members of the Heart of Brimingham Chapter of ABWA

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.

The vision of the Heart of Birmingham Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association:

“Striving for a better tomorrow by developing women professionally and personally.”

(ABWA National Website)
(Membership Recruitment Brochure)

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

Kristie Curtis, Chapter President
Phone: 205-492-8082

Bell Rogers, Chapter Vice-President
Phone: 205-542-4737

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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Connect With ABWA On the Go!

If you aren’t aware already, this is something you’ll want to check out! ABWA has apps for accessing WIN from your smartphone. For those who aren’t aware — WIN is the Women’s Information Network — the in-house connection software that ABWA members have full access to. WIN contains message boards, a library of documents vital to running a chapter, but …

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Alabama Council — It’s almost here!

Alabama Council is almost here! We’ll be meeting on November 8, 2014, at the Tutwiler Hotel in Birmingham. The day will feature workshops on market volatility and medicare and insurance issues. After lunch, Deidra Perry,  Sales Manager for the Alabama Media Group will give the keynote address. You can view the flyer on online at this link, or download a printable version of …

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One Woman at a Time – Part 6

  For the final installment in our One Woman at a Time series of posts, we bring you this, from Lorie Burch, ABWA National President. We hope that you’ve learned something new about ABWA, Heart of Birmingham, and even your own community in reading this series. If you missed any, you can review them all below: One Woman at a Time Post …

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One Woman at a Time – Part 5

  Up next: more from inspiring women in the One Woman in Time series. Please meet Nancy Griffin, ABWA National Vice-President.

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One Woman at a Time – Part 4

  As we continue in our series on One Woman at a Time, it’s time to start meeting some of these amazing women that inspire us all. Please meet Gaylyn Devine, ABWA National Secretary-Treasurer.

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One Woman at a Time – Part 3

  ABWA is about bringing people together in a way that encourages challenge and growth for women. Read more about how ABWA creates these opportunities In a Nurturing Environment.

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