All chapter members are welcome and encouraged to get involved in a NAWBO Cleveland committee. Our primary goals are to enable members to form strong and lasting relationships while improving their leadership skills and using their unique talents and interests to serve our members. Plus, it’s a great place for future Board Members to learn more about the organization.

There are a variety of committees to choose from and within each committee there are ways to participate that require differing time commitments and skill levels. No matter how much time you have to devote, we can find something that will match your interests. Whether it’s an hour a month or assistance with a specific program or event, your help will be appreciated and acknowledged. And best of all, you and your business will benefit from the new contacts you make both within and outside NAWBO.

Check with the Board Member that oversees the committee you are interested in to discover if this committee is a good fit for you or download the following Nomination Application and Expectation information for a committee/board position.
Nomination Application
Board Expectations


The advocacy committee is responsible for being the voice of our members in local, state and national advocacy issues.
Contact: [email protected]


Membership Attraction:
The Membership Committee recruits and onboards new members, answers questions that members may have about their membership and welcomes members at all activities. This committee also coordinates the Member Drives and Spring Member Rally.
Contact: [email protected]

Membership Retention:
This committee endeavors to engage members to get involved through committees and programs. They also encourage members to renew their membership and explain the value of NAWBO. If a member does not renew, the committee has a one-on-one discussion to determine the reason and remind them of the value of the membership with NAWBO. Contact: [email protected].


The awards committee is responsible for NAWBO Cleveland awards and nominating members for NAWBO National and other external awards for which they might qualify. Contact: [email protected]


The programming committee is responsible for scheduling and delivering valuable and informative programs for the monthly meetings. This includes selecting speakers, securing venues, arranging for any needed equipment, and coordinating food. They also produce and run special events that are meaningful to women business owners, including securing venues, finding speakers, coordinating the event and managing the food. The volunteer facilitators as well as the chair of the NAWBO Cleveland Mastermind program are part of this committee. Committee volunteers can elect to participate in the facilitator training provided by the chapter so they can facilitate our breakfast and lunch meetings. Contact: [email protected]

SPONSORSHIP/Corporate Partners

The corporate partners committee is responsible for cultivating corporate and member partner relationships to support the Chapter’s financial resources. They are also responsible for obtaining special event sponsors. Contact: [email protected]


The communications committee handles the marketing of the Chapter activities and events, including developing marketing materials to be used on the website, for posting on social media, and in the newsletter. This committee is responsible for publishing the electronic newsletter as well as other social media posting. They work with graphic designers on promotional pieces, brochures or creating marketing content as required. Contact: [email protected]