Monday February 19, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM CST

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Registration and Happy Hour Networking   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Dinner & Program

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1st Floor Conference Room 
7920 Belt Line Road
(SW Corner of Belt Line and Coit)
Dallas, TX 75254  

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Anthony Wright - Vice President of Finance ABWA OPEN 


The mission of the American Business Women’s Association is 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.


Changing Women’s Lives One Woman at a Time




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Monthly Sponsorship Opportunities: 

email finance@abwaopen.com



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Unbrand Your Brand 



About Our Program:

Lessons I Learned from the C.H.I.P. Guy

You've spent time and energy building your company, an online presence, a personal brand - why aren't you gaining more business? Where is it going wrong? This entertaining and powerful session will help you understand the importance of:

1. Building a human connection in a digital world.

2. What you can do to forge new business relationships.

3. How to foster existing ones and how to build a network that optimizes your opportunities for professional growth.

4. How to showcase your most authentic and confident self.


About Our Speaker:


Tara Hooper, Owner of The Style Signature & Signature Consulting

Tara Hooper is a certified image consultant and personal brand specialist who has helped people present their best selves for over 20 years. Founder of The Style Signature, she believes that image perception directly impacts profitability and productivity and is passionate about providing effective tools and strategies to help clients showcase their most confident, authentic selves. Her own evolution from teen beauty queen to professional hair stylist & makeup artist to successful image consultant and style advisor gives her unique insights and anecdotes sure to engage any audience. 

An entrepreneur and savvy businesswoman at heart, Tara has an innate ability to connect with people – whether an individual potential client or a room full of conference attendees. Starting out as a hair stylist, she developed her personal brand to stand out in a competitive industry before social media and personal branding were common marketing tools. Her ability to set herself apart from the pack and stay true to herself translated into successful businesses with devoted followers, first in the beauty industry and now as a renowned image consultant.

Tara shares a positive, empowering message that’s accessible and applicable to everyone. “I’ve always been about empowering women through their presence to increase their confidence and help them be able to achieve their personal and professional goals.” Much more than a wardrobe stylist, Tara coaches her clients on how to build an overall presence and craft their personal brand, working on body language, communication and networking skills in addition to hair, makeup and clothing.

Tara’s been on the boards of the National Association of Women’s Business Owners and the Association of Image Consultants International (Atlanta Chapter). She’s a volunteer consultant for Look Good Feel Better, a program partnered with the American Cancer Society to help patients with self-esteem and appearance during treatment and post-operative recovery. She is still active in the beauty pageant realm where she’s been crowned Mrs. North Texas (2016), Mrs. Alabama (2013) and Mrs. USA Petite (2012), to name a few. Tara currently resides in the North Dallas area with her husband, two children and dogs.


Cost to Attend:

Early Bird by February 15th $15 for members | $20 for guests

Late Registration $25 

Cost includes program, networking and light food. Meals cannot be guaranteed with late registrations. 

Please email Anthony Wright VP of Finance at finance@abwaopen.com with any questions or to inquire about monthly sponsorship opportunities.