NAWBO Charlotte means your business.

Welcome to the National Association of Women Business Owners, Charlotte Chapter, an organization specifically designed to fuel the success of the women-owned businesses in the Charlotte area.

NAWBO Charlotte offers business development, educational resources, connections, and other resources to move your business forward. Programs, speakers, events, corporate partnerships, advocacy and workshops are all designed to support YOU and your business. NAWBO Charlotte welcomes you to join our diverse and talented group of women business owners. Since 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO®) has been the front line of America’s 11 million+ women-owned businesses. We help women across the U.S. move their businesses forward by sharing resources, providing education, and a single voice to define economic and public policy. Explore our website and social media to find out more about our organization, and to keep up with news about our chapter, members and partners. If you haven’t visited an event yet, please do!

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4 days ago

NAWBO Charlotte

If you are planning to attend NAWBO National Advocacy Day in DC registration must be finalized no later than May 20 for security clearance! #weshowup #nawbonational #nawbocharlotte #advocacy #womeninbiz #shepreneurs ... See MoreSee Less

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7 days ago

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Congratulations to our immediate past President and author Stacey Brown Randall on the Distinguished Favorite Independent Press Award for her very first published book “Generating Business Referrals”!! You have only just begun Stacey and your NAWBO sisters are so proud of you!!! ⭐️#GabbyBookAwards #weshowup #nawbocharlotte #publishedauthor #rockstar ... See MoreSee Less

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7 days ago

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If you are looking for Mecklenburg County work and have been certified as a woman owner business this looks like a great opportunity for education and networking! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

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Hillary Moulliet, owner of the Art Space Studio, joined NAWBO Charlotte earlier this year. We wanted you to get to know Hillary so here is her story in her own words:

“ It all started twenty one years ago: a small Canadian ski town, a honeymoon and a coupe salad plate. Who knew what that little plate would set into motion ...

Up until that trip, I hadn't considered myself a true Creative. I had a marketing degree and worked for a non profit in a position that fit me perfectly: grant writing (I love writing), fundraising (I'm good at asking for things) and event planning (who doesn't want to throw parties?). It was after that trip that my entrepreneurial interest (thanks mom and dad!) and creativity (thanks Grammie!) collided into an awesome adventure. My first studio opened in Jacksonville, Florida in 1997.

Most days you can find me bouncing between my two studios in Charlotte (Art Space Studio, a pottery painting and glass fusing studio, and the other, a new and still unnamed makers studio), shuttling my teen son to school and sports (my daughter is in college - go ECU!) and cuddling with our two rescue cats.

As a successful studio owner for twenty years, I've been asked to speak and teach at industry events and seminars. I've written business and marketing articles for the industry's magazine. I've had the privilege to consult with studio owners, helping open new studios and develop marketing strategies.

That honeymoon that set all this in motion? Well, the marriage ended. In your gut you just know what is right and where you want to be. I pray every day; I keep my eyes and my soul open. Opportunities often are disguised as challenges or even defeat. It's pretty amazing what can happen when you open your heart and your mind to the universe! “

Hillary has a great new space and another NAWBO sister is hosting a workshop in her space! Here is info on the upcoming workshop!

You go Hillary!
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1 week ago

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Congratulations to the talented and inspiring Christine Kindlin Roper our 2019 Woman Business Owner of the Year⭐️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to our 2019 Women in Business Award Winners!

Christine Roper

Roper Physical Therapy

Christine opened Roper Physical Therapy in 2003, offering individualized treatment plans incorporating myofascial release. In 2012, she joined forces with her friend and colleague adding a medical-based, bio-mechanically sound yoga program to their physical therapy practice. Christine and her dynamic team of therapists have found success in helping their patients heal and achieve better quality of life by combining their expertise in myofascial release, physical therapy and knowledge of medical-based yoga. Christine has been a guest speaker covering topics surrounding medical-based yoga and myofascial release at several colleges and universities. Currently Christine is a committee member for the Gold Award Committee at Hornet’s Nest Girl Scouts and is a board member of the non-profit organization, Brave Step. Christine resides in Charlotte with her husband of 22 years and their 3 children.

Melisa Galasso

Galasso Learning Solutions

Melisa Galasso, CPA, is the founder of Galasso Learning Solutions LLC, where she designs and facilitates courses in advanced technical accounting and auditing topics. She also supports essential professional development, public speaking, and business skills. She is fortunate to work with clients motivated to invest in high-quality custom training for their staff. Melisa’s passion for instructional design is one of the differentiators that sets her apart from other CPE providers. She was honored as one of the 50 Most Influential Women by the Mecklenburg Times and has earned several awards for public speaking and technical training. Melisa enjoys traveling, watching her daughter ride her horse, and spending quality time with family. She finds balance through yoga, reading, and frequents local performing arts shows.


In the News:

NAWBO Charlotte past president Penny Benkeser appeared on WJZY’s Good Day Charlotte with co-host Barbara Pinson. During October’s National Women’s Small Business Month, Penny shared information on the 92,000 women-owned businesses in the Charlotte metro area and the chapter’s 2nd Annual Success in the City event held on October 26.

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