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To bring together business women of diverse occupations and provide opportunities for them 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.

The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) was created because women need an environment where they can come together and pursue opportunity.


ABWA provides the framework so you can focus and define your aspirations, with the support of others. The Baton Rouge chapter, La Capitale,  holds monthly meetings and other events for networking and professional development for Baton Rouge businesswomen. 

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The ABWA LaCapitale chapter holds monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of every month. Luncheons are held at Drusilla Seafood Restaurant and feature a guest speaker.  Other events, such as fundraisers and socials, are held on the third Tuesday of the month at various locations. All are welcome! Upcoming events are listed below. See the Events page for more info.

  • April Social
    April Social
    Tue, Apr 23
    Baton Rouge
    Apr 23, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Baton Rouge, 18143 Perkins Rd E, Baton Rouge, LA 70810, USA
    social gathering, networking, community, food, drinks, what more could you ask for?
  • May Luncheon
    May Luncheon
    Wed, May 08
    Drusilla Seafood Restaurant
    May 08, 2024, 11:20 AM – 1:00 PM
    Drusilla Seafood Restaurant , 3482 Drusilla Ln D, Baton Rouge, LA 70809, USA
    Why Women Leaders Must Tell Their Own Stories: Go from Being Reluctant to Sharing Your Story with Confidence - Monica Pierre

Executive Board


Jackie Whitley

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Sarah Arceneaux
Vice President 

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Karen DeRouen


Peggy Head


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Tammy Guillory

  • Membership

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Kayla Fuselier Clouatre

  • Communications


Rebecca Bass

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Want to get involved?

ABWA La Capitale is looking for:


Luncheon Featured Speakers

Locations for social events

Sponsors for social and fundraising events

Get your business involved or just share your expertise!

Please email us at to let us know!


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