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.
  • 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 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