Membership in ABWA
MEMBERSHIP IN THE AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION
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.
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 www.sbmef.org 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.
- Complimentary Subscription to Women in Business Magazine® published three times a year.
- Discount on the Business Source subscription, a monthly summary on business books
- Free $1500 in Accidental Death insurance!
CHAPTERS AND EXPRESS NETWORKS
CHAPTERS AND EXPRESS NETWORKS in ABWA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
American City Business Journals/BIZWOMEN.org
American City Business Journals and the Bizwomen.com website offers women the latest news and in-depth features to help them advance in their careers and their businesses. Through their annual Mentoring Monday events held in 40 cities around the country, Bizwomen continues that mission, connecting women around the country in the interest of helping one another succeed.
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: www.myonlineinsurance.com/ABWA You will need to create an account and a unique password. This is not connected to your ABWA/Community Connection profile.
Online MBA—Complete in One Year! Maryville University’s online MBA program is designed for businesswomen at all experience
levels who want to advance their career. Delivered by accomplished experts, the program can offer advanced skills and abilities to help women in business lead the way. With no app fee or test requirement, visit http://onlinemba.maryville.edu/abwa to learn how you can take the next step to enhance your skills.
Challenge the status quo. While gender equality is rare at the most senior level, you’re not about to let that hold you back. Neither are we. Choose Ohio University for your online MBA, and you can do more than enhance your personal leadership style. You can develop the distinctive skill set needed to rise in the executive ranks.
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.
Before you rent your next car, enroll in the Budget Fastbreak program so you can so you can Get In, Get Out, Get GoingSM on your way
fast! Budget will keep all of your rental preferences on file so you can skip the lines and never have to fill out another rental agreement again! You will have a choice of vehicle in your reserved rental class (available at most major airports). Simply present your driver’s license at the exit booth and you’re on your way. For reservations log on to Budget.com. The ABWA BCD discount code is D601000. When you get to the Budget/ABWA Landing Page, you will find additional offerings.
BUSINESS AND EDUCATIONAL SPONSORS
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.