Joining the American Business Women’s Association as a basic member will allow you to become a member of the 1st C.L.A.S.S. Chapter and will also give you access to national membership.
Basic national membership in ABWA is $90 annually ($75 Basic Membership Dues and $15 WIN Technology Fee) per member and provides benefits including:
ABWA is proud to announce the Women’s Instructional Network (WIN)™! An interactive online community designed especially for the American Business Women’s Association, WIN delivers professional development courses, ABWA tools and resources, as well as a specialized networking tool to keep individual members and local chapters and Networks up to date on the hottest Association news.
ABWA members’ $15 WIN Technology Fee as part of their annual dues provides exclusive access to the network, connecting them 24/7 to dynamic, market relevant professional development opportunities, local leagues and the national association. The Women’s Instructional Network lets you:
ABWA members pay a $15 WIN Technology Fee as part of their annual membership dues which provides members access to all the communication, mentoring and training tools available exclusively through the WIN network! Additional courses are available for purchase by members only. As a special introduction, ABWA basic members will receive five FREE Team Tools training modules and Express Network members will receive ten.
Local Basic Membership Features
Basic membership gives you the choice to become involved on the local level by joining an ABWA chapter in your area.
Local benefits of Basic ABWA membership include:
ABWA chapters are made up of basic members and they typically meet in the evenings (although they can meet at any time). These leagues provide networking, professional development speakers, and business meetings where committee chairs and officers manage the operations of the chapter. These gatherings allow you to connect, learn and grow, and showcase the business acumen you can leverage for achieving your career goals. Source: ABWA.org
Women in Business, the Association's award-winning bimonthly national magazine, features informative articles covering a range of topics that are of interest to businesswomen and entrepreneurs. Covering topics such as career reinvention, Web site development, human resources management and tax relief for women business owners. Women in Business is a primary source of ABWA member information, providing updates on Association events and members' activities and accomplishments. The magazine also includes excerpts from today's powerful business books, which can be used to earn contact hours in the ABWA professional development program. Magazine subscription is free for ABWA members (annual dues include a one-year subscription); non-member subscriptions are $32 a year U.S. viding. Source: ABWA.org
After joining as a national basic member, business owners, entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can opt to subscribe to
ABWA’s Company Connection®.
The Company Connection® is an optional add-on service provided to business owners and those whose jobs are entrepreneurial in focus. The Company Connection offers you the opportunity to be included within a valuable online directory of member business owners. The listing is a marketing tool for promoting your business or services within your region and around the country.
A membership in the Association’s Company Connection program also increases your visibility as a woman-owned business for those corporations and government agencies that are actively seeking woman-owned or minority-owned business enterprises(also known as WMBEs) for their supplier diversity programs. Source: ABWA.org
A subscription to Company Connection: Add $50
"In my fifteen years of membership, I have experienced all aspects of the ABWA mission statement!"
Cynthia Truewell, Manatee County Sheriff's Department
"ABWA is a great organization for women of all ages. I have met some wonderful people who belong to our chapter. I have found and used new businesses that I would have not know about if I was not a member. I have gained new business for myself by other members utilizing my business and have learned many interesting things from the great speakers and table of the months we have at our monthly meetings."
"I have been a part of ABWA since 1991 and it has been a real joy to meet and network with the variety of women who have been a part of this awesome organization. Not only has there been pertinent information learned from the great speakers that have contributed to the monthly programs but the ability to attend workshops and skill seminars through the MERF programs has been a giant plus. The friendships that have been made, the laughter that has been shared, and the encouragement that was needed and met has been well worth that "one thing extra" on my agenda. Working on projects alongside women of all ages and backgrounds and interests can only help you grow in your walk through this life and the bond of sisterhood is a blessing to hold on to. ABWA has been all that and I am so glad to be a part of 1st Class Chapter with its Community Leaders and Supportive Sisters."
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