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Chapter and Member Recognition

2019 - 2020 Striving for Best Practices Award

The Greater Oakland Charter Chapter received a 2019-2020 Striving for Best Practices award at the 2020 National Women's Leadership Conference (NWLC).  Greater Oakland has received this award annually since 2012.  The award is given to charters 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, the award was presented and received virtually. 

2019 NWLC - Kansas City, MO 

2017 NWLC - Lancaster, PA

2020 Woman of the Year,  2021 Top Ten and Protégé Recognition




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. The 2020 panel was from Westminster, Colorado, the site of the ABWA 2020 National Women's Leadership Conference (NWLC), which took place on October 14-17, 2020.


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 2021 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 July chapter meeting.  

2021 Top Ten Business Women

2018-2019 District V Vice President 

2020 Woman of the Year 

2020 Protégé Award

2020 ABWA Anniversaries

ABWA member - 40 years 

ABWA member - 35 years 

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Complete online training to enhance yourself and your career. Meet new friends and cultivate supportive, long-lasting relationships.

Chapter meetings are held:

Date: Monthly, 3rd Tuesday 

Time: 6:00 pm - Networking

          6:15  pm - Welcome

          6:30 pm - Program

          7:15  pm - Meeting & Dinner 


Meetings may be in-person or virtual. 


In person meetings are held at a local venue and include dinner. Attendees are responsible for the cost of their own food and drink. Reservation required. 


Virtual meetings are held using Zoom and include a $5 Zoom fee. 

Pre-payment required. 


Visit our Events page for details, cost, fliers, and to register.

Contact: Membership Chair


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