• October Luncheon – Dima Ghawi

    Inspired by her TEDx Talk, Dima uses her personal story of transformation as a powerful teaching tool to encourage women to face and conquer their internal limitations. This keynote recounts the struggles and triumphs of her personal journey… Read More

  • EMPOWER EACH OTHER – 3rd Annual ABWA Women CAN Drive Conference

    $49 for ABWA Members. $65 General Admission

  • July Luncheon – Lynnette White-Colin

    The July 13th ABWA luncheon will feature Lynnette White-Colin, Director of Small Business Initiatives at the New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA). She will be delivering a presentation entitled, “The Small Business Ecosystem in New Orleans,” which will touch… 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.

Member Spotlight – Lisa Winningkoff

Lisa Winningkoff is a Certified Photo Organizer and the owner of iCross+Dot Photo and Digital Organizing. Her passion is solving problems and delighting clients. By combining her extensive organizational skills with creativity and attention to detail, she gets… Read More

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