• March Luncheon – Award Ceremony

    American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Crescent City Connections 2017 Award Ceremony and Member Appreciation Day will be held on March 9th from 11:00 -1:00 at Ralph Brennan’s Heritage Grill. The ABWA Protege Award is given to members in good… Read More

  • February Luncheon – Courtney Elmer, Success Coach & Transformational Speaker

    The February 9th ABWA luncheon will feature Courtney Elmer, Success Coach & Transformational Speaker. Elmer will be delivering an informative entrepreneurial talk on, “The 3 Mistakes Female Business Owners Make That Sabotage Productivity and Lead to Stress, Overwhelm,… Read More

  • Certificate of Merit – Cindy Osmer

    Congratulations to the winner of the President’s certificate of merit for Januray, Cindy Osmer of Whitney Bank.

  • January Luncheon- Julie Thomas

    The January 12th ABWA luncheon will feature Julia Thomas, Physical Therapy Director at Slidell Memorial Hospital. Thomas will be speaking about, “How Stress InYour Life Affects Your Body.” Thomas has been practicing since 1986, primarily in inpatient rehabilitation,… Read More

  • Holiday Luncheon – Peggy Scott Laborde

    Our December 8th luncheon will feature Peggy Scott Laborde, senior producer for the New Orleans PBS station, WYES-TV and local historian. Since 1987, Laborde has been the senior producer for WYES-TV, where she has developed, produced, and hosted over… Read More

  • Woman of the Year Rachel Nunez – March Luncheon

    American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Crescent City Connections 2016 Award Ceremony and Member Appreciation Day was help on March 10, 2016  from 11:00 -1:00 at Ralph Brennan’s Heritage Grill.   LaCapitale chapter president, Yvonne Dupont, presented the awards and spoke about… Read More

  • ABWA Interview with Monica Pierre

    ABWA president, Rachel Nunez and VP of membership, Amy Landry spoke to Monica Pierre about the organization, our upcoming “Equal Pay Day” event, awards ceremony, and the national organization. Click here to hear the interview in full.

  • Scholarships Available

    The Crescent City Connections Express Network of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is offering two scholarship opportunities funded through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund. STEPHEN BUFTON MEMORIAL IMPACT SCHOLARSHIP- $1000: Each year, local chapters of ABWA… Read More

  • February Luncheon – Get off Your Attitude & Make it Happen

    American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) welcomed Ryan C. Lowe, professional motivational keynote speaker, trainer & the author of the book entitled “Get off Your Attitude” as the speaker for our February luncheon. The networking luncheon was held on… Read More

  • Holiday Luncheon – Anne Tuennerman of Tales of the Cocktail

    This luncheon has passed. The ABWA holiday networking luncheon will be held on December 10, 2015 from 11:00 -1:00 at Ralph Brennan’s Heritage Grill (111 Veterans Blvd.) We will welcome Ann R. Tuennerman, the founder of Tales of the… Read More

  • July Luncheon – Nadine McCoy of Organized Impressions

    The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) welcomed Nadine McCoy of Organized Impressions as the speaker for their next networking luncheon on Thursday, July 9th, 2015 from 11:00 -1:00 at Ralph Brennan’s Heritage Grill (111 Veterans Blvd) in New Orleans. We all… Read More

  • ABWA Installs New Executive Board

    Congratulations to the newly installed Executive Board of the American Business Women’s Association Crescent City Connections Express Network. The new board was installed at the league’s June 11th luncheon by fellow member, and formation advisor Carol Newman. The 2015-2016… Read More

The ABWA Mission

The mission of the American Business Women’s Association is to bring together business women of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition. 


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ABWA Crescent City Connections serves all of South East Louisiana including New Orleans, Metairie, and the surrounding regions.

Barbara Barach – Member Spotlight

Barbara Barach educates people on a balanced lifestyle using the Total Wellness Approach. Her diverse entrepreneurial and educational background gives her a well-rounded perspective. She works with consumers offering them healthy alternatives to their consumable products as well… Read More

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