PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL– (February 14, 2020) Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Foundation (EWPBF) is excited to announced that Dress for Success International Chief Executive Officer, Joi Gordon will be the featured guest speaker for the organization’s prestigious Women In Leadership Awards (WILA) Luncheon on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. at the Kravis Center-Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach.
Joi Gordon joined Dress for Success® in 1999 and took over leadership of Dress for Success Worldwide in 2002. Her primary goals are to ensure that Dress for Success becomes recognized as a global leader in empowering women in their economic and social development and expanding the organization’s reach—so that more and more women across the globe will have access to the resources and tools they need to succeed in the workplace.
Under Joi’s leadership, Dress for Success Worldwide has expanded from a single brick and mortar location in Manhattan to a global entity, spanning across 160 cities in 30 countries and serving over one million women by giving them the tools they need to achieve lifelong economic independence.
Most recently, Joi has received recognition from the University of Oklahoma, which presented her with its 2nd highest honor, the Regents’ Alumni Award. Over the past 20 years, she has been honored with numerous civic and community service awards. Joi has been profiled in Crain’s New York Business, Financial Times, Epoch Times, Black Enterprise, Working Mother Magazine, and Network Journal Magazine.
Joi received her B.A. in radio/television broadcasting from the University of Oklahoma and her Juris doctorate from its College of Law. She lives with her husband, Errol, in Queens. Her greatest joys are her daughter and son, Sydney and Nicholas.
The Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Foundation’s WILA Awards Luncheon is one of the county’s most successful community events. This special luncheon presents the prestigious Cynthia Allen Gracey Women In Leadership Award to exemplary women in Palm Beach County who have demonstrated extraordinary achievements and leadership in the nonprofit, private, public, and volunteer sectors. This year, EWPBF has added an emerging leader category that celebrates women rising in their profession and acknowledges the rich tradition in Executive Women supporting women.
The WILA program has raised significant dollars to help promising young women in our community to pursue their dreams of a college education and to support girls and women in need in Palm Beach County.
Proceeds of the Luncheon provide scholarships to young women in Palm Beach County.
Kae Jonsons and Trudy Crowetz will serve as the 2020 WILA Co-Chairs, and Terry Gearing is the Honorary Chair. WPEC News 12 Anchor Liz Quirantes will serve as the mistress of ceremonies.
Tickets to the 2020 WILA Awards Luncheon are $150 for guests. For tickets or more information about EWPBF and WILA please visit www.ewpb.org or call (561) 868-7070.
About Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Foundation:
Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Foundation, Inc. was founded by senior professional and executive women in Palm Beach County, Florida, to support and advance women in business and community leadership. Today, EWPBF’s membership includes leaders in arts & culture, banking, business, construction, education, finance, government, healthcare, law, marketing, non-profit management, publishing, real estate, utilities, and many other business endeavors in Palm Beach County. Since 1983, the foundation has contributed to growing the status of and opportunities for girls and women in Palm Beach County. The organization has awarded over 300 scholarships to deserving young women and 20 significant grants to local nonprofit programs that amount to more than $750,000. EWPBF is dedicated to inspiring women personally and professionally for the betterment of business and the community. For more information about the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Foundation, please visit www.ewpb.org.