Our Commitment to Women

Whether you are starting a new business or looking to advance your career, the American Business Women’s Association is the place to be for working women and women business owners who want to connect, learn and grow personally and professionally.

Lifelong Learning

ABWA is committed to creating accessible, affordable and innovative learning opportunities that will prepare you to respond to the challenges or opportunities you experience at any given moment in your career.  As a National member, you can choose from a diverse collection of online courses in ABWA’s Apex Campus available 24/7.   We welcome learners of all ages, educational backgrounds and career paths who are motivated to chart their learning journey.

Click Here to download the Apex Flyer and see what courses are available today.

Empowering Women Through Educational Scholarships

Today’s scholarship recipients are tomorrow’s leaders.  ABWA members give back by funding scholarships through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund.  Since 1953, the educational fund has awarded more than 17 million dollars in scholarships.   Visit www.sbmef.org  for more information on scholarships for women.

Become a Member in the American Business Women’s Association

And receive a value 20 x your annual investment with these exclusive benefits and savings:

  • Join a local ABWA community.  Thousands of business and networking meetings are hosted each year.
  • Access to ABWA’s members only Facebook and Linked-In Groups where you can promote your products, services and celebrations!
  • Free and heavily discounted courses in ABWA’s, Apex Campus, a savings of thousands of dollars.
  • Discounted conference registrations hosted by ABWA National in the spring and fall each year.
  • Complimentary subscription to the Achieve Newsletter published six times a year.
  • Complimentary Subscription to Women in Business Magazine® published three times a year.
  • Discount on the Business Source subscription, a monthly summary on business books
  • Free $1500 in Accidental Death insurance!



More than 5,000 business/networking meetings are hosted each year in more than hundreds of cities across the nation.  ABWA’s Chapters and Express Networks also serve as experiential learning environments that provide women opportunities to learn new, and master business skills that are valued in today’s workplace.  Local dues are modestly priced. Contact us at webmail@abwa.org for more information.

If your city is not listed in the directory, consider starting a new Chapter in your community.  For more information about this fabulous opportunity, contact Angela at 1-800-228-0007.

Dell Technologies offers ABWA members a wide range of reliable business class technology solutions. Through this partnership, ABWA members have access to several valuable benefits:

  • Exclusive Member Savings: Stackable 5%-10% coupon
  • Access to a dedicated Small Business Advisor
  • Dedicated ABWA landing page: www.Dell.com/ABWA
  • Access to Dell Financial Services

Visit www.Dell.com/ABWA or call 800-757-8442 to speak with a Small Business Advisor. For any additional questions, email ABWA’S Account Executive at Amy_Henry@Dell.com

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Fisher Investments is a different kind of investment firm. We don’t come from Wall Street, nor do we believe we fit in with most of the finance industry, and we’re proud of that. We work for a bigger purpose: bettering the investment universe. Putting service back in financial services is our company’s calling, our mission, the reason we exist. For us, there is nothing more important than helping our clients reach their financial goals. We’re devoted to continuous learning, constantly exploring new ways to adapt and evolve, all so we can deliver more for our clients. This commitment has shaped every aspect of our business, and it’s the main reason why our employees love coming to work every day: We’re driven by better.

American City Business Journals/BIZWOMEN.org

American City Business Journals and the Bizwomen.com website offers women the latest news and in-depth features to help them advance in their careers and their businesses. Through their annual Mentoring Monday events held in 40 cities around the country, Bizwomen continues that mission, connecting women around the country in the interest of helping one another succeed.

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

Franklin Madison Group LLC. (formerly The Affinion Group) is the plan administrator for ABWA’s $1,500 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Policy. Federal Insurance Company, a Chubb company, is the insurance carrier. This plan is available for members who live in eligible states. Members must enroll themselves into the program. For members age 70 and older, the insurance value drops in value 30%.

To enroll any time of the year, or if you have questions about your coverage, contact Franklin Madison at 1-800-860-7182. You can also visit their website: www.myonlineinsurance.com/ABWA You will need to create an account and a unique password. This is not connected to your ABWA/Community Connection profile.


At Northcentral University, you’ll have access to the tools you need to advance your education and leave a lasting legacy. Northcentral University was founded in 1996 with the goal of offering higher education to working professionals around the world. With no physical residency requirements and weekly start dates, NCU offers a rigorous, yet flexible academic experience designed to help passionate students achieve their goals. We’re nonprofit and 100% online. Our classes are taught by faculty with doctoral degrees. Visit ncu.edu/abwa to learn more about exclusive tuition discounts for ABWA members and read more about the 71 programs we currently offer.

It’s a proven fact that readers make more money—a lot more! (Even in tough economic times.) Why? One reason is they have a constant flow of new ideas and strategies they can use to help their careers, their teams and their companies. The problem is…who has time for all that reading? There is a solution: ABWA has teamed up with The Business Source to offer concise summaries of the latest business books. Each month you will learn best practices and powerful insights from leading-edge thinkers, industry experts and world renowned business gurus…and the summaries take just 15 minutes to read! Please watch your email in the spring for a special 70% off promotion (a savings of $91) on this powerful new program exclusively for ABWA members.


Before you rent your next car, enroll in the Budget Fastbreak program so you can so you can Get In, Get Out, Get GoingSM on your way
fast! Budget will keep all of your rental preferences on file so you can skip the lines and never have to fill out another rental agreement again! You will have a choice of vehicle in your reserved rental class (available at most major airports). Simply present your driver’s license at the exit booth and you’re on your way. For reservations log on to Budget.com. The ABWA BCD discount code is D601000. When you get to the Budget/ABWA Landing Page, you will find additional offerings.


ABWA has negotiated with companies that will offer ABWA members exclusive discounts on products and services you can use for both personal and professional use. Your savings will add value to your Association experience. Click on the company names below. You may find that these discounts go far beyond saving you the cost of your ABWA membership! And check back often – we regularly develop new programs. 


Our Membership Fee is $115 and local dues are $35 to be paid directly to the local chapter treasurer. After you complete the form below, you will be redirected to a PayPal payment page to make that payment.

On that page you can complete your payment with a PayPal account, or by clicking “Pay with Debit or Credit Card”



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