Welcome to NAWBO Lexington, the website of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Lexington, KY Chapter. Whether you are just starting a business or have been a woman business owner for many years, you will find a supportive, educational and energetic environment within NAWBO Lexington. As our Mission states, we exist to Strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of our members and promote economic development; Create innovative and effective changes in the business culture; Build strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations; and Transform public policy and influence opinion makers. Not sure what all that means? By all means, come to a meeting the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Sal's and find out! You are welcome to attend 2 meetings as a guest. If you have questions, please feel free to contact any of the board or our Chapter Administrator. We can't wait to meet you!

About NAWBO Lexington

The Lexington chapter of NAWBO strives to reflect the national mission which is to provide the following for its members.

  • STRENGTHEN the wealth-creating capacity of our members and promote economic development
  • CREATE innovative and effective changes in the business culture
  • BUILD strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations
  • TRANSFORM public policy and influence opinion makers

Our Monthly Meetings
We meet the third Tuesday of each month for our Luncheon that runs from 11:30am to 1:00pm at Sal's Chophouse on Tates Creek Road, Lexington, KY. The cost of the meeting is $20 for members, $24 for guests.  We update members on monthly events, news and announcements and feature a guest speaker.  Our Future Meetings:

Nov. 18, 2014

Craig M. King
President & CEO
R.J. Corman Railroad Group
"Realizing Dreams"

Craig King is the President of RJ Corman Railroad Group. Craig's father was the Chairman of CSX Railroad which was RJ Corman's first client. Hear the moving story of the origin and growth of the multi-million dollar RJ Corman Railroad Group from it original "office" in Rick Corman's truck. Mr. King's inspirational message speaks of determination, perseverance and embodies the saying that preparation plus opportunity equals luck. The story contains nuggets of truth and wisdom that any business owner can apply.

Click here to read more and register.

2014 Winners' Circle

Benefits of Membership

NAWBO membership offers opportunities for the woman business owner to reach business goals and maintain a competitive edge through training, education, corporate connection, educational and financial assistance opportunities, networking, peer support, public policy, certification, scholarships, annual awards and direct discount programs. Members receive a monthly newsletter and have the chance to be a mentor for a new business owner.

Contact Us:

Address:  P.O. Box 1806; Lexington 40588
NAWBO Chapter Administrator:  Hannah Emig

NAWBO Oct. 21 Luncheon: 

Topic: Tax Puzzles & Solutions

Diana L. Hughes, CPA, CVA


Plan now to attend the October 21 luncheon with Diana Hughes speaking on tax issues, some of the stumbling blocks that she finds common on tax preparation and learn about fraud and protecting our businesses!


Diana, a graduate of the University of Kentucky is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Valuation Analyst, Certified Forensic Insurance Specialist and a partner in the firm of Hisle & Company. Her experience includes audits, tax preparation, business valuations, and consulting and specialized training in forensic accounting and fraud detection and deterrence.

Diana is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants. She has served in multiple positions on the board of both Professional Women’s Forum, NAWBO and Bluegrass Junior Women’s Club. Diana also served six years on the finance committee of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. She currently holds the treasurer’s position on the board of Surgery on Sunday.


Oct. 21, 2014 11:30am-1:00pm
$20 Members/$24 Guests 

at Sal's, Tates Creek Road

RSVP HERE: www.lexnawbo.org

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