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American Business Women’s Association holds Inaugural ABWA Day at the State House

The American Business Women Association’s inaugural ABWA Day at the State House & the Celebrating Women ~ Transforming Lives Luncheon & Reception was held on Thursday, March 16, 2023.

The purpose of ABWA Day at the State House is to raise awareness, inspire and celebrate the contributions that women have made in the workforce in South Carolina and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of South Carolina history in a variety of occupations.

The day began with the ABWA members on the State House floor for a meet and greet. Even though the House was not in session, Representative Annie McDaniel greeted the members of the American Business Women’s Association and presented them with a resolution. The women then went on the South Carolina State House steps to pose for a portrait.

ABWA members then made their way to the Brookland Banquet & Conference Center for the Celebrating Women ~ Transforming Lives Luncheon. The program began promptly at noon with ABWA National Vice President Rachelle Jamerson-Homes welcoming everyone. Columbia Mayor Daniel Rickenmann and Orangeburg Mayor Michael Butler each greeted the women while stating the importance of SC ABWA Day in South Carolina.

The luncheon recognized the contribution of women and their roles in ABWA.

Amber Clark, the Airport Director of the Columbus, GA airports, was a guest speaker. Amber said that we need to teach little girls about the glass salary ceiling instead of glass slippers. Also in attendance was ABWA National President Cheryl Blair.

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