A Message from Our PresidentHonor our Past | Build our Future
In 1972, only four years before Women Executives was founded, Title IX of the Education Amendments banning sex discrimination in schools was passed. As I write this today, I pause realizing just how far we have come as women in the last 44 years. In 2016, there were 104 women in the U.S. Congress, a number that has nearly quadrupled since 1992. One in six board members of Fortune 500 companies was female in 2013, almost double what it was 20 years earlier. This progress was possible because of each of you.
You are smart, talented, strong, passionate, accomplished professional women who are committed to each other and our community. You actively champion and support each other both professionally and personally. Yet, to be strong for each other and for our local community, our state, our nation and our world, we all need a place where we can come to be nurtured and supported. Women Executives is that place. This is where we come to be inspired, encouraged, challenged and buoyed. And for that, I am deeply grateful. Thankful for the founding women who had the vision and courage to start Women Executives and grateful for the women who have followed in their footsteps building the rich, vibrant community I am a member of today.
My gratitude inspires my theme for the year honor our past, build our future. As we continue to celebrate our 40 years this year, I believe it is also time for us to look forward. It is time for us to build upon the strengths of our community and envision our next 40 years.
This year I invite you to join me as we explore our history, our strengths, and the best of who we are as Women Executives and envision our bright future.
Women Executives President, 2017-2018