The ABWA Mission
To bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition. 

Today, the American Business Women’s Association spans the nation as the world’s most diverse professional organization for women. Tens of thousands of members gather throughout the country, united by a common goal – to support each other in 
professional development and career advancement.

ABWA has long been accepted as one of the leading business women’s associations in the United States and its far-reaching influence has touched the lives and careers of so many. It’s incredible to realize that it all began more than 50 years ago, when the term “business woman” was an oddity and an association dedicated to advancing women’s careers was simply unheard of.

ABWA's Proud Code of Conduct
Ethical dilemmas occur as a result of values in conflict. It is important that the values of the American Business Women's Association are communicated to all members, and so chapter leaders are asked not only to communicate but also to embrace, support, reinforce and uphold ABWA's Proud Code of Conduct.

ABWA's Proud Code of Conduct was developed as a means of guiding all members in making ethical decisions. The broad statements of the Code of Conduct that are listed below are not expected to cover all conduct for all situation, however. This is why the Code of Conduct was created as a living and fluid code.

1. All members will serve as goodwill ambassadors for the American Business Women's Association.

2. Members will not allow their personal beliefs and convictions to interfere with the representation of ABWA's mission.

3. Members will always treat their member colleagues, guests, vendors, and sponsors with honesty, respect, fairness, integrity, responsibility, kindness, and in good faith.

4. Members will maintain compliance with ABWA National Chapter and Express Network Bylaws.

5. Members will not use their personal power to advance their personal interests.

6. Members will strive for excellence in their professions by maintaining and enhancing their own business knowledge and skills, and by encouraging the professional development of other members.

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ABWA Emerald Coast Chapter Best Practice Awards

American Business Women's Association
Emerald Coast Chapter #1579

P.O. Box 731 
Fort Walton Beach, FL  32549

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