September 24, 2014
On September 18 over 50 ABWA Members and Guests attended the 2014 Annual American Business Women's Day Event presented by the Des Moines Area Council. The attendees included current National Board Members and Candidates Meg Bell, Gena Glover, Nancy Griffin, Debra Weilbacher and Loretta Wilkes II.
Gold Sponsor Heather Boustead of Fun on 5th Boutique, pictured, talked about how ABWA has helped her become a better business person and why she supports the Association. Keynote Speaker Dr. Lisa Van Allen spoke about being your own person and determining your path in life. The Silent Auction funds raised at the event will help the three area leagues send members to National and Regional Conferences during the coming year.
The Des Moines Area ABWA Council is comprised of members from each of the three local ABWA leagues in the metro area. The Council serves to bring together members from each of the leagues to share ideas and organize events, and support one another in fulfilling ABWA's mission: To bring together businesswomen 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.