Buffalo attorney named chair of National Association of Women Business Owners

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) has named Buffalo attorney Lisa Coppola, founder and managing partner of The Coppola Firm, as chair of its 2023-2024 board of directors.

NAWBO is a dues-based organization representing more than 12 million women entrepreneurs across all industries. On a national level, the NAWBO board lobbies lawmakers on challenges for women business owners and how to address them.

“Women business owners are an integral part of the nation’s economic vitality,” Coppola said. “NAWBO is the voice for these engines in our economy. As I lead this organization, I aim to ensure that all Americans hear and understand the importance of women business owners in their communities and nationwide.”

Coppola is the principal of The Coppola Firm, a law firm that practices in the areas of business planning, litigation, human resources, and personal injury law and offers workplace training.

She is past president of the NAWBO Buffalo Niagara Chapter, and is past chair of the National Presidents Assembly Steering Committee. She also serves as a U.S. Small Business Administration Region 2 Regulatory Fairness Board representative for New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

NAWBO is led by CEO Jen Earles. The 2023-2024 NAWBO board of directors includes Coppola; Karen Bennetts, immediate past chair; Janis Shinkawa, chair-elect; Megan Patton, treasurer; Thresette Briggs, secretary; Jacqueline Hayes; Lesa Seibert; Krista Martinez; and Sherrie Barr Mack, chair of the presidents assembly steering committee.


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