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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; cost to attend is $28 per meeting. Contact Susie Billings at email@example.com for more information.
FEATURED SPEAKER OF THE MONTH – July 6, 2021
Growing & Prospering with ABWA – Judy Taylor
Our featured guest and speaker, Judy Taylor is the current ABWA District II Vice President, and approved candidate for National Vice President! Judy will share her story of success in ABWA and how engaging and leading in big and small ways in ABWA can shape one’s personal and professional life. She has been a member of ABWA and Charisma Charter Chapter for 28
years and in that time has served on almost every committee and held all board positions except treasurer. Judy graduated from Mary Hardin Baylor University in Belton, Texas. when it was a women only college. She has a diverse professional career and worked for the Social Security Administration for 18 years and then she began digital typesetting soon after getting her first Macintosh computer. Since 2000 Judy has been self employed as a typesetter and nanny and whatever else appeals to her. Her current company, TaylorMade Designs, makes and sells Gratitude Cards to show gratitude in a tangible ways.
Judy will also install our 2021-2022 Officers and Executive Board.
We meet in person at Embassy Suites in College Station. TX. Check in and networking begins at 5:30 pm; dinner and the meeting start at 6 pm. To attend contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information or click here to register and pay by June 30th.
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: Mary Kalafatis, Top Ten Candidate
Congratulations to our Chapter’s Top Ten candidate, Mary Kalafatis! Ms. Kalafatis has been a member since 2017 and engaged immediately in a variety of ways and roles. She was League Secretary during 2018/19 and has utilized her skills and experience to chair the fundraising and newsletter committees, and helped with the League’s “Dream It, Dare to Do It” special events, publicity efforts, and scheduling speakers. Mary was the Chapter Vice President in 2019/20 and is the current President. She earned the Chapter Protégé award in 2018, the Chapter Woman of the Year in 2019, and is currently the advisor for the student Chapter of ABWA at Texas A&M University. Ms. Kalafatis is the Director of Advancement at Rec Sports where she leads marketing, communications, and fundraising efforts. Her team is the voice of the Rec Sports brand, inspiring wellbeing and promoting the department through strategically placed, compelling messages, and also implementing a wide variety of strategies to obtain financial support for programs and students. Mary serves on several department and university committees, is a peer mentor, and is a Leadership Coach for students at Texas A&M University.
Mary holds an MBA from Arizona State University and two Bachelors of Arts degrees from Michigan State University. Ms. Kalafatis has over 28 years experience in business, with non-profits, and in higher education and has a proven ability in leadership, strategy, accounting, program development, expansion and replication, and fundraising. She believes in the power of education as a lever that provides opportunity and opens doors, and has leveraged her experience to serve youth and students. She is passionate about social justice, loves to travel with her husband of 30+ years, read, walk, hike, brag about her two sons, and is addicted to podcasts!
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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