NAWBO Charlotte’s 2022 Annual Awards Gala!

The premier event of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Charlotte Chapter (NAWBO), drawing prominent businesswomen throughout the region.

Two great awards, one great night!

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 finalist to choose the final winners.

The Woman Business Owner Award, presented by Bank of America, is given to a member who has demonstrated strong leadership skills in growing and managing a successful business that is more than five years old.

The Rising Star Award, presented by Chase, is given to a member who has demonstrated entrepreneurial creativity and determination in successfully managing a business that is less than five years old.

Congratulations to our 2022 Award Winners!

Presented by Bank of America and Chase

Lena Lumelsky

Woland Web
2022 Woman Business Owner

Alison Eddings

Top Dog Tax & Accounting
2022 Rising Star

2022 Women Business Owner Award Finalists

Presented by Bank of America

Caryn Lee


Caryn Lee’s first career was with a large consulting firm where she led large bank mergers and technology projects.  After 15 years, she left to follow her passion of prioritizing people in the workplace. She started her second career by buying into a company that published a Big Five personality assessment.  She then founded Narrative in 2015, a consulting firm that partners with organizations to improve engagement, culture, and communication.  Narrative uses research-based assessments to teach people why they behave the way they do, help them to understand each other, and teach them to communicate and collaborate successfully.

Renate Moore

Lady Ren’s

Renate Moore is a healthy lifestyle consultant who promotes that health is more than a diet, it’s a lifestyle.  Evolving from an author to gourmet baker, and concierge chef; she uses her multi-faceted expertise to help people create healthy habits, not restrictions, so that they can enjoy food and good health too.

Prior to being an entrepreneur, Renate held careers in Real Estate, Wall Street, and International Education that enhanced her skills in leadership, problem solving, allowing her to manage her strongest suits – patience, and resilience.

Her cookbook: JUST EAT, Pure and Simple Cooking (2019 International Marcom Awards) won a platinum award for its creativity and content. This opened the door to other opportunities, as well as TV appearances and honorable media mentions.

Lena Lumelsky

Woland Web

Lena was born in Minsk, Belarus (former U.S.S.R.), which was very different than the U.S. – private enterprise of any kind was forbidden by the criminal code. That didn’t stop Lena, whose parents gifted her a second birth by immigrating to the U.S. when she was 16. Lena earned a Bachelor’s and Master of Computer Science in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

After graduation, Lena worked on Wall Street – becoming Vice President (with over 60 reports) by age 26.

In 2005, Lena’s family moved to Charlotte, where she started @Woland Web as a solopreneur. The company has grown to a team of eight.

2022 Rising Star Award Finalists

Presented by Chase

Amy Haskell

Total Writing Enrichment

Amy Haskell is an inspiring teacher and founder of Total Writing Enrichment. She is known for her work transforming student’s writing and lives.

Once her family moved to Charlotte, NC, she recognized the demand for teaching how to write college admission essays. She created a personalized writing program utilizing technology for high school seniors seeking to elevate their college applications.

By collaborating with her NAWBO sisters in learning to build a business from scratch and receiving support from her husband Rick, Amy’s programs have continued to help hundreds of teens to find success both in and out of the classroom.

Alison Eddings

Top Dog Tax & Accounting

Do you ever wish someone could explain what you need to know about your tax responsibilities and how to not be overly responsible?  And if you found her, how would you know she speaks with authority?  Enter Alison M. Eddings, CPA.  Not only does she know the technical aspects, but she also knows how to translate them so you can understand.  She is constantly hunting and learning new ways to apply tax law for your benefit.  A Certified Public Accountant since 2006, Alison has coached thousands of individuals and business owners through the maze of Tax Red Tape.

NAWBO Charlotte Awards Gala

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 6:00 – 9:30pm
Hyatt Centric Hotel – South Park

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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