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Holly Hengstebeck named ABWA 2022 Top Ten

Novi Oaks Charter Chapter member honored as one of the American Business Women's Association National 2022 Top Ten

Holly Hengstebeck was nominated as our chapter's Top Ten candidate at an outdoor, freezing cold voting meeting on March 7, 2020. The Top Ten is an ABWA National award, with chapters across the U.S. nominating a member based on her career, education, involvement in ABWA, and contributions to her community.

The next step was to complete the Top Ten application, which was reviewed by a panel of three businesswomen outside of ABWA. The announcement of the 2022 Top Ten was made on Thursday, September 23, during the Just-In-Time Webinar conducted by national Executive Director Rene' Street.

The Top Ten and the American Business Woman of ABWA are the highest honors in the association.

Announcement published by the American Business Women's Association.

The second virtual ABWA 2021 National Women's Leadership Conference (NWLC) took place in Colorado on November 4-6, 2021. As part of that conference, the Top Ten were interviewed by a three-person panel made up of the current American Business Woman of ABWA, Dr. Deborah Johnson Blake (top honor in ABWA) and two other ABWA members who had previously served as national officers or were previous Top Tens. These three women chose Cindy Osmer (pictured upper left above) to be recognized as the 2022 American Business Woman of ABWA.

To read more about all of the 2022 Top Tens and our 2022 American Business Woman, Cindy Osmer visit


Holly Hengstebeck joined ABWA in April of 2008. She has served on the board several times and has been honored as the chapter's Woman of the Year. In January of 2020, at our 30-year anniversary celebration, she was recognized as the Novi Oaks Charter Chapter’s Woman of the Decade 2010-2020. A more appropriate honor could not have been awarded. Her leadership and innovation were the keys to what revitalized the chapter, and we are forever grateful.

Holly’s current position at Detroit Thermal is Director of Finance. Prior to working at Detroit Thermal, she was a Field Finance Manager at Ryder Integrated Logistics. She holds a BS in Finance and an MBA from Wayne State University, where she is also a mentor through the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business Corporate Mentorship Program.

Holly is also a Certified Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis Professional, and is currently pursuing a Certified Management Accountant designation. She is also a member of Women in Energy and the Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business.

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