Kansas City Networking Group
American Business Women's Association

ABWA Mission
To bring together business women 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.
Come meet and network with interesting women just like you...
Meet Kansas City professionals representing a wide range of occupations and entrepreneurial endeavors in this small business networking group.

Come hear great speakers on a vast number of subjects, including networking, financial planning, women's health issues, and so much more.

Come have FUN in Overland Park, Kansas with us! We are serious about our education, networking and food, but we do have lots of fun, too! We usually have at least 2 socials a year where we can really let our hair down and get acquainted.

Scholarship Opportunities

The Kansas City Express Network Chapter is proud to participate in the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund, one of the most highly respected grant and scholarship programs for women in the country. Learn more...

Kansas City ABWA Business Networking Member Spotlight

Here we are at the Best Practices Award ceremony.  From left to right:  National Pres. Tina Ackles, Nancy Miller, Jan Jensen, Nancy Ballenger, Sandy Haner, Dist. III Vice-Pres.  Nancy Griffin. 

Here we are at the Regional Conference in April 2013 in Chicago.  From left to right: Jennie Darby, Nancy Ballenger, Nancy Miller, Sandy Haner, and Judy Bond.

Member Testimonials

From: Chris Nastav

To all the wonderful ladies, and men, in our group. I wanted to just take a second and say thank you, thank you, for allowing me to be a trusted part of this group. I've been a member for almost four years now, and it's been a rewarding experience to be part of such a professional organization. I've learned a lot, and everyone has been more than kind over the years. So thank you, thank you again, and I look forward to continued success with you in the group going forward. Chris Nastav 


Kansas City ABWA Business Networking Member's Events and Information


Columbia College - Kansas City is having a special event on April 15; the flyer will be up on our Facebook page on Monday, April 7. Our website is www.ccis.edu/kansascity
The event summary is:
Come to Columbia College-Kansas City's Apply-A-Thon on April 15 from 4PM to 7PM. Learn how Columbia College-Kansas City can help you go for greater, with outstanding associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, affordable tuition, and the flexibility to switch between on-campus and online classes as needed.
Complete your application and get reviewed for admission on the spot!
The $35 application fee will be waived for all attendees!
Location: Blue Ridge Tower, 4240 Blue Ridge Blvd., #400, Kansas City, MO, 2 exits east of Kauffman Stadium at Exit 11 of Highway 70.


Debra Kunz shares “Unlocking the Dynamics of Effective Teams” at The Central Exchange

Teams can be productive, collaborative and innovative, or they can be frustrating, full of conflict and competition, and inefficient. They might have one or two who stir the pot for everyone else, or perhaps the group insists on a wait and see attitude instead of jumping in and solving the problem. Debra Kunz shares four vital dynamics that are critical for building your team, board or staff, developing trust, and increasing their productivity.

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
Central Exchange, South Location
6201 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66211
12:00pm - 1:15pm

Registration Info: https://www.centralexchange.org/Event.aspx?ceId=1928


The ABWA Kansas City Area Council is hosting an annual luncheon honoring local chapter Women of the Year and Top Ten nominees on Saturday, May 17th at the Deer Creek Country Club. Featured speakers include ABWA National President Lorie Burch, ABWA Vice President Nancy Griffin and 2014 Top Ten Business Women of ABWA Eileen Caspers and Sue Chiodini. For registration information go to http://www.abwakcac.org/home.html


FREE Home Buyer Workshop, 3rd Tuesday of every month. Bank of America, 7116 College Boulevard, Overland Park, Kansas 66210. Stephanie Cachero-Henry. 913-693-4200


Learn more about our national organization at www.abwa.org or read or click here for the national Membership Recruitment Brochure.  http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/abwa/memberspacket/

MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT BROCHURE http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/abwa/memberspacket/