Visionary Award- Nominations OPEN

Nominations are now being accepted for the NAWBO Columbus 2019 Visionary Award!

We’re looking to honor creative, innovative and visionary women who have made an impact in their industry and/or community.  The ideal candidate for this award has accomplished huge, audacious goals, demonstrated keen insight and vision, and/or taken risks as she grew her business or organization.

Submit your nomination today!  Nominations must be submitted by 1/31/19. 

For the nomination form click HERE.


FEBRUARY 26, 2019

OSU-Fawcett Event Center

We are excited to partner with Thrive Columbus, a unique summit designed to unite all organizations whose missions serve women. Whether women are interested in starting a business, running for office, volunteering on a board, networking or learning more about legislation and public policy, Thrive Columbus was developed to help make it easier to identify and navigate resources, encouraging women to connect, contribute and grow.


NAWBO Columbus member Kristen E. Moosmiller launches NORTHAVENUE

The doors of NorthAvenue opened January 1st, 2019. However, the seeds of this practice were planted several years earlier when Kristen and Chandler first met.

Kristen had already built a solid foundation in financial planning. After graduating as a dual major in Finance and Marketing, she helped hundreds of clients plan their financial well-being working as a senior financial advisor for over a decade. But during that time something was missing – the opportunity to satisfy her unique vision for holistic financial planning.

Following a math-intensive education in actuarial science, Chandler spent several years as an actuarial analyst in healthcare. Although she found this work fulfilling, it all took place behind a computer screen. After one-too-many dreams about Excel spreadsheets, she realized it was time to explore a career shift towards more immediate and personal relationships with clients.

At the start of their own new beginnings, winds of change brought these two focused and driven women together to forge a partnership and break the mold in a male-dominated industry. They bonded over their love of musicals, travel, and in particular their desire to provide unbiased fiduciary advice.

While in Chicago for a business conference, they retreated to the lounge of The Robey, a stylish hotel on North Avenue, to brainstorm ideas for an exemplary business. There, they came to the table with an idea of what set them apart from their contemporaries. Attributes that already propelled them forward within their own careers: attention to detail, thoughtfulness, and a work ethic that just won’t quit. Discussing this made them realize their connection was special.

The day was spent exploring and refining their vision, overlooking North Avenue with breaks for discussions over Cuban food and a walk through the historic suburb of Wicker Park. That day two financial professionals finalized a joint vision of a company culture for their employees that prioritizes a reputation of excellent client service, support for professional development, advancement of a diverse financial planning industry and client base, and realizing higher values by giving back to their communities.

The story of NorthAvenue is just beginning.

To learn more about NorthAvenue and connect with Kristen visit,