Executive Women International: Birmingham, AL

About Us

EWI was established in San Francisco in 1938 by Lucille Johnson Perkins as Executive Secretaries, Inc.  Ms. Perkins recognized the importance and potential of an association bringing key women together to promote their firms and improve their community. In 1977, the organization’s name was changed to Executive Women International® (EWI). This change reflected the international expansion of the organization and recognized the changing roles of women in business and the diverse careers held by our representatives.  

 The Birmingham Chapter was chartered in 1960, and today our membership consists of more than 50 of the Birmingham area’s leading businesses as our member firms. Our geographic boundaries include Jefferson, Shelby, Tuscaloosa, Blount, Talladega, St. Clair and Walker counties. Being the representative of a member firm in EWI means constantly interacting with some of the top members of the sharpest firms in our area. I am honored to serve as the 2015-2016 Chapter President, representing Lawson State Community College.  The commitment of this year’s board of directors and advisors is an invaluable asset to the Birmingham Chapter.

Our International organization consists of more than 2000 companies and 2300 representatives in 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.

Each year our Chapter awards scholarships to high school students (EWISP Scholarship) and to adults (ASIST) facing economic, social, or physical challenges, who are looking to improve their situation through educational opportunities.  We hold an annual Reading Rally or community project to promote the importance of literacy and education to young girls and boys.

Membership is extended by invitation only. We have a “posting” process for membership when a firm indicates an interest in joining EWI. If there are no objections by membership, the firm is extended an invitation to become a member in EWI. We invite you to contact us regarding possible membership. We would love to discuss the many benefits for both the firm and representative.

Thank you for your interest in the Birmingham Chapter of Executive Women International®.

Regina Doriety

Lawson State Community College

2015-2016 President

Executive Women International, Birmingham