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

September 18, 2019 Networking Luncheon

September 18, 2019

14 Spring Creek Dr. Victoria, Tx 77904

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

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.

 

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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