What’s an ELEN?

“Empowered Ladies Express Network” of the American Business Women’s Association.

logoOur members are solo business owners and professionals in the north Atlanta area. We are recognized as an involved group whose members and visitors actively refer each other to our trusted clients, friends, and business colleagues. We currently have 32 active members. Our group is NOT industry-exclusive. (See our F.A.Q. for why not.)

We meet monthly on the second THURSDAY at 5 Seasons Brewery in Alpharetta, only one mile east of GA 400.

Guests and visitors are always welcome at our meetings, but paid RSVPs are due at NOON the Tuesday before the meeting. Meeting prices, which include lunch, networking, one-minute infomercials and a relevant speaker, are $20 for members and $35 for guests and visitors.


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Start the New Year with a Confident Mindset Fueled for Success

Learn the secret that Diana Murphy, weight loss coach for CEO’s and Leaders, teaches her clients when they learn to lose weight for good. Many of us hear that ‘How we do one thing, is how we do many things’ well what we may not realize is how we treat food can affect our confidence and focus in our business. Join Diana this month at ABWA to learn how to fuel your business with confidence by shifting your mindset around food.

RSVP by noon on Tuesday, February 7th.

Diana Murphy is a weight loss coach for CEO’s and Business Leaders. She works with high achieving men and women who are sick of dieting and being distracted by issues with their health and weight. In her personal coaching, Diana leads her clients to intuitive eating and permanent weight loss. Her clients come away with an empowered mindset around food and exercise that helps them to reach their health and business goals.

Info for attendees:

What do you get for your fee to attend? A lot! You will dine on an organic buffet, with two protein choices, salad, and vegetables, your choice of tea or soda and a presentation by the above fabulous speaker. Since the chef at 5 Seasons prepares a delicious hot buffet lunch especially for us each month, he needs a headcount by early afternoon the Tuesday before the meeting. So please RSVP by noon on Tuesday, February 7thLATE REGISTRANTS WILL PAY $40 AT THE DOOR.

Everyone in attendance will be able to stand and give a 60 second infominute on her business. And a previously selected member will be featured in a live 10-minute interview or “Member Spotlight.”

After we hear from our fabulous speaker, we will have a few minutes for people to share brief, current testimonials for people in the room. This is a nice way to close the meeting; you can feel the energy and realize the valuable business relationships that have begun at our monthly meetings.

And of course, we will end with door prizes, for which you are welcome to bring a prize (completely voluntary, but feel free to bring a prize worth at least $25).

Looking forward to seeing you there! RSVP by noon on Tuesday, February 7th.


ABWA: Membership Has Its Benefits
ABWA Membership Brochure

We enhance the networking relationships by encouraging one-on-one meetings among the members, though no score is kept of such activity.

We occasionally hold “Members Only” social events at little or no cost to the members.

We host a Pinterest page for our chapter members to enhance on-line visibility for their businesses.

Prospective members must first join ABWA National (annual cost is $115) and then join ELEN.  Our annual local dues are currently $35. If you click on this image, it will open a 16-page brochure.

All ABWA members receive a bimonthly magazine “Women in Business”  in the mail: see a sample here.

Prospective Speakers

Because we are a vibrant, positive audience, our speakers schedule fills up six months in advance. Generally we have a calendar of topics our members wish to hear about. If you are interested in presenting to our monthly meeting (we thank our guest speakers with a nice lunch and our undying gratitude), contact Cathryn Marshall, VP of Programs (cathrynmarshall (at) yahoo.com).

Social Media

ELEN is a non-profit run by a volunteer board of solo businesswomen. We do our best to promote our meetings–and therefore our Guest Speakers–through social media, in particular LinkedInFacebook and Pinterest.

And please feel free to SHARE any of the content on our website. After all, it’s all about the bass networking!