​​​​​​Monthly Chapter Meeting

DATE:     Monday September 9, 2019

        Topic:Community Connections/Apex Campus

LOCATION: The Grand Long Beach Events Center

4101 E. Willow St. Long Beach, CA 90815

Unleash Your Brilliance  in ABWA!

Networkiing  6:00 PM  

Dinner:    7:00 PM 

Cost is $25 - RSVP by September 5,, 2019

 310-487-9579 or cita@earthlink.net


Please note the date change for September to the 9th due to the Labor Day holiday.

Happy Anniversary and welcome to our new chapter year.  The August meeting afforded the chapter members in attendance the opportunity to hear the plans for 2019/2020.

Be watching opportunities to participate in active chapter membership.  Remember it takes a village to be successful.  

Fundraising update = one of our most successful fundraisers is Quartermania.  We will be holding the next one on Saturday November 30 at Fuddruckers in Lakewood.  Be watching for more details.

Have a great remainder of your summer and see you at Hats Off! 

JoAnn Osby                                                   President

For more information, please contact chapter president JoAnn Osby at jvosby@hotmail.com

​Linda McCollum,                                                     Treasurer

The Diamonds of Southbay chartered with the American Business Women's Association in the year 2000.  Since that time, we have built our chapter into a strong community of like minded women and men whose goal is to grow both professionally and personally.

Plan to join us for our chapter meetings each month..  Our chapter is growing and we would love to have you grow along with us.

Come help us build the DiamondsofSouthbay as we continue to reach out into our local communities and share what ABWA can do for women and men of all backgrounds.

Congratulations to Susan Cameron, the 2018/2019 board and chapter members for achieving level three Best Practices in league management.

We will be honored at national women's leadership conference in October for our achievements.  

Changing Women’s Lives
One Woman at a Time.

Empowering Us to Greatness!

Latoya Franklin                                                      Vice President

​Dana Elliott,                                                     Secretary

Upcoming Meetings/Events


The Diamonds of Southbay Charter vision is to build on the current diverse talent and passion of our membership. We will reach out to our members and help them grow personally and professionally. We will draw on our resources of the Association to reach out to new members in the South Bay area cities, while serving our community and striving for best practices.

    ABWA Mission Statement

To bring together business women of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others to grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.

2019/2020 Diamonds of Southbay Board



  • Hat's Off Celebration honoring District VI VP August 24, 2019
  • Monthly Chapter Mtg September 9, 2019
  • ABW Day National Recognition Sept. 22, 2019
  • National Women's Leadership Conference October 3-5, 2019 Kansas City MO