History & Mission
Executive Women International 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.
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 roles of women in business and the diverse careers held by its representatives.
More than 2000 companies and 2300 representatives are members of EWI today in nearly 70 Chapters located in major cities in the United States and Canada. EWI is the
premier organization for networking and leadership development for today’s business professionals and their firms.
Chartered in 1983, the Corpus Christi Chapter Executive Women International has demonstrated a successful track record of bringing together our city’s top firms and allowing their representatives the opportunity to meet, network and develop. Female executives are able to take advantage of their membership in EWI both locally and worldwide.
Executive Women International brings together key individuals from diverse businesses for the purpose of
- Promoting member firms
- Enhancing personal and professional development
- Encouraging community involvement