Pensacola Women’s Alliance is a group of women from diverse backgrounds who meet monthly for fellowship, food and networking.
The goals and purposes of the Pensacola Women’s Alliance (PWA) are to:

  1. Encourage the advancement of women by disseminating information and conducting educational seminars.
  2. Promote the acceptance of women in positions of responsibility.
  3. Encourage the expansion of opportunities for women.
  4. Improve the status of women, generally.
  5. Provide a network for working women with representation from a broad range of professions.

We are a networking organization for women in Pensacola, Florida and surrounding areas. We are not a fundraising organization but do support Pensacola State College and the University of West Florida with financial grants.

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Mamie Hixon (left) and PWA President Ann Regan

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PWA Life Members Emily Baird (left), Evelyn Davis (Middle) and Mamie Hixon

Pensacola Women’s Alliance was excited to have Mamie Hixon as our guest speaker for the November Meeting.  Her recognition in our community as a leader in encouraging the advancement of women perfectly aligns with our mission and she proved to be an engaging and dynamic speaker.  Mrs. Hixon’s list of accomplishments is long, but here is a snapshot to show her quality effect on improving women and society as a whole:

As an educator, published author, editor, TV and radio grammar guru, public speaker, workshop developer, and community service volunteer, Mamie Hixon is an inspiration to generations of Pensacolans. Mamie served as founding president of the Pensacola Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, and initiated their successful annual Hat Show scholarship fundraiser, plus she organized the “Pink in the City” breast cancer fundraiser. Known as the “Grammar Guru”, Mamie has written numerous books on that subject with titles, Real Good Grammar, Real Good Grammar, Too, and Grammar Shots.

She is the editor and contributing author of 4 volumes of When Black Folks Was Colored, as well as Remembering Those Who Can’t Remember, a Collection of Poems and Essays about Alzheimer’s disease, published by Alzheimer’s Family Services.

Each year Pensacola Women’s Alliance awards scholarships to Pensacola State College and University of West Florida students to encourage the advancement of women.  We invite the recipients to our October meeting to introduce them to our members.  Two of the scholarship recipients are pictured below with our speaker for the month Dr. Pam Northrup along with several PWA members.

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Pensacola Women’s Alliance members reunited after not meeting in July and August for a “hoot” of a time with Betty Hooten as our speaker.  Betty told “The Tale of Two Libraries” and members delightfully enjoyed her story that demonstrated our mission of encouraging the advancement of women.

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Thank you Betty for speaking to our group!

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Above:  Ruth White displaying some Artwork presented to PWA from Pace Center for Girls.

Pensacola’s Women’s Alliance’s June Social is set for June 21st, 5-9:30 pm, at the home of Jan and Ron Miller.  Please see your Evite for event details.

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Pensacola Womens Alliance’s April Meeting featured Dr. Sharon Heise of IHMC.  Dr. Heise (Air Force) is pictured here with our own Stephanie Oram (left, Navy) and Kathleen Logan (right, Navy); all three of these amazing women have served in our country’s military.

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Left to right: Speaker, Pat Gleich, PWA Member and part of Pat’s study of women officers in the military, Stephanie Oram, and guest Carla Quinn

Pensacola Women’s Alliance honored Evelyn Davis at its February dinner meeting with a lifetime membership in PWA.  Evelyn was recognized for her lifetime of dedication to encouraging the advancement of women.  Thank you Evelyn.

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Donna Quinn helped “roast”  Evelyn at the PWA dinner.

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The evening’s speakers Dr. Lakshmi Gopal, gastroenterologist at West Florida (left) and Dr. Glennal Verbois (right), physical rehabilitation at West Florida with Evelyn (middle).

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PWA President Ann Regan presents the Lifetime Membership plaque to Evelyn.

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