We are the #1 Executive Mentoring Collaborative For Women

We change lives, one woman at a time, through a proven professional and personal executive development mentoring system.


We select upper career exceptional women from multiple industries, develop and mentor them with customized guidance and executive coaching to propel them to sustainable success - one woman at a time - they are our Exceptional Women Awardees.

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THIS IS WHO WE ARE

EWA raises funds to support scholarships for women leaders whose organizations cannot or will not support them

OUR STORY

HELPING WOMEN TO ADVANCE

Once upon a time, a serial entrepreneur and immigrant to the USA, Larraine Segil decided to take her decades of experience and pay it forward to future generations of women who had some of her same challenges of "being exceptional but different."

Her goal was to guide and connect them. She endowed the educational institutions that educated her and selected upper career Exceptional Women Who Walked the Road Less Traveled from those places annually. They called themselves the Larraine Segil Scholars (or LSS). These women learned from Larraine how-to guide, connect and mentor each other and yearned to pay this knowledge forward to others while progressing in their own careers. That is why this Non-Profit Public Foundation, Exceptional Women Awardees (EWA)  was founded. The LSS are the Founders of the EWA.

​Larraine approached some of the world's leading companies and asked them if they wanted their high potential, high-level women to be enabled to rise even further in their organizations through the EWA Proprietary Metrics Driven Mentoring and Executive Coaching group by volunteer C-level Executives, and if so, if they would support this program?

The answer was a resounding 'yes'.

KPMG, Adecco, Intel, Korn Ferry, Amgen, UBS, ITV Studios America, Frontier Communications, White & Case Lawyers and many more nominated their women executives, and continue to do so.

Some women whose companies would not support them, nominated themselves.

EWA raised scholarships to enable a public sector woman to join each cohort ( LAPD, FBI and more)

The Awardee not only benefits in her own career, but she also learns how to coach and mentor, and joins the Alumnae group to pass her knowledge on to those who follow. The ladder of success for our women is always moving in both directions - reaching up and reaching down.

LARRAINE SEGIL

FOUNDER, CHAIR AND CEO OF THE EXCEPTIONAL WOMEN AWARDEES FOUNDATION

Larraine Segil is a South African-born entrepreneur, attorney, adviser, lecturer, author, board member, and cheesemaker! She is renowned as the leading Guru in Strategic Alliances having written 5 books on the topic and built (and sold) the leading Consultancy in the area after being CEO of entrepreneurial companies in Health Care and Aerospace Advanced Materials Distribution. She taught Executive Education on Alliances at Caltech for 24 years. She is a Professor at Southwestern Law School on Business Alliances and has been a Professor in the Straus Center Masters Program in Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine ( #1 in the USA). Her Mentoring Methodology for EWA is proprietary and brings her partnering expertise into a metrics-driven, year-long program that has proven results. Segil was a member of the Board of Frontier Communications ( 2005 -2017) a Fortune 200 company.

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What is the Award?

The accepted Candidate is awarded participation in a  customized and personalized Executive Coaching and Mentoring Program. She will have a dedicated Mentor who also acts as a liaison to the entire network of over 35 industries, using a proprietary metrics-driven in person and online Mentoring Program. As a graduate she joins the Alumnae, enabling her to be mentored for life! Download PDF for more information

What are the Benefits for the Candidate, her Company and Community?

Her C level Mentor provides 9 in person days and twice a month Zoom mentor sessions,  metrics-based, intensive and one-on-one. She interacts with a cohort of high potential, high-level women leaders from multiple industries, accessing the growing network of EWA's as well as globally recognized women leaders in multiple CEO popups during her program. When she becomes an alumna, she is mentored for life. Our customized Individual Mentoring and Coaching for our EWA's guides her on how to move up in the corporate or organizational environment as well as giving her advice on balancing career, personal, physical for best outcomes leading to higher productivity for the employer. Society benefits when women rise, as the statistics of only 29% of all employees in mid-career roles who are women and a paltry 3.5% of CEO’s who are women, are bad for business. Download PDF for more information