The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) involves women business owners from San Antonio who mentor young high school female students to encourage them to explore entrepreneurship as a means to financial independence and career satisfaction. In turn, the students compete for scholarships by composing a business plan to possibly start a business of their own in the future.  The students meet several  times after school with women business owners to develop business etiquette tips, learning about collaboration, team building, and brainstorming business ideas to begin the dream of becoming an entrepreneur and making it a reality. 

There are several  chapters of the organization throughout the United States, however here is the link for the San Antonio -Entrepreneurial Connections.

Please contact Mrs. Zapper or Mrs. Gutierrez for more NAWBO information or visit

Entrepreneurial Connections Flyer--Events and Timeline below

Entrepreneurial Connections
2018-2019 Schedule of Events


Build Relationships

School Liaison Kickoff 
Thurs, Sept 6, 2018 DOCUMATION 5:00-6:00 pm

NAWBO members meet with school liaisons to develop relationships with new and returning school liaisons and communicate the excitement of the program.

EC Business Conference #1
Thurs, Oct 11, 2018 8:30am-2:30pm

Teens meet fellow students and women business owners, learn business etiquette tops, will learn about financial literacy from the experts at Wells Fargo, and begin working on their Business Plans.

Train Entrepreneurs

School Champion Visits
Oct 2018 – Feb 2018

NAWBO members and Wells Fargo volunteers will dailitate (3) one-hour mentoring sessions at each school to develop their understanding of entrepreneurship, the business plan concept, and pointers on how to think like an entrepreneur and answer questions about starting a business.

Facilitator Fete
Thurs, Nov 8, 2018 Location TBD 5:30-7pm

Women business owners gather for an overview of the conference and to gain an understanding of their role as facilitators at the event.

EC Business Conference #2
Tues, Nov 13, 2018 UTSA Main Campus 8:30am-2:30pm

Teens experience a high energy and interactive day meeting other teens and women business owners, learning about collaboration, team building and will have the opportunity to work on their personal business plans.

Business Plan Training
Mon, Jan 14,2019 Wells Fargo 5:00-7:00pm

Entrepreneurial Connections participants will receive hands on help from NAWBO-SA Members and Wells Fargo with their Business Plan.

Reward Performance

Business Plan Competition Deadline
Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 11:59 pm

Entrepreneurial Connections participants submit Business Plans describing their business dreams for a chance to win scholarships and other prizes.

Scholarship Awards
March-May 2019

Scholarships Sponsors and NAWBO representatives will visit winner’s school to celebrate this year’s successes and recognize business plan scholarship winners.