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The mission of the American Business Women’s Association is to bring together businesswomen of diverse backgrounds and to provide opportunities to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition.

President's Message:

What is ABWA?  The American Business Women's Association was founded in 1949.  We have been changing women's lives, one woman at a time for over 68 years!  ABWA supports women throughout their careers by providing opportunities to hone leadership skills, access to unsurpassed professional development resources, and national recognition in the largest network of working women in the country.  We are a sisterhood of women who work together to achieve personal and professional growth in a safe environment and to provide mentorship for the journey.

Since 1953, the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF) has been providing grants and scholarships to women pursuing both undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as ongoing professional development to support career advancement.

The Sky-Hy Chapter was chartered July 7, 1970. We meet the first Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm - meetings consist of networking/dinner/business with program speakers and are held at the Crowne Plaza Resort, 1 Resort Drive, Asheville, NC. 

Our next meeting will be held Thursday, January 4, 2018  Please RSVP at email: 

At the January 4 dinner meeting our featured speaker is M. Scott Koger, Information System Security Officer for the Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System (CLASS) within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in Asheville, NC. Scott will discuss the needs for IT security for businesses, complete with a question and answer session. Please tell a friend about this important talk and try and bring a friend

Thank you to the members attending the December 7 holiday celebration, complete with good food, entertaining gift exchange, and the rousing rendition of the 12 days of ABWA Christmas.

Our fall fund raiser was a success with more sales than projected on the sale of Golden Kernel Pecans. A special thank you to Lucretia Piercy for all the coordination it took to navigate getting this done.  Regarding the May 5, 2018 wine tasting fund raiser, we will need to establish a committee for logistics and promotion. This will occur at the February 1 meeting.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from our family to yours!

Best Regards;

    • Barbara  Cheney


"Changing Women's Lives One Woman at a Time"


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