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Letter from the President

ABWA Board PhotoAs we approach our first year anniversary, October 17, I am extremely proud of our progress in such a short amount of time. We have been fortunate to present our membership and guests with dynamic speakers such as Desiree Young on “Crafting the Perfect Elevator Speech,” and Simone Bruni sharing her emotional struggles to ultimately becoming the “Demo Diva.” Let us not forget Erica Olson who taught us how to “Speak Simple” and how to prepare the appropriate presentation for any audience. Chris Burke educated us on “Women & Wealth” and how by 2030 women will account for 2/3 of U.S. Wealth. Kim Hasney, our VP of Programming, has searched far and wide to ensure that we are able to provide presentations that will be of benefit and great knowledge that you may apply to not only your professional, but personal life as well. In addition to our education component, we have grown membership to over 60 members in less than a year. These members make up a diverse group of women that collectively contribute to a greater productivity. Looking forward, we are ecstatic to be announcing our sponsorship of our first Impact Scholarship to be awarded in the Spring of 2016. This sponsorship will afford a deserving woman an opportunity to expand her education to ultimately grow into her best self. Through the help of Amy Landry with Willoz Consulting, we are launching our first ever Leadership Conference. This conference is designed specifically to help build confidence and credibility when communicating as a WOMAN in today’s business world. The materials learned through the conference can help you grow into being a more effective communicator and leader.

In addition to the above, ABWA is happy to announce its partnership with Dress for Success this coming Fall.

ABWA’s Awards Committee is working on program for next year to recognize so many of our members for their outstanding dedication to the organization and community.

Your Board is working tirelessly to ensure that we are serving the membership and community in the best way possible. Included in this newsletter is our feedback survey. Please tell us how we are doing and what we can do to serve you better.

Remember to review our website,, to keep up with the latest news and information on our upcoming speakers. We hope that you continue to grow with us!

Yours Truly,

Rachel Nunez, President

“In the future there will be no female Leaders. There will just be Leaders.” –Sheryl Sandberg

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