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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, December 7, 2017  Please RSVP at email: 

Our December meeting will be holiday fun, bring a wrapped gift to exchange in our "Dirty Santa" game.

This is the time of year when we all need to reflect, count our blessings, and find ways for community involvement. These are challenging times for everyone, but I am very glad to be a part of the ABWA organization whose charter is to sponsor leadership opportunities for women in business.  I believe we are on a path to do that again in this business year.

Our fall fund raiser covers the sale of Golden Kernal Pecans.  An order form and information sheet was sent to our membership. Please circulate this around. This is a low risk fundraiser, and these make really swell holiday gifts!  We even ordered dark chocolate covered pecans this year to get the healthful minded chocolate lover included! Prices:  $14/lb for jumbo halves or small piece Dark chocolate covered $16/bag Contact us to place your order!

Best Regards;

    • Barbara  Cheney


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


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