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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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American Business Women’s Day Celebration

September 22, 2019

Messina Hof Winery - 4545 Old Reliance Road; Bryan, TX 77808

New Member Orientation & Social

September 24, 2019

Los Cucos Mexican Cafe - 920 North Earl Rudder Freeway Bryan, TX 77802

October Dinner Meeting

October 8, 2019

Embassy Suites by Hilton - 201 University Drive E. College Station 77840

Connect, learn and grow in the
American Business Women’s 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. 


Executive Board

Debbie Holladay


Mary Kalafatis

Vice President

Pam Mize


Kathie Martine



Greta Messarra Woodward

Edward Jones – Making Sense of Investing

Greta is a proud Bryan, TX native who earned a BBA at Texas A&M.  She has been serving in the financial industry since 2000 and maintains several licenses including Insurance and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor.

Her experience working with a variety of retirement plans at universities, school districts and employers, and partnering with CPAs and attorneys, has helped her develop an extensive foundation of industry and community resources.

She is thankful to be able to support and advocate for several organizations which encourage working together, giving back to our community and making our world a better place. These include her church family, Alzheimer’s Association, Kiwanis, American Business Women’s Association, Hospice BV, Hometown Heroes, American Cancer Society, North Belize Medical Missions, United Way BV, and more as God provides.

Last, but certainly not least… Greta is a grandmother of four and very blessed!





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

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