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
2021 Impact Scholarship Recipient Jamike Unoke
At the University of Kansas, I will be pursuing a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Leadership Studies on a pre-medicine track. I intend to attend medical school to graduate with a doctorate degree in medicine. As a young lady who has been raised in a household of authoritative women, I am deeply passionate about the advancement of and care for women in society. This passion serves as a foundation for my eagerness to serve in the medical field as an Obstetrician-Gynecologist (OB-GYN). Almost 54% of OB-GYNs own their own practice, and my aim is to be a part of that statistic in order to service birthing persons from all backgrounds. In this position, my goal is to guide soon-to-be mothers as they set out on a laborious journey to bring new life into the world—a task requiring mental resilience, emotional strength, physical stamina, and patience. Acquiring an M.D. with an OB-GYN specialty is not for my personal benefit, but instead to provide a safe, supportful physician relationship for women during one of the most memorable moments of their lives, the birth of a child. As a physician, my duty to the health field would be to advocate for those I serve. I recognize that becoming an advocate requires an ability to lead. My first taste of my current academic interest for leadership came in kindergarten when I was chosen to be a line leader for my class. Although I led the line of my classmates for only a week, I have since grown remarkably fond of being a leader and advocating for those I represent to the extent of heading the student body of my high school as student body president during my senior year. Out of curiosity, I decided to veer away from leading as a new college student to familiarize myself with my new college environment. I have missed it more than I expected to and truly feel that it is the calling on my life to lead and advocate generally and specifically for the improvement of healthcare for women, which is why I am working towards a minor in Leadership Studies.
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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