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The American Business Women’s Association New York City Chapter (ABWA NYC) brings together businesswomen and men of diverse occupations to provide opportunities for them to grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.


At the close of World War II, many women who had joined the work force for the first time during the war were reluctant to give up their new found careers. Like you, they were striding down the professional path and they were exhilarated.

Hilary A. Bufton Jr., a Kansas City businessman, recognized this. He saw the positive impact women were having on businesses and, along with three businesswomen, created a national support network for working women.

On September, 22, 1949, the American Business Women’s Association was founded. In its proud history, ABWA has dedicated resources to women’s education and provided workplace skills and career-development training for more than half a million women.

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ABWA NYC Charter Chapter: P.O. Box 2234, New York, NY 10185
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Pauline Kehm

Neda Barzideh Levy

Rosemarie Ottomanelli

Ilonka Salisbury

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