American Business Women's Association  Acropolis Chapter

 North Little Rock, AR


The Acropolis Chapter,120 West Pershing Blvd, North Little Rock, AR 72114 was installed November 24, 1964, by Mrs. Lola Mulloy, National Extension Director of the American Business Women’s Association, with headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Charter members were made up of twenty-two members-at-large from the Silver Charter Chapter of North Little Rock, Arkansas; two members-at-large from the Diamond Charter Chapter of Little Rock, Arkansas; one transferee from the Silver Charter Chapter and five new members.

The name Acropolis was chosen as the Chapter’s name because of its’ meaning “The Citadel or highest part of a Grecian city, usually situated on an eminence, commanding the town.”  The Athenian was chosen as the name of for the monthly publication

ABWA Mission

To bring together businesswomen 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.


American Business Women’s Association was founded on September 22, 1949, in Kansas City, MO., by Hilary A. Bufton Jr., a businessman that realized that business training and education were important workplace issues.  Mr. Bufton recognized the positive impact of working women and their need for a support organization.  ABWA has provided education, workplace skills and career development skills for women for over 50 years.  After 25 years of service, Carolyn Elman, daughter of Mr. Hilarly Bufton, retired as ABWA Executive Director and is now headed by Rene Street.

There are 1,400 local chapter/networks where you can attend monthly meetings for networking and professional development.

Proud Code of Conduct

Ethical dilemmas occur as a result of values in conflict.  It is important that the values of the American Business Women’s Association are communicated to all members, and so chapter leaders are asked not only communicate but also to embrace, support, reinforce and uphold ABWA’s Proud Code of Conduct.

ABWA’s Proud Code of Conduct was developed as a means of guiding all members in making ethical decisions.  The broad statements of the Code of Conduct that are listed below are not expected to cover all conduct for all situation, however this is why the Code of Conduct was created as a living and fluid code.

  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.

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Meetings are on the 3rd Tuesday of every month

Holiday Inn – North

120 West Pershing Blvd

North Little Rock, Arkansas
                5:30-6:00 pm – Networking

                                6:00 pm – Dinner (a la carte) and Program

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