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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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Shopping season is in full force today on Cyber Monday! If you are a small business owner tag yourself in this post and post the name of your company and what you are selling which will make great gifts for the holidays so that your NAWBO sisters can support you during the holidays and beyond!! 🧑‍🎄💃🏼🧑🏿‍🎄🎁🧑🏽‍🎄#weshowup #NAWBONation #weshopnawbo #nawbocharlotte #cybermonday #localshopping ... See MoreSee Less

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May the good things of life be yours in abundance this Thanksgiving holiday. We are grateful for you. #NAWBO #nawbocharlotte #weshowup #attitudeofgratitude #NAWBONation ... See MoreSee Less

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NAWBO Charlotte's Member Spotlight today salutes Karen Bennetts, owner of Little Red Bird , for her ten years of NAWBO Charlotte membership!!
Little Red Bird helps companies discover and express their brand voices through strategic and creative communications. They uncover what’s unique and authentic about a brand, then convey it in a meaningful way that forms new connections with customers for organizations ranging from education and financial services, to health care and high tech.
Karen is past president of NAWBO Charlotte. Her company, Little Red Bird also serves as a sponsor of NAWBO Charlotte. Karen has served as a Director on the National Board of NAWBO and is currently serving as the Secretary/Treasurer of NAWBO National.
Karen is a multi talented entrepreneur and NAWBO Charlotte is so grateful to have had Karen as a member for the past decade! Cheers to another decade! #weshowup #nawbocharlotte #nawbonation #memberspotlight #womeninbiz
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Congratulations to our 2020 Women in Business Award Winners!

RISING STAR
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.

WOMAN BUSINESS OWNER
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.

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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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