Cedar Rapids Charter Chapter ABWA
Chartered in June 1955
MissionThe mission of the American Business Women’s Association is to bring together business women of diverse backgrounds and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.
What's ABWA all about?Come check us out at an upcoming meeting and see what ABWA CRCC has to offer you!
ABWA CRCC Meetings are on the first Wednesday evening of the month.
Networking: 5:45-6pm Dinner: Served at 6:15pm Presentation: 6:45-7:30pm
Location: Longbranch, 90 Twixt Town Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
Cost:$15.00 Members($20 for members without RSVP) / $20 Guests additional fee for payments made by credit/debit cards
Next meeting is Wed. February 6th from 5:45-8pm Topic: 8 to Great: The Positive Process for Positive Change
Speaker: Colleen Cahill Holmes, Master Trainer for 8 to Great
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Why should you join ABWA? Click here for our Member Packet Booklet.
Why you need to Join!Today’s employers want more from employees than reading, writing and computer skills. They want employees who know how to:
Trends show that you’ll change jobs an average of seven times and shift entire careers up to three times. Regardless of your status, as a woman in today’s workplace, you need an association that anticipates and meets your needs. The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is the one professional local, regional and national association that is behind you all the way-supporting you-growing with you - helping you develop a path that will help you to become your personal and professional best.
ABWA believes education and training are the keys to success. Over 50% of our operating budget goes to the educational development of our members. Whether you are actively seeking to advance to the next level, stay current with business trends and skills, be active in retirement or are a full-time student looking to explode onto the job scene, ABWA has a membership option that is right for you.
ABWA is an association that cares about you. When you join ABWA, you’re not only joining America’s leading professional association for women; you’re joining an intricately knit family of like-minded, success-oriented working women, ready to connect, learn and grow right alongside you during anything your career throws at you. In addition, members also receive benefits from our national corporate sponsors.
Benefits of MembershipWith the most diverse membership of any professional women’s organization,
diversity is one of ABWA’s greatest strengths.
The strength of that diversity works for you in the creation of different membership options.
Since each of our members is unique, with different interests and needs, ABWA offers options for every businesswoman at every career phase.
Whether you are actively seeking to advance to the next level, or to stay current with business trends and skills; whether you dream of breaking out on your own or are running your own business; whether you are looking to stay active in retirement or are a full-time student looking to explode onto the job scene, ABWA has a membership option that is right for you.
DevelopmentKnowledge is power. And businesswomen need a resource they can turn to for information about a wide variety of topics. They also need to know how to use that information to benefit themselves or their employers. To this end, ABWA members participate in the following professional development opportunities:
- Leadership development programs
- In-depth business skills training
- Continuing education certificate programs
- Tuition reimbursement for approved accredited classes
NetworkingMaking contact with business-savvy professionals puts women ahead. But networking is an art that many people have not perfected. That’s why ABWA has made teaching its members this career-critical skill part of its mission. Plus, when you join an ABWA chapter or network, you automatically become a member of a ready-made professional network with unlimited potential for expanding your own network of contacts.
RecognitionBy its very nature, recognition is loaded with positive reinforcement. It is an essential component of effective development. Thus individual members are recognized for their efforts. Each year, in addition to ;national awards and recognition, local chapters and networks honor members who make significant accomplishments in education, leadership, and professional and civic activities.
ConferencesWe promote educational and professional development opportunities for our members through programming, District ABWA Spring Conferences and National ABWA Conferences. Our chapter raises money for our scholarship fund which provides financial assistance to local women pursuing higher education. We facilitate an open networking environment for our members at our monthly meetings.
When women get together, amazing things can happen. And that’s just what the American Business Women’s Association’s membership options are all about -- women joining forces to further themselves both professionally and personally to amazing proportions. Not only do our members get the inside track on the issues facing their local communities, but they also are plugged into the trends and events that drive today’s national businesses. Succeeding today is all about what you know, who you know and who knows you. And if you want to be successful, ABWA’s chapters and networks give you the upper hand.
More information about our Conferences
Women In BusinessWomen in Business, the Association’s award-winning quarterly national magazine, features informative articles covering a range of topics that are of interest to businesswomen and entrepreneurs.
Women in Business Magazine
HistoryFor more than a half century, the American Business Women’s Association has been a significant thread woven tightly in the fabric of American history. Founded in 1949 by Hillary A. Bufton, Jr., a Kansas City businessman, ABWA has thousands of members nationwide. Its unparalleled success in supporting the dreams and aspirations of working women across the nation will continue well into the future, changing women’s lives for many years to come through business training and networking opportunities for women of diverse occupations and backgrounds.
More Information About the History of ABWA
friendship, leadership, scholarships and national recognition!
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Membership InvestmentNational dues are $75 plus a $15 Women’s Instructional Network (WIN) fee.
Local dues are $24/year.
Membership discounts $12/year:
- Full time students (12+ credit hours per semester)
- Seniors (Ages 70+)
More information on how to Join!
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Contact Us!American Business Women’s Association
Cedar Rapids Charter Chapter, Chapter #4607
PO Box 10901
Cedar Rapids, IA 52410-0901
Contact Wanda Johnson (CRCC President) at 319-804-9588
www.abwa.org (National ABWA Website)
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