Our Vision Statement

ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter is dedicated to enhancing the personal and professional lives of local women. Building strong personal relationships between Chapter members provides a safe, supportive environment for members to grow and develop. The focus on leadership, continuing education and community involvement positions our Chapter as the premier women’s business organization in Brevard County.

ABWA Mission Statement

The mission of the American Business Women's Association is 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.

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Meeting Information

Fourth Tuesday of Every Month
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Registration is $30.00 for ABWA Members and $35.00 for Guests
Eau Gallie Yacht Club
100 Datura Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, FL

Please take a look at our Membership Recruitment Brochure and discover all the benefits of a membership in our organization!

Contact Information

ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter
P.O. Box 360151
Melbourne, FL 32936
Anita Carbone
Membership Chair

Welcome to The ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter

September 26, 2017

Women of Many Hats!

As women we wear many different hats throughout our lifetime, and sometimes many different hats within the same day!  Join us for our Women of Many Hats event.  Come for an evening of fun, networking and professional development.  Whether you are an employee, an entrepreneur or a lifelong learner, there will be something for all. 

Please consider breaking out your finest hat or design, one that uniquely describes you!  Please wear to the meeting and compete in the hat contest.  It is a fun time for all, and one of the chapter’s major fundraisers for the year to help fund professional development and scholarship.  Please consider bringing a gift basket or items for a gift basket that will be raffled at the event.  What a great way to advertise your business!

The program for the evening will be a panel of women interviewed by radio hosts, Seeta Begui and Ellen Little regarding the many hats they have worn and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.   

Seeta and Ellen are cohosts of the radio show Viewpoint with Seeta and Friends. Both participate in numerous networking and philanthropic events that support the causes they believe in, including Brevard Family Partnership, Serene Harbor, Children’s Hunger Project, Candlelighter’s of Brevard, and the United Way.

Author, activist, radio show host and nurse, Seeta Begui has spoken at many political venues, including nomination parties, fund raisers, National Delegate Conferences, and live television (at public forums and town halls). Seeta’s memoirs, Eighteen Brothers and Sisters, depicting her dreams and goals, and her journey of  how she accomplished them, was published in 2011.  A resident of Satellite Beach and Melbourne for more than 15 years, Seeta raised her children in the community.

Ellen Little has been a corporate manager for over 20 years in “big box retail”. After leaving that career in 2006, she joined the leadership team of Keller Williams Realty of Brevard as a productivity coach and trainer. In 2010, Ellen opened her own coaching and training company, and has spoken at numerous organizations and national companies on topics including confidence gaps with women in power positions, succession planning in organizations, social media and online real estate, and becoming and staying successful. Dedicated to enriching lives in her community, Ellen currently donates her time to Career Source Brevard and Goodwill as an instructor. She also serves as a business coach to the WE Venture IGNITE 360 Program at Florida Institute of Technology, and is the owner of three businesses, Business Resolutions (coaching and consultation), Studio You (business training classes and compliance), and Talk About It (a presentation coaching company for executives). A resident of  Brevard County since 1988, Ellen has been a member of the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce since 2013. 


Dinner Menu Selections

House Salad

Meat:  Sweet Tea Brined Chicken, Panzanella Salad, Heirloom Tomatoes, Natural Pan Sauce

Seafood:  Pan Seared Corvina Mojito, Macadamia Nuts, Mint, Lime, Coconut Rice, Chayote Squash Salsa

Vegetarian:  Baked Manicotti with Wilted Spinach

Crème Brûlée

 Meal includes rolls and butter, coffee or tea 
Cost:  $30 for ABWA Members and $35 for Guests
Glass of Wine $9



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