Executive Women International


EWI brings together key individuals from diverse businesses to promote member firms, enhance personal and professional development, and encourage community involvement.


Oconomowoc, WI – EIN 530664466 ewiconnect.com

EWI was founded in San Francisco in 1938 by Lucille Johnson Perkins

Ms. Perkins recognized the importance and potential of an association bringing key women together to promote their firms and improve their communities. On April 29th of that same year, Articles of Incorporation were filed with the State of California under the name of Executive Secretaries, Inc. Since then, additional cities throughout the United States and Canada have created chapters and joined the organization forming a prestigious and diverse networking organization of growing businesses, individual members and students.

During the 30th Annual Meeting of the corporation (May 1977), the organization’s name was changed to Executive Women International. This change reflects the international expansion of the organization and recognizes the changing roles of women in business and the diverse careers held by our representatives.

More than 1,100 member companies and 1,500 representatives continue to thrive in EWI today. We continue to grow in nearly 38 Chapters located in major cities in the United States and Canada. EWI is a premier organization for connecting, building community and developing both professionally and personally for today’s business professionals and their firms.

Key benefits of EWI include:

Monthly Professional Development Webinars and Leadership Training
Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting each September in rotating cities across North America with today’s best keynote speakers
Board Service Opportunities and Mentorship Training at the Chapter and Corporate Level
Community Impact Projects at the local and national level focusing on education and literacy for children
Monthly networking opportunities within the business environment of our chapter cities with accessibility to today’s most dynamic organizations and their executives.

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