The Pensacola Women’s Alliance is a group of women with diverse backgrounds from the Pensacola area who have formed a non-profit, primarily social networking organization whose mission is to encourage the advancement of women. We achieve this mission by:
- meeting together for lunch or dinner once a month,
- having relevant women speakers at those gatherings,
- disseminating information about pertinent women’s events,
- maintaining a directory of our members and their businesses,
- providing scholarships to women at Pensacola State College and the University of West Florida and,
- by sponsoring one of our members to the Pensacola Area Chamber of Commerce LeaP program.
We do not do any fundraising. Rather, we are able to accomplish our mission by using our members’ annual dues of $160.00.
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 contactpwa (at) gmail.com
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 work
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.
“Miss Beatrice” aka Donna Quinn just flew in from London for the “coronation” or installation of Officers for 2015.
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.
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.
Thank you Betty for speaking to our group!
Above: Ruth White displaying some Artwork presented to PWA from Pace Center for Girls.