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August 21, 2019

Carrie Willetts

WellSpan Health 

SVP & President, WellSpan Health Ephrata  

3R's to Leading Others to Reach their Full Potential 

In her 20+ year career as a leader, Carrie Willetts has successfully led numerous turnarounds and is recognized for her ability to develop and implement strategic plans for growth. She credits her passion to lead individuals, teams and organizations to reach their full potential as the key ingredient to her success. Through storytelling about her own failures and successes as a professional, a wife, and a mother, Ms. Willetts hopes to inspire you to reach your full potential both professionally and personally.


Lori Willwerth

Cruise Planners

Cruise Planners is a full-service travel agency who offers expert advice and personal service that you can’t get from a dot com.  We work hard at building long-lasting relationships with you. We want to learn your interests and lifestyles, as well as your dispositions. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family cruise or a European adventure, we will match your needs to a perfect travel experience. We make memories to last a lifetime.  Lori Willwerth, a Cruise Planner travel advisor has relationships with all the top cruise lines, tour operators, and hotels around the world. If you leave your planning to her, she can help you find the best value for your vacation.

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April Book

Citadel Federal Credit Union

Citadel Federal Credit Union has served families locally for over 80 years.  We are a full service financial institution providing value to our members, but we strive to be more than that.  Our goal is to make a difference in our community.  With every decision Citadel makes, we consider how this will improve the lives of our members, employees and those in our community.  We believe in and continue to apply the credit union mission of ‘People Helping People.

April Book is the Market Manager for Citadel’s Rohrerstown Road office.  She has her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Messiah College and an MBA from the University of Texas.  She partners with business owners to have consultative and valuable conversations to help their organizations thrive.  

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Upcoming Meetings


Corporate partners help our ABWA Express Network achieve its mission of helping businesswomen. Click below for our partner listings and information on becoming a corporate partner. 



Knowledge is power; and businesswomen need a resource they can turn to for information about a wide variety of topics. LAEN provides links to various professional development opportunities.

Welcome to the Lancaster Area Express Network, a local chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) national organization. 

We are located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. If you are driven and determined in your vision to succeed, then ABWA Express Network membership is for you. With the Lancaster Area Express Network, you will develop leadership skills, network with business professionals, strengthen business contacts, gain self-confidence and build friendships.

Attend our next monthly meeting!  LAEN meetings are held over breakfast from 7:15 to 9:00 a.m. – offering the flexibility you require – and include time to network, a guest speaker, and a breakfast buffet. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at the Lancaster Country Club (get directions). The cost is $20 for ABWA members and $30 for non-ABWA members. Reservations are required by noon on the Monday before the event. Reservations & payment can be made online or at the door by cash/check - 

Click here to register & invite friends and colleagues looking for inspiration, motivation, growth, and new connections. 

Lancaster Area Express Network – 2018 Vision StatementThe vision of LAEN is to provide lifelong learning by supporting women in defining their success and building their bridge to achieve it.

Click here National Membership Brochure

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 Address:

Lancaster Country Club

1466 New Holland Pike

Lancaster, PA 17601

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