Richmond, VA, November 07, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- The American Business Women’s Association named Tena Krouse from Richmond, Va., as one of the Top Ten Business Women of ABWA.
Tena doesn’t believe in procrastination. In fact, being proactive is the basis of her business, Y Not Now, LLC, a marketing consulting firm that helps create and manage marketing programs for clients to best reach their target market and business growth goals.
As someone who’s always looking ahead, she’s also constantly looking for that next growth opportunity. She found it – and much more – at ABWA.
“ABWA has given me the invaluable opportunity to connect with so many women business leaders that I would not have had the chance to meet. I think about the meetings and networking events that I have attended and it amazes me that each time I go out, I run into someone that I now know,” she says.
As a business owner, she’s also looking for ways to improve and bolster her business acumen. Because the mission of ABWA is to advance their members through training, her membership provided her a key strategy for her business.
“I simply love the programs,” she said. “From day one I can say that I have learned something at every single meeting I have attended. I believe that the skills learned at the meetings have made a direct impact on my clients, as well, because when I learn something I put it directly to work within their organizations, too.”
For more than 50 years, ABWA’s Top Ten Business Women program has annually honored 10 outstanding members of ABWA for achieving excellence in career, education and community involvement. Each local league has the opportunity to nominate a Top Ten candidate. The final ten are selected by a panel of three non-ABWA judges.
The winners are chosen for their numerous career and philanthropic achievements, as well as for their ability to demonstrate how their involvement in the Association has contributed directly to their career achievements.
“I am a walking, talking billboard for ABWA,” she says. “Any time someone asks where they should network, I pull out my ABWA card. ABWA is the place to be!”
Founded in 1949 by Hilary A. Bufton Jr., a Kansas City, Mo., businessman, ABWA is a 35,000 member strong association with chapters and Express Networks nationwide. The organization provides business training and networking opportunities for women of diverse occupations and backgrounds. ABWA has dedicated more than half a century to women’s education and provided workplace skills and career development training for more than 545,000 members. For more information: visit www.abwa.org.
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