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