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The Greater Oakland Charter Chapter of ABWA was founded in September, 2000. Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month and begin with networking at 6:00 pm, introductions at 6:15 pm, followed by a program on a business or market relevant topic at 6:30 pm and concluding with a short business meeting and dinner. Meetings are currently Hybrid and held at a local restaurant. In-person attendees select their dinner from the restaurant's menu and pay for their own food & drink, including tax & tip. Those unable to join us in-person are welcome to connect via Zoom. Pre-registration is required to attend in-person and virtually. Cost is FREE for virtual meeting attendees.

As a member of ABWA, you are part of an Association with 70 years of experience in leadership, diversity, education and national recognition for business women. Our members include working women from a variety of professions. Our fundraising activities allow us to provide educational opportunities for our members and offer scholarships to women in our community.

Learn more about Greater Oakland by visiting us at www.abwa-greateroakland.org.

Learn more about ABWA at www.abwa.org.

Local and national scholarships are offered through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund at www.sbmef.org.

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Identify YOUR Clutter Roadblocks

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Have you ever felt overwhelmed by clutter? If the key to happiness is clarity, then a clutter free environment is critical!

The Greater Oakland Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) invites you to join our program on Tuesday, May 24th to hear Holly Hengstebeck, Director of Finance at Detroit Thermal. Holly will help us learn the emotional road blocks to decluttering and tips for overcoming them.

Holly is a proud member of the American Business Women's Association Novi Oaks Charter Chapter since 2008 and is currently their President. Holly is a 2022 Top Ten Business Woman of ABWA. She holds a BS in Finance and an MBA from Wayne State University and is a Certified Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis Professional.

This is a hybrid meeting: including:


In-person attendees will select their dinner choice upon arrival and are responsible for the cost of their food and drink, including tax and tip.

Cost to attend virtually (using Zoom) is free.

Registration to attend in-person or virtually is required at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing info needed to join the meeting.

The mission of the American Business Women’s Association is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition

For more information about our Chapter, please visit our website at:

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Girls' Night Out Meet and Greet

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