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.
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
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
3. Members will always treat their member colleagues,
guests, vendors, and sponsors with honesty, respect,
fairness, integrity, responsibility, kindness, and in good
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.
To learn more about ABWA, visit www.abwa.org
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