Upcoming events

    • Fri, April 19, 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Virtual
    Registration is closed

    connect with NAWBO Columbus & Boost your Business!

    April NAWBO Boost: Command the Room Master the Stage: How to Use Your Voice to Influence

    NAWBO members and partners join us for an opportunity to connect virtually and boost your business at monthly NAWBO Boost events. 

    Join NAWBO for our April Boost to equip you with the skills to become a compelling storyteller, an effective meeting facilitator, and a confident public speaker. Discover techniques to harness your unique voice, engage your audience, and convey your message with impact. Elevate your speaking abilities and lead with conviction in any setting.

    April Boost Key Take Aways:

    • Become a better public speaker
    • Find your voice 
    • Gain confidence to deliver your message

    About Boost:

    Each month a NAWBO member or partner will facilitate and share an area of expertise. Attendees will have the opportunity to introduce themselves learn from our facilitator and bring business challenges to the group. Similar to the NAWBO National Empower Hour. This open-forum mastermind allows for a small-group setting, connection, discussion and the opportunity to work ON your business. Join whenever you are able. 

    Non-members may attend up to two times before deciding if NAWBO is the right community for you.

    Once registered the Zoom link will be sent in a registration confirmation email.

    Meet our Facilitator: Shara Hutchinson, Founder and Chief Change Strategist, Xposeyour

    Shara Hutchinson is the Founder and Chief Change Strategist at Xposeyour, a Transformational Speaker, a Forbes Contributor, and author of Barefoot in the Boardroom: Every Leader's Guide to Navigating Change.  She is a technology-oriented executive and customer success professional with a proven track record of developing and implementing operational strategies that creatively enhance the customer experience while supporting key business initiatives. 

    For over a decade and before starting Xposeyour, Shara played a pivotal role at a high-growth software startup that witnessed the acquisition of three distinct companies and consistently grew at a rate of 30% annually. As the head of their service and support department, she upheld an impressive 97% customer satisfaction rate, consistently surpassed professional services sales targets, and ensured talent retention throughout her tenure. Shara currently serves on several boards and loves making an impact in the community. A fun fact about her is that she ghostwrites speeches for celebrities, CEOs, and other leaders.

    Learn more about Shara HERE.

    • Wed, April 24, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Amelita Mirolo Barn, 4395 Carriage Hill Ln, Upper Arlington, OH 43220

    Join us for a casual evening of wine and connection!

    NAWBO Columbus is happy to bring you an evening of networking, food and wine at our highly anticipated Women, Wisdom and Wine event! 

    Women, Wisdom & Wine is an excellent event for everyone! Members and partners join us to connect and network. Guests join us to meet and mingle with current members in a fun, welcoming environment and learn more about the benefits of belonging to one of the largest NAWBO chapters in the country. Hear from our members about the value of a NAWBO membership and meet the women who make up NAWBO Columbus! Members, please invite your guests today.

    Our April Women Wisdom & Wine event will be All About the Brag! Get ready to be "full of yourself" as we network and explore the power of the brag with Sarah T. Moore, Women's Leadership Coach, Moore Soul Sessions 

    Registration includes: 2 glasses of wine and light bites from Boards By Brooke.

    Registration Closes April 17th at noon.

    NAWBO Columbus is proud to support WBOs! Women, Wisdom & Wine will feature women owned food and exhibitors.

    Thank You to our Sponsors!

    Presenting Sponsor

    Event Partners


    Twinkling Tresses Fairy Hair

    NAWBO Columbus is proud to support women owned businesses!


    Boudoir for women who need to be reminded how amazing they are already, in and around Westerville and Columbus OH. Are you ready to feel ADORED?

    Boards By Brooke

    Brooke help hosts create welcoming spaces with the art of charcuterie, so they can spend more time being present with the people they love. Let Boards By Brooke set the table for moments that turn into memories with artfully crafted charcuterie meant to make you gather. From grazing tables, charcuterie cones, and workshops, they have a little something for every kind of host.

    Desired Focus Photography

    Desired Focus Photography is a professional photography studio located in Granville and serving the Columbus Ohio area. Our goal is to help you feel comfortable and confident while you look and feel amazing as we create powerful images you'll be delighted with.

    Emerald Creative Content

    Ready to get more eyeballs on your business? Emerald Creative Content is a boutique SEO content creation agency supporting small businesses in Columbus, OH and beyond.

    H&H Luxury Event Rentals

    Columbus Ohio’s Premier Luxury Event Rentals- H&H Luxury event rentals is “Columbus Ohio’s Photo Booth” and offers the most exclusive, luxury, and innovative rentals in the Midwest! With our highly trained staff that specialize in customer service and hospitality, we create and customize every event to meet the standards and ultimately wow and entertain our clients. Giving our clients and their guest the ultimate experience with the best prices!

    Moore Soul Sessions 

    Sarah Moore is a Women’s Leadership Coach. With over a decade of experience, she coaches women to know what they want and to have the courage to speak it and pursue it. Whether she’s a senior executive leading a global brand, a wife and mum who is tired of wondering if she’s enough, or an entrepreneur trying to figure it all out … Sarah coaches clients who struggle with self-doubt and want more of one thing: wholeness. 

    Novel Storied Gifts

    At Novel, we’re inspired to create one-of-a-kind gifts that celebrate the happy chapters, deliver comfort through the trying ones, and always ensure the recipients know that someone cares about them and wants to ensure their unique story has the happiest of endings.

    Twinkling Tresses Fairy Hair

    Twinkling Tresses Fairy Hair provides a unique service and experience for customers by tying individual sparkling extensions throughout the natural hair.

