What’s an ELEN?

“Empowered Ladies Express Network” (ELEN Chapter) of the American Business Women’s Association

Our 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 “LOCATION”

Sage Woodfire Tavern
11405 Haynes Bridge Road
Alpharetta, GA 30009

Guests and visitors are always welcome at our meetings.  Next Meeting information will be published very soon. Meeting prices, which include lunch, networking, one-minute business presentation and a relevant speaker, are $25 for members and $35 for guests, and visitors and LATE REGISTRANTS WILL PAY $40 AT THE DOOR. 


Thursday, October 12, 2017


“Games People Play – Women and the Game of Business”

Business owner, and professional coach and speaker, Rebecca Victor uses her eclectic work background in sales, management, construction, safety, and education, along with her spiritual coaching skills, to facilitate the greatest level of personal and professional growth for her clients.
Join us to hear her engaging talk, “Games People Play – Women and the Game of Business”   

During this interactive presentation, participants will confer on how:

  • Women play the game of business – what rules do we play by;
  • To capitalize on your skill sets in the game;
  • To play without compromising what you value.
All this while being uplifted and supported by people of like-mind and passion


Thu, October 12, 2017

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM EDT

Tickets Available Very Soon!


What do you get for your fee to attend? A lot!  Sage Woodfire Tavern 11405 Haynes Bridge Road Alpharetta, GA 30009.

You will dine on a delicious lunch and a presentation by the above fabulous speaker.

PLEASE RSVP by noon on Tuesday, October 10th


Everyone in attendance will be able to stand and give a 60-second info-minute 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 a 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, it will be a great opportunity to promote your business).


Sage Woodfire Tavern
11405 Haynes Bridge Road
Alpharetta, GA 30009


Looking forward to seeing you there!

ABWA: Membership Has Its Benefits

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 online visibility for their businesses.

Prospective members must first join ABWA National (annual cost is $115) and then join ELEN Chapter, our annual local dues are currently $35. Check ABWA brochure.

All ABWA members receive a bi-monthly 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 promoting your business as a Guest Speaker at our monthly meeting (we thank you for a nice lunch and our undying gratitude), please contact Marylou Harris – VP of Programs at (404) 328-6435.

Social Media  

ABWA- 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 networking!

Changing Women’s Lives… One Woman at a time