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.


July 2024 Chapter Meeting

July 23, 2024

Lubbock Impact | 2707 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79410

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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  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.

Thank you for your help!

Our Spring Fundraiser in April was a huge success! We are beyond grateful for our hard-working members, friends of ABWA, and the local business leaders who donated auction items to our cause. We can not do what we do for women and girls in our community without you! 


Executive Board

Ruth Elder


Kim Davis

Vice President

Beverly Burch


Nancy Twining


Jaelen Roberts

Past President


Victoria Braun
jennifer byrd


stacey cain


pamra culp


teri davis


Lisa Dolezal


signe elder


Sandy Ellis


Andy Forster


Kadee Hardrow


Carrie Harris


Kerry Hart


Amy King


Rosemary Knippa


Brenda Martin


Cayla McCabe


Molly Melendez


Taylor Moore


Jennifer Moudy


Kim Putman


Dana Schmuck


Ebie Serda


Donna Shattuck


Shirley Steinfath


Pamela Sweeten


Cinthia Torres


Lisa Trout


Sharon Tyson


Jennifer Wages


Stacey Young


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

Member Spotlight: Dana Schmuk
This month, we are spotlighting one of our newer members, Dana Schmuck, who describes herself as an over-thinking, anxious, social introvert and trauma survivor, with a passion for mental wellness, and educating through content creation. Dana and her husband, a marine veteran, own Semper-Fi Solar, and run a 30 acre “funny farm” south of Lubbock with their two teen daughters. Dana has been such a force for positivity and joy since joining the Lubbock Area Lights Chapter of ABWA!

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