Establishing & Growing a Legacy
THE LARRAINE SEGIL LEGACY STORY OF THE EXCEPTIONAL WOMEN AWARDEES FOUNDATION
How it all Started
FOUNDER, CHAIR AND CEO OF THE EXCEPTIONAL WOMEN AWARDEES FOUNDATION
After a successful career as a lawyer, entrepreneur, and CEO of companies in Finance, Healthcare, and Aerospace Advanced Materials, Larraine Segil created the first consulting firm in the area of Strategic Partnering and Alliances. 20 years later she merged her firm with Vantage Partners LLC, Experts in Negotiation, to create the world's leading consultancy in Partnering and Negotiation.
Having authored 8 books, written 14 songs and 3 children's books, taught Executive Education to senior technology executives at Caltech for 24 years, served on the World Health Organization WHO International Board, as well as on the Board of a Fortune 200 company, Larraine decided, upon selling out of Vantage Partners, to create a methodology that took her Intellectual Property in Strategy and Partnering, and applied it to the area of Mentoring and Executive Coaching.
Never having had a mentor or executive coach herself, she set up three endowment funds at the institutions that had educated her, and applied her proprietary Mentoring Process to the women she chose from there, and to whom she gave both money and mentoring. They called themselves, The Larraine Segil Scholars.
The Larraine Segil Scholars
24 scholars were endowed when Larraine's endowments launched in 2012 until 2018 after which no new scholars were added to the group but the scholarships continue annually. The scholars below are those who continue to be involved in paying it forward to the network.
The Larraine Segil Scholar Endowments were personal donations by Larraine Segil to:
THE SOUTHWESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW, LOS ANGELES
Established December 2009 – Candidates accepted through 2018 – all were offered money plus mentoring; after 2018, candidates receive money only.
PEPPERDINE GRAZIADIO SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, LOS ANGELES
Larraine's donations began in 2012 and the endowment was established in May 2016 – in perpetuity, a money scholarship is given to a qualified candidate – Candidates accepted through 2018 all were offered money and mentoring; after 2018, candidates receive money only.
KINGSMEAD SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA
Established August 2015 to pay the private school education cost for 9th-12th grade – 2 Candidates accepted 2015 and graduated. Support continues for one candidate studying to become an Actuary at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.