Executive Women International Business Career Development Program
PO box 794
Oklahoma City OK 73101
Tax Exempt Status Exempt-Other
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Mission Statement
Mission: Executive Women International (EWI) brings together key individuals from diverse businesses for the purpose of: promoting member firms, enhancing personal and professional development, and encouraging community involvement.
Vision: To enhance professional growth and development within a diverse group of women while empowering them to make a difference as they inspire others.
Values: Integrity. Excellence. Respect. Collaboration. 
Contact Information
Contact Name Christine Laird
Contact email ewiokcchapter@gmail.com
Address PO box 794
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
Phone (405) 5851068
County Oklahoma
Alternate Address PO Box 794
Oklahoma City OK 73101 0794
Alternate Phone 405 290-7062
How to Give
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Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/ewi/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Checks may be mailed to:
EWI of Oklahoma City
PO Box 794
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $22,394.00
Projected Expenses $17,150.00
History and Background
Former Names
Executive Secretaries, Inc.1977
Year Founded 1977
IRS Ruling Year 1998
State Registration Expiration July 2020
Mission: Executive Women International (EWI) brings together key individuals from diverse businesses for the purpose of: promoting member firms, enhancing personal and professional development, and encouraging community involvement.
Vision: To enhance professional growth and development within a diverse group of women while empowering them to make a difference as they inspire others.
Values: Integrity. Excellence. Respect. Collaboration. 
The Oklahoma City Chapter of Executive Women International (EWI) was chartered in May 1959.  However, EWI was first established in San Francisco in 1938 by Lucille Johnson Perkins. Ms. Perkins recognized the importance and potential of an association bringing key women together to promote their firms and improve their community. On April 29th of that year, Articles of Incorporation were filed with the State of California under the name of Executive Secretaries, Inc.

During the 30th Annual Meeting of the corporation (May 1977), the organization's name was changed to Executive Women International. This change reflects the international expansion of the organization and recognizes the changing roles of women in business and the diverse careers held by our representatives.

More than 1600 companies and 2100 representatives are members of EWI today in 38 Chapters located in major cities in the United States and Canada. Together, we strive to promote our member firms, enhance professional development and create a healthy, strong and sustainable community through scholarships and literacy initiatives.  
The Oklahoma City Chapter of Executive Women International participates in and hosts several philanthropic events each year.
Accomplishments in our community from our 10/2018-9/2019 fiscal year include:
1. Served 65 moms at ReMerge, and 10 individuals recovering from human trafficking at The Dragonfly Home, Thanksgiving lunch.
2. Alongside the NW OKC rotary, we helped more than 100 families get photos with Santa.
3. Served 85 4th grade bilingual Spanish students at the former Mary Golda Ross Elementary School. Each child took home one new book, "We are the Gardeners" by Chip & Joanna Gaines, and two gently used books to start their home library. A reading activity was done with the students, in which each student potted and took home a succulent to commemorate their experience and accompany their new "We are the Gardeners" book. We aim to inspire a lifelong love of reading at each annual Reading Rally literacy initiative.
4. Awarded a $5,000 Adult Student in Scholastic Transition Scholarship (AKA "ASIST" Scholarship) to Rose State College student Rachel Trent to finish her nursing degree.
5. Supported Rose State College's Women's Leadership Conference through: sponsoring breakfast for attendees and donating time with two EWI members leading professional development workshops.
Strategic goals for the 10/2019-9/2020 fiscal year mirror our Corporate organization's goals, and include:
1. To expand our membership
2. To provide members with meaningful benefits
3. To actively promote education and professional development opportunities for all representatives
4. To achieve a high level of community visibility through service

EWI philanthropic efforts focus on literacy and scholarships while our increased professional development focus will develop the leaders of tomorrow. We would appreciate your donation to pursue a larger philanthropic footprint in Oklahoma City and enhance our leadership development opportunities for women in the workplace.

Board Chair Statement As our world progressively changes, we as an organization want to see everyone have an opportunity to have the tools and resources they need to find their success. Philanthropy (Community) and Leadership Development (Careers) are two primary cornerstones of EWI of Oklahoma City as well as our large international organization. As Chapter President, I personally choose to volunteer with Executive Women International because I believe in the impacts we make to children and adults as it relates to the importance of education and learning both inside and outside of school as well as the workplace. I learn from those I volunteer with, and together we discover ways to make the most of our time, talents and resources to positively affect those we serve in our greater community.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma City Metropolitan Statistical Area (all 7 counties)
Cleveland County
Oklahoma County
Canadian County
Midwest City/Del City
Logan County
Pottawatomie County
Six county area surrounding Oklahoma City. 
Service Categories
Primary Organizational CategoryHelpAs defined by the National Center for Charitable Statistics, organizational categories are linked to the National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) coding system. (http://nccsdataweb.urban.org) Philanthropy,Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations/Philanthropy/Charity/ Voluntarism Promotion (General)
Secondary Organizational Category Education/Higher Education
Each year EWI of Oklahoma City hosts an annual Scholarship banquet to award ASIST (Adult Students in Scholastic Transition) scholarships. Effective 10/2018, EWI of Oklahoma City determined to only award ASIST scholarships at the Chapter level, as we believe non-traditional students with barriers