Bringing Together Businesswomen of Diverse Occupations

The 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.

The Lakeland Downtown Chapter was chartered July 30, 1996. Chartered with 44 women, today the chapter has more than 130 members, the largest membership among ABWA chapters. Our members are involved in achieving their career goals through continuing education and networking. Members also raise funds for scholarships to help others have the opportunity to earn college degrees, retrain for the workplace, or take continuing education courses. Our chapter supports community organizations that improve our quality of life right here in our own community.

Visit the ABWA National website, and read more about membership here:  Member Brochure 2015-16

Want more information? Contact our membership chair, Mary Stephenson

Here is a link to our National ABWA’s Facebook page:

What's New?

August 10 2016

August General Meeting

The ‪#‎Lakeland‬ Downtown Chapter of ‪#‎ABWA‬ is Changing Women’s Lives; One Woman at at Time…‪ Ignite your dreams in ABWA! Invite a friend Networking ‪starts at 11 am. Date: August 10, 2016 Speaker: Sheriff Grady Judd Time: 11:30 – 1:00pm. Location: Imperial Swan Hotel – 4141 S. Florida Ave Lakeland, FL 33813 Click here to RSVP. […]