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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.

  • July Social
    July Social
    Tue, Jul 23
    Jul 23, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Gonzales, 1210 N Airline Hwy suite 10, Gonzales, LA 70737, USA
    Join ABWA La Capitale at A R.T. Boutique for a night of shopping, socializing, networking, food, drink, and FUN! A R.T. Boutique will be donating 20% of all purchases to our fundraising campaign.
  • August Luncheon
    August Luncheon
    Wed, Aug 14
    Aug 14, 2024, 11:15 AM – 1:00 PM
    Fleming's , 7321 Corporate Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70809, USA
    Join us for our monthly luncheon as Kim Stengel presents: Lights, Camera, Action!: YOUR OSCAR WINNING LEADERSHIP STYLES.
  • D2 Vice President Celebration
    D2 Vice President Celebration
    Fri, Aug 16
    Aug 16, 2024, 5:00 PM – Aug 17, 2024, 6:10 PM
    Metairie, 3064 N Causeway Blvd, Metairie, LA 70002, USA
    Join us at the network-expanding, ABWA sisterhood loving event! Click for more details!

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

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Kayla Fuselier Clouatre

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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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