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Women's Achievement Awards
September 29, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join our waiting list by contacting waa@wecOrlando.com or events@wecOrlando.com
Highlights of WAA 2013

WAA 2013 recipients and photos

anging Lives
Throughout the year, Women's Executive Council (WEC) raises money for Women's Executive Council's Scholarship & Endowment Fund through corporate sponsors and direct donations.  These funds provide scholarships to women attending Valencia Community College, University of Central Florida, Rollins College, Seminole State College and Florida Institute of Technology.  Our scholarships have provided a turning point in the lives of the many young women we have embraced. Through our financial support, we have encouraged their personal growth, self-improvement, professional development and leadership skills.  Since 1987, the Women's Executive Council has awarded $150,152 in scholarship funds to women in Central Florida.

In addition, WEC extends our mission and community outreach to several not-for-profit organizations with annual contributions to assist in funding special projects to help better serve their mission and c

For the past two years, WEC gave back $66,552 to the community in the form of scholarships and annual contributions.

Your investment is appreciated to support our 501(c)3 Women's Executive Council Scholarship & Endowment Fund, Inc.


We welcome new members and look forward to meeting you!

The Women’s Executive Council of Orlando is an association of executive women committed to serving the physical and cultural improvements of Central Florida, accomplishing this goal through the recognition and development of women. We believe in the opportunity for creative leadership through new challenges affording personal and professional growth and self-improvement.

The Women's Executive Council meets on the second Wednesday of each month (excluding December), at 11:30 am at the University Club, in downtown Orlando and is open for members and guests. 

The Board meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month (excluding December) at the UCF Incubator at 3218 E. Colonial Drive Orlando FL.  All members are invited to attend and it is a standing appointment for all Board Members and Committee Chairs to attend.

You may join our council meetings by registering by noon on the Monday prior to each meeting.

Please click here for more information on joining WEC.

Brief History
The Women's Executive Council was founded by the late Dot Estes Ellis in 1972 to involve executive and professional women working in the downtown Orlando area with the Downtown Orlando Partnership. Our organization worked closely with local architectural firms in updating and beautifying downtown Orlando, the City Beautiful. WEC planted trees along Orange Avenue and Jackson Street and painted trash cans lining sidewalks of the Downtown area.  Our logo reflects our roots in the Orlando community.


How To Pilot When We Were Raised to BE Stewardesses

Bobbi Govanus, Vice President of WEC and ten of her friends, co-authored this amazing book.  This book brings you tips and techniques for overcoming stereotypes and discovering your purpose and passion.  Each of their stories will give you new insights into tracking life's toughest challenges: abuse, bankruptcy, corruption and death to name a few of the situations the authors have had to face. Their experiences and suggestions will encourage you to find and make your own way. They have been able to pilot even though they were raised to be stewardesses. 

All proceeds from this book will be donated to the Women's Executive Council's Scholarship and Endowment Fund for women who are returning to school. 

Contributing Authors: Barbara Abramson, Theresa Campbell, Wendy Cassera, Gina Trimarco Cligrow, Toni Crabtree, Colleen Ann Galli, Bobbi Govanus, Dr. Loretta Faith Harris, Dr. GeGe Jasmin, Lisa Marie Jenkins, and Linda Meeuwenberg. 

To purchase this book and support WEC's Scholarship and Endowment Fund, click here!

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