The American Business Women’s Association is a national professional organization that focuses on recognition, education and empowerment. ABWA was founded in 1949, in the aftermath of World War II. During the war, many women entered the workforce for the first time in an effort to fill the gaps left by the soldiers fighting overseas. The organization was established to provide support and training to those women “seeking and deserving of equal business opportunities.” Since its inception, ABWA has continually served working women and women business owners on a national and local level.
Our mission is to bring together businesswomen 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. ABWA provides formal continuing education opportunities and credits in business management, public speaking, and marketing to name few.