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 for Members
✴ Monthly meetings (our Educational Speaker Series) are held the 1st Tuesday of each month
✴ Holiday Gala gathering held in December
Annual Awards Event held in Spring: members within the organization are honored
✴ Monthly Expansion Groups: NAWBO South and NAWBO North meet every other month on special topics
✴ Networking opportunities at monthly meetings, and area networking meetings
✴ Masterminds: small group participation
✴ Annual National Conference (location varies)
✴ Discount rates for members at both NAWBO Charlotte and NAWBO National events
✴ Special interest groups available at National level

New Members- Welcome and Involvement
✴ Ambassador program
✴ New Member orientation sessions offered twice each year
✴ Many, many committee volunteer opportunities
✴ 30-second introduction at podium at monthly meeting within six-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
NewsFlash email reminders sent prior to each monthly meeting
NewsBlog to learn about Charlotte area news and events.
NAWBO Charlotte LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook pages offer event reminders of NAWBO and Alliance partner events and detailed information
Local website includes NAWBO Charlotte member directory, event details and registration, message board, calendar of events, Corporate Partners contact info, and WBO certification info (nawbocharlotte.org)
National website includes NAWBO National member directory, event calendar, online article library 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
Limelight tables at monthly meetings (for more info or to check availability contact nawbo@nawbocharlotte.org)
Distribution of your company’s literature/promo items at monthly meetings
Multiple PR opportunities for award winners and all finalists
Receive interview requests from NAWBO National and local media outlets
Business news placement on NAWBO National social media and newsletters
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 female political leaders during Public Policy Days
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 increase 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 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.