Lourdes Miranda of Bethesda has been elected the 1982-1983 president of the National Association of Women Business Owners. She and other NAWBO officers were installed at the association's annual convention in Miami.

Miranda is president and chief executive officer of Miranda Associates Inc., a Bethesda intercultural research and consulting firm formed in 1975 with offices in Washington and San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is also one of the founders of the Hispanic Broadcast Corp., a proposed Spanish-language radio station in the Washington area, and the Universidad Boricua, the first Puerto Rican university in this country.

Miranda is a member of the board of directors of the Professional Services Council of Washington, the Women's Equity Action League, and the Ibero American Chamber of Commerce. She is a past president of the National Conference of Puerto Rican Women and serves on the advisory board of the Women's National Bank in Washington.

The National Association of Women Business Owners was established in 1974 in Washington to promote business ownership among women, to provide education and training to its members, and to serve as a forum through which women entrepreneuers can establish themselves in the business world. The association's headquarters is now in Chicago and present membership includes approximately 1,200 women business owners and 17 chapters around the country.