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Women of all ages and backgrounds in high-level managerial, executive and professional positions have a place of their own to establish networks of communication beneficial to all.
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As a non-profit, mutual benefit organization, Santa Barbara Associates has put on events since 1981 to help promote and enhance the association of business professional women.
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Santa Barbara Associates have been affiliated with the University Club of Santa Barbara since 1983. Membership is by invitation only and is limited to only 200 members.
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The idea for a networking group of women in top-level professional or entrepreneurial positions was first hatched in May 1980. Several women were looking for an opportunity to meet other women in high-level positions from companies throughout the area and have the chance to gather in a social environment.

The founding members included Eleanor Van Cott, Mindy Bingham and Barbara Greene. Over the following months, six more women joined the trio to clarify the concept of an organization that would provide a conduit for informal networking among business and professional women.

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Rachel Quittner, SBA Member, choreographed a routine for the Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade.

May & June 2024 Newsletter

Santa Barbara Associates Members and guests enjoyed a terrific "You are the Speaker"¬†luncheon last month. Attendees spoke of their adventures and accomplishments; the highs, the lows, and the laughs and tears along the way. Thank you to all who participated. We are all so busy in our daily lives and it was a pleasure to…
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March & April 2024 Newsletter

Message from the President  Dear Santa Barbara Associates and Friends, It was a full house for the Annual Meeting held on February 22nd at the University Club. We certainly were a lively group as we mixed and mingled in the bar before moving into the dining room for a delicious buffet dinner. The program included the acknowledgement of the…
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January & February 2024 Newsletter

Message from the President  Dear Santa Barbara Associates and Friends, Welcome 2024! We are happy to start the year with the much-awaited launch of our new website! We are grateful for the work of Marci Friedlander, Christine Gregory, Sue Larsen, and Lori Sullivan for their dedication to this challenging project. Special thanks go to our IT guru Christine Gregory who has worked…
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