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.
WOMEN LEADING THE WAY
Dr. Sandra Newsome
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2021 Woman of the Year – Mazie Boone
Oxon Hill Charter Chapter will honor our Woman of the Year on February 20, 2021 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Greenbelt, MD, 11:30 a.m. Ticket cost is $65 per person.
Mazie has been a member of Oxon Hill Charter Chapter since March 1, 2016 and is a strong supporter of our Chapter, our community, and her church. She is Oxon Hill Charter Chapter’s FIRST hearing impaired member to be voted Woman of the Year. She was born hearing impaired, has two hearing impaired siblings and one deaf sister. This disability did not hinder Mazie in her ambition to be successful. Mazie holds extensive experience working with the U.S. Government as a Supply Technician in Philadelphia, PA at the Naval Inventory Control Point and Washington, D.C. at the Architect of the Capitol for over 29 years collectively. She received numerous awards and certificates for outstanding work and service as an employee. Writing poems and songs are hobbies that she enjoys and she has a large collection of her original work.
She is an active member of Galilee Baptist Church and greatly involved in the Deaf Community Ministry. She has been a member of the National Association of the Deaf for more than 50 years and works diligently to help the Deaf Community. Annually. She donates a huge amount of school supplies and coats to needy children.
Mazie has been married to John Boone, Sr. for over 50 years. They have one daughter, one son (deceased) and raised identical twin sisters of John after the death of his mother. They have 4 grandchildren. When she looks back on where she started and how far God has brought her, all the praise and glory belong to God for He has blessed her in so many unexpected and tremendous ways.
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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 sbmef.org.
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