join download

EWI of Knoxville Welcomes Its Newest Member Firms





About EWI

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 29th of that year, Articles of Incorporation were filed with the State of California under the name of Executive Secretaries, Inc.

In May 1939, the Los Angeles business community recognized the value of such an organization, and that city’s chapter was chartered, and EWI was on its way. Since then, additional cities throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe have joined, forming a prestigious and exclusive networking organization of key firms and individuals.

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 its representatives.

Over 3000 companies and 3500 representatives are members of EWI today in 75 chapters located in major cities in the United States, Canada, and Europe. EWI is the premier organization for networking and leadership development for today’s business professionals and their firms.

Mission

Executive Women International (EWI) brings together key individuals fro diverse businesses for the purpose of: promoting member firms, enhancing personal and professional development, and encouraging community involvement.

Vision

To be a professional organization that creates value for its member firms and their representatives through career development, business connectivity, and involvement in local communities.

Values

Integrity | Excellence | Respect | Collaboration

Core Identity

Connections EWI brings people in the business world together. Being connected through EWI means you have member firms close at hand, and representatives of these firms on-call on a first-name, collegial basis.

Careers We offer individuals the chance to better themselves through career training, business interconnectivity, and networking.

Community Our community includes our members, member representatives, and areas in which we live. Through outreach programs and scholarships, EWI connects with its community and betters it.