Monday April 16, 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



Thank You To Our 2017-2018 Sponsors

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Present Yourself 



About Our Program: 


Life is a Series of Presentations

Join us to learn:

1. How to improve your communication skills by knowing your audience and creating rapport

2. Know the "why" of your presentation: to Influence, Inspire or Inform

3. Evaluate and improve your active listening skills


About Our Speaker:


Dr. Carla McGowan

Carla has been a Life, Relationship, and Personal Development Coach for the last 5 years. She joined Rononco Strategic Solutions in 2017 as the head of Rononco's women division as a Business Growth Strategist. Her focus is helping women business owners develop specific strategies to move their company from one level to the next level of growth and profitability. Carla has a passion to help people discover their purpose and live out of their passion so they can realize their full potential and create the life of their dreams both personally and professionally.

Carla received her Bachelor's degree from Cincinnati Conservatory, her Master's degree from Yale University and her Doctorate degree in Counseling from Christian Leadership University. Carla is an award winning professional opera singer who lived and toured in Europe for many years. She is married to the love of her life, Mitch and lives in Garland, TX.


Cost to Attend:

Early Bird by April 12th $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.