NAWBO California Announces Newest Affiliate Partner, Women Impacting Public Policy

NAWBO California announces newest affiliate partner, Women Impacting Public Policy, which joins California Small Business Association, Inventing Your Future Enterprise, Monterey Bay International Trade Association & Institute for Women Entrepreneurs
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March 21, 2012 - PRLog -- NAWBO California, a federation of nine chapters of the National Association of Women Business Owners, announced its newest affiliate partner, Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), a Washington, D.C.-based organization that educates and advocates on behalf of women-owned businesses within the nation’s legislative process.

NAWBO California [] serves its business owner members through ongoing efforts to improve the state’s business climate. The non-profit organization offers educational programs, public advocacy initiatives and leadership training through its network of California NAWBO chapters.

“This partnership will provide both organizations with an even more effective presence on public policy,” said May Pon, NAWBO California President. “We have long been impressed with WIPP’s dynamic approach to interacting with the legislative process and its service as an influential business advocate. We look forward to further collaboration to encourage a healthy business climate for all entrepreneurs.”

Carla Cobb Davis, who is NAWBO California’s Immediate Past President and its International and U.S. Affiliation Director, said: “WIPP [] was a targeted affiliation for NAWBO California – the organization is widely respected for its nonpartisan and intelligent approach to economic policy as well as its powerful track record. They thoroughly monitor the development of business policies and disseminate important information to its members and partners. WIPP’s activity directly complements NAWBO California’s mission of advocating for California’s women business owners.”

“NAWBO California’s Affiliate Partner Program provides its members with a diverse network and a broad range of resources and programming,” Cobb Davis added.

Other Affiliate Partners are the California Small Business Association (CBA), Invent Your Future Enterprise, Monterey Bay International Trade Association (MBITA) and the Institute for Women Entrepreneurs (IWE).

•   California Small Business Association - NAWBO California’s affiliation with California Small Business Association provides an extended advocacy voice for legislative issues in Sacramento that affect our small businesses. The CSBA, a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization, is the state’s largest small business trade association, and makes its mission to provide small business with a meaningful voice in state and federal governments.

•   Invent Your Future Enterprise – Invent Your Future (IYF) is a social enterprise specializing in the retention, development and acceleration of women leaders. NAWBO Silicon Valley’s Ruth Stergiou operates IYF, which provides strategic networking opportunities for the NAWBO California chapters by offering high quality programs to benefit women business owners and entrepreneurs.

•   Monterey Bay International Trade Association – Affiliate Partner MBITA brings international business and strategic trade opportunities to the NAWBO California member businesses. This organization provides tools and relationships that will assist business owners as they expand into the global marketplace.  

•   Orange County Institute for Women Entrepreneurs - IWE provides services and programs for the economic advancement of the underserved women in California’s Orange County. Providing clients with the critical support needed to start and grow successful businesses, the IWE is uniquely tailored to serve women entrepreneurs. NAWBO California chapters support IWE by providing the next-step business organization for these budding women entrepreneurs to meet experienced and successful women business owners.  

About NAWBO California - NAWBO California represents the issues and interests of more than 1.3 million women business owners in the state. California ranks no. 1 nationally in the number of woman-owned firms, number of employees (1.9 million) and revenues generated ($318.2 billion annually). NAWBO California provides support to the nine California chapters and multiple satellite groups of the National Association of Women Business Owners, which are located in Sacramento, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Ventura County, Los Angeles, Inland Empire, Orange County and San Diego. For more information, visit

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