Executive Women of the Palm Beaches (EWPB) was founded in 1982 by senior professional and executive women in Palm Beach County, Florida, to support and advance women in business and community leadership. Today, EWPB’s membership includes leaders in arts & culture, banking, business, construction, education, finance, government, healthcare, law, marketing, non-profit management, publishing, real estate, utilities, and many other business endeavors in Palm Beach County.
EWPB is dedicated to inspiring women personally and professionally for the betterment of business and our community.
- Our Mission is “Empowering women to succeed and lead.”
- Our Vision is “to be the voice that inspires integrity, equality and leadership in the workplace and our community.”
EWPB strives to further the interests of and opportunities for executive and professional women to excel by providing opportunities for networking and collaboration, educational programs that address timely issues, mentorship, and the development of leadership and advocacy skills. In addition, our membership offers professional and volunteer expertise to numerous nonprofit organizations in our area.
EWPB’s charitable arm is Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation whose goals are to:
- Raise funds to further the charitable and educational goals of EWPB
- Enhance and influence the educational advancement of women
- Impact the lives of girls and young women in Palm Beach County who are less fortunate
The generosity of our members and supporters is a driving force behind the success of our scholarships and community impact grants.
A significant fundraising event for our organization is the annual Women In Leadership Awards (WILA) Luncheon, the first event of its kind in Palm Beach County to recognize the leadership accomplishments of women in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. This fundraising luncheon, now in its 33rd year, not only honors exemplary women who have demonstrated extraordinary achievements and leadership in our community, but also raises significant funds for the EWPB Foundation. Each year proceeds from the annual WILA Luncheon benefit girls and women in Palm Beach County through college scholarships as well as the Lois Kwasman Program for Community Impact which provides grant funding for critical programs that change the lives of children, teens and young adults.
The Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Foundation, for more than 30 years, has contributed to the growing status of and opportunities for girls and women in Palm Beach County. Our organization has awarded over 150 scholarships to deserving young women and thirteen significant grants to local nonprofit programs. We are proud to say this has had a meaningful impact in the lives of residents in Palm Beach County.
For more information on Executive Women of the Palm Beaches, please call our office at 561-868-7070.