American Business Women Association

            Columbia Triad Chapter 

                                       Columbia , South Carolina

                                             ABWA’s Mission Statement

The mission of the American Business Women’s Association is to bring together business women 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.

                                                 2021-2022 Columbia Triad ABWA

                                    Woman of the Year

 Doris Eison Harrison was elected as the 2021-2022 Woman of the Year for the Columbia Triad Chapter of the American Business Woman Association.

Mrs. Harrison has spent more than 25 years working with
individuals with special needs in her professional career. Fifteen years of her career was spent as a special education teacher with Whitten Center located in Clinton, SC. After her years of service at Whitten Center, she worked as a Senior Autism Consultant for the SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs in Columbia, SC. In 2018 she decided to follow her entrepreneurial spirit and launch her own business. She’s is the owner of Angels for Autism Consulting Services, LLC. Her mission is to serve families in need of respite services and educational services in the home. Angels forAutism Consulting Service, LLC provide a service to families in need of a break from their love one with disabilities as well as educational software to aide in social and communication development deficits.
Mrs. Harrison has a lifetime of community service involvement to include: Member & Vice President Of Columbia Triad AmericanBusiness Women Association (ABWA); Columbia AlumnaeChapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; The Young Survivor Breast Cancer Coalition (YSC); NAACP-ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics)
Program for youth; Advisor-Girl Scout of America Troop #282;
Member of SC Counselors Association (SCCA); Ballentine
Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization; Member of Calvary Baptist Church (Deaconess); and a Past Special Olympics Trainer.She loves traveling, reading, walking and spending countless hours with family and friends. Her favorite quiet place is her deck listening to the birds chirp and driving across the Lake Murray Dam when the sun is setting.
Doris  is a nurturing, compassionate, loving, devoted
wife, a mother of two daughters and she has a special little love of her life ( her grand-daughter Leilani. We are proud to acknowlege and recognize this years Woman of the Year ” Doris Eison- Harrison.



Linda Hough- Hicks

The Columbia Triad Chapter

Nominee for

Top Ten Business Woman of the Year

Linda is the owner of Hough-Hicks Travels, an
Independent Travel Agency. She became an entrepreneur
after twenty-eight years of service in the Housing
Industry. She retired from the SC State Housing Finance
and Development Authority in 2013.
As a travel agent, she provides personalized travel planning
for individuals, groups, families, and couples. Her
business focus is on cruises to all destinations on major
cruise lines, land, and air packages to "all inclusive" resorts
in the Bahamas, Caribbean, and Mexico. In the United
States, she plan travel packages to Alaska, Hawaii, Las
Vegas and any major city or state.
Hough-Hicks Travels provide their clients with remarkable
experiences which create memories that last a lifetime. Her
business has grown within the last five years with referrals
from repeat clients, which is a good sign of satisfaction and
confidence in services.
As you think about where you would like to travel for your
next getaway, rest assure that you now have someone who
will make things easier for you to Just Pack and Play!

September Spotlight

Featured Member

Jeanette Johnson, Membership Chairperson

The  Columbia Triad Chapter would like to recognize Jeanette  as our dedicated member of the month. She has done an outstanding job with increasing our membership for several months .

Jeanette is currently serving as our Membership Chairperson of the Columbia Triad Chapter of ABWA.  She is a motivator and follows up with new and existing members while encouraging them to introduce ABWA to other Women.  We are excited to have Jeanette to be one of our newest active member of the Columbia Triad Chapter of ABWA. 

 Thank you Jeanette  for your time and devotion to our membership committee.


President Anna Davis





Columbia Triad ABWA Chapter Officers 2021-2022 



Anna Davis, President


Hazel Hall, Vice President



Deborah Brown, Secretary


  Linda Hough- Hicks,     Treasurer 

Genice Hall                                      Chapter Advisor


Anna Davis


1998 Top Ten Business Woman

Doris Harrison

2021-2022 Business Woman of the Year PastVice President


Debra Brown


Janie Brown


Past National Secretary/ Treasurer


Linda Hough. Hicks


Past President

Social Media Chairperson

Genice Hall

 of Past President

2020 ABWA Top Ten Business Woman of the Year

Dr. Carolyn Kennedy



Sharon Jones    Member 

Fundraiser Chairperson

Pamela Johnson


Melanie Jenkins


Hazel Hall

Vice President

Past Membership Chairperson


Beverly Bowers


Lou Ann Pyatt

Newsletter Chairperson

Quianna Nathaniel- Cuthen


Erika McPhail


Latrish Garvin


Bridget Deline


Recognition of New Members

Columbia Triad ABWA Chapter






2020-2021 New Members!

Member &  Sponsor
Bridget Deline  ABWA National
Jacqueline Brabham-Foster Sharon Jones
LaTrish Garvin Anna M Davis
Shaquilla Hicks Linda Hough-Hicks
Melanie Jenkins Hazel Hall
Frarazia Johnson Linda Hough-Hicks
Jeanette Johnson Linda Hough- Hicks
Dr. Carolyn Kennedy Deborah Brown
Erkia McPhail Anna M Davis
Quianna Nathaniel- Couthen   Sharon Jones