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Founding Member Organisations

ANWBN is a coalition of 52 organizations that exists to enhance the economic status of Women so as to ensure peaceful co-habitation, credible job creation and adequate infrastructural provision across Nigeria. As a network we focus on total Women Empowerment, building leadership skills, access to credit, patronage of made in Nigerian goods as well as creating a gender friendly environment for women. The association has as its:


A vibrant and premier coalition of professional and business women membership organizations in Nigeria, dedicated to promoting policy reforms that ensure sustainable economic development; and as its.


To improve the capacity of members and encourage sustainable entrepreneurship development among women through advocacy in the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria.

Objectives, are to:

  1. Enhance democracy and good governance amongst its members.
  2. Strengthen the capacity of members to achieve entrepreneurship development.
  3. Be the driving force and provide solutions for women business development in Nigeria.
  4. Develop Business and Economic Policy Documents for submissions to, and discussions with, the Governments of Nigeria.
  5. Be a unifying voice to advocate effectively for professional and business women.
  6. Foster partnerships and alliances with business associations and the Nigerian Government in relevant economic and socio-political matters.

The Coalition is dedicated to the economic and socio-political development of Nigeria through a formalized system of Public-Private Dialogue among the three tiers of government, and other relevant stakeholders


ANWBN has in its capacity, and with the support of CIPE carried out numerous capacity building projects and research works aimed at tried to identifying some of these major impediments facing business and professional women, and seeking for credible ways of ameliorating them. In 2014, ANWBN conducted an advocacy project on access to credit for women entrepreneurs after a national survey carried out by her through a Consultant. With the adequate data collected from the survey, ANWBN developed policy recommendations to overcome these challenges, and subsequently approached the Central Bank of Nigeria, and other relevant government agencies in Nigeria, as well as commercial and development finance institutions to discuss the findings and seek support to improved women’s access to finance.

In 2016 also, ANWBN with the support of CIPE took time to examine the Business Environment under which Nigerian Women operate. With the engagement of a Consultant ANWBN gathered data on the challenges therein, and possible ways of overcoming them. Thereafter, she drafted a Policy Document and went further to develop a National Women Business Agenda which was launched in November, 2016 in Abuja. The Launch had in attendance, the relevant Heads and Representative from the Executive Arm of Government, Parliamentarians, Private Sectors Operators, Development Institutions, NGOs and other relevant Stakeholders. ANWBN is currently engaging in rapid advocacy projects to ensure actualization of the developed National Women Business Agenda. It is equally collaborating with different bodies on this program and more.

ANWBN Member Associations:

ANWBN have Fifty Two (52) Organizations representing over Four Million (>4,000,000) Women in Nigeria.

  1. A little Sleep, a little Slumber – ALS
  2. Association of Nigerian Women In Business – ANWIB
  3. Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria – APWEN
  4. Association of Women Farmers Nigeria – AWFAN
  5. 5Association of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners – AWEBO
  6. African Women Entrepreneurship Program – AWEP
  7. Association of Women in Trade & Agriculture – AWITA
  8. Business and Professional Women – BPW
  9. Committee of Friends For Humanity – COFFHA
  10. Country Women Association of Nigeria – COWAN
  11. Digital Network for Women Empowerment – DNWE
  12. Female Architects of Nigeria – FAN
  13. ECOWAS Federation of Business Women – FEBWE
  14. Female Drivers Association of Nigeria – FEDAN
  15. Federation of Women Lawyers – FIDA
  16. International Women’s Society – IWS
  17. Nigerian Market Women Association – NMWA
  18. Medical Women Association of Nigeria – MWAN
  19. National Association of Nigerian Traders (Women Wing)- NANTS
  20. Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprise – NASME
  21. Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industrialists – NASSI
  22. Nigerian Association of Women Entrepreneurs – NAWE
  23. NACCIMA Women Group – NAWORG
  24. NNEW – NECA’s Network of Entrepreneurial Women
  25. Nigerian Network of Women Exporters Services – NNWES
  26. Nigerian Young Women Political Forum – NYWPF
  27. Organization of Women In International Trade – OWIT
  28. Professional Working Women Association of Nigeria – PWWAN
  29. Shea Butter Association For Women – SBA4W
  30. Small Scale Women Farmers Association of Nigeria – SSWFAN
  31. Women in Oil and Gas – WEOG
  32. Women Entrepreneurs and Professional Development Network – WEPDN.
  33. Women In Logistics and Transport – WILAT
  34. Women in Maritime Association – WIMA
  35. Women in Management Business and Public Service – WIMBIZ
  36. Women in Renewable Energy – WIRE-A
  37. Women In Successful Careers – WISCAR
  38. Women in Sustainable Power Africa Network – WISPAnet
  39. Women in Shipping and Trade – WISTA
  40. WOCON – Women Consortium of Nigeria
  41. Women Organization for Agriculture Nigeria – WOFAN
  42. Women Empowering Women Organization – WEWO
  43. Women in Agribusiness – WIA
  44. 44. Women in Mining – WIM
  45. Women in Small Scale businesses – WISSB
  46. Women Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative – WRAPA
  47. Better Life for Children and Women Future Foundation – BLCWFF
  48. Women Empowering Women Organization – WEWO
  49. Women In Small Business – WISB
  50. 50. Better Life For Children and Women Future Foundation – BLCWFF
  51. Nigeria Young Women Political Forum – NYWPF
  52. Small Scale Women Farmers Association of Nigeria – SSWFAN

ANWBN is still open for Membership.