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

ABWA members have funded academic and professional scholarships for women since 1953 through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Scholarship Fund.  To learn more about this year’s scholarships, Click Here.  

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.
  • Discount on GEICO Auto Insurance (in most states).
  • Free $1500 in Accidental Death insurance!

Empowering Women through Educational Scholarhips

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. 

Click Here for more information on scholarships for women



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.


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. 

GEICO Auto Insurance

ABWA’s partnership with GEICO Auto Insurance gives you the benefit of great rates on high-quality car insurance. In addition to your membership discount — which could shave as much as 8% more off GEICO’s already low prices — you’ll also receive 24-hour service online or by phone, efficient and fair claim handling, and the peace of mind that comes with being protected by an auto insurance company rated A++ for financial stability. Click here or call 1-800-368-2734 for a free rate quote today.

American City Business Journals/

American City Business Journals and the 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

As an ABWA member you may be eligible to enroll for up to $1,500 Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance at no cost to you through the Federal Insurance Company, a member of Chubb Group of Insurance Companies. For new members to take advantage of this opportunity, call the toll-free number 800-860-7182 to enroll. You will need to confirm if ABWA members in your state are eligible for coverage because the AD&D insurance is not offered in every state. Members receive a letter each year to confirm your level of insurance. For members age 70 and older, the value of the AD&D policy drops 30%.

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 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.

AP Intego

AP Intego is a nationally licensed insurance agency that provides tailored insurance solutions to over 45,000 small businesses. We aim to simplify the insurance process so small businesses can focus on what matters the most, running their business.


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 The ABWA BCD discount code is D601000. When you get to the Budget/ABWA Landing Page, you will find additional offerings.

Do more than study business. Lead it. Ideal for seasoned businesswomen, Northeastern University’s Online Graduate Business Programs can prepare you to grow both in your company and in your career. Our 100% online programs are built with cutting-edge online course content that includes interactive media tools. Choose from three degree options and propel your career forward today. Complete your Online Graduate Business Degree while you continue to balance all aspects of your life. .

Rutgers University is ranked among the nation’s ‘Top Business Programs’ by U.S. News & World Report. Whether you’re ready to earn your Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration or your Master
of Business Administration, Rutgers Online provides the same curriculum and world-class faculty as our acclaimed on-campus programs. Both the online BABA and online MBA programs are AACSB accredited and allow you to complete your coursework 100% online.