$84,500 In Scholarships awarded at annual EWI Leadership Conference - Press Release

Tuesday, October 06, 2009 9:40 AM | Anonymous
Executive Women International® (EWI) hosted more than 400 business women representing 63 Chapters from across the United States and Canada in Louisville, KY, last week.

The annual event combines Professional and Leadership Development for EWI's international membership with philanthropic efforts the organization drives throughout the year.

Highlights of the event included a “Reading Rally” which honored Louisville's, Roosevelt-Perry Elementary students with a special luncheon where they received backpacks, school supplies, a new computer and a $5,000 donation to the school.

Scholarships totaling over $84,000 were awarded during the conference.  They included the EWI Scholarships given to high school juniors to support academic endeavors, Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST), providing financial support to non-traditional students facing work/life challenges and Fellows scholarships given to EWI members to assist in furthering their educational pursuits.

Other conference highlights included the Lucille Johnson Perkins Award, the highest honor EWI gives to one of it's member firms annually with this year's firm being The Allstate Corporation and The Tillie Award, recognizing a Chapter for their membership growth and awarded to EWI of Chattanooga.

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About EWI

            Established in 1938, EWI is a non-profit organization with more than 2,500 member firms and 2,800 representatives in major cities throughout the United States and Canada.  EWI brings members together to promote member firms, to enhance personal and professional development, and to encourage community involvement.  As a premier organization for networking and leadership development for today's business professionals, EWI offers professional development through its Academy of Leadership, scholarships, online learning, and philanthropic initiatives with a focus on literacy.  For more information, visit ewiconnect.com.

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