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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 16, 2019 Networking Luncheon

October 16, 2019

14 Spring Creek Dr. Victoria, Tx 77904

OUR FUTURE'S SO BRIGHT WE GOTTA WEAR SHADES

Connect, learn and grow in the Victoria Professional Express Network and the
American Business Women’s Association

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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 abwa.vpen@yahoo.com or Vicki Wagner, 2018-2019 President, vaw1027@gmail.com 

WOMEN LEADING THE WAY

Executive Board

Vicki Wagner

President

 

Megan Tuttle

President Elect

Tracy Morgan

VP Finance

 

Rachel Nessel

VP Communication

 

Diane Kliem

VP Programming

 

Stacey Milberger

VP Membership

 

Sharon Mathiews

VP Administration

 

Cindy Guillen

VP Publicity

 

Sandra Delagarza

Past President

 

CHRISTY HENRY
VP ADVANCEMENT

 

Meredith Golden

Meredith Golden

Professional Development Chair

Ariana Van Dusen

Ariana Van Dusen

Goodwill Chair

Karen Slusher

Karen Slusher

Finance Chair

Jennifer Ruiz

Jennifer Ruiz

Program Chair

Kalyn Kliem

Kalyn Kliem

Membership/Publicity Chair

Teri Moten

Teri Moten

Corporate Sponsor Chair

Jessica Dodds

Jessica Dodds

Administrative Chair

Leslie Book

Leslie Book

FaceBook/Instagram Chair

Vickie Romero

Vickie Romero

Website Chair

Elaine Phillips

Elaine Phillips

Corporate Sponsor Co-Chair

FEATURED MEMBER

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.

 

Our SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS

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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