Back in July, the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) hosted a kickoff meeting to celebrate the chartering of a New Orleans Chapter, which had previously had a nine year absence following Hurricane Katrina. The new group is called the ABWA Crescent City Connections Express Network.
The official charter ceremony and monthly luncheon will be held on October 9th, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Ralph Brennan’s Heritage Grill. The event will include the installation of the league’s board members, charter member inductions, and recognition of those people who have been integral in the group’s formation over the last few months.
ABWA was founded in 1949 and has grown to existence in over 300 cities across the country. Formation Chair Charlotte Patrowski and formation co-chair Rachel Nunez are looking forward to bringing the association, which hosts 5,000 business and networking meetings each year.
The Crescent City’s league has already welcomed over thirty active members and hosted three successful luncheons since formation. Organizers say that women who join the league prior to the ceremony will be considered a charter member, and will be invited to sign the official charter.
Membership Chair, Lyndsey Graham said, “ABWA gives women the potential to grow, not only professionally but personally. I love the self-empowerment that ABWA encourages, and the opportunity to network with hundreds of women. I think every business owner and professional can learn from this organization, and in turn further their careers.”
To register for the luncheon, click here.