EWA Testimonials


"I gained a lot more than I had expected from the EWA program. I have been to many career advancement trainings and programs and the personal aspect to the EWA program far outperforms anything I have ever been to in not just my career but my life. The fact that I now have access to a group of women who have gone through the same experiences as myself and come from diverse backgrounds is simply phenomenal, I can finally breathe and feel accepted and supported. I learned more about myself (positively and negatively) and roadblocks I have than I have ever cared to admit before. I loved the insights shared by all the accomplished women we met as well as my fellow Cohort members."

—  Subash Samuels, KPMG

Employer Testimonials

Raymond Hall

Chief Human Resource Officer, The Larry H. Miller Management Corporation

My thanks to EWA for the vision and ability to create such a wonderful and impactful program!  I have witnessed our candidate's growth in the time that she has been a part of the group. Based on the feedback I’ve received from her regarding her experience, this has to be one of the top programs out there, hands down.  So, thanks again!"

Joyce Russell

Former President, Adecco USA | President, Adecco Group US Foundation

"Adecco believes in the EWA program and they have already accepted two of our rising stars into different EWA cohorts. The coaching, guidance and direction that they have received has added significantly to their leadership, productivity and their overall value to the company. We consider our investment in the EWA program to provide a clear message to our talented executives that we believe in their development. In a market for talent which is highly competitive, EWA provides a wonderful external growth opportunity in a unique environment of mentorship and support."

Interviews with Employers and Spouses of our EWAs

Hear from Mark Hutchins, The Los Angeles Managing Partner and Board Director of KPMG and Philippe Maigret, President of ITV Studios America, as well as Marshall Goldsmith, #1 Executive Coach in the world and the spouses of some of our EWA's

Mentor Liaison Testimonials

Paulette Pantoja

CEO of Blu. Digital Media Solutions

"Being a Mentor Liaison (ML) for an EWA has been rewarding for both of us. We are  in the technology industries and understand the challenges of often being the only woman in leadership. I have pretty much seen it all - and am sharing lots of lessons I learned as I moved into the CEO role."

Joya De Foor

Former CFO City of Atlanta | Former Treasurer City of Los Angeles

Deloitte Management Consulting

"I have been at the C-level of the finance industry as a woman of color and as CFO i have more stories to tell than you could write books about! So whatever my EWA shares with me I have seen before, and I know that every session we have together gives her insights and strategies that are already changing her success profile significantly towards the positive.She is now taking credit for her successes instead of standing back and I see her growing and maturing weekly. I am looking forward to mentoring EWA's for many years to come. What  a privilege!"

Rocio Chatham

Vice President Human Resources, The Aerospace Group

"Having an opportunity to mentor my EWA has been incredibly rewarding. We are a great match since we share similarities in both our cultural upbringing and life experiences. She is truly remarkable and I admire her strength and dedication as she pursues her career aspirations and personal development. I look forward to supporting her in aligning her personal strategy for career advancement and hope that my past experience and network connection can help her achieve her goals quicker. She is more-and-more excited about her future growth in her organization and in the direction she is headed. She knows that she has my full support, the support and guidance of our wonderful Founder and Chair, Larraine Segil and of all the amazing women leaders in EWA and LSS."

Linda LoRe

Former CEO of Giorgio Beverly Hills and Frederick's of Hollywood

Former Senior Executive at P&G | CEO of Injoy Global

"Being CEO of a global organization over the past 20 years has given me wisdom that it is now my pleasure to pass on to a young woman who is clearly a rising superstar. I know well the bumps in the road that she is experiencing and also the way she needs to handle them in order to make it up into the C level. She has the smarts, the drive and the tenacity to deal with the global travel and stresses - I have been there and will help her through these years while she has a young family  and is focused on achieving her corporate goals."

Network Testimonials

Meredith Lierz-Kohler

IP Counsel and General Management at Arbonne, Presenting to the CEO in Paris

"The EWA Program with its emphasis on coaching and mentoring upper level executive women, has changed my life. Not only did the network find me my job, but also has coached me how to rise and find prominence in the company I work for globally. My speaking ability, confidence and understanding of how to leverage opportunities has significantly improved - I have never been happier!  My thanks to Larraine Segil, The Larraine Segil Scholars who founded the EWA program, and EWA!"

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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