Our Local Chapter

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. The Lakeland Downtown Chapter has also been the recipient of the prestigious Star Award for Best Practices awarded at National Conventions.

Monthly Chapter Meetings

Monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Imperial Swan Lakeland, 4141 S. Fla. Ave., 33813. Cost is $20 for members who RSVP by noon the Friday preceding the meeting; cost is $25 for members who do not submit their RSVP by noon the Friday preceding the meeting. Guests are $30. Please note that if you reserve a seating, you are responsible for payment even if you do not attend. You may assign a guest to attend in your place; guest please notify us on check-in.

We welcome you to join the Lakeland Downtown Chapter! View membership information and a downloadable application form.

Jessica Correll, President 2016-17
Lakeland Downtown Chapter