ABWA: Cities by the Bay Chapter

About us

Cities by the Bay Chapter is a business league of the American Business Women Association and it was chartered on October 17, 1987, by local members and members of National Headquarters. The Chapter was named after the location of members throughout the bay area cities.


Our membership is diverse in age, industry and career levels. They are executive officers, hold administrative and management positions and work as real estate sales experts, teachers, professional and technical sales experts.


Networking opportunities are just one part of our meetings. We offer professional development opportunities through monthly speakers. You can also develop your leadership and technical skills by working as an officer, committee member or chair/co-chair. Serving helps you to demonstrate leadership and team-building skills that will enable and enhance you at your workplace or in your own business.


Cities by the Bay Chapter was a sponsoring chapter of the 2001 San Francisco Spring conference with an attendance of 600 and a Hostess chapter for the 2006 National Conference in Anaheim, California with an attendance of 950.  Cities by the Bay Chapter has received multiple Best Practices Awards.


Local Chapter dues are $45 per year. To be eligible to vote in the May officers’ election, you must pay your dues before May 1st. For more details, please check your Members Handbook for the Chapter Standing Rules.


Cities by the Bay Chapter 2020-2021 Goals Key Results Areas (KRA)


  1. Actively recruit and retain members in the Cities by the Bay Chapter.

  2. Partner with other local organizations to assist and build community awareness of Cities by the Bay Chapter.

  3. Publicize Cities by the Bay Chapter events to local colleges and businesses.

  4. Plan and engage in Cities by the Bay Chapter social events quarterly.

  5. Reimburse a member for taking one APEX Campus course in Community Connection.

ABWA's Proud Code of Conduct
  1.  All members will serve as goodwill ambassadors for the American Business Women’s Association.

  2. Members will not allow their personal beliefs and convictions to interfere with the representation of ABWA’s mission.

  3. Members will always treat their member colleagues, guests, vendors and sponsors with honesty, respect, fairness, integrity, responsibility, kindness, and in good faith.

  4. Members will maintain compliance with ABWA National, Chapter and Express Network Bylaws.

  5. Members will not use their personal power to advance their personal interests.

  6. Members will strive for excellence in their professions by maintaining and enhancing their own business knowledge and skills, and by encouraging the professional development of other members.


Are you looking to advance your career or start a new business in 2019?  The American Business Women’s Association is the place to be for working women and women business owners who want to connect, learn and grow.  Join today with an annual investment of $115.