Sponsorship- Frequently Asked Questions  

What is the new face of NAWBO?

Minority women are driving new business starts – because they’ve had to: Nearly half (47%) of businesses started by women in the past year are minority-owned. Many did so out of need – minority women were more than twice as likely (35% vs. 17% for others) to start a new business because of financial imperative. They are women that carry the bulk of financial responsibility for their families: Just over half of women (51%) who started their businesses last year are either the sole provider for their household or the primary source of household income. More often, they’re doing it all on their own: 66% of women that started their businesses last year are sole proprietors. They’re deeply committed to making their businesses work: Despite the instability of the last year, 77% of women that started new business said they’d do it all over again if given the opportunity. An additional 31% said that they would delay or forgo compensation for one month or more to keep their business afloat; 23% said they would sell personal property. They want to hire in the year ahead: 36% said they intend to hire new employees.

Partner funding supports NAWBO New Mexico efforts in the following areas

Advocacy for Women-owned and small Businesses Locally and Nationally.
Women Leadership programs
Professional Development
Increasing the overall diversity of our membership
NexGen Initiative (recruiting and developing younger members)
Mentorship Mastermind 
Program Supporting minority community businesses
Scholarship Opportunities.

Why Partner with NAWBO Of New Mexico?

One of the greatest strengths of NAWBO New Mexico is our ability to build strategic alliances, coalitions, and affiliations with partners that support our organizational mission. We believe that building such partnerships enable us to better serve our members and the business community at large. NAWBO NM brings an unwavering commitment to meeting the needs of our community and serves as the most direct and effective conduit for tapping into the fastest-growing segment of the economy—women business owners.
As an unparalleled source for the trusted guidance women entrepreneurs seek in navigating the various stages of their business growth, NAWBO New Mexico is committed to building meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships with our sponsors. By supporting NAWBO New Mexico, you’ll be at the heart of the relationship between women entrepreneurs and the products and services they trust. As a valued sponsor, you’ll be among an exclusive group of organizations that partner with NAWBO New Mexico while at the same time building your brand with a fiercely loyal sector of the business population. In short, the two are inextricably linked. Women business owners look to our sponsors for not only the best solutions to the business challenges they face in growing their enterprises but for partnerships with companies who are true champions of their success. NAWBO New Mexico opens its doors to all companies that share our vision. 

A partnership with NAWBO NM is designed to be mutually beneficial to both respective interests

Benefits are structured to and may be customized to meet sponsors' business goals with an emphasis on providing visibility and recognition among our membership as well as the women entrepreneurial community at large.
NAWBO New Mexico does not offer market exclusivity for partnerships. Right of refusal and renewal: NAWBO NM considers partnerships as an extension of the NAWBO NM brand. In the interest of protecting our valuable brand, NAWBO NM reserves the right to decline to initiate or renew any partnership for any reason. NAWBO NM also reserves the right to terminate partnerships should adverse developments transpire during the course of the contract.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

In principle and in practice, NAWBO and NAWBO NM values and seeks a diverse and inclusive membership. NAWBO and NAWBO NM seeks full participation in the organization by all business owners who support our mission to empower women entrepreneurs, regardless of race, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.
NAWBO and NAWBO NM’s goal is to effectively represent the full diversity of the women business owner community and to expand access to leadership opportunities across the full spectrum of our membership.

Sponsorship Application 

Support NAWBO New Mexico.  Download the application below or fill out the contact form and we will answer any questions you may have.


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