Women In Leadership Awards

Thursday, May 5, 2016

 KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  AWARD HONOREES & NOMINEES 2016 WILA PROGRAM


Chair - Natalie M. Alvarez


 Co-Chair - Lori Fischer
 
Co-Chair Sponsorship - Pattie Light

The Women In Leadership Awards Luncheon (WILA) is held annually in the spring.  It was the first award program in Palm Beach County to recognize the leadership accomplishments of women in our community. At the luncheon, Executive Women of the Palm Beaches, Inc. presents its Annual Women In Leadership Awards to exemplary women who have demonstrated extraordinary achievements and leadership in the nonprofit, private, public and volunteer sectors. Since 2010, each recipient is presented with the Free to Be statue, by artist and member JoAnne B. Berkow.  The Luncheon is one of the county’s most successful community events, attracting approximately 600 attendees annually.

While the luncheon recognizes the achievements and celebrates the contributions of exceptional executive women, proceeds of the Luncheon provide critically needed scholarship assistance. The Women in Leadership Awards program has raised significant dollars to help promising young women in our community pursue their dream of a college education.

This year's keynote speaker is Susan Packard, Co-Founder of Scripps Networks Interactive & Former Chief Operating Officer, HGTV. Please click here to learn more about her.

Past Women in Leadership Awards Luncheon keynote speakers have included such outstanding nationally recognized women as Ann Richards, Elizabeth Dole, Mary Matalin, Andrea Mitchell, Mary Alice Williams, Jane Bryant Quinn, Betty Rollins, Erica Jong, Sherry Lansing, Linda Ellerbee, Gloria Steinem, Ellen Goodman, Dr. Sarah Weddington, Dr. Jeane Kirkpatrick, Dr. Jeri Nielsen, Mavis Leno and Tipper Gore, Mae Jemison, Betty Nguyen, Alison Levine, Jeannette Walls, Barbara Corcoran, Celine Cousteau, Joan Lunden, Valerie Plame and Jennifer Fleiss.

VISIONARY


COMMUNITY LEADER


HONORARY CHAIR
Barbara Schmidt

SPONSOR RECEPTION UNDERWRITER
Frances Fisher

PHILANTHROPIST

   
PATRON
CEMEX
Mark W. Cook, Royal Palm Management
The GEO Group
GL Homes
Julie Kime - Hispanic Scholarship
Wilmington Trust

ADVOCATE
Bessette & Alempour, PLLC
Comerica Bank
Florida Community Bank, N.A.
Ford & Harrison, LLP
Janet Michel Nakushian
Kathryn Vecellio
Keiser University
Law Office of Kreusler-Walsh, Compiani & Vargas, P.A.
Morse & Morse, Attorneys At Law
Palm Beach Atlantic University
The Gardens Mall
Virginia Spencer/Illustrated Properties

AWARD UNDERWRITER
JoAnne Berkow

MEDIA UNDERWRITER
Palm Beach Illustrated – Exclusive Magazine Sponsor

VIDEO UNDERWRITER
Datzi Media, LLP - Danilda Martinez

MENTOR/STUDENT TABLE
CEMEX
Michele Gurto, CPA
InfoStream, Inc.
Melody Spano
Gil Walsh

POST WILA RECEPTION UNDERWRITER
The Chesterfield Palm Beach


 KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  AWARD HONOREES & NOMINEES 2016 WILA PROGRAM
 

Our Mission: Empowering women to succeed and lead

Our Vision: To be the voice that inspires integrity, equality and leadership

in the workplace and our community



Executive Women of the Palm Beaches, Inc.
2701 N Australian Avenue, Suite 205
West Palm Beach, FL  33407
561.868.7070  info@ewpb.org

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