NC Women Business Owners Hall of Fame Nominations Now Open

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NC Women Business Owners Hall of Fame will honor NC women who have made a significant impact on the business community

Carnela Hill, President-Elect of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Greater Raleigh Chapter, a local avenue for women entrepreneurs of large and small businesses to connect with their peers, and Wendy Coulter, Founder of the NC Women Business Owners Hall of Fame and Immediate Past President of NAWBO Greater Raleigh, have announced that nominations are open for the 2020 NC Women Business Owners Hall of Fame. Founded in 2018, the NC Women Business Owners Hall of Fame honors North Carolina’s most successful female entrepreneurs and advocates who have made significant and enduring contributions for women’s entrepreneurial development in North Carolina.

Nominations are now open and run through March 15, 2020 at This initiative is in coordination with NAWBO Greater Raleigh, NAWBO Charlotte, the Small Business Administration (SBA), National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), Bank of America and many other North Carolina organizations.

Inductees to the NC Women Business Owners Hall of Fame must meet the criteria stated on the website. Consideration of potential inductees requires that their efforts, accomplishments and impact be documented and widely honored.

A gala to announce the 2020 inductees will be held in Raleigh, NC in June, and will be hosted by NAWBO Greater Raleigh.
The past inductees to the North Carolina Women Business Owners Hall of Fame include: Ann Bailey, Cindy Eckert, Andrea Harris, Nancy McFarlane, Fabi Preslar, Ashley Thomas, Leah Brown, Mary Cantando, Linda Craft, Barksdale "Dale" Halton, Elizabeth Nisbet Miller, Sheila Hale Ogle, Gloria Shealey, Janice Bryant Howroyd, Sara Garces Roselli, Mildred Council (“Mama Dip”), and Secretary of State Elaine Marshall.

For more information or to nominate a deserving woman to the North Carolina Women Business Owners Hall of Fame, visit If you are interested in sponsoring the event, contact Wendy Coulter at 919-812-0284 or by email to

About NAWBO - Greater Raleigh Chapter
Founded in 1978, NAWBO-Greater Raleigh has championed women business owners for 40 years with purposeful connections—connections to education, mentoring, networking, authentic relationships, strategic partners, and so much more. As a local chapter of a national organization, NAWBO-Greater Raleigh is a powerful resource for connecting and building long-term relationships with other women entrepreneurs, with businesses of all sizes and from all demographics and business sectors, share resources and best practices, and more. NAWBO-Greater Raleigh’s vision is to propel women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide. For more information, visit

About NAWBO - Charlotte Chapter
In 1999, the Charlotte-based women’s organization WBO joined the National Association of Women Business Owners to become NAWBO Charlotte. Today, NAWBO Charlotte is the only organization specially designed to serve, support, and strengthen the 42,000 women-owned businesses in the greater Charlotte, NC metropolitan area. For more information, visit

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