Milestones

  • 2015 - ABPW reaches record membership of 75 members
  • 2013 - Launched its new website www.abpwhouston.org
  • 2013 - ABPW's Women Build Team raised the walls on their second house for Habitat for Humanity.
  • 2012 - ABPW members provided more than $2000 to establish a scholarship fund for the Clearview Educational Center.
  • 2012 - ABPW formed its ABPW Women Build Team and raised the walls on their first house for Habitat for Humanity.
  • 2011 - ABPW celebrated it's 30 year anniversary.
  • 2009 - ABPW donates $10,000 to three charities at their December breakfast meeting (UH-CL Scholarship, The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Communities in School). 
  • 2008 - ABPW partnered with Communities in Schools and Clearview Educational Center, creating the "Lunch with a Leader" Program. Members visit the school bimonthly throughout the school year. They provide lunch & mentor a select group of "at risk" girls providing encouragement and options for their future.
  • 2005- ABPW honored and provided scholarships for seven deserving women at UHCL.
  • 2003- A significant gift from Ben Mieszkuc and support from many ABPW members allowed for the endowment of a Chair in Women’s Studies at UHCL in honor of his wife, Marilyn Mieszkuc, who was a long-time member of ABPW.
  • 2003- ABPW was presented a Community Partnership Award from UHCL. This is awarded to organizations that have made key contributions to the university’s success.
  • 2002- ABPW became an official community based partner organization with McWhirter Elementary School in Clear Creek ISD by creating a Parent Development Center and working with the student, parent and educational professional population to increase academic standards at the elementary level. This partnership continues to grow, evolve and thrive.
  • 2001 - ABPW started it's SEEDS mentoring program benefiting McWhirter Elementary School. 
  • 2001- ABPW had shifted its endowment and created a new one to provide more scholarships to meet the growing need for financial support for women attending UHCL.
  • 2001- ABPW had contributed $10,000 to the Greater Houston Women’s Fund for research on women and girls in the greater Houston area.
  • 1994- Bay Area Professional Women's Exchange Club renamed to Association of Business and Professional Women
  • 1991- ABPW had established and funded scholarships at UHCL, had established a mentoring program for women at UHCL and had established an endowment to fund an annual lecture series at UHCL.
  • 1991- Each ABPW member held an average of 2.5 board positions and 7 of the 21 members of the board of directors for the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce were ABPW members.
  • 1981- ABPW founded as the Bay Area Professional Women's Exchange Club by three women in the Clear Lake Area.  Kay Henry (owner of Clear Lake Pharmacy), Nancy Levine (owner of Bay Area Speech and Language Center, and Rosemary Pledger, Dean of the School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Houston - Clear Lake.