Welcome to NAWBO Charlotte, an organization specifically designed to fuel the success of the over 40,000 women-owned businesses in the greater Charlotte area. Below is just a snapshot of our many benefits of resources, education, and support for you and your business:

Events and Benefits for Members

  • Monthly Signature meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of each month
  • Holiday Gala gathering held in December
  • Annual Woman Business Owner Awards Gala event held in the Spring: The Rising Star and Woman Business Owner awards are announced
  • Monthly Expansion Groups – small networking opportunities throughout the city
  • Mastermind: small peer advisory group participation (Premier Members only)
  • Limelight Table: business display table at monthly Signature meeting (Premier Members only)
  • Annual Women’s Business National Conference – location varies
  • Member rates available for NAWBO Charlotte and NAWBO national events
  • Special interest groups at the National level
  • Educational webinars, training sessions, and business resources offered at the National level
  • Discounts and special offers from National corporate partners
  • Your voice and interest as a business owner represented on Capitol Hill by National public policy team

New Members – Welcome and Involvement:

  • One-on-one orientation meeting
  • Many, many committee volunteer opportunities
  • 30-second introduction at podium at monthly meeting within 6-months of joining

Education
✴ Speakers at monthly meetings and expansion groups cover a variety of topics, and
represent a variety of business segments
✴ Discount on Strategic Alliances’ seminars and conferences
✴ NAWBO National conferences include workshops and seminars
✴ NAWBO Charlotte and National websites offer articles and resources

Communication
* NAWBO Charlotte LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook pages offer event reminders of NAWBO and community partner events and detailed information.
* Local website includes NAWBO Charlotte member directory, event details and registration, calendar of events, and Corporate Partners contact information (nawbocharlotte.org)
National website includes NAWBO National member directory, event calendar, online article library, Partner discounts and benefits, Resource articles and guides, and more (nawbo.org)

National Connection
Being a part of NAWBO National offers invaluable access to business resources, regional & national educational and networking seminars, discounts from corporate partners, and advocacy and a voice in public policy creation at a national level.

PR/Advertising
Discount on a variety of opportunities through local and National Corporate Partners
E-mail newsletter advertisements & announcements
Multiple PR opportunities for award winners and all finalists
Use of NAWBO Charlotte and NAWBO National logo
Connect with members on LinkedIn Group page, Twitter feed, and Facebook Fan Page

Public Policy
Information available about public policy issues at all levels of government that affect you as a woman-owned business
Information available about the advocacy work being done for women-owned businesses at the different levels of government
Opportunity to meet political leaders during Public Policy Days in Washington, DC
Advocacy presence in Washington DC promoting & monitoring small business legislation
Public Policy Alert emails from National include important updates on legislation that affect women business owners, and address what you can do to help

Corporate Partners
Discounts with NAWBO National Corporate & Affinity Partners (i.e., UPS shipping discount- visit www.nawbo.org for more info)
Access to NAWBO Charlotte Corporate Partner representatives – as knowledgeable business resources, and a source for incentives and discounts

Affinity Partners
NAWBO Affinity Partners provide exclusive member-only discounts and benefits that help our members improve their bottom line. Through these alliances, affinity partners reach out and influence decision makers, elevating their status as the “brand of choice” in delivering workplace and at-home solutions for women business owners.   Click Here to see the full list of National NAWBO Affinity Partners.

Monthly Signature meetings are held at Byron’s South End, 101 W. Worthington Avenue, Charlotte.
Lunch meetings begin at 11:30 am (networking); meal and program begin at
12 noon.  Dinner meetings begin at 5:00 pm (networking); meal and program begin at 6:00 pm.

Leadership Opportunities
Serve on the NAWBO Charlotte Board of Directors.
Serve as a NAWBO committee member.