Membership in ABWA


Our Commitment to Women

Whether you are starting a new business or looking to advance your career, the American Business Women’s Association is the place to be for working women and women business owners who want to connect, learn and grow personally and professionally.

Lifelong Learning

ABWA is committed to creating accessible, affordable and innovative learning opportunities that will prepare you to respond to the challenges or opportunities you experience at any given moment in your career.  As a National member, you can choose from a diverse collection of online courses in ABWA’s Apex Campus available 24/7.   We welcome learners of all ages, educational backgrounds and career paths who are motivated to chart their learning journey.

Click Here to download the Apex Flyer and see what courses are available today.

Empowering Women Through Educational Scholarships

Today’s scholarship recipients are tomorrow’s leaders.  ABWA members give back by funding scholarships through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund.  Since 1953, the educational fund has awarded more than 17 million dollars in scholarships.   Visit  for more information on scholarships for women.

Become a Member in the American Business Women’s Association

And receive a value 20 x your annual investment with these exclusive benefits and savings:

  • Join a local ABWA community.  Thousands of business and networking meetings are hosted each year.
  • Access to ABWA’s members only Facebook and Linked-In Groups where you can promote your products, services and celebrations!
  • Free and heavily discounted courses in ABWA’s Apex Campus, a savings of thousands of dollars.
  • Discounted conference registrations hosted by ABWA National in the spring and fall each year.
  • Complimentary subscription to the Achieve Newsletter published six times a year.
  • Discount on The Business Source subscription, a monthly summary on business books
  • Free $1500 in Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance where available.



More than 5,000 business/networking meetings are hosted each year in more than hundreds of cities across the nation.  ABWA’s Chapters and Express Networks also serve as experiential learning environments that provide women opportunities to learn new, and master business skills that are valued in today’s workplace.  Local dues are modestly priced. Contact us at for more information.

If your city is not listed in the directory, consider starting a new Chapter in your community.  For more information about this fabulous opportunity, contact Angela at 1-800-228-0007.

Dell Technologies offers ABWA members a wide range of reliable business class technology solutions.

Through this partnership, ABWA members have access to several valuable benefits:

  • Exclusive Member Savings: Stackable 5%-10% coupon
  • Access to a dedicated Small Business Advisor
  • Dedicated ABWA landing page:
  • Access to Dell Financial Services

Visit or call 800-757-8442 to speak with a Small Business Advisor. For any additional questions, email ABWA’S Account Executive at

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

Franklin Madison Group LLC. (formerly The Affinion Group) is the plan administrator for ABWA’s $1,500 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Policy. Federal Insurance Company, a Chubb company, is the insurance carrier. This plan is available for members who live in eligible states. Members must enroll themselves into the program. For members age 70 and older, the insurance value drops in value 30%.

To enroll any time of the year, or if you have questions about your coverage, contact Franklin Madison at 1-800-860-7182. You can also visit their website:

You will need to create an account and a unique password. This is not connected to your ABWA/Community Connection profile.


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Lourdes Grayer
Talent Acquisition – NAPR

Inclusive Diversity – Sales Recruiting

Irving, Texas
Cell: 708-557-8433

20% Tuition Reduction Scholarship for ABWA Members!

Northcentral University and National University have combined to create a strong, single institution that will provide students with a full range of market relevant programs and more innovative, learning opportunities to prepare them for tomorrow’s jobs today. By combining NCU and NU into one institution, we will have the resources to further advance our position as one of the leading universities for adult learners and enhance our ability to serve students and expand access to an affordable education for decades to come.   Learn more at:  

Be sure to tell your National University advisor you are an ABWA member to receive the tuition reduction.

It’s a proven fact that readers make more money—a lot more! (Even in tough economic times.) Why? One reason is they have a constant flow of new ideas and strategies they can use to help their careers, their teams and their companies. The problem is…who has time for all that reading? There is a solution: ABWA has teamed up with The Business Source to offer concise summaries of the latest business books. Each month you will learn best practices and powerful insights from leading-edge thinkers, industry experts and world renowned business gurus…and the summaries take just 15 minutes to read! Please watch your email in the spring for a special 70% off promotion (a savings of $91) on this powerful new program exclusively for ABWA members.


ABWA has negotiated with companies that will offer ABWA members exclusive discounts on products and services you can use for both personal and professional use. Your savings will add value to your Association experience. Click on the company names below. You may find that these discounts go far beyond saving you the cost of your ABWA membership! And check back often – we regularly develop new programs. 

What To Do About Burnout When You’re Not Burned-Out, By Jessica Rector

What To Do About Burnout When You’re Not Burned-Out , 3 Ways To Keep Burnout From Spreading Like Wildfire By: Jessica Rector Burnout is impacting every company, position, and industry. Consultant and author, Jessica Rector shows that even if they don’t have burnout, your employees are impacted by it when someone else does. Her three tips are: • Start a dialogue• Create awareness• Implement a program

Creating a Resilient Company Culture: Navigating Change and Thriving Amidst Challenges by Margaret Graziano

In an era marked by immense volatility and complexity, characterized by technological advancements, business consolidations, fierce competition, and economic fluctuations, you may find yourself in an unprecedented time of change. Amidst this tumultuous landscape, the challenge is this: How can organizations cultivate a culture that thrives, adapts, and responds effectively to the unpredictable?

In her latest article, “Creating a Resilient Company Culture: Navigating Change and Thriving Amidst Challenges,” author and consultant Margaret Graziano shows your readers that the answer lies in fostering an emergent culture – one characterized by change management prowess, response agility, and a positive environment with fulfilled employees. Graziano’s tips to understanding and influencing company culture including:

• Start with the leader
• Cultivate the leadership team
• Assess environment and employees
• Achieve resilience through emergent culture

Come Early and Stay Late! Visitors Guide to the Scenic City, Chattanooga, TN

Welcome to Chattanooga, Tennessee! Known as the Scenic City, Chattanooga offers a unique blend of breathtaking landscapes, diverse culture, rich history, and a vibrant culinary scene. Whether you’re interested in outdoor activities, exploring historical sites, or...