Our Vision Statement

ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter is dedicated to recognizing, supporting and empowering motivated, local business women to build strong personal and professional relationships in a high energy, inclusive environment.

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Meeting Sponsorship

For $75 you will receive: dinner, an opportunity to speak to attendees for five minutes from the podium, have your business listed on our website and in our email announcements for the month of sponsorship, and receive recognition in our quarterly newsletter!  Higher sponsorship levels and benefits are also available.  Please contact our Treasurer at abwaoceanside@gmail.com to reserve your meeting sponsorship date.

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 $33.00 for ABWA Members and $40.00 for Guests

Eau Gallie Yacht Club, 100 Datura Drive, Indian Harbour Beach, FL

Please take a look at our Membership Brochure "One Membership, a Lifetime of Value" and discover all the benefits of a membership in our organization!


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Contact Information

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

Welcome to The ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter

October 26, 2021

Seeta Begui, Panel Moderator

"Navigating the Labyrinth of Women's Leadership"

This panel discussion, hosted by Seeta Durjan Begui, will focus on the complex nature of women’s leadership. Since 1978, the business community has discussed the concept of a glass ceiling, one large blockage that prevents women from reaching desired leadership roles. Recently, there has been a shift to describing the path to leadership for women as a “Labyrinth of Leadership,” a maze that presents obstacles at every turn.
This discussion will dive deep into how our panel has navigated these challenges to find success as leaders. The audience will be left with hope that there is not an impenetrable barrier keeping women from leadership roles, but instead a puzzle to crack that opens doors for women to reach high levels of achievement.
Seeta Durjan Begui is a nurse of 33 years, an author, activist, entrepreneur, former candidate for state representative in Brevard in 2018, a radio talk show host, and more. Happily married to Dr. Ahmad Esmailbegui, a retired ER physician for 31 years, Seeta is the mother of four grown, college graduated children, and the grandmother to four grandchildren. Seeta has been on the air on her show "Viewpoint with Seeta and Friends,” for more than ten years as a radio talk show host.  She is a member of numerous organizations including ABWA Oceanside, as well as a life member of the Brevard Caribbean Association (BCASCA). 
The recipient of many awards, Seeta has been recognized by various organizations and individuals for her numerous contributions to our community. In her memoirs, "Eighteen Brothers and Sisters" published in 2011, Seeta depicted her dreams and goals, and her journey of accomplishing them. She believes everyone has a story to tell, and that we become our own best friend through life's accomplishments and experiences.


Mixed greens salad with EGYC house vinaigrette

Choice of:

Chicken under a Brick – Rosemary and lemon marinated chicken,
smashed red, new potatoes, green beans, Beurre Blanc
New Castle ale-battered cod,
herb-truffle French fries

Tagine of vegetables, Jasmine rice

Meal includes rolls and butter, coffee or tea

Glass of Wine - $9.00





Dinner Meeting Registration & Payment

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 Online Advanced Excel Training

Join us as we explore the power of Microsoft Excel! In each quarterly session, the Oceanside Charter Chapter will provide insightful and useful Excel topics.  We encourage even the experienced user to join us as we share "tips and tricks" to leverage the power of Excel.

All topics are taught in the order of the modules in the optional textbook, Microsoft Office 365 & Excel 2016: Comprehensive,(Shelly Cashman) ISBN:9781305870710.  Textbook can be purchased from various online retailers.

Location:  Zoom

1:00 - 3:00PM

Saturday, November 13, 2021:  Creating Templates, Important Data, & Working with SmartArt, Images and Screenshots
Saturday, January 29, 2022:  Working with Trendlines, Pivot Tables, PivotCharts and Slicers
Saturday, May 21, 2022:  Data Analysis with Power Tools and CreatingMacros  

Instructor:  Cindy Schmitt


  • Non-ABWA Member:  $40/session
  • ABWA Member:  $25/session

Payments are non-refundable.

Online Excel Training Registration & Payment

(All proceeds benefit the Oceanside Charter Chapter Professional Development and Education programs.)



Our Chapter is working to help women in our community. You can help too by purchasing these delicious nuts, snacks, and chocolates. Every purchase will bring us one step closer to helping women grow personally and professionally. Please help us with a purchase today!

A portion of every product sold on this fundraising website benefits ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter!

Terri Lynn Fundraising

I am so excited to kick off this year as your President! Looking back last year as your Vice President, I have seen our membership grow rapidly once we were able to return to meeting in person. I would like to give a big shout out to Maria Sulick, our President for the last two years. Maria has been a wonderful mentor to me as I step into my new role as your President, and I will do my best to lead our Chapter! I also want to thank Sandy Michelson, Martha Young, Anita Carbone and Patricia Worrow for their very generous donations to our SBMEF Impact Scholarship for the upcoming 2021/2022 year...Read more

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