American Business Women's Association
9100 Ward Parkway
P.O. Box 8728
Kansas City, MO 64114-00728
Carolyn B. Elman, Exec. Dir.
The pathway to business and personal success for every working woman.
ABWA is a national association with more than 1600 Chapters and over 90,000 members in six districts across the United States.
The mission of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) is to bring together business women of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others to grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.
Business training and education are two of today's hottest issues-important issues that Hilary A. Bufton Jr., a Kansas City, Mo., businessman, realized in 1949. Mr. Bufton recognized the positive economic impact working women could have and the need for a support organization to help them reach their educational and career goals.
ABWA has dedicated more than 40 years to women's education and provided workplace skills and career-development training for more than 545,000 members. It has also awarded more than $43 million in women's scholarships.
Awards: Top Ten Business Women of ABWA and American Business Woman of ABWA Awards
Scholarships: Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF)
Individuals are eligible to join the Association if they are employed at the time they accept membership and they support the mission of the Association. Chapters that have been designated as Retired Member Chapters may waive the eligibility requirement of employment for Association membership.