(PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLORIDA) – EWGA Chief Executive Officer Pam Swensen recently garnered distinction as one of the top women-led business leaders by The Commonwealth Institute South Florida.
The Commonwealth Institute is a non-profit organization with offices in Florida and Massachusetts, which helps women entrepreneurs, CEOs, and senior corporate executives build successful businesses. The Institute currently has over 300 members, whose companies have annual revenues ranging from $250,000 to over $100 million.
EWGA is the trend-setting organization which enables current and aspiring business and professional women to learn, connect and play through golf. It used the power of its nearly 14,000 members and their $66 million impact on the game in 2011 to create new opportunities for existing members and welcome new ones.
"This honor speaks to our mission to empower women and provide EWGA members with platforms for enjoyment and growth, personally and professionally," said EWGA CEO Swensen. "The Commonwealth Institute shares many of our objectives – to engage women and help them network and succeed – so this recognition is a much-valued affirmation."
EWGA is the largest women-focused amateur golf association in the U.S., with 125 chapters in nearly every U.S. major market and corporate center, and in Canada and Europe. It provides affordable, organized golf, free networking, business and success insights from accomplished executives, travel and equipment discounts, and a variety of local and national benefits.
Based on a 2011 survey conducted by the PGA of America, EWGA members represent some of the most passionate golfers in the game, logging more than 35 rounds annually on average and spending over $4,500 individually towards rounds, equipment, travel and other golf-related items. The majority are in their prime earning years, with 27% in management or senior management positions within small and large international corporations. Many were beginner golfers when they first joined, hoping to advance their careers and their game,
"EWGA focuses on working women who need a supportive, proactive environment to learn or compete in golf, a place to forge deep friendships and expand professional networks," said Swensen. "And we have fun doing it. EWGA women are more connected within their chapters as colleagues, contemporaries and friends than any other organization they join."
For more information about EWGA and membership, visit www.ewga.com.
About the EWGA
The largest women's amateur golf association in the U.S., the EWGA has connected more than 100,000 current and aspiring business and professional women who share a passion for golf and good times. EWGA membership offers many benefits, including affordable organized golf that fits a working woman's schedule, networking, competition, and learning opportunities that support career advancement. EWGA chapters throughout the United States – and in Canada and Italy – are located in over 125 corporate markets with members that are actively engaged in golf and business.