Our EWA Admissions Committee and Board twice a year select Exceptional Women who walk the road less traveled who meet the criteria for the award of a year of workshops, education, executive coaching and mentoring to enable them to significantly improve their professional and personal success. As each cohort of Awardees completes their year, they join the Alumnae group which is a lifelong commitment to mentor others that come after them.


The Criteria for Awardee Selection are women who are:

  1. Exceptional women

  2. Who walk the road less traveled

  3. Live a life of integrity

  4. Are willing to be mentored by the EWA Mentor Liaisons during the period of the EWA year and thereafter if she joins, as an EWA Alumna.

  5. Agree to join the EWA Alumnae group, take what she has learned in her Award year, and mentor those who come after her.


What is the Award?

  • The Awardee will be allocated one or two Mentor Liaisons who will be able to access the network on her behalf as needed, and will act as her executive coach, meeting by video conference/phone twice monthly.

  • During her lifetime, Larraine Segil will be a Supervising Mentor along with a Committee of Supervising Mentors.


Our Program consists of multiple elements:

  1. In Person Cohort Meetings (9 days throughout the year on weekends – each cohort decides on their calendar except for the launch weekend date)

  2. Small class size – maximum 10, preferred 7

  3. Initial Friday evening to Sunday afternoon retreat – Appointment of Mentor Liaison

  4. Strategic Assessment, Planning and Adaptation of Career Goals by applying the EWA Proprietary M.E.N.T.O.R. Process over the program year

    • Mapping

      • Stakeholder Analysis

    • Evaluation – Interest matching

    • No to No -Positive only

    • Timing -get it done

    • Opportunities Capture

    • Results

  5. Day long Education meetings with Subject Matter Experts on Trending topics (e.g. AI/Human Machine Interface, Conflict Resolution, Financial Wellness) at Cohort’s option

  6. CEO round tables – one on one with the world’s leading CEO’s

  7. Twice Monthly mentoring calls with Mentor Liaisons

  8. 24/7 Online mentoring availability

  9. Overseen by Supervising Mentors

  10. One on one Mentoring meetings

  11. Final retreat and Graduation – Program Audit and Metrics Evaluation by EWA and Mentor Liaisons


The EWA are measured throughout the program on their progress and if metrics are satisfactory will graduate becoming eligible to join the Alumnae group which continues to pay it forward to each other as well as future EWAs.


Awardees agree to maintain the EWA principles as Awardees and as Alums

Benefits for the EWA:

  • Participate in a yearlong metrics based, intensive one-on-one mentoring program

  • Interact/connect with a cohort of high potential, high level women leaders from multiple industries

  • Mentoring by one or more women leaders from multiple industries

  • Education on hot topics at each Cohort’s option (changes each year) e.g. AI and Human/Machine Interface and its effect on management, Financial Wellness

  • Interaction wherever possible with globally recognized women leaders (e.g. members of the Advisory Board, or Speakers introduced by Larraine Segil)

  • Connections developed where and if appropriate, to add value inside or outside of her industry

  • Conflict Resolution skills along with Collaboration Skills

  • Learning a successful and tested Mentoring process with which to mentor those of all genders within her own organization leading to a more collaborative workplace

  • Connection and potential membership in a select elite group of women leaders through the EWA alums over her lifetime


Benefits for the Sponsoring Organization

  • Customized Individual Mentoring of a high potential high-level woman leader

  • Guidance for a valuable contributor on how to move up in the corporate or organizational environment

  • Advice on balancing career, personal, physical for best outcomes leading to higher productivity for the employer

  • Conflict Resolution skills along with Collaboration Skills creating better leadership and managerial qualities

  • Over a 5-year period if a Diamond Sponsor, a cohort of 5 (or more) women leaders able and willing to use their learning within the company and move up in the corporate or organizational environment. They will have an external network of mentors and once they join the alumnae group, EWA alums from whom to garner advice and honest feedback on all issues – corporate, strategic, individual, personal, physical, with perspectives from over 30 different industries

  • With Multiple Candidates as EWAs in different cohorts from the same company, a positive productive network within the company of women who have significant skills supported by C-level Mentor Liaisons.

  • Executives who learn a successful and well tested method of mentoring to pass on to colleagues of all genders within their organizations

  • Industries Represented: Health Care Management, OBGYN, Critical Care, Family Medicine, Physical Therapy, Biotech, Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing, Aerospace, Consumer Products, Retail, Technology, Entertainment, Patent and Intellectual Property law, Entertainment Law, Labor and Employment law (Employer side), On line learning, Ultrasound High Tech, Food Manufacturing and products, Financial Services, Banking, Airline Industry, Consulting, Executive Search,  Animal Genomics and many more


Benefits for Our Community and Society

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. We are changing the statistics one woman at a time. EWA women will move up in their organizations or in other organizations, and if they join the EWA Alumnae, will be supported by EWA women in other industries and functions, creating a groundswell of female leaders who, over the next 10-20 years will change the statistics for the better.

More details on the Award Year

The program includes retreats, workshops, panels, CEO popups and one on one mentoring following the proprietary M.E.N.T.O.R. process refined by Larraine Segil's 30 years in leadership, management, relationship management & conflict resolution consulting.

Awardees will join an elite group of exceptional women who walk the road less traveled and will be mentored by the EWA Founders under Larraine Segil's supervision during her lifetime, enabling them to increase their personal and professional success and fulfillment as well as pass it on to future generations.

  • Quarterly Meetings of Awardees and 4 CEO Popups - a year of 8 workshops in Los Angeles - 4 on a Sunday for one day each, and two 2-day retreats at the beginning and end of the program - from Saturday morning to Sunday evening.

  • Two retreats and Workshops annually will be run by Larraine Segil during her lifetime along with an number of  EWA Founders so that each Awardee will interact with multiple EWA Founders and Mentor Liaisons over the course of the year.

  • Program Mentor - The EWA Founders and possible Advisory Board members who are best fitted to mentor the Awardee as decided by the Board of the Foundation will mentor her throughout the program including one on one monthly video calls and the Proprietary on line Mentoring Software Program, with Larraine Segil as Supervising Mentor during her lifetime along with a Committee of Supervising Mentors.

    • Present EWA and EWA Founder industries include:

      • Health Care Management, Food Manufacturing and Distribution, Digital Technology in Entertainment, Mobile and General Technology, General Manufacturing, Biotech, Human Genomics and Pharmaceuticals, Online Education, Cosmetics and Consumer Products Manufacturing and Distribution, Medicine - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Critical Care Medicine, Family Medicine, Global Medicine, Medical Anthropology, Public and Community Health - Human Resources, Law - Entertainment, Construction, Foster Care, Litigation, Insurance - Travel and Hospitality, Finance, Consulting and more.

  • The tax deductible donation for the mentoring year of $15,000 per candidate,  includes expenses for retreats, workshops, calls and coaching/mentoring (travel and accommodation, are extra and will need to be paid by the EWA or her Sponsoring Organization).

  • There are a few extra program offered which the EWA pays for outside of the program donation - an online Presentation Skills Program heavily subsidized by the Foundation (Optional but highly recommended), as well as an annual 2-3 day retreat for the entire network held at a resort.

  • Final meeting - Graduation and Induction into the Alumnae group for Awardees (to be held with EWA Founders and Alumnae and any Advisory Board members who are able to participate). This event is normally associated with a Fund Raising effort.