Changing 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
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.
Membership 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
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.
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!