ABWA National

Our 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.

Our History

The American Business Women’s Association was established in 1949 to give women like you access to leadership, networking and recognition opportunities – the three basic elements of career achievement.  Through online business courses, insightful and timely seminars, and the opportunity to be part of both a local and national organization, ABWA has become the place to be for women who want to connect, learn and grow.

ABWA is a prestigious organization made up of working women across the nation.  Hundreds of Chapters and Express Networks throughout the U.S. offer monthly networking and professional development programs.

About Us

The American Business Women’s Association is a national organization established for working women and women business owners.

It is a community where women can be part of a national organization with a local connection and come together to gain career development and pursue business opportunities while being influenced and mentored by like-minded women who really care.

Our Goal

As women continue to gain more professional freedom, the Association’s aim is to bring together businesswomen from diverse industries and to help them grow as they face new challenges concurrent with the changes in their jobs or in the business world.

Learning business and leadership skills is central to our community. ABWA provides a safe and supportive learning environment for members to take such steps so that they realize their full potential and gain maximum career growth and employability.

ABWA’s Proud Code of Conduct

ABWA’s Proud Code of Conduct was developed as a means of guiding all members in making ethical decisions. The broad statements of the code of conduct that are listed below are not expected to cover all conduct for all situations. This is why the Proud Code of Conduct was created as a living and fluid code.

  • All members will serve as goodwill ambassadors for the American Business Women’s Association.
  • Members will not allow their personal beliefs and convictions to interfere with the representation of the ABWA’s mission.
  • Members will always treat their member colleagues, guests, vendors and sponsors with honesty, respect, fairness, integrity, responsibility, kindness, and in good faith.
  • Members will maintain compliance with ABWA National, Chapter and Express Network Bylaws.
  • Members will not use their personal power to advance their personal interests.
  • Members will strive for excellence in their professions by maintaining and enhancing their own business knowledge and skills, and by encouraging the professional development of other members.