Monday, October 31, 2016

BDPA Vice President Teresa Williams Named Top Ten Business Women of the Year

Teresa Williams
The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) named Teresa Williams, as the 2017 American Business Woman of ABWA.  ABWA is a national program that honors 10 outstanding members for achieving excellence in career, education and community involvement. From those 10 honorees, one is selected to represent the Association, and all workingwomen, as the American Business Woman of ABWA.

Top Ten candidates are a paradigm for ABWA members who strive for excellence in their careers, their communities, and in the Association,” says René Street, ABWA Executive Director. “It was a privilege to recognize these outstanding women this year at the National Women’s Leadership Conference in Chattanooga, TN and to gain inspiration from their accomplishments.”

Teresa is a Program Manager at NASCO, Inc. Teresa has over 30 years of experience in the Technology field. She joined NASCO in 2009 as a Sr. Project Manager and has held various leadership positions. In her current role as Program Manager, Teresa reports directly to David Weeks, NASCO’s Chief Technology Officer. Teresa is responsible for the overall program/project management & financial administration for the IT Strategy, IT Architecture, IT Data Management, & Information Security teams.

Teresa received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Behavioral Science from National Louis University and a Master of Science in Technology Management from Mercer University. She is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Teresa is a 25-year member of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) and is a member of Pyramid Chapter, Atlanta, GA. She has served the association in many local chapter leadership roles including chapter president of Hidden Hills Chapter and Chairman of the Atlanta Area Council. She served on the 2002-2004 National Board of Directors as District I Vice President and National Secretary-Treasurer. She is currently the Atlanta Area Council 2016 Woman of the Year.

To be selected as one of the 2017 Top Ten Business Women of ABWA is definitely an honor. When I joined ABWA in 1991, I was looking for opportunities to grow my professional leadership skills and to meet other like-minded women”, states Teresa.

ABWA provides women with a safe place to grow their leadership & team-building skills and provides opportunities to step out of your comfort zone. The members of ABWA champion each other which results in producing women leaders who are confident, resilient, and take the concept of women leaders “Leading In” seriously.

Teresa is currently the VP-Member Services for National BDPA. In the past, Teresa has been South Region Vice President since 2012 and she served as BDPA Atlanta chapter president in 2008-2009.

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