    • Thu, May 02, 2024
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • The Point at Otterbein- 60 Collegeview Rd, Westerville, OH 43081

    Join NAWBO Columbus for the 2024 Visionary 614 Awards- Standing on Business, as we honor and hear from Central Ohio women business owners who have achieved success with their business while making notable contributions to their communities, their industries and to initiatives for other women in business.

    Join us for inspiration! 

    The 2024 Visionary Awards will feature a conversation with Darla King, Owner & President, King Business Interiors and Betty Collins, Columbus Managing Director, Brady Ware & Company. Darla and Betty will share their journey as entrepreneurs, the lessons they have learned along the way and how they champion women business owners!

    Join us to honor the 2024 Honoree! The 2024 Visionary Awards will honor Sheri Chaney Jones, President, Measurement Resources Company, Founder & CEO, SureImpact and Author of Impact & Excellence. Join us to hear Sheri's contributions and impact on her industries and what makes her a visionary leader!



    About Visionary Sheri Chaney Jones:

    Sheri Chaney Jones is a social entrepreneur, who has helped government, non-profit organizations and social enterprises gather and use data to change actions, outcomes and lives for more than 16 years. Sheri is the founder of Measurement Resources Company, and co-founder and CEO of SureImpact, a cloud-based solution that helps social sector organizations and collective impact initiatives measure and communicate their unique social impact. An author and internationally recognized expert, she regularly keynotes conferences and events, where she speaks about high-performance measurement cultures, data-driven strategy and decision-making, and using data to attract more funding. Sheri is also the author of the award-winning book, Impact & Excellence: Data-driven Strategies for Aligning Mission, Culture, and Performance in Nonprofit and Government Organizations, published by Jossey-Bass in 2014.

    Meet our Speakers:

    Darla King, Owner & President, King Business Interiors 

    With over 38 years of experience in the commercial office furniture industry, Darla started her family-owned company 26 years ago in 1998 with her husband Dave King.  As President, she provides the strategic direction for the company, along with networking through community involvement and the Connecting the Dots program that supports local non-profits in our area.  Her passion is giving back to the community and passing that along to her children who work in the family business, Christopher, age 41 in a VP Sales Manager position and Chelsea, age 34 is the VP of Design and Marketing.  Prior to starting King Business Interiors, she worked at the local commercial furniture dealership for 12 years until they made a change to no longer have a furniture division. Read Darla's full bio HERE.



    Theresa Harris has more than 35 years of progressively responsible experience in Management and Information Technology. Theresa is known for generating return on investments for her company, strategic business partners and customers. She prides herself in bringing clarity to technology offerings and ensuring that technology supports the business. Building relations and great customer satisfaction are a must to successfully implement mission critical projects. Theresa has managed activities between system integrators and third-party integration partner; ensured technical specifications were complete and accurate. Identified and tracked project risks and issues to insure timely resolution. Identified project deliverables and created deliverable specification documents, overall day to day activities of all staff. Theresa has saved her customers millions of dollars and has modernized business processes to enhance the way business is conducted. Theresa is best known for her “Warrior” atitude, an entrepreneur, business counselor, and a community leader. Theresa is passionate in helping organizations to thrive as well as creating personal development opportunities for her employees, consultants and business. Read Theresa's full bio HERE.


    NAWBO Columbus hosts this coveted award as a prestigious way to recognize and showcase the amazing women who not only own and operate businesses that are vital to Ohio’s economy but also find time and resources to identify needs and drive social change. These Visionary women make Central Ohio better and stronger for all of us.

    Visionary Tickets include Visionary Reception drinks and appetizers and  Awards dinner and drinks. 
    Registration closes Friday, April 26, 2024

    Event Agenda:

    • 4:30pm- Visionary Reception, Exhibitors and Cocktail Hour
    • 5:15pm- Past Visionary Recognition
    • 5:30- 7:00pm- Dinner, Keynote and Awards Ceremony

    Thank You Sponsors!

    Trailblazer Sponsor

    Spotlight Sponsor


    For more information on sponsorship opportunities

    click HERE

    Photo Release:

    Registrants agree to the NAWBO Columbus photography release unless they have otherwise notified the communications committee via email to arien@nawbocolumbusohio.com.

    • Thu, May 09, 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Dos Hermanos Easton, 3946 Morse Crossing, Columbus, OH 43219

     NAWBO Cbus Be A Boss 

    NAWBO Members, potential members and partners join us to connect, network and celebrate May with a taste of Oaxaca at the NAWBO Columbus Be A Boss at Dos Hermanos Easton.

    Be A Boss events are casual, come as you are, come when you can events that are held monthly for our NAWBO Community! Join us and order what you like.

    We do ask for an RSVP to ensure appropriate staffing.

    About Dos Hermanos:

    The Heart of Columbus!

    Here at Dos Hermanos, we pride ourselves on being a staple of the city! We love bringing a part of Oaxaca to the central Ohio area! Don’t miss out on the best tacos, burritos, and bowls in Columbus — crafted with the finest fresh & local ingredients!  Find us everywhere around the city whether it’s at Easton Town Center, the mobile taco trucks, North Market locations, Food Fort 2.0, or at the Columbus Crew games! Click HERE for locations and menus.

    • Tue, May 14, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Virtual

    Ohio WBE Update with NAWBO Columbus

    This meeting is an opportunity for NAWBO Cbus members to engage with the the Minority Business Development Division and to learn information on any changes or updates on the Ohio WBE program and other State resources for women business owners.

    About the Women Business Enterprise Program (WBE):

    The state of Ohio’s Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) program is designed to assist women-owned businesses in obtaining contracts for goods and services, construction, architecture, engineering, information technology, and professional services. The WBE program does not apply a procurement goal or set-aside target for state government contracts. The state of Ohio developed the program because it recognized the need to encourage, nurture, and support the growth of women-owned businesses to foster their development and increase the number of qualified competitors in the marketplace. Learn more HERE.