As the Executive Director of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) for the past ten years, René has been challenging women to grow personally and professionally in achieving their goals as Women in Business. In ABWA, she collaborates with the Association’s leaders and members to develop women as leaders and business owners. René’s vision is for women to find their voice, honor each other’s dignity and support each other in becoming their best selves.
National Board of Directors
2019 – 2020
Mary Stephenson – District One Vice President
The National Board of Directors are here to support, educate and help leagues and chapters. In order to continue growing our association, we must continue to grow and retain our members. We need everyone to help. ABWA is a safe place to learn and grow both personally and professionally.
The purpose of the National Board of Directors for 2019-2020 is to serve as the strategic arm of the association by 1) leading and guiding membership growth; 2) serving as fiscal stewards of SBMEF while collaborating with ABWA National and other key stakeholders.
Our Vision for 2020-2021 is to:
- Increase membership growth. – Increase membership numbers by 15% per district as a core goal.
- Increase # of new formations by 2 per district.
- Increase BSTR participation through education and awareness.
Our 2020 theme says it best “Rise to the Challenge.” Are you ready to make a difference and Rise to the Challenge. Let’s do it together!
National Officers from left to right:
National Vice President, TRINA NKHAZI
National President, SHARON GODBEE
National Secretary-Treasurer, ANNE O’NEILL
District Vice Presidents from left to right:
District I Vice President, MARY STEPHENSON
District II Vice President, JUDY TAYLOR
District III Vice President, KATHY SCHOOLEY
District IV Vice President, MARY MAUPAI
District V Vice President, CHERYL BLAIR
District VI Vice President, KERRIE UNDERHILL
Code of Conduct
All members will serve as goodwill ambassadors for the American Business Women’s Association.