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The Colony Charter Chapter of ABWA has changed to LAKESIDE LEADERS OF ABWA.

We wished to be more inclusive to all the population in this area of north Texas, so have become the LAKESIDE LEADERS OF ABWA.     Our websites, facebooks, etc... will slowly transition to the new name, but be assured we are still the same friendly active group.  

                        Members of the Lakeside Leaders of ABWA

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.        

Lakeside Leaders of ABWA is located near Lewisville Lake in The Colony TX 75056, but serves cities such as Frisco, Carrolton, Lewisville, Little Elm, Hebron and others. 

Our  logo, the pink flamingo!

To be a great source of strength, mentoring, resources, networking and friendship for our area.

Homemakers, Teachers, Medical-Health-Beauty Professionals, Business Owners & Entrepreneurs, Politicians, Corporate-Legal-Retail-Service Professionals... You name it, you can enjoy the benefits of a diverse group of women who care about you and your success!


Founded in 2000 with over thirty members.  Lakeside Leaders of ABWA  has been providing opportunities for members to advance personally and professionally ever since, and has been recognized nationally with the “ABWA Best Practices” award. 

Lakeside Leaders of ABWA  focuses on Professional Development of our members, yet continues to create a warm environment for members to share successes and learn from the lack there of.  Support of each others personal and working lives is tantamount.

The chapter consists of a variety of members – from home-based business owners to employees of large companies.  With those demographics, Lakeside Leaders of ABWA provides excellent opportunities to mentor or be mentored, to build confidence and competence, develop and enhance organizational skills, practice collaboration and delegation, and lead or be part of a team, all while building lasting friendships.

President:                 Lisa Dute

Vice President:        Bernetta Henville-Shannon

Secretary:                 Kathy Swanson

Treasurer:                 Barbara Raffman

Contact us at:  abwathecolony@yahoo.com                                                                                            

Interested in joining ABWA?
Membership Information Packet

ABWA National Website            or     ABWA National Facebook Page

Interested in more information about Lakeside Leaders of ABWA ?
Contact a  Membership person at: 

Membership Lakeside Leaders of ABWA 

Our chapter’s regular monthly meetings feature networking and highly regarded professional development speakers.  Please check our Monthly Meetings page to pay your meeting fee in advance.

Most monthly meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month in The Colony.

Meeting Fee: $18 (includes dinner)
6:30 - 7:00pm Networking                                                                                                                                                          7:00 - 8:30pm Dinner and Program

Amore Pasta & Pizza
4709 State Highway 121 Suite 118
The Colony, TX 75056
972-624-1313 / 972-624-1044

Please contact us at abwathecolony@yahoo.com.

We look forward to having you visit with us soon!