Arab American Business & Professional Association

The Arab-American Business and Professional Association continues to build on its emPOWER month initiative with the newest feature named emPOWER 10, Inspiring and Empowering Arab American Women in Illinois. The emPOWER 10 were selected and vetted by an all women panel of ABPA board members highlighting 10 diverse Arab American women as top leaders in their respective career field.  “Empower 10 is not only about 10 women who are being honored” says Vice President of ABPA Vivian Khalaf. “But, rather, a sample of incredible Arab American Women across the nation who hold powerful positions and influence in their career field”. The emPOWER 10 honorees will be introduced Thursday 3.10 on and all ABPA Social Media platforms.

For Women’s History Month, The Arab-American Business and Professional Association launched ABPA emPOWER. Throughout the month, ABPA will honor the success of Arab American Women including video segments featuring women owned businesses, and the Inaugural ABPA emPOWER Network Event March 31, 2022.  The emPOWER Network event will feature a combination of networking, an expo style set up exclusive for women owned businesses, and portions of the funds will go towards the ABPA emPOWER grant program created for young aspiring entrepreneurs.