Why Join NAWBO

We provide programs and resources that represent women entrepreneurs from all industries in Georgia. As a member of NAWBO-Atlanta you can:

  • Learn from other women entrepreneurs
  • Develop business contacts and friends
  • Participate in our programs
  • Join a CEO Roundtable
  • Be mentored or become a mentor

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Member Spotlight


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Melissa Smith

Melissa Smith joins our Board of Directors as the Co-Vice President of Membership. We are excited to have her aboard...she brings passion and innovative ideas to NAWBO to make our organization better.

Melissa joined NAWBO to find guidance in further growing her businsess and hone her leadership skills. Her company offers virtual assistance with personal service to executives, coaches, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who don't have the support they need. I also offer in-person services such as event onsite management, administrative staff training and mentoring, and small business administrative organization.
Find out more about her company>>>
Congratulations to Our REFER & RECEIVE Program Recipients:
The following members are being recognized for generating new members during 2014 and 2015! They were awarded $25 as a token of appreciation!
Nancy Chorpenning
Alicyn McLeod (she donated her award back to NAWBO ATL)
Jill Peck
Littie Brown
Connie Menser
Grace Multani
Samantha Holowka
Marcy Fortnow
Linda Hughes


2015 NAWBO Networking Night - MAY 26th


Join Us! Tuesday
May 26thth


a Networking Happy Hour!
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DATE: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
TIME: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
PLACE: Sweet Auburn BBQ
656 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306 (parking on the street is available...lot is under construction)
PHONE:  678-515-3550View a map of our locatio
COST:$15** per person (includes fabulous hors d' oeuvres and lots of networking opportunity!)
Cash Bar

Please call Julie Marino with any questions, 678-534-8092 or email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
** Please not that a $5 adminstrative fee will be charged for onsite registration and only cash will be accepted. Thanks.


Monthly Breakfast Discussion Forum - June 2015

Let’s Talk Business....
an open forum for women business owners

You asked for it - we created it! NAWBO is adding even more value to your membership by offering a free, monthly discussion group focused on your needs as a business owner.

Come together with other women business owners to share best practices, exchange ideas, and offer peer-to-peer business support. Who knows – the person sitting next to you could have the solution you’ve been looking for…and you could have the exact expertise she needs as well.
Friday, June 5th
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Barnes & Thornburg Law Offices

Topic: Managing Teams: Whether they are employees, contractors, or volunteers; how do you attract, engage, and manage to excellence the people who support your organization.
The Offices of Barnes & Thornburg LLP (B&T Website)

3475 Piedmont Road, NE, Suite 1700 (free, convenient parking onsite)
Atlanta, Georgia 30305-3327
Main Office: 404-846-1693

NAWBO Atlanta’s Corporate Partner Barnes & Thornburg LLP is graciously hosting our Monthly Breakfast Discussion Forum. Barnes & Thornburg LLP offers access to over 600 legal professionals in a variety of practice areas for Atlanta businesses.

·         First Friday of Each Month
·         7:30am – 9:00am
·         FREE for NAWBO Atlanta members; $20 for all non-members, affiliates, and guests
·         Continental breakfast followed by participant introductions and discussion topic
Barnes and Thornburg

Click here to REGISTER. Please note that registration will be capped at 25 participants, to ensure an ideal discussion environment. Don’t delay!


NAWBO June 2015 Chapter Program

The Backstage Pass to Corporate Procurement!
Are You Maximizing Your Opportunities?
Thursday, June 11th
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
(optional networking until 1:30 PM)

The Georgian Club
(parking complimentary; 3-course lunch served)

Featuring guest speaker:
Bert Carrington, CEO of DiversePoint 
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Gain Success By Increasing Diversity

Bert Carrington is the CEO of DiversePoint, a company that has created a centralized ‘online’ community of corporate buyers, suppliers and diverse-owned businesses entitled DiverseLink.  The company’s mission is to empower the supplier diversity marketplace throughout the U.S. by spreading information and resources to increase commerce with diverse-owned companies (those companies owned by minorities, women, veterans, disabled, LGBT and other categories of diversity). 

  • Do you understand how to navigate and be successful in the corporate procurement process?
  • Do you know the motivators for corporate supply chain?
  • Are you aware of the real reason for supplier diversity?
  • Do you know how to build capacity in your company?

Attend the Backstage Pass to Corporate Procurement workshop and learn the intricate details of the corporate procurement landscape and how to build capacity and capability for your business.  This immensely informative session is designed to provide you a step-by-step guide to understanding the corporate procurement and supplier diversity process and what your company needs to meet the demands of large corporations. 

If you need assistance, contact Julie Marino, Executive Administrator, NAWBO Atlanta, 678-534-8092 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Make a New Year’s resolution to forget “it all” and focus on “YOUR All”. To be successful, women business owners need to discover their Core, make decisions according to those priorities, and learn how to integrate their multiple roles. Based on her new book, Women Driven to Success: You Can Have It YOUR All, Dr. Jane Goldner will show you how to stop trying to be everything-to-everybody, uncover what is really important to you, and learn how to get YOUR All.

NAWBO Atlanta Highlights

February 19, 2015 2:51 PM ET
RadioX 20150219 103931Special Addition: NAWBO
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PRESS RELEASE Fanuary 21, 2015 10:00 AM ET
Atlanta Business Radio Spotlights NAWBO
Marketwired (press release)
RadioX 1.28.15TN-20150119 110607-b508feb6-14bf-40ea-b6a6-8ff4584a6fa1  Nancy Chorpenning, Darla Beggs, Joy Lutes and Jill Peck Discuss NAWBO's 40th Anniversary

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National Association of Women Business Owners Atlanta (NAWBO Atlanta)
The voice of Georgia's Woman-Owned Businesses. We provide educational programs, business alliances, tools and resources that help women business owners grow their businesses and increase their profitability. NAWBO Atlanta uniquely supports the interests of women entrepreneurs across all industries and professions.

6300 Powers Ferry Road Suite 600-247, Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: (678) 534-8092     Email:

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