The Birmingham Chapter of Executive Women International (EWI) announced the winners of the 2013 Glenda Burson EWI Scholarships recently. The 2013 winners include: 1st Place – Olivia Butler, Hoover High School, $3,000 scholarship; 2nd Place – Savannah Caswell, Springville High School, $2,000 scholarship; and 3rd Place – Samantha Sloan, Hayden High School, $1,000 scholarship. The Glenda Burson EWI Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors to encourage the development of careers in business. Source
EWI is pleased to release the inaugural Annual Report for the October 1, 2011 - September 31, 2012 fiscal year. It is our hope that you will find this document of great interest and that it will assist you in sharing the EWI story within your firm, community and with prospective member firms.
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Executive Women International and EWI of Dallas honor and remember Max Helen Harrison, EWI
Corporate President 1962-65. Max passed away quietly on January 19, 2013.
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The Corporate Board of Directors for Executive Women International® (EWI) announced today the appointment of Wendy H. Cowley, CCTE, GTP, as Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer for the organization. Wendy has over 25 years of experience with EWI from her roles as member and Past Chapter President of EWI of Salt Lake City, as well as her time spent on the Corporate Board, including a successful year as Corporate President in 2007-2008.
“We are confident that under Wendy’s stewardship, EWI will enter this 75th Anniversary year with stellar leadership and an inspiring vision for the future of our organization,” said EWI’s Corporate President Karen Skirten, representing TierOne Travel and EWI of Calgary.
Wendy will assume responsibilities with EWI of February 4, 2013.
Executive Women International and EWI of Dallas honor and remember Alice Gilbreath Snavely, past Chapter President of EWI of Dallas, EWI Corporate President 1985-86, and EWI Corporate Life member. Alice passed away Sunday, November 25, 2012.
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The 75th Anniversary Committee has chosen this tagline which we believe best describes our goal: to celebrate this important milestone with a salute to our past, but with our eyes clearly focused on the future. Our 75th anniversary is our launching point into the next 25 years as we look forward to our 100th anniversary! The committee is off to a great start as we focus on celebrations at the Chapter and Corporate levels in April, select commemorative items, and search for Lucille Johnson Perkins grave and glean as much information from our oldest living representatives as we can.
EWI representatives: This celebration is OUR celebration. Our goal is for each Chapter to plan a celebratory event in April—it may be a toast at the end of your meeting, a full meeting celebration, a simulcast celebration with other Chapters meeting your same night, or any combination of the above. We want to document your celebrations so that we can share together at LCAM the unique ways our Chapters marked this milestone.
Congratulations to the 2012 Corporate ASIST Winners!
First Place - $10,000 Carolina Flores, EWI of San Antonio, Our Lady of the Lake University
Second Place - $5,000 Casee Kelly, EWI of Pomona Valley, Western University of Health Sciences
Second Place - $5,000 LeShelle Smith, EWI of Harrisburg, Elizabethtown University Career
Third Place - $2,000 Efrem Beraki, EWI of Richmond, J Sergent Reynolds Community College
Third Place - $2,000 Cheryl Cerino, EWI of Orlando, Lake Tech
Third Place - $2,000 Crystal Chong Wong, EWI Of Honolulu, University of Hawaii at Monoa
Third Place - $2,000 Samantha Christian, EWI of Washington DC, University of the District of Columbia
Third Place - $2,000 Kelly Dexter, EWI of Saint Paul, Century College
Third Place - $2,000 Towana Hicks, EWI of Memphis, Baptist College of Health Sciences
Third Place - $2,000 Catherine Hill, EWI of Columbus, Ohio Dominican University
Third Place - $2,000 Brittany James, EWI of Kansas City, Metropolitan Community College Blue River
Third Place - $2,000 Alyssa Jeffers, EWI of Spokane, Eastern Washington University
Third Place - $2,000 Kelly Parsons, EWI of Detroit-Windsor, St. Clair College
Congratulations to this year's EWISP scholarship awardees!
First Place - Keni Sabath, EWI of Houston
Second Place - Louis Phan, EWI of Seattle
Third Place - Samantha Rudder, EWI of Oklahoma City
Fourth Place - Katie Finch, EWI of Richmond
Fifth Place - Monica Rose Peppel, EWI of Milwaukee
Sixth Place - Teagan Gil, EWI of San Antonio
Seventh Place - Austyn Anderson, EWI of Knoxville
Eighth Place - Rachelle Anne Sartori, EWI of Chicago
LCAM Host City will Rotate among all EWI Divisions
Members will Vote to Select the LCAM Host City
Chapters are Invited to Apply to Host LCAM in their City
Corporate Board is excited to announce a new process for the selection
of future host cities for LCAM. The LCAM host city will rotate among
all EWI Divisions from year to year, beginning with the Central Division
in 2012 (Dallas), and then rotating to the Western Division (San
Diego-2013), Eastern Division (2014), and Central Division (2015), and
continuing to rotate in that order in subsequent years
are now invited to apply to host LCAM in their cities two years in
advance of the year that LCAM rotates to their Division. Applications
will be evaluated based on pre-set criteria, and the top-rated cities
will be presented on a ballot to the entire membership for its vote to
select the LCAM host city. Click here for more details about the new site selection process.
in the Eastern Division are encouraged to apply now to host LCAM in
their city in 2014. There are no fees or financial requirements to host
LCAM, and there can be significant benefits to the Chapter and Chapter
city. Click here to view the Chapter Application Form to host LCAM.
The application must be approved by the Chapter Board and Chapter
membership prior to submission. Hurry! The deadline for submitting the
Host City Application for LCAM 2014 is August 10, 2012.
new Site Selection protocol is the fulfillment of a major initiative
given to the Corporate Events Committee, under the leadership of Anna
McCutcheon, Chair (EWI of San Diego, representing San Diego Theatres),
and the LCAM Site Selection Sub-Committee, under the leadership of
Michelle Lovatt, Vice-Chair (EWI of Richmond, representing Richmond
Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau.) The Corporate Board
recognizes and thanks the Site Selection Sub-Committee for their
achievement of the Board's vision. All members can now participate in
the selection of LCAM destinations through a process that is transparent
and inclusive of each member's input combined into one collective
Francis Parker School (Member Firm of EWI of San Diego) 8th-grader and Rancho Penasquitos resident Snigdha Nandipati claimed the 85th-annual Scripps National Spelling Bee by spelling guetapens in the 13th-round, beating out the other nine finalists on Thursday evening in front of a live television audience on ESPN.
With the victory, Nandipati win $30,000 from the Scripps Foundation, a $5,000 scholarship from the Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation, and several other prizes.
Nandipati advanced on to the finals by spelling stochastically in round four to become the last student from California in the competition before spelling compas in round five. Nandipati would then calmly spell rhonchus in the sixth round to advance on to the finals.
In the finals, she began round seven by spelling psammon and ajimez in the eighth round. Nandipati would then correctly spell luteovirescent, saccharolytic and admitattur in rounds 8-11. She spelled arrondissement correctly in round 12 before the only other competitor missed her word in the same round. Due to Spelling Bee rules, Nandipati was then required to spell one more word to become champion, which she did and later called a “miracle” in her live ESPN interview following the win.
Out of the millions across the country that participated in local competitions, the Scripps National Spelling Bee consisted of 278 contestants from across the United States, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Department of Defense Schools in Europe; also, the Bahamas, Canada, China, Ghana, Jamaica, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea.
Founded in 1912 and serving 1,230 students in grades JK – 12, Francis Parker School is committed to graduating students who embody those qualities essential for academic success and personal fulfillment.
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