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NAWBO Greater Tampa Lakeland


Founded in 1975, The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of over 12 million women-owned businesses in the United States representing the fastest growing segment of the economy.

  • The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide
  • 68% of businesses owned by NAWBO® members are larger than the average women-owned businesses in terms of number of employees.
  • NAWBO represents a significant and united voice on issues that impact women-owned businesses nationally.
  • With over 5,000 Members and 60 chapters across the country, we represent the fastest growing segment of the economy: women-owned businesses!
  • 35% of NAWBO® members in the professional, scientific and technical services sectors.

Women in Business

Florida’s women-owned businesses are thriving, contributing significantly to the state’s economic landscape. With over 1.5 million women entrepreneurs, they generate $215 billion in revenue annually and employ over 1 million people, illustrating their pivotal role in Florida’s business ecosystem.

Our Chapter

Chartered over 30 years ago, NAWBO Greater Tampa Lakeland is a steadfast advocate for women in the Tampa Bay region. Our chapter remains committed to advancing women in business, providing a supportive community, and driving positive change in the entrepreneurial landscape.


Join us for our monthly chapter events where we foster education, community building, and networking. Our gatherings, offer enriching experiences and opportunities to connect with like-minded women business owners passionate about personal and professional growth.


April General Meeting

April 3, 2024 • 11:30 AM
Entrepreneur Collaborative Center, Tampa

May General Meeting

May 1, 2024 • 11:30 AM
The Well, Lakeland

Our Leadership

Our chapter’s leadership embodies a group of distinguished women entrepreneurs who have weathered the highs and lows of business-building. They are not only trailblazers in their respective fields but also influential community leaders, offering invaluable guidance and mentorship to empower fellow women on their entrepreneurial journeys across Tampa Bay.

Allysen Kerr


Julia White


Tari Kazele

Director of Membership

Emily Rogers

Director of Partnerships

Dr. Sallie Stone

Director of Programming & Events

Olga Alacaraz

Director At Large

Desiree Watkins

Director At Large


NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries; and with chapters across the country. With far-reaching clout and impact, NAWBO is a one-stop resource to propelling women business owners into greater economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide.

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