Professional Development

Express_Network_LogoThe mission of ABWA is “to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.”



ABWA is ensuring women continue to move forward, learn and understand new technologies, embrace new concepts, and improve their leadership skills in a safe and support environment – these are the goals of ABWA. ABWA was the first Association to deliver a comprehensive learning and communication platform to its members in 2009 called the Women’s Instructional Network (WIN). WIN has continued to evolve over the years, offering additional opportunities to connect, network and enhance our knowledge.

The new and redesigned Women In Business Magazine includes personal and professional development related articles that are relevant to growing where you are.


Professional Development

 ABWA Scholarships & Tuition Reimbursement Opportunities

SBMEF_LogoABWA’s educational fund, the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF) is one of the most highly respected grant and scholarship funds in the country.  ABWA’s educational fund has four different scholarship programs to support women in their pursuit of knowledge: National Scholarship, Outright Grant, Business Skills Tuition Reimbursement and Impact Scholarship.


The Business Skills Tuition Reimbursement is a program designed to help  working women  participate in professional development workshops and/or seminars offered by an accredited, licensed, or state approved institution in the United States.    Applications for Business Skills Tuition  Reimbursement must be completed within 90 days after course completion.  For additional information, please Contact Us.