Highest Honor Given to ALLSTATE at annual EWI Leadership Conference - Press Release

Tuesday, October 06, 2009 9:41 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.

A highlight of the event is the award named after the first EWI president,  Lucille Johnson Perkins.  This inaugural award recognizes an outstanding EWI Member Firm for their support of the EWI network as well as contributions they make within their community.  THE ALLSTATE CORPORATION was the proud recipient of this award.  Allstate was chosen based on their contributions to the three core initiatives of EWI, Connecting through EWI Membership for 49 years, contributed to the Careers of their employees by granting over $7,000,000 in tuition reimbursement and giving back to their Communities financially and through employee volunteer time.

Other 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.

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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