The vision

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The Columbus chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners aims to advance women entrepreneurs toward economic, social and political achievement.

The group’s mission is to:

  • Develop and grow strong, profitable women-owned business.
  • Build strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations.
  • Transform public policy and influence opinion makers.
  • Affect changes in the business culture.

The officers


Kelly Borth


Vice President/


Karen McVey

Women In New Growth Stages (WINGS)


Melody Borchers

My Turf


Tammy Schakett

Eastside Bookkeeping & Tax Service

Immediate Past President

Marcia Swigart Hoyt

Harris, McClellan, Binau & Cox

Senior Council

Lindagrace Hickey

Whalen & Co. CPAs

Public Policy Chair

Melinda Carter

City of Columbus

Equal Business Opportunity Office

Public Relations Co-Chair

Kimberly Lee

MSL Collections

Public Relations Co-Chair

Karen Bruno

Yepsen Bruno & Co.

Membership Chair

Victoria Green

Green Insurance Agency

Programs Chair

Tricia Smith

Secure Check Inc.

The details

The Columbus chapter of NAWBO holds alternating lunch and dinner meetings the second Wednesday or Thursday of each month. The chapter has more than 60 members and holds an annual golf outing, a candidate’s night, a women business owner recognition event, leadership training and other special programming and conferences.

Membership fees are $150 the first year and $125 annually for renewal.