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About PWA

PWA Mission and Vision

Mission: More than a networking group, PWA provides a meeting ground for professional women to meaningfully connect and become indispensable resources to each other and the community through personal and professional development.

Vision for the future: The Professional Women's Alliance will be recognized by professionals, businesses and community leaders as an organization positively impacting the metropolitan area by:

  • Having women’s voices heard by their communities and businesses.
  • Being the organization of choice for professional women.
  • Providing opportunities for women to expand their networks and circles of influence.
  • Improving their professional and personal management skills.
  • Developing and enhancing their leadership capabilities.
  • Improving our ability to support charities in our community.
  • Increasing our visibility in the community.

The Professional Women's Alliance is a group of civic-minded entrepreneurs and corporate professionals who aspire to grow personally and professionally through relationships.

Our programs include:

  • A professionally-designed Mentoring Program
  • A chance to expose well-deserving women to scholarships opportunities through our Scholarship program
  • A chance to learn more about PWA and its Committees, as well as network, eat, and drink at our bi-annual Open House
  • Monthly Women of Distinction?? Speakers Series
  • Volunteering on committees and special projects
  • Numerous networking opportunities with other members and guests
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“If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together”

African Proverb

Message From The President

Welcome to the Professional Women's Alliance

It is my honor and privilege to lead PWA throughout 2024. I am inspired to serve in the role of President and I am truly grateful for the opportunity.

I have been a member of PWA for over 11 years now and never have I seen more activity and progress than I have seen in the past couple of years.   Last year was one of action and elevation here in PWA.  We rebranded ourselves with a new logo and website.  We also reimagined how we can be even more effective by setting up the STL PWA Foundation.  This Foundation allows us to continue to find new ways to serve women in the community.

Our 2024 theme is “GROWTH IS ABOUT PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION”.  At PWA we want to meet you right where you are today and provide the resources and community to support you along your journey of self-improvement and awareness.  Through our robust offerings of speaker series, virtual trainings, a mentoring program, and philanthropic and social networking we offer many opportunities to grow.

My vision for PWA is that we are a place where you come to be part of a community of amazing women who gather with the purpose of building lasting relationships that are both professionally and personally rewarding.  I have met some of my favorite people here, made life-long friends, referral partners, and mentors, and found resources that I did not even know I needed until I needed them!

If you are new to PWA, get involved. If you have been a member for years, get involved. We encourage you to come to events and bring a friend or co-worker.  Join PWA’s golf league, get involved Philanthropically with our new Foundation, or become active on any one of PWA’s impactful committees:

  • Programming
  • Mentoring
  • Marketing
  • Networking
  • Membership
  • Scholarship
  • Philanthropy
  • Fundraising

I look forward to leading this organization in 2024 and with all your support we will continue to grow bigger and better!

All the Best,

Kerry Ghormley, PWA President