Welcome to the Heart of Birmingham Website!

The Heart of Birmingham Chapter is for women who are interested in advancing their careers through regular networking and professional education. Our goal is to help business women to continue to grow and improve their professional and personal development skills so that they may advance to the next level in their careers, their own businesses, and enjoy their lives knowing that they have a support system from American Business Women’s Association members.


Members of the Heart of Birmingham Chapter are members of the American Business Women’s Association – the largest professional association in the nation and our mission:

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 National Website)
(Membership Recruitment Brochure)

If they are interested in learning more about the Heart of Birmingham Chapter of the ABWA, please contact:

Carol Skelton, Chapter President
Email: cskelton@kw.com
Phone: 205-999-1487

Nancy Reed, Chapter Vice-President
Email: reed612@bellsouth.net
Phone: 205-305-8698

October Monthly Meeting

Remember! Heart of Birmingham Chapter will be meeting on October 20, 2015. Dinner and networking will take place between 5 and 6, with the meeting coming to order at 6:00 PM sharp. Don’t miss it!   This month, we are excited to welcome Dr. Anthony Stroman as our featured speaker. Dr. Stroman is a National Speaker, Educator, Coach and Empowerment Trainer. …

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The Beat – October 2015

Welcome to The Beat, where you can hear the “pulse” of what’s happening with the Heart of Birmingham Chapter of ABWA! In this month’s edition: HOB Woman of the Year, Sheryl J. Walker September’s Meeting Guest Speaker, Bianca Evans ABW Day Website update A Note from Heart Of Birmingham Chapter Woman of the Year, Sheryl J. Walker First giving honor …

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Mark Your Calendar!

The Heart of Birmingham Chapter of ABWA will meet next week, September 15, 2015, at 6:00 PM at the Tutwiler Hotel. Please make a note so that you can join us. For more information, please contact Carol Skelton, Chapter President, or Nancy Reed, Chapter Vice President. You can also contact the chapter by clicking here.

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Conference and Networking Event — save the date!

The Heart of Birmingham chapter is very pleased to announce that the Alabama Conference of ABWA will take place on August 7 and 8, 2015, at the Tutwiler Hotel. The Friday evening, we are thrilled to once again welcome Mrs. Rayola Dougher as a speaker. Mrs. Dougher’s presentation will be the open up an evening of networking for all in attendance. On Saturday, …

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Monthly Meeting — don’t forget!

    The Heart of Birmingham Chapter of ABWA will meet June 16, 2015, at 6:00 P.M. at the Tutwiler Hotel. Mark you calendar and save the date!

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The Momentum of Social Media

The Heart of Birmingham Chapter of ABWA invites you to join us for our March meeting. Chapter member Sandra Girouard will present on The Momentum of Social Media. While providing updates on the chapter’s website and social media presence, Mrs. Girouard will present the context of the larger world of social media, how we are all participants, and how social media gives …

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Thoughts on Leadership

The Heart of Birmingham Chapter of ABWA met for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 18, at the Tutwiler Hotel. We were very honored to have our own Carol Skelton speak on topics of leadership and effecting change. Carol gave an excellent presentation, providing wonderful imagery and inspiration both on what leadership is and how we, as individuals, need to …

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January 2015 Chapter Meeting

On January 20, ABWA Heart of Birmingham Chapter was delighted to have Mrs. Rayola Dougher speak regarding the wealth of career opportunities for women in the petroleum and natural gas industries. Both warm and approachable, her presentation was striking in both content and presentation. Many visitors attended the chapter meeting and enjoyed the opportunity to hear Mrs. Dougher speak. We hope …

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You Don’t Want to Miss This!

Tuesday, January 20th at 6:00 p.m., the Heart of Birmingham Chapter of ABWA will have their monthly meeting at the Tutwiler Hotel. As always, we’d love to have you join us. But this month, we have a very special guest speaker that you won’t want to miss.   Rayola Dougher, senior economic advisor at API, will be in Birmingham to speak on employment …

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Alabama Council Meeting — Take a look!

November 8, 2014, ABWA chapters Heart of Birmingham and Birmingham Charter Chapter co-hosted a meeting of the ABWA Alabama Council. Hope you enjoy these photos! More updates to come, but in the meantime, mark your calendar for next year’s ABWA Alabama Council Meeting dates: February, 6 & 7, 2015 in Montgomery, Al May 8 & 9, 2015 in Decatur, Al August 7 & …

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