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
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!
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
ABWA COLUMBIA TRIAD CHAPTER MEMBERS
1998 Top Ten Business Woman
2021-2022 Business Woman of the Year PastVice President
Past National Secretary/ Treasurer
Linda Hough. Hicks
Social Media Chairperson
of Past President
2020 ABWA Top Ten Business Woman of the Year
Dr. Carolyn Kennedy
Sharon Jones Member
Past Membership Chairperson
Lou Ann Pyatt
Quianna Nathaniel- Cuthen
Recognition of New Members
Columbia Triad ABWA Chapter
THANK YOU MEMBERS FOR A PRODUCTIVE YEAR
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