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Founded in 2000 with over thirty members.  Lakeside Leaders of ABWA  has been providing opportunities for members to advance personally and professionally, and has been recognized nationally with the “ABWA Best Practices” award. 

Lakeside Leaders of ABWA  focuses on Professional Development of our members, yet continues to create a warm environment  to share successes and grow.  Support of each others personal and working lives is tantamount.

The chapter consists  home-based business owners to employees of large companies.  With those demographics, Lakeside Leaders of ABWA provides excellent opportunities to mentor or be mentored, to build confidence and competence, develop and enhance organizational skills, practice collaboration and delegation, and lead or be part of a team, all while building lasting friendships.

President:                 Bernetta Henville-Shannon
Vice President:        Claribel Alfaro
Secretary:                 Alissa Janke
Treasurer:                 Kathy Swanson

Chapter Meeting Information

WHEN:         2nd Tuesday of the Month
TIME:           6:30pm - 7:00pm - Social Time and Networking
                    7:00pm - 8:45pm   - Business and Speaker

The Moose Club at Austin Ranch
                    6900 Sumner St   The Colony, TX  75056
                       (except June and December)



American Business Women Association (ABWA) is one of the largest professional women's organizations in the nation. As a member of ABWA you can learn, grow and and achieve professional excellence. It has been proven that women already in senior positions mentoring those seeking advancement will become better leaders and employees.

Lakeside Leaders of ABWA is a great source of strength, mentoring, resources, networking and friendship for areas in and around The Colony, Frisco, Plano, and Lewisville.  Lakeside Leaders has been recognized nationally as “Striving for Best Practices" Standard award. The Best Practices approach provides members with a safe and supportive culture to learn, rehearse and master skills that are valued in business today.

The Colony Charter Chapter of ABWA has changed to LAKESIDE LEADERS OF ABWA.

We wished to be more inclusive to all the population in this area of north Texas, so have become the LAKESIDE LEADERS OF ABWA.     Our websites, facebooks, etc... will slowly transition to the new name, but be assured we are still the same friendly active group.

Lakeside Leaders of ABWA is located near Lewisville Lake in The Colony TX 75056, but serves cities such as Frisco, Carrolton, Lewisville, Little Elm, Hebron and others.

Lakeside Leaders of ABWA

Or Contact us at:  abwathecolony@yahoo.com                                                                                            

Homemakers, Teachers, Medical-Health-Beauty Professionals, Business Owners & Entrepreneurs, Politicians, Corporate-Legal-Retail-Service Professionals... You name it, you can enjoy the benefits of a diverse group of women who care about you and your success!

Interested in more information about Lakeside Leaders of ABWA ?
Contact a  Membership person at:  Membership Lakeside Leaders of ABWA


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.        

ABWA is a non-profit organization

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