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American Business Women’s Association
Our mission is to bring together business women of diverse occupations and provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally, through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition.
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Our Chapter meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at Embassy Suites College Station: 201 University Drive E; College Station, Texas. We start at 5:30 pm for networking followed by dinner and the program. Contact email@example.com for more information.
FEATURED SPEAKER OF THE MONTH – February 2, 2021
Rayne Knight, President, CR Systems & Aggieland Roofing
Join us as Rayne Knight shares her experiences, inside knowledge and success strategies on how to navigate and thrive in environments and professions traditionally dominated and/or led by men. Not to be missed!
Rayne, who is also the Co-Owner of Wind Dancer Retreat, was the first woman to ever receive the Master Contractor Award by Conklin Company (1999 – 2002) and has been nominated by the Better Business Bureau for the Torch Awards and has served on its board for six years. CR Systems / Aggieland Roofing (founded by Ms. Knight in 1996), has been honored with the Aggie 100 Award for the past three years as well as being named the Best of Brazos for 2019!
This will be a hybrid meeting; in person at Embassy Suites in College Station and live on Zoom. Deadline for registration for in-person is January 27th; deadline to register for online participation is February 1st. Click here to register!
Connect, Learn & Grow in the American Business Association
Whether you are starting a new business, jump-starting a career, or searching for a job, the American Business Women’s Association is the place to be. Your membership in ABWA offers you a portfolio of benefits to fuel your personal and professional growth.
Enhance your business acumen in the Apex Campus, our exclusive online learning portal. Grow your professional network by attending ABWA’s National Women’s Leadership Conference. Stay current on business concepts and topics with your complimentary subscriptions to ABWA’s Women in Business® Magazine and Achieve Newsletters. And, save thousands of dollars on discounted business products and services!
Make an investment in you – join the leading association for working women and women business owners, the American Business Women’s Association.
WOMEN LEADING THE WAY
Greta Messarra Woodward
Featured Member: Donna Sprouse, 2020 Woman of the Year
Donna exemplifies what it means to be an ABWA Woman of the Year.! She has worked with the Texas A&M Task Force One for the last 15 years helping the State of Texas and other states during disasters is important and is one of her greatest passions. In 2009, Donna received the Distinguished Service Award, and in 2018 also received a Service award for her efforts with Hurricane Harvey. Donna’s community involvement for the last several years has included helping with Sassy Shoe Social to support Scotty’s House, and Premier Market for Brazos Valley Sym-phony Orchestra. Donna also served the Dream It, Dare to Do It! event as co-chair, treasurer, and chair of hospitality & decorations.
Donna has been with ABWA since December 2015 and received the Protégé award in July 2016 and Woman of the Year in 2020. Donna has been very active in the Bryan College Station Chapter serving as Chair for Hospitality, Chair for Membership, as well as serving on the Board as Treasurer.
Thanks ANCO for your continued support and contribution for the development of our members.
Every Day Hero Sponsor
Appreciation goes to Embassy Suites by Hilton for your generous investment to support our meeting needs!
Every Day Hero Sponsor
Gratitude to Mary Kalafatis, Chapter President, for your sponsorship to support Chapter activities and member outreach!
Thank you for your generosity and support of our Chapter.
So thankful for another year of support from Dr. Malcolm Rude
Apprecation to Holladay & Associates for supporting our development recognition program.
Many thanks for your donation of time and talent to support our growth!
We value your investment in our Chapter Greta Messarra Woodward!
Thanks for your donation to build and sustain our Chapter!
Empowering Women through Educational Scholarships
Today’s scholarship recipients are tomorrow’s leaders. ABWA members have provided opportunities for women to achieve their personal and professional best by championing educational opportunities through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF). Since 1953, SBMEF has awarded almost 18 million dollars in scholarships to more than 17,000 women. To learn more about available scholarships, go to sbmef.org.
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