ABWA Shows the Path to Excellence


Over the last five years Americans have experienced the most challenging economy since the Great Depression.  And emerging from our “Great Recession” shows that a revolution has been going on in our economy, where today’s workers must not only be knowledgeable of their industries, but more adaptable than ever and willing to learn as technology speeds our ability to glean information and to pass it on to others. 

Today’s workplace is different. Yesterday’s maps for success no longer hold up. Businesses are charting new courses and workers and managers need constant skill upgrades to continue to compete. It’s easy to become lost. 

So an organization like the American Business Women’s Association is more crucial than ever in providing working women with the community where they can find the support of others and the means to garner the knowledge and skills that are vital to succeed in the 21st century business environment. 

I am so proud of the way in which ABWA has evolved into an up-to-the-minute sisterhood – one where members have access to skill-building information through our on-line lifeline, the Women’s Instructional Network – but also the ability to interact personally with women who have been pioneers in raising women’s status in the business world over the years. While it may be a brave new world in business, the ABWA mission still provides our rock solid foundation: 

"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."

ABWA has a great heritage, and it is stronger today because our members have embraced change together and worked to ensure that our organization meets the needs of a dynamic economy. 

Every ABWA member’s community is exponentially larger today than it was just five years ago because of the safe and secure technological link that we have created to bring us all together.  From this individuals are allowed to grow at their own pace, while receiving the support and challenges from fellow ABWA members. And ABWA’s presence on social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter gives us the means to show our true colors to the world and converse with each other like never before. 

Women are searching for a place to belong, a place to connect, and a place to learn and grow. I want more women to find what they are looking for in ABWA. ABWA can show you the path to excellence. While that path is yours alone, your ABWA sisters will give you the confidence that you need to take the steps to get there. 

Chart your path and join ABWA today! 


Rene Street

Executive Director