Lehigh Acres Chapter

Lehigh Acres, Florida

American Business Women’s Association

Our mission is to bring together business women of diverse occupations and 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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American Business Women’s Association

Whether you are starting a new business, jump-starting a career, or searching for a job, the American Business Women’s Association is the place to be.  Your membership in ABWA offers you a portfolio of benefits to fuel your personal and professional growth.

Enhance your business acumen in the Apex Campus, our exclusive online learning portal.  Grow your professional network by attending ABWA’s National Women’s Leadership Conference. Stay current on business concepts and topics with your complimentary subscriptions to ABWA’s Women in Business® Magazine and Achieve Newsletters.  And, save thousands of dollars on discounted business products and services!

Make an investment in you – join the leading association for working women and women business owners, the American Business Women’s Association.


Executive Board and Committee Chairs

Toby Ferrel


Mary Beck

Vice President

Judy Carter


Ody Eire


Adele Petersohn

Membership Chair

Linda M. Davidson

Hospitality Chair

Judy Carter

Social Media Chair

Education Chair

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Mary Beck

State Farm – Teresa Goodlad


Vicki Culver

Home For All the Holidays


Linda M. Davidson


Odalys (Ody) Eire

Ody’s Professional Process https://www.odyprocess.com/services.html

Toby Ferrel

Business Dynamix Solutions, LLC


Paula Hinspeter


Linda Hodde

Eastside Printing

Onnadine Hosler

Lehigh Town Center

Patricia Jackson

Physical Therapist at Home Care

Anna Ledger

Tannassee Realty

Alexis Macchia


Adele Petersohn


Cassandra Browning


Sandra Scifo


Debra Shuman


Maralyn Waline

Avon Representative

Patty Vealey


Bill Little


Shelia Bedwell

Lee County Government

Margarete Zimmerman



Paula Hinspeter

For the months of February and March 2020, we are celebbrating Paula Hinspeter as our business woman of the month.

Paula retired from Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District (formerly known as East County Water Control District) and currently is a volunteer usher at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall.

Paula has been a member of the Lehigh Acres chapter of ABWA since 2013 and actively supports the various events that are hosted by the chapter.

We are proud to feature Paula as our business woman of the month.


Onnadine Hosler Impact Scholarship

Empowering Women through the Onnadine Hosler Impact Scholarship

The Lehigh Acres Chapter funds the annual Onnadine Hosler Impact Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. YOU could be the next recipient of this scholarship. Applications are now being accepted for those women who meet the eligibility criteria. Candidates must live in the greater Lehigh Acres area, (Lehigh, Alva, Buckingham), Labelle, Immokalee, or Clewiston. Please email Judy Carter at j4udy@earthlink.net if you are interested, you know of someone who may be interested, or if you would like more information concerning this year’s scholarship.  Don’t forget, today’s scholarship recipients are tomorrow’s leaders.

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