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.

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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.

Palms of Edisonia Chapter

Executive Board

Marletta Short, President

Sharon Oliphant, Vice President

Linda Lindquist, Secretary

Carolyn Graves, Treasurer

Mary Ann Logue, Corresponding Secretary


Kathleen Callard

Deb Giacalone

Carolyn Graves

Constance Guernieri

Kendall Hibbs

Sandra Hibbs

Roxanne Lawrence

Caroline Leckie

Linda Lindquist

Mary Ann Logue

Carla Lord-Powalski

Jean Miller

Dana Morton

Jackie Morton

Sharon Oliphant

Mary Richardson

Marletta Short

Carol Sinks

Katona Zito

Suzanne Flynn

Palms of Edisonia 2022 Woman of the Year

Marletta Short 

At the Palms of Edisonia monthly meeting on February 2022,  Marletta Short  was selected as the 2022 Woman of the Year.    Congratulations Marletta!


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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