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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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


NAWBO's 40th Birthday Celebration

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NAWBO Is Turning 40!
September 17th, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Georgia Tech ATDC Hodges Room

Meet and network with some of Atlanta’s most notable female leaders, as we enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and birthday cake together.

Enjoy our celebration video: NAWBO Turns 40!
Special Sponsorship Opportunities to showcase your business are here
For more information, please contact: Lissa Versteegh, VP of Corporate Sponsors, NAWBO Atlanta ~ (770)475-3835 or l This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Monthly Breakfast Discussion Forum - August

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, August 7th
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Barnes & Thornburg Law Offices

Topic: Best online communication tools: share your best and worst for collaborating and communicating with teams, clients, and committees

·         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

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

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.


NAWBO August 2015 Chapter Program

Franchising: Taking Your Business from One to Many
Thursday, August 13th
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
(optional networking until 1:30 PM)

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

Featured guest panel:
Lissa Versteegh, Sandler Training  
Littie Brown, SpeedPro Imaging
Tonya Hicks, Power Solutions, Inc.
Leslie Kuban, FRANNET
Thomas Chorey, Barnes & Thornburg
Moderated by: Bonnie Daneker, Write Advisors

Franchising in the US has been around since the early 1850, but is right for you?  Today there are many considerations when it comes to franchising, whether you are on the franchisor side or the franchisee side.  Going into one of these business ventures can be a great move if you are well equipped with the knowledge you will need.   

As CEO of Write Advisors, Bonnie Daneker has helped many of her author clients create or identify content franchising opportunities beyond their original manuscripts. These opportunities have included merchandising, serial content release, and most currently in feature film and television. Join her as she raises questions about licensing, franchising, legal advice, and business collaboration with the panel of franchising pros.

Why start a franchise?
What are the advantages and disadvantages?
Have you taken the time to carefully consider your motivation and expected outcomes?
How do I transition from one to multiple?
What are your rights and obligtions?

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
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PRESS RELEASE Fanuary 21, 2015 10:00 AM ET
Atlanta Business Radio Spotlights NAWBO
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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
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