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, April 18th, 2024 at 6:00 PM EST

Speaker: Dr. Anne Miller

Monthly Meeting of the Sunset Chapter of ABWA. Tonight’s topic: Looking for a side gig? How to sell on eBay.
Anne started her first eBay store in April of 2001, as a way to supplement her income by selling items her family no longer used. Five years later she had 5 eBay stores and offered over 2500 items for sale. She still manages 4 ebay Seller accounts and has expanded to Etsy as well!

For many, starting a new side hustle can seem like a daunting task, but it is really a step-by-step process that is quite simple and easy to learn. Anne will walk fellow ABWA member Carole Rogers through the process so she can begin her own eBay journey.
  • Creating a Seller account on eBay or Etsy.
  • Selecting items to sell and how to price them.
  • Taking and uploading pictures.
  • Composing the listing.
  • Packaging and shipping.
  • Setting up your payment account.
  • She’ll even show you how to sell items you don’t even own!

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.

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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ABWA Members: $25
Non-Members or Guests: $30
Price includes Dinner, Wine & Coffee


  • 5:45 pm – Sign in at the door, pay for dinner, purchase 50/50 tickets
  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 – Networking, introductions, and dinner
  • 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm – Presentation by our speaker
  • 8:00 pm – Conclusion


Tippecanoe Clubhouse
4636 Tippecanoe Trail
Sarasota, FL

Dinner Menu:

Salad Antipasto & Olive Tray
Chicken Penne Pasta or Shrimp & Noodles
Garlic Bread

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


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.


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


Carole Rodgers

Vice President

Marcia Savage


Donna Cupicha

Recording Secretary