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4th Annual Success in the Queen City Event

On October 25 we celebrated 30 years of "H.R.5050," the legislation sponsored by NAWBO which allowed a woman to obtain a business loan without a male’s signature.


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Education, Entertainment, Business Resources,
Networking, Happy Hour Socials, and More!


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Trailblazer Partner!

Thank you to Bank of America, our Trailblazer Partner, and supporter of Charlotte-area Women Business Owners

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Spring Membership Drive is Going on NOW –
Save $$ and Boost Your Business


Members: Check out the Referral Program, save your referred members $100, and you’ll attend the National Women’s Business Conference for FREE!
NAWBO’s Referral Program Details

NAWBO Charlotte Means YOUR Business

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!


Member Roster & Online Directory: 

To access the member roster,  please visit the National NAWBO web site below.  Your login information will be for the national site, and through your dashboard you’ll have access to the National Online Member Directory.  Please contact them if you need assistance.
NAWBO Charlotte Member Roster & National Online Directory

NAWBO Charlotte Events

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Join NAWBO Charlotte TODAY to have your voice amplified and heard, and fuel your business, lifestyle and community!

NAWBO’s national organization is proud to serve as the voice of the nation’s 11 million+ women-owned businesses, and represent women entrepreneurs in all sectors, sizes, and stages of development. A NAWBO membership offers women-owned businesses the best of all worlds – a local platform, resources, and support for their business and their voice, with connections to a national organization and brand. If you have NAWBO Charlotte membership questions, please contact us at

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 Congratulations to our 2018 Women in Business Award Winners!

Each year NAWBO Charlotte awards two women business owners with prestigious awards.  These women are nominated by you, and a panel of judges interviews each candidate finalist to choose the final winner. Read more about this year’s awards and all our finalists: 2018 Women Business Owner Awards.

Woman Business Owner:
Debbie Peterson
Money Counts

As owner of Money Counts, Deborah has turned her passion of helping people unleash their money’s hidden potential into a successful financial planning firm. Drawing from her 18 years of experience in banking and project management, she specializes in creating personal cash flow strategies that have her clients meet today’s needs while building for their futures. For Deborah, “Success is not about the money you have in the bank–it is about enabling you to live the life you want–now and in the future.”


Rising Star:
Crystal Cliff
Phoenix Moon Acupuncture & Apothecary

Crystal is a former police officer and massage therapist turned Licensed Acupuncturist, Oriental Medicine practitioner and advocate of Daoist Classical Chinese Medicine healing philosophies and methods. Out of her own journey back from a Traumatic Brain Injury, Crystal has developed new treatments that significantly increase her patients’ ability to regain near-normal functioning. She is driven by her passion to create wellness and continues to explore ways of blending ancient medicines with modern ailments while honoring her Daoist and Shamanist lineage.

Corporate Partners

NAWBO Charlotte partners with numerous local and regional businesses who support our area’s Women Business Owners. We appreciate their contribution and support! See the full list of our Corporate Partners.


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.  FOX CHARLOTTE




NAWBO Charlotte Means Business
NAWBO® Charlotte is a professional organization specifically designed to fuel the success of all women-owned businesses in the greater Charlotte area.  Since 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO®) has been the front line of America’s 11 million women-owned businesses. The organization helps women across the U.S. move their businesses forward by sharing resources, providing education, and providing a single voice to define economic and public policy.

Video: The Power of You.