Executive Women International (EWI) is an international, non-profit organization of non-competitive firms. Membership is by invitation only with the firm. The firm’s executive appoints from one to three representatives who are individuals engaged in an executive, management, or key administrative position.
History of the Organization: EWI was established in California in 1938, when Lucille Johnson Perkins recognized the importance and potential of an association of key women working with their executives to promote their firms and improve their community. On April 29 of that year, Articles of Incorporation were filed with the state of California under the name Executives' Secretaries, Inc. In May 1939, the Los Angeles business community recognized the value of such an organization, and the city's chapter was chartered, and EWI was on its way. Since then, additional cities throughout the United States and Canada, have joined, forming a prestigious and exclusive networking organization of key firms and individuals.
The organization achieved its "international" status when the first Canadian chapter was chartered in Calgary, Alberta in August 1964.
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 role of women in business and the diverse careers held by its representatives. For more information contact www.ewiconnect.com
History of the Chapter: The Harrisburg Chapter was chartered in 1979. The Harrisburg Chapter meets monthly at various sites throughout the greater Harrisburg area. In addition to networking, educational, and leadership opportunities, the Harrisburg Chapter is actively involved in the Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) Scholarship and provides support to various literacy projects.
The member firms of the Harrisburg Chapter are well-respected international, national, regional, and local firms.