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.

CONTACT US ABOUT UPCOMING EVENTS

Power of the Purse Fundriaser

November 10, 2020

Rochester Event Center, 7333 Airport View Dr SW Rochester, MN

ONE MEMBERSHIP, A LIFETIME OF VALUE BROCHURE

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

2020-2021 Chapter Officers

Kim Radke

President

Brenda Kardock

Recording Secretary

Lorlee Steever

Vice President

Lisa Munn

Corresponding Secretary

Teri Sanneman

Treasurer

2020-2021 Standing Committee Chairs

Erin
Dietz

Fundraising

MARGARET HEISE

Hospitality

Cindy Sheppard

Membership

Lori Colwill

Newsletter & Publicity

Donna Lun

Professional Development

Margaret Heise

Education

Donna Lun

Education

MEMBERS

Amy
Hakes

Company Name Here

Brenda Kardock

FOX 47

Cindy Sheppard

Financil Advisor Waddell & Reed

Donna
Lun

Realtor and Community Volunteer

Erin
Dietz

BodyWise Massage

Gina
O’Neill

Jafra Cosmetics

Jennifer J. Gowin

Vice President / Commercial Loan Officer

premierbanks.com

Margaret Heise

SEMR MLS Compliance Officer

Southeast Minnesota REALTORS

Roxanne Hellickson

Vice President, Sr RE Lender &

Business Development

Carla Miller-Leisch

EllieWillie LLC

elliewillie.com

Kim Radke

Company Name Here

LuAnn Buechler

PMC Events & Coaching

www.LuAnnB.com

Terra
O’BRIEN

Business Administrator
Bethel Lutheran Church

Connie Barrett

First Alliance Credit Union
Lending Advisor

Micki Spors
Independent Sales Director
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Jennifer Driesch

Closing Manager

Edina Realty

Darcy Tello

Owner at Med City Installation

Kathleen (Kath) Shaw

Rosen Method Bodywork Practitioner & Spiritual Director

touchawakening.abmp.com/

Roxanne M. Hellickson

Vice President,
Sr RE Lender & Business Development

MBT Bank

Teri Sanneman

Company Name Here

Michelle Kubitz

michellekubitz

Lisa Veith Leisenheimer

Norwex Consultant

Name

Company Name Here

FEATURED MEMBER

Woman of the Year


Donna Lun

Donna Lun is currently on the United Way of Olmsted County Board of Directors, an Avatar Master with Star’s Edge Inc., and is a mediator and restorative practice circle keeper. She is an alum of the Collaborative Leadership Fellows and the Rochester Area Chamber’s Leadership Greater Rochester programs. She had been on SEMAR’s Board of Directors and the Minnesota CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) Board and MCS (Mediation & Conflict Solutions) Board. She
retired after 25 years as a Realtor, CRS, and relocation counselor. Before her career as a realtor, she had been a stay at home mom for 3 children. She moved from Toronto when IBM sent her husband to Rochester.

In Toronto she was the Senior Technician for the microbiology lab in the Quality Control
Department of a multinational food manufacturing company. Before Toronto, she was the Assistant Director of Quality Control for a small food manufacturing company in Portland Oregon charged with establishing its food microbiology laboratory. Donna has a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Technology from Oregon State University because of a scholarship from General Foods.

Donna is currently Co-chair of the Education committee and of the Professional committee of the Rochester Charter Chapter of ABWA. With the Rochester Charter Chapter she has also been
past treasurer and past Co-chair of tours for the 2001 ABWA Regional Spring Conference in
Rochester. And she was also past President of the Greater Rochester Express Network of ABWA

FEATURED MEMBER

Protégé:
Lorlee Steever

Lorlee is a Contract Manager within the Legal Department of Mayo Clinic. Growing up in Onida, South Dakota (population <800), she craved the anonymity of large city life. After graduating from the University of South Dakota with a degree in Business Administration in 1998, she moved her husband, son and daughter to Minnesota and eventually ended up in Rochester in 1999. She continued her education with Cardinal Stritch and obtained her MBA in 2004. Today, her adult kids are on their own and she enjoys connecting with her ABWA friends. If you are a Clifton Strengths follower, Lorlee’s top 5 strengths are Responsibility, Achiever, Learner, Consistency and Harmony

 

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.