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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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2 weeks ago

NAWBO Charlotte

This just in!

readyCLT, Charlotte's Small Business Readiness & Recovery Center is open Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. Navigators are ready to assist callers and chat clients with the following at NO cost:

Loans, grants and employment assistance (

Access to Capital Grant assistance and information

Re-opening information and guidance of the three phased
plan Industry specific best-practices and guidance

Training assistance for business owners and non-profits

Marketing and branding assistance in the area of re-opening, customer/client confidence and business

PPE sourcing and offerings while supplies last

Small business training and assistance with preparing documentation for application processes

In addition, their team will also guide businesses that request a strategy for navigating business during COVID-19 a full digital plan and marketing strategy to execute while they endeavor to get back to work.

Hotline: 704-837-4050

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The center is managed by the Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Charlotte
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3 weeks ago

NAWBO Charlotte

Our first Virtual Social Wine Event was a total success! We networked, danced and won prices! The special gifts delivered prior to the event was enjoyed by all and we got to meet some great women business owners in Charlotte. #weshowup ... See MoreSee Less

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Lisa Payerle Jordan and our very own Ada Stevens with her front porch photography project!! We are forever grateful to you Lisa for all you have done for NAWBO Charlotte!!! #snaphappyphoto #weshowup #nawbocharlotte ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

NAWBO Charlotte

Are you certified Women-Owned Small Business? Looking to become one? Learn more about the recent changes to the federal certification program by joining this upcoming free webinar on July 16 at 2 P.M. Click on the link in the comments to learn more! ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to our 2020 Women in Business Award Winners!

Nicole Reina

Amaze Clean

Nicole Reina, CEO/Founder of Amaze Clean, opened her commercial cleaning company with big dreams in 2017. Diagnosed with 98% hearing loss at just 18 months old, Nicole was able to fully develop her speech and attend public school on time with the help of hearing aids, support from her stepfather, and true perseverance. She has successfully obtained two Bachelor’s degrees, as well as an MBA. After a successful career in retail, Nicole was inspired to venture out on her own. With help from her husband, who spent 20+ years in the Janitorial Industry, Amaze Clean was born. In her spare time, Nicole is devoted to spending time with her husband, two daughters, and their boxer.

Shirley Viincent

Netrocon Digital

Shirley Vincent left the corporate workforce to become a serial entrepreneur in STEM. She founded Netrocon Systems in 2002 to build software products and Applications that are easy to use with intuitive product design. She later founded Netrocon Digital, which helped clients undergo successful digital marketing transformation.  Under Shirley’s leadership, Netrocon Systems and Netrocon Digital grew to be a multi-million-dollar businesses with offices in 3 states and a satellite office in London. Shirley has been named Enterprising Woman of the year 2019 and Netrocon Digital won the Gold winner of the year award in 2019 by SVUS. She was also a finalist for CEO of the year 2018 by Go Global awards in the international category.


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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