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.


October – fire safety

October 19, 2021

Fire Station, 746 Kentucky St, Lawrence, KS

Holiday Event and Willow Support

November 16, 2021

Trivedi Wine, 1826 E 1150 Rd, Lawrence, KS

Lunch and Conversation in December

December 21, 2021

Lawrence Country Club, 400 Country Club Terrace, Lawrence, KS and virtually via Zoom (instructions provided following reservation)

Connect, learn and grow in the
American Business Women’s Association

Whether you are starting a new business, jump-starting a career, or searching for a job, the American Business Women’s Association is the place to be.  Your membership in ABWA offers you a portfolio of benefits to fuel your personal and professional growth.

Enhance your business acumen in the Apex Campus, our exclusive online learning portal.  Grow your professional network by attending ABWA’s National Women’s Leadership Conference. Stay current on business concepts and topics with your complimentary subscriptions to ABWA’s Women in Business® Magazine and Achieve Newsletters.  And, save thousands of dollars on discounted business products and services!

Make an investment in you – join the leading association for working women and women business owners, the American Business Women’s Association.

Engaging Leaders of ABWA Chapter

Executive Board

Megan Richardson



Vice President

Elaine Boose


Jan Stewart



Elaine Boose

GPW & Associates LLC

Carrie Collins

Elite Massage & Bodyworks


Erin Wolfram

Career Advantage

Jan Stewart

Office Helpline

Jackie Bird

Bird Janitorial


First State Bank and Trust


Elena Ivanov



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Your company here

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Carrie Collins

Engaging Leaders is excited to celebrate our oman of the Year.

Carrie lead the team for our first annual Mugshots, Makeup, and More event.  The groundwork laid and connections made will make our event next year even more successful.

Carrie owns Elite Massage & Bodyworks.  She graduated from Pinnacle Career Institute with Academic Honors; Cum Laude in Lawrence, Kansas with over 800 credit hours of training completed. 

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

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