Where Every Woman’s Success Inspires Another

Executive Women of the Palm Beaches (EWPBF) is an organization of empowered, accomplished, professional women. We provide peer support, intellectual stimulation and connections that enhance the executive careers and personal lives of our members.



When you join EWPBF, you are joining a unique leadership and learning community designed to advance your career and create a better community for women in Palm Beach County. Our members are from various sectors including arts and culture, banking, business, construction, education, finance, government, healthcare, law, marketing, nonprofit management, publishing, real estate, utilities, hospitality and more. Our members create initiatives and opportunities to work together to solve common problems, share best practices and explore new solutions.



The EW 1982 Society was formed to support the legacy of the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Foundation. The name EW 1982 Society is in homage to the year that EWPBF was founded.

The goal is to support EWPBF’s operational needs and the future growth, while ensuring its sustainability to serve its mission of helping women succeed and lead.

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Connecting and giving back to women and girls in our community are at the heart of everything we do at Executive Women of the Palm Beaches. We support women of all ages attending Palm Beach Atlantic University, Keiser University, Palm Beach State College and Florida Atlantic University.

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Cynthia Allen Gracey was the first President of EWPBF in 1982. Over 40 years later we are proud to have had 39 leaders who guided the way for our members and the organization to not only succeed but thrive. Katie Newitt is the current president. 12 additional women serve on the 2023-2024 board of directors.

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40th Anniversary Luncheon

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 11:30 AM
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Cohen Pavilion

The Executive Women of the Palm Beaches is proud to present the 40th Annual Women in Leadership Awards (WILA) luncheon where women of excellence in the Private, Public and Nonprofit sectors will be honored. An Emerging Leader honoree will also be announced.




Working Better Together Exploring Communication, Roles and Responsibilities

February 21, 2024 5:30 pm

The second series of professional and personal development is for EVERYONE who wants to learn how to improve their communication style.

International Women’s Day Breakfast and Panel

March 8, 2024 7:30 pm

In celebration of International Women's Day, join us for an inspiring breakfast and hear from top female executives in an educational and empowering panel discussion featuring Christine Sylvain, Path to College CEO, 2024 Emerging Leader Nominee & FAU Honors college graduate; Sharon Bock former Clerk and Comptroller of Palm Beach County & 2007 Public Sector Honoree and Elizabeth Hamma, Senior VP, Hubbard Radio, & 2019 Private Sector Honoree.

40th Annual Women in Leadership Awards Luncheon

April 18, 2024 11:30 am

On April 18, 2024, EWPBF will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the prestigious Women in Leadership Awards Luncheon at the Kravis Center. For inclusion on the invitation, sponsorship reservation and payment must be paid in FULL by February 16 and to appear in the program, all reservations, and payments must be paid in FULL and received by March 15.