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New ABWA Express Network forming June 1 at Lone Star College-University Park

A new network of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Express Network will hold its charter meeting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, in West Dining at Lone Star College-University Park.

Agenda items include inducting new members, installing officers and holding the chartering ceremony.

More than 100 people turned out to meet ABWA National Director Rene’ Street at the formational meeting for the new ABWA, Women Empowering Women Express Network at LSC-University Park May 4.

“You are part of the largest formational meeting the national organization has ever had,” Street told attendees as the luncheon began. “This area of northwest Houston is growing and so are the opportunities for business women.”

LSC University Park President Shah Ardalan said the College is pleased to host the group.

“We want to take every opportunity to be this community’s college,” he said. “The women and men in this group create jobs that will benefit our community and our students.”

Formation Co-Chair Christina Robinson, LSC-University Park’s Chief Strategist for Innovation, said there was a real need in the University Park area for a strong network like this.

“It shows in the numbers of attendees coming out to our formation meetings,” she said. “We know our students will benefit though mentoring, attending meetings and internships on-site.”

Carol Brace, president elect of WEWEN and the Business Development Specialist at the University of Houston-Downtown’s northwest campus said, “As President-Elect of WEWEN, I am proud to support our ABWA Mission, bringing together businesswomen of diverse occupations. This is truly a WEWEN for us all, especially, our students.”

Dorothy Gibbons, CEO and co-founder of The Rose of Houston, will speak at the June 1 meeting. The Rose provides mammograms and other screening and diagnostic services in greater Houston.

Anyone interested in attending is welcome to attend. For more information about WEWEN or to register for the next meeting go to WEWEN.org.