The Pensacola Women’s Alliance is a group of women with diverse backgrounds from the Pensacola area who have formed a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the advancement of women in our community. We achieve this mission primarily by:

  • providing scholarships to women at Pensacola State College and the University of West Florida
  • meeting monthly to hear women speakers who hold leadership positions in the community
  • maintaining a directory of our members and their businesses
  • disseminating information about pertinent women’s events and opportunities, and
  • sponsoring one of our members to the annual Pensacola Area Chamber of Commerce LeaP program.

We provide all these services to our members by using our members’ dues of $160.00 per year. Therefore, we do no fundraising.

Our monthly lunches and dinners are held at the Pensacola Yacht Club and are free to our members and prospective members. We also have a Summer Social in June and a Holiday Party in December to which spouses and guests are invited.

Membership is open to women who significantly contribute to the community either through their profession, their public service, either elected or appointed, or through volunteer service.

A prospective member must attend one PWA meeting and then, if still interested in membership, the prospective member completes an application and is voted into membership by our nine member board of directors.

Please contact us with any questions at

We were fascinated with Susan Sowers, Rector of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church. She discussed her “calling” and the obstacles she overcame as a woman to achieve it.


Pictured above: Christy Emmanuel and Susan Sowers.

Our January speaker was Nancy Bullock-Prevot retired from the Navy after 21 years as a Chief Petty Officer. She gave a very inspiring presentation on homeless women veterans and the challenges they face. You can find out more about the H.E.R (Honor, Empower, and Rebuild) Foundation on the their website,


Dr. Martha Saunders energized us with her interesting story and the challenges she faced in becoming the President of The University of West Florida at our lunch meeting on September 21, 2017.



Philomena Madden and Susan Ashby at the Guardian ad Litem Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on May 6, 2017.

Left: Susan Ashby

Right: Philomena Madden

IMG_0781Left to right: Pam Childers (Clerk of Court and Comptroller), Susan Ashby (Website Trustee), and Denise Ables (President).



From left to right: Diane Peterson (Trustee), Ann Regan (Past President), Susan Davis (Speaker), Stephanie Oram (Secretary)


PWA members welcome speaker, Meghan McCarthy (3rd from right), Director of Community Health & Wellness at Baptist Health Care, to PWA’s dinner at the Pensacola Yacht Club.

PWA Member, Jan Miller, on her way to workJanOnCamel

This month Pensacola Women’s Alliance welcomed Kim Aderholdt, Construction Manager for Navy Federal Credit Union.  We thank Kim for speaking to our members and contributing to encouragement for the advancement of women in our community.


Above left to right- Stephanie Oram- PWA Secretary, Kim Aderholdt, and Ann Regan- PWA President

Above members network before and after meeting.

Pensacola Women’s Alliance celebrated the Holiday Season with style at The Lee House.  Members and their guests gathered to enjoy drink, food, each other and the always entertaining installation of officers for the upcoming year.  Looking forward to a wonderful 2015 with an exceptional group of women dedicating to encouraging the advancement of women.  Please enjoy some fun moments from the Holiday Party.

Donna Quinn

“Miss Beatrice” aka Donna Quinn just flew in from London for the “coronation” or installation of Officers for 2015.

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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.