ABWA Sunset Chapter in Sarasota, Florida

ABWA Sunset Chapter - located in Sarasota, Florida, 34230 - began in May 1992 with over 35 members. We provide much needed scholarships to women in our community to help them achieve a better education than would otherwise be available to them. We are proud to announce that in our 30 years as a charter, we have raised over $300,000 in scholarship monies which has been distributed to women in our community. Our goal is to continue to provide these scholarships.

ABWA Mission

The Mission of the American Business Women’s Association is to bring together business women of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.

Sunset Chapter Vision

With the image of a tree in mind. . . 

Focus on stability by deepening our roots through member connection and community activities so that our foundation is strong enough to then branch out with new member recruitment and further blossom with member development, setting us up for a future of unlimited potential. 

Next Meeting: Thursday, May 16th, 2024 at 6:00 PM EST

The Mission of the American Business Women’s Association is to bring together business women of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition

The Sunset Chapter meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month in Sarasota. Our meeting is a hybrid event; you may choose to attend in person or virtually via the Zoom meeting option. Visitors are always welcome and we encourage our members to invite guests to attend as well.

We will be ordering off of the menu, but it is a 1 check reservation so please come prepared to reimburse ABWA by check or cash. Please register so we can set up as needed.

Topic: Adventure into the world of ChatGPT and Artificial Intelligence

Join us as we adventure into the world of ChatGPT and Artificial Intelligence. ChatGPT is an advanced computer program that can understand and respond to questions on a wide range of topics in a way that is easy to understand, much like a knowledgeable assistant. While incredibly capable, it’s essential to recognize that ChatGPT doesn’t possess complete knowledge and it can make mistakes or provide inaccurate information. Journey with us as we discuss tips and trends to effectively utilize ChatGPT and other AI tools by asking focused questions and critically evaluating its outputs, leveraging its capabilities as a supportive tool in the business world.

Speaker: Dr. Cindy Schmitt

Dr. Cindy Schmitt is a distinguished national speaker and seasoned trainer with over 30 years of expertise in training, performance management, and process improvement. She has impacted schools, non-profits, businesses, and government agencies across the U.S. Cindy holds degrees in Professional Studies, Computer Information Systems and a Doctorate in Social Leadership focused on creating intentional culture in organizations and enhancing online participant engagement. Recognized as an ABWA National 2020 Top Ten Business Woman, she currently serves as the ABWA District 1 Ambassador Representative and the 2023 & 2024 ABWA National Women’s Leadership Conference Co-Lead. An active member of the Oceanside Charter Chapter since 2015, Cindy has held key executive board positions.

Monthly Meeting

The ABWA Sunset Chapter meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month in Sarasota. Our meeting is a hybrid event; you may choose to attend in person or virtually via the Zoom meeting option. Guests are always welcome as we encourage our members to invite guests to attend as well. Visitors are always welcome.


Agenda:

  • 5:45 pm – Sign in at the door, purchase 50/50 tickets
  • 6:00 pm – Networking, introductions, and dinner
  • 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm – Presentation by our speaker
  • 8:00 pm – Pay Marcia our treasurer for your meal –
    please use check or cash 
      
  • Conclusion

We will be ordering off of the menu, but it is a 1 check reservation so please come prepared to reimburse ABWA by check or cash. 

Location:

STONEWOOD GRILL
5415 University Pkwy
University Park, FL 34201

Use the link below to RSVP if you plan to attend in person or via zoom so that we can set up as needed or send you the zoom link.

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Changing women’s lives. . . one woman at a time.

THE AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION

About ABWA Sunset

We are dedicated to helping women achieve the highest levels of professional development by providing informative programs, networking opportunities and celebrating one another’s successes.

Scholarships

We are proud to announce in the 29 years the ABWA has been chartered. We have raised over $300,000 in scholarship monies all distributed to women in our community. Our goal is to continue to provide these scholarships.

Membership to ABWA

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 ABWA today with an annual investment of $115.

Meet Our Sunset Executive Board

If you need to contact one of our executive members, please click their images to e-mail directly.

Anne Miller

President

Carole Rodgers

Vice President

Marcia Savage

Treasurer

Donna Cupicha

Recording Secretary