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ABWA WNY is an organization made up of a diverse group of professional women who volunteer their time and expertise in an effort to support other business women in their search for professional development, leadership opportunities and networking.

The organization is lead by Board of Directors consisting of an Executive Board

and 8 Committee Chairpersons.

The 2022-2023 Executive Board includes:

President: Danielle Bevacqua |

Vice President: Dawn Bonafede Cummings |

Treasurer: Nanette Luczak |

Secretary: Lynn Holt |

Past President: Dr. Katelyn Niemiec-Klimek


The 2023-2024 Committee Chairpersons are:

Community Chair: OPEN|

Membership Chairs: Kirsten Reitan|

Programs & Professional Development Chair:


Publicity Chair: Michele Sutton |

Events Chair: OPEN |

Newsletter & Web-Site: Danielle Bevacqua |

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We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

Our Mission

Our 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."

Our Vision

ABWA WNY is a member-based organization, which meets monthly for networking and professional development. We support the communities in which our members live, work and play through a wide-range of community volunteerism.

What can an ABWA Membership offer you?

  • Career Development

  • Leadership Opportunities

  • Professional Development

  • Community Service

  • Networking

  • Friendships

Join Us!

To learn more about becoming a member of ABWA WNY, please send an email to or simply fill out the Contact Us form.

You can also visit our ABWA National website at or on


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