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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Vicki Wagner, 2018-2019 President, email@example.com
WOMEN LEADING THE WAY
Professional Development Chair
Ariana Van Dusen
Corporate Sponsor Chair
Corporate Sponsor Co-Chair
AUGUST WOMAN OF THE MONTH
Diane is an attorney and President of Kliem & Associates, Attorneys at Law. Her firm practices in many areas of law, including, but not limited to estate planning, probate, real estate, business law, personal injury and family law. She currently serves on the VPEN board as VP of Programming and also serves on the Victoria Chamber of Commerce board of directors and the HOPE of South Texas board of directors. She has been a VPEN member for 9 years and has previously served as VP- Finance, President Elect and President and has been a Chairperson for the Fashion Show twice.
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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