• Internship Available!

    Future CEO or Business Owner? We Need You! ABWA, American Business Women Association, local chapter in New Orleans is looking to develop and mentor future female leaders. One determined student will be selected for ‘Business Mentee’ for Spring’s… Read More

  • February Luncheon

    The next American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) luncheon on Thursday, February 21st will feature Devin Lemoine, Owner/President at Success Labs and Professional Training and Coaching Consultant. Devine will be speaking about “The X Factor: Women, Influence & Resilience” Whether running… Read More

  • January Luncheon

    The next American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) luncheon on Thursday, January 17th will feature Melissa R. Burbank, Owner and Publisher of Natural Awakenings Magazine New Orleans and NOLA Fitness Magazine. She is also the Founder/CKO of KICK LLC, New Orleans… Read More

Member Spotlight

January’s Member Spotlight is Melissa Buras with NY Life

Melissa is a mother of 2 kids, Little Mark and Annabelle, 11 and 7 years old, and wife of 12 years to her husband, Mark. Her hobbies are weight-lifting, mud-riding, playing with her kids and enjoying family time. She is currently working on writing a book focused on women empowerment and is also hosting a women’s 1-day retreat coming up this March with the same focus.

Melissa Buras

After almost 16 years of working in the real estate industry and expanding the organization she had a hand in building, Melissa decided to grow her own business and has now found her home and her life-long career at New York Life as a Financial Services Professional. As someone who has always had an attention to detail, is a problem solver, relatable, and is available when you need her, she strives to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals not only professionally, but more importantly, personally and emotionally. Her forward-thinking mentality and open-minded attitude make her very approachable and easy to talk to. Her passion is in educating, motivating and leading others to discover their passions and strengths in all aspects of life. Having a hand in helping individuals and business owners reach their short and long term goals is incredibly fulfilling for her.

She works with individuals and businesses to help them to create a blueprint for financial success; from creating a budget for the household or business, to providing protection, retirement planning and wealth management. But Melissa’s ultimate goal is to educate people about the need for financial literacy and understanding the many different options available in any area of financial services.

VIVA NOLA Mentions ABWA in August 2018 Edition

VIVA NOLA Mentions ABWA in August 2018 Edition ABWA is a professional national organization that specializes in honing women’s leadership skills, providing women with continuing education, and highlighting and raising awareness and recognition of the empowerment of women… Read More

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Biz Magazine Features ABWA’s January Luncheon

Biz Magazine covered our January Luncheon for their February edition. You can see the whole article on their website. ABWA members gathered to listen to Connie Uddo, outreach coordinator for the nonprofit Beacon of Hope. Uddo’s speech, entitled… Read More

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