Here are some Facts about ABWA you might not have known
American Business Women’s Association
A Man…Mr. Hilary A. Bufton, a businessman
On September 22nd, 1949
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In 1983 and 1986, joint congressional resolutions were passed designating a national observance of Sept. 22, the anniversary of ABWA’s founding, as American Business Women’s Day. Following each resolution, President Ronald Reagan issued a presidential proclamation. September 22 is still observed today by ABWA members around the country.
YES, In 1953, in memory of Mr. Buftons son, an educational fund was started. The Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund (SBMEF) was designed to further educational opportunities for its members. SBMEF to date has exceeded sixty million dollars in grants and loans to promising young women throughout the nation.
*39% of members are Executives, Managers, Professionals and Business Owners
*36% are Administrative, Clerical and Technical Support
*10% are retired businesswomen
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