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October 16, 2020 — Annapolis, Maryland — The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) has named Elsa W. Smith as a 2021 Top Ten Business Woman of ABWA.

The most prestigious honor bestowed on an ABWA member is the coveted Top Ten award which recognizes members for their professional achievements, community engagement, and contributions to the American Business Women’s Association. The Top Ten Business Women of ABWA are selected by three businesswomen from the Westminster, Colorado area. They are recognized nationally at ABWA’s National Women’s Leadership Conference.

Smith is the founder and principal of the Law Offices of Elsa W. Smith, LLC, an estate planning law firm based in Annapolis, Maryland. “My mission is to empower women through estate planning,” she said. She has over twenty years as a practitioner and is admitted to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Supreme Court. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami (Coral Gables, Florida). She has been a member of the Maryland Capital Chapter since April 2018 and currently serves as its Vice-President. Smith is the fifth Top Ten from Maryland Capital Chapter.

“I am deeply honored to be chosen as a 2021 Top Ten Business Woman. To be recognized for my accomplishments in business, the community and ABWA is very special.  I am grateful for the women who have mentored me throughout my journey.  As a leader, it is my moral obligation to help as many women as possible to discover their potential and become the best version of themselves.  That servant leadership is what you learn when you join ABWA,” Smith said.

About ABWA

Founded in 1949 by Shirley Cupp, Irma Beisel, Frances Stuckey and Mr. Hilary Bufton Jr., ABWA is an association with chapters and Express Networks nationwide. 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.  ABWA has dedicated more than seventy years to women’s education and provided workplace skills and career development training for thousands of its members. For more information: visit