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IWIB is the Woodlands Texas Chapter of the American Business Women's Association. We meet for brunch on the second Tuesday morning of every month and have mixers and special events throughout the area. Please check out our events and join us, you can register here


Innovative Women in Business Vision Statement

IWIB is a unique platform for a community of professionals who collaborate to support the personal and professional development of modern women. 


What is ABWA

Women have always worked, whether it was in the home or in the business sector.  During the height of WWII, women were not only encouraged to enter the workforce, were deluged with propaganda to join the workforce because it was their patriotic duty. When the war was over, many women lost their jobs, and were reminded that their first responsibility was to their home and their family.


On September 22, 1949, Shirley Cupp, Irma Beisel, Frances Stuckey and Mr. Hilary Bufton Jr.  met in a coffee shop in downtown Kansas City to incorporate the American Business Women’s Association at a time when it was considered socially unacceptable for women to pursue a full-time career, have a girls night out or even join an association.


A statement made by Mr. Bufton in the early 50s summarizes ABWA’s impact on societal norms: “In many ways, the first generation of ABWA members were breaking tradition…Without even knowing it, I guess they were paving the way for today’s women.”


While women’s opportunities and pay in the business sector have evolved, there is still work to be done.  Breaking barriers for women and on behalf of women is nothing new in ABWA.   We’ve been doing so since 1949! 




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.




More than 5,000 business/networking meetings are hosted each year in hundreds of cities across the nation. Find a local ABWA community near you.  If an opportunity is not available, start a new chapter in your city.  To get contact Angela at azuba@abwa.org .



Contact for ABWA National


ABWA National Website 


ABWA National Facebook


ABWA National Twitter


ABWA Prospective Member Brochure 




Behind Every Successful Woman is a Tribe of Other Successful Women that have her back...  Welcome to your Tribe.

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I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free
human being with an independent will. 

 Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

Upcoming Events

Late Brunch Payment - Please note what Brunch it is for :)
For paying Brunch Fees Late
Late Mixer Payment - Please note what mixer it is for :)
For paying Mixer Fees Late
Rise 2 The Challenge Fundraiser Concert, Faire & Contest
SWBC Mortgage Corporation

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Students Welcome! 
Innovative Women
in Business

The Woodlands Texas chapter of the ABWA. We assist women and students reach their potential: professionally & personally.

Email: Info@ABWAIWiB.org 

IWIB Chapter of ABWA

Brunch @ Another Broken Egg Shenandoah

19075, I-45 Suite 102

Shenandoah, Texas  77385

Official Mailing @

PO Box 8603

Spring, Texas  77380



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