National Association Names American Business Woman of ABWA 1

OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS – NOVEMBER 17TH, 2020 – The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) named Dr. Deborah Johnson-Blake, CEO, The Writing Pad, LLC, the 2021 ABWA American Business Woman of the Year, a national program that honors ten outstanding members for achieving excellence in career, education and community involvement. From those ten honorees (Top Ten), one is selected to represent the Association, and all working women, as the American Business Woman of ABWA.

Dr. Johnson Blake is the CEO of The Writing Pad, LLC, a writing, editing, and consulting firm focusing on proofreading, editing, and customized writing. She is an award-winning assistant professor at Liberty University, a subject matter expert with expertise in servant leadership and management, and dissertation chair for Liberty and Concordia Universities. Dr. Johnson-Blake is also a corporate trainer and speaker, helping participants improve relations and achieving personal and professional goals in the workplace and beyond.

Dr. Johnson-Blake is the 2019 Douglas County Chamber Spirit Award recipient and the 2019 Woman of the Year for the American Business Women’s Association Douglas County Charter Chapter. She is the 2017 Woman of the Year for Woman University, the 2016 recipient of the Georgia Adult Education Association’s Distinguished Service to GAEA award, and the 2013 recipient of the inaugural Liberty University Online School of Business Faculty Service with Excellence Award. She holds a Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, a Master of Public Administration in Public Management, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She is a best-selling author, and her most recent book is 52 Time Management H.A.C.K.S. is available for purchase at or Dr. Johnson-Blake provides weekly time management tips on social media as The Time Management Diva. Follow Dr. Johnson-Blake at @djohnsonblake.

Dr. Johnson-Blake is a member of the local ABWA league, Douglas County Charter Chapter, located in Douglas County, Douglasville, Georgia, and shares the Top Ten title with her Chapter Ambassador and mentor Marcita Scharnhorst, Forever Ten/2008 Top Ten.

“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 and to gain inspiration from their accomplishments.”

“I am honored, grateful, and humbled for this national recognition and the opportunity to share my story with my ABWA sisters throughout the United States, says Dr. Johnson-Blake. “Because of ABWA and its mission, I have grown as a small business owner and achieved my personal plight of service throughout my community and business network.”

About ABWA

Founded in 1949, ABWA’s mission is to bring together business women of diverse occupations and provide opportunities to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition.

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