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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

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Having a festive time at Vida Cantina - Charlotte ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago

NAWBO Charlotte

Happy Holidays! Celebrate the season tonight with NAWBO Charlotte at Vida Cantina - Charlotte in the Epicentre. Shout out to Merrill-Lynch for sponsoring this event tonight! ... See MoreSee Less

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6 days ago

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Please welcome new member Judy Courtemanche! Judy is the owner of Courtemanche & Associates, a healthcare consulting firm specializing in regulatory and accreditation assessment, evaluation, education and readiness. They work with hospitals and other healthcare entities to interpret and implement new regulatory expectations. In her spare time, Judy enjoys arts and crafts, and she just adopted a rescued dog named Zoe who keeps her on my toes when she’s not working! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Hello Oprah-Lovers! A group of NAWBO members are planning to attend the Jan 18th Oprah workshop in Charlotte. In looking at the available seats - Section 116 is lower level and has a good cluster of seats available for $159 each. As an alternative, Section 231 (just behind 116) has seats for $100.
Everyone is on their own to purchase tickets! We are making these sections the "unofficial" NAWBO sections.
If you want to attend, visit
and purchase seats in that section - or close to that section. Let me know once you've done so and we will keep a list of all the members going so we can send out any additional details (carpooling, dinner the night before etc. etc).
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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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