The Bank of America Business Growth Academy supports female entrepreneurs who are dedicated to scaling their business.

The program is brought to you by the National Association of Women Business Owners.
The fall 2021 cohort will be facilitated by NAWBO San Diego.

The Academy will guide nine business owners through the essential steps to grow their business. The eight week course consists of an online learning platform and weekly group Zoom meetings. This time will be used to receive feedback, brainstorm ideas, connect with guest experts, and build a community among the participants. Additionally, participants will be thoughtfully paired with a "business buddy" -- to create further support and connection throughout the program.

The program covers all aspect of business growth...

Bank of America is committed to supporting female entrepreneurs in the growth of their business.  The National Association of Women Business Owners is thrilled to partner with BofA to make that happen.
Thanks to a generous donation from Bank of America, this $1000 program is free for all who are accepted.

Over 2 years in business, at least one employee, and over $200,000 in annual revenue. You must reside in the counties of San Diego, Orange, Riverside, or Los Angeles.  You need to be able to dedicate 2-3 hours per week on the e-course content AND to attend each of the eight weekly virtual classroom sessions from 10am-12pm PT on Fridays - September 17th through November 5th.

The application deadline is August 25th. The cohort will be announced August 30th.
There are only nine spots available, so apply today! 


The National Association of Women Business Owners is a membership-based organization which supports women in the growth of their business through local, regional and national events, while also giving them a unified voice to help shape economic and public policy at the state and federal level.

NAWBO was formed when a group of business women came together to fight for the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ratified in 1974), which finally allowed women to open a credit card or take out a loan without a male cosigner. & 


Felena Hanson is the president of NAWBO San Diego. She is a long-time entrepreneur and marketing maven.  Her latest venture, Hera Hub, is a spa-inspired shared workspace and business accelerator for female entrepreneurs. This as-needed, flexible work and meeting space provides a productive environment for growing businesses. Hera Hub members have access to a professional space to meet with clients and to connect and collaborate with like-minded business owners, thus giving them the support they need to be prosperous.

Felena has grown Hera Hub to 6 locations across the U.S.  She truly knows what it takes to scale a business.  Her book, “Flight Club – Rebel, Reinvent, and Thrive: How to Launch Your Dream Business” is available on Amazon.