American Business Women’s Association Confirms New Orleans Chapter is in the Works

This Thursday, July 10th, the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is hosting a kickoff meeting to celebrate the planned formation of a New Orleans Chapter. The organization supports businesswomen by providing opportunities to improve leadership skills, access to professional development, networking support, ties to a national organization and more.

The new ABWA Crescent City Connections Express Network will host the first official networking lunch meeting on Thursday from 11:30 AM -1:00 PM at Ralph Brennan’s Heritage Grill in Metairie. The meeting is open to anyone interested in joining.

Charlotte Patrowski, Formation Chair (left) and Rachel Nunez, Formation Co-Chair.

Charlotte Patrowski, Formation Chair (left) and Rachel Nunez, Formation Co-Chair.

Meetings will be held on the second Thursday of each month. The program topic for the August 14th meeting is “Your Image: As Seen on Social Media.

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.

After ABWA LaCapitale member Christi Felder was displaced following Hurricane Katrina, she found ABWA in Baton Rouge. “They were such a unique group, with a real focus on professional development, support, and networking. I can tell the New Orleans group is full of high achievers striving to continue the legacy of this sixty-five year old organization.”

For more information or to register, click here.