Diamonds of Excellence

Kansas City, Missouri

American Business Women’s Association

Our mission is to bring together business women of diverse occupations and provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally, through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition.

Connect, learn and grow in the
American Business Women’s Association

Whether you are starting a new business, jump-starting a career, or searching for a job, the American Business Women’s Association is the place to be.  Your membership in ABWA offers you a portfolio of benefits to fuel your personal and professional growth. 

Enhance your business acumen in the Apex Campus, our exclusive online learning portal.  Grow your professional network by attending ABWA’s National Women’s Leadership Conference. Stay current on business concepts and topics with your complimentary subscriptions to ABWA’s Women in Business® Magazine and Achieve Newsletters.  And, save thousands of dollars on discounted business products and services! 

Make an investment in you – join the leading association for working women and women business owners, the American Business Women’s Association. 

WOMEN LEADING THE WAY

Diamonds of Excellence Executive Board

Deirdre Francis

Chapter Founder/Treasurer

Sharon Butler

Chapter Advisor

Cynthia Bradford

Chapter President

CAROLYN WALKER

Chapter Secretary

Barbara WAlker

Chapter Vice-President

MEMBERS

cynthia bradford

 MEMBER

LINK_TO_WEBSITE

sharon butler

Member

LINK_TO_WEBSITE

Joslyn Harvey

Member

LINK_TO_WEBSITE

carolyn walker

MEMBER

LINK_TO_WEBSITE

Sandra  Jones
Member

LINK_TO_WEBSITE

deirdre francis

Member

LINK_TO_WEBSITE

Val Lester

Member

LINK_TO_WEBSITE

Barbara Walker

 MEMBER

LINK_TO_WEBSITE

Evelyn Harden
Member

LINK_TO_WEBSITE

2021 Woman of the Year — Barbara A. Walker

Barbara is definitely an example for Diamonds of Excellence Chapter Woman of the Year. As a 6 year member of Diamonds of Excellence, she is a leader par excellence. Barbara encourages others to believe in yourself. She encourages us to trust and search within ourselves to find the strength and hope for tomorrow. Barbara is a great team leader, willing to extend her hand of friendship to readily assist others. Barbara is: L - Leads with confidence; E - Encourages others to help achieve their goals; A - Analyzes situations and gives advice; D - Desires to be a role model for others; E - Earns the right to be the leader; R - Remains true to one's beliefs. Barbara's light shines in her daily living and she is truly a PHENOMENAL Diamond of Excellence. Congratulations Barbara !

2021 Woman of the Year -- Barbara Walker

Our SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS

Empowering Women through Educational Scholarships

Today’s scholarship recipients are tomorrow’s leaders.  ABWA members have provided opportunities for women to achieve their personal and professional best by championing educational opportunities through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF). Since 1953, SBMEF has awarded almost 18 million dollars in scholarships to more than 17,000 women. To learn more about available scholarships, go to sbmef.org.

Latest News & Blog Posts

Latest News & Blog Posts

Six Mindsets To Breathe Oxygen Into Your People by Jason Barger

26 Jun 2021

We all could use a deep breath. Most teams and companies are still figuring out how to help support their peop

How Gratitude Can Strengthen And Grow A Business During A Crisis

24 Jun 2021

The COVID-19 crisis has affected people in every way imaginable, including the way they view their life. For some, th

Rules to Being a Really Lousy Leader by Mark Oristano

28 Apr 2021

Bad leaders have something over the good ones. Bad leaders have much better job security. Why? Simple. They run off a

view all