Antonio, Texas
The San Antonio chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is pleased to host the 2015 Women’s Business Conference (WBC) at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, in the heart of downtown just steps from the world-famous Riverwalk.
Will you be joining us?
This is an incredible opportunity to connect with hundreds of women entrepreneurs of all experiences and industries from across the United States. Below is information on the conference including opportunities for sponsors, exhibitors, in-kind vendors, and links to registration.
About This Year’s Theme
“Inspire the Change,” is all about proactive, positive change: Embracing it, leading it, driving it and growing as a result.
About NAWBO’s 40-Year Anniversary Celebration
NAWBO celebrates 40 years of impact on women’s entrepreneurship that started in 1975 when a dozen like-minded businesswomen in the D.C. area gathered to share information and create a professional community to further and strengthen their business interests. Today, NAWBO represents America’s more than 9.1 million women-owned businesses that make up the fastest growing segment of the economy.
Here in San Antonio, we know how to celebrate!
You don't want to miss Monday night's opening reception celebrating NAWBO's 40th Anniversary to enjoy a taste of Fiesta at La Villita with the NAWBO San Antonio chapter.
About this year's Keynote Speakers
Leigh Anne Tuohy
Dubbed a “warrior princess” by author Michael Lewis in the book turned movie, The Blind Side, Leigh Anne is the inspirational matriarch of the Tuohy family. Learn more...
Bonnie St. John
Despite having her right leg amputated at age 5, Bonnie became the first African-American ever to win Olympic or Paralympic medals in ski racing. Learn more...
Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities
for the San Antonio Business Community
Support women entrepreneurship and increase your company's exposure to decision makers from a variety of industries who will be attending this year's conference in San Antonio.
Download and Complete Your Sponsorship Commitment
Special Opportunities for Exhibitors
The exhibit hall at NAWBO’s Women’s Business Conference in San Antonio will be a major highlight of this year’s conference experience. Hundreds of conference participants will stop in throughout their days to connect with a wide range of local, national and global exhibitors and their products and services, as well as with one another. It’s a high-traffic, high-visibility set up that will no doubt increase your exposure and build your brand.
Do you manufacture or represent products made in Texas?
NAWBO is offering specially discounted Made in Texas Marketplace exhibit hall booth space to companies that manufacture their products locally. You will receive great exposure, placing your company and products in front of women business owners and decision-makers.
Interested in becoming a first-time member of NAWBO?
As a Made In Texas Marketplace Exhibitor, you will also receive a 1-year NAWBO membership exclusive for first-time NAWBO members in the Emerging Member category so you may benefit from this opportunity all year!
Download and Complete Your Exhibitor Commitment
In-Kind Vendor Opportunities
We are looking for quality in-kind sponsors or vendor partners to provide the following products or services.
Download and Complete Your In-Kind Vendor Commitment
- In-kind printing of signage, program book, etc.
- Name badges
- Conference bags
- Furniture for speaker panels and connections lounge
- NAWBO-branded merchandise to sell at conference and on website
The National Association of Women Business Owners is a non-partisan organization.
Our mission is to propel women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide.
Want to start celebrating NAWBO's 40th Anniversary? NAWBO San Antonio commissioned this commemorative Fiesta! medal which was introduced at our Public Policy Legislative Day with NFIB in February. Our Public Policy Director, Lynn Weirich, took the opportunity to pin a medal on Texas Governor Greg Abbott after his keynote speech supporting small business.
Buy 5 and get one FREE!
Whether you buy one or a set to share with your friends, you will be joining the celebration. Get your Viva NAWBO medal(s) today!
Article courtesy of the San Antonio Express News, February 4, 2015
Five Quick Facts About
Women Owned Businesses
in the Country, State, & City of San Antonio, Texas
Source: 2014 American Express commissioned “State of Women-owned Businesses" report
- There are over 9 million women-owned businesses in the United States generating a combined total of over $1.4 trillion in revenue and employing over 7.8 million people
- There are over 756,000 women-owned businesses in the state of Texas, generating over 620,000 jobs and over $117 billion in revenue
- There are over 63,000 women-owned businesses in the city of San Antonio generating over 61,000 jobs and over $8.5 billion in revenue
- Texas ranks #2 after Georgia of states with the fastest growth of women-owned businesses between 1997-2014
- San Antonio is the #1 ranking city with the highest combined economic clout for women-owned firms, of the 25 most populous metropolitan areas, measuring growth in numbers, revenues, and employment since 2002
Save up to $100 with Early Bird Registration before July 1st
Every 2015 conference registration comes with a free one-year subscription to Inc. magazine!
All you do is register; NAWBO will handle the subscription process for you! Members and non-members are welcome to attend.