Greater Oakland Charter Chapter

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Chapter and Member Recognition

2020 - 2021 Striving for Best Practices Award

The Greater Oakland Charter Chapter received a 2020-2021 Striving for Best Practices award at the 2021 National Women's Leadership Conference (NWLC).  Greater Oakland has received this award annually since 2012.  The award is given to chapters who meet specific criteria that demonstrate best practices in the management of their chapter throughout the prior year.  Chapter members in attendance at the conference accept the award "on the big stage." In 2020 and 2021, the award was presented and received virtually. 

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2019 NWLC - Kansas City, MO 

2017 NWLC - Lancaster, PA

 2022 National Women's Leadership Conference  in Westminster, CO
Chapter and National  Recognition
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The Greater Oakland Charter Chapter members nominate outstanding chapter members for the Woman of the Year, Top Ten honors and Protégé Award.   The Woman of the Year is a local award based on the contributions a member has made to the chapter in the previous calendar year. The Woman of the Year is selected annually in February. 


Top Ten is an ABWA National award, with chapters across the United States nominating a member based on her career, education, involvement in ABWA, and contributions to her community. Final Top Ten Business Women are chosen by a panel of three businesswomen outside of ABWA.  


At the NWLC, a three-person panel of ABWA members interviews the Top Ten and chooses one woman to be recognized as The American Business Woman - ABWA's highest honor. Current Top Ten's and the 2022 American Business Woman of ABWA can be seen at

Protégé Awards are given to new members based on member participation since joining, and presented by the Chapter's Executive Board at the August chapter meeting.  

2021 Protégé Award

                                          ABWA Anniversaries                                                                       Welcome!
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2021 Protégé Award

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New ABWA members

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2022 Woman of the Year

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ABWA member - 50 years 

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Proud Members of Eastern Michigan Council - July 2022 District V Vice President Event 
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