American Business Women’s Association
Our mission is to bring together business women of diverse occupations and provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally, through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition.
OUR FUTURE'S SO BRIGHT WE GOTTA WEAR SHADES
JOIN VPEN TODAY!
VPEN’s vision statement is to establish the premier networking and professional development organization, upholding the ABWA Mission Statement, for the greater Victoria area.
VPEN is the local league of ABWA. When you join VPEN you also join the national organization, ABWA. Being part of VPEN and ABWA makes you eligible to capitalize on the benefits of membership where you can network with local business professionals. In addition, you have access to many leadership opportunities to grow your network and knowledge through on-line courses, working on committees and monthly meetings. The added benefit of our membership is the amazing women you will meet.
ABWA National Dues are $115 and our local Dues are $30 annually.
VPEN meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 11:30-1:00 at the Victoria Country Club.
You can check out our brochure here for more information. We would love to visit with you about our organization and have you attend a luncheon as a guest.
Contact us at email@example.com or Vicki Wagner, 2018-2019 President, firstname.lastname@example.org
WOMEN LEADING THE WAY
Professional Development Chair
Ariana Van Dusen
Corporate Sponsor Chair
Corporate Sponsor Co-Chair
SEPTEMBER WOMAN OF THE MONTH
Sheila joined Victoria ER 24 Hour Emergency Center in June 2016 as the Marketing Director. She is responsible for all marketing and branding strategies as well as building and maintaining relationships with local healthcare providers, facilities, the community and local industries to promote the facility. In addition to her overall business development efforts, she directs media relations and social media advertising. Sheila manages and oversees sponsorships, community events, charitable contributions, marketing training and more.
Sheila has been in sales for over 28 years performing inside and outside marketing. Prior to joining the team at Victoria ER, she worked as an Account Executive at Victoria Radioworks for 16 years.
Sheila places the upmost importance on establishing client trust and highly values community involvement in the market. She has lived in Victoria for over 45 years, has been married to her husband, Daniel, for 38 years, has two children, Kayla and Kolton, and two grandchildren, Zane and Kennedy. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, crafting, community service and spending time with her family and friends.
Empowering Women through Educational Scholarships
Today’s scholarship recipients are tomorrow’s leaders. ABWA members have provided opportunities for women to achieve their personal and professional best by championing educational opportunities through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF). Since 1953, SBMEF has awarded almost 18 million dollars in scholarships to more than 17,000 women. To learn more about available scholarships, go to sbmef.org.
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