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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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4 days ago

Carolina Aponte
Here is the pre-winning interview NAWBO CharlotteI am grateful and honored for this wonderful opportunity.#wbo2021 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Nikki Frazier Bradley
What a night! I was so honored to be recognized as 1 of 3 finalists for the NAWBO Charlotte Rising Star Award from a group of 30 nominees. All of the women who were celebrated were absolutely incredible and are doing amazing things in the business community here in the Carolinas.AND it was fun to get dressed up with the Hubs Matt Bradley!Congrats to Carolina Aponte (Woman Business Owner of the Year) and Nikki Fraley Laub (Rising Star Award Recipient)!!And congrats to my fellow finalists:Amy Gorden HaskellLena LumelskyKeri Drake Bonfili ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Shirley Vincent
I enjoyed presenting the Woman Business Owner of the year award yesterday evening at the NAWBO Charlotte gala! Congratulations Carolina Aponte for winning the WBO of the year and Nikki Fraley Laub for the Rising Star of the year award. ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations to our 2021 Women in Business Award Winners!

RISING STAR
Nikki Laub

Amaze Clean

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.

WOMAN BUSINESS OWNER
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.

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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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