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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. Our 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 using our 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. Please come visit!

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**New Member Alert!** Let's give a bit welcome to Jasmine Zick Hathaway and her company, Compass Coordinators. Compass Coordinators provides concierge support for people experiencing the loss of a loved one or divorce. She enjoys reading, biking on the greenway, and occasional hand embroidery. She had the awesome experience of studying abroad in Chile and got to see a desert blooming in the north and penguins in the south! Check out her company at And let's be sure to wish her a very happy birthday (Sept 12th!). ... See MoreSee Less
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SAVE THE DATEBack by popular demand-Success in the Queen City & NAWBO Talks.Early Bird Pricing lasts until October 1NAWBO Members: $50Non-Members: $55Virtual Attendance: $20Pricing AFTER October 1:NAWBO Members: $55Non-Members: $60Virtual Attendance: $20Deadline to Register: October 15Please click on the link below to in becoming an event sponsor? Click on the link here: #nawbocharlotte #weshowup #NAWBO #womeninbusiness #successmindset ... See MoreSee Less
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Our first ever hybrid Signature Meeting would never have happened last evening without our gracious, ferocious, amazing Kathryn Sundstrom Bacon who makes all things possible for NAWBO Charlotte. We ended the evening singing a heartfelt Happy Birthday to this superstar! ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations to our 2021 Women in Business Award Winners!

Nikki Laub

Premiere Concrete Supply

Nikki Laub officially founded Premiere Concrete Supply in February 2016. With a background in Sales, Operations, Logistics & HR, Nikki took everything she knew and applied it to a different industry.
Nikki was born in Cincinnati, where she now lives as a single mother of 4 boys, although her business is based in Charlotte, N.C. After staying home for nine years, she accepted an entry-level position with Home Depot, quickly growing through the ranks. Nikki was then courageous enough to venture out on her own. She worked full-time with a Ready-Mix concrete company before founding Premiere. Nikki’s fiery personality and strong work ethic helped her carve out her own path in a new, male-dominated industry.

Carolina Aponte

Caja Holdings

Carolina Aponte is the founder of CAJA Holdings, LLC and Outsource Accounting provider in Indian Trail, NC. She graduated from Florida’s Nova Southeastern University. She holds a Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Entrepreneurship certificate. Carolina is the recipient of the Latin American Businesswoman 2012 Award in Charlotte, NC and the 2017 NAWBO Charlotte Rising Star Award. Carolina is also a recipient of The Mecklenburg Times 2019 Phenoms honoree and 2020 50 Most Influential Women in the Charlotte region. She currently serves as President of the 2020-2021 NAWBO Charlotte Board of Directors, and is a recipient of Career Mastered 2021 Leadership Award.


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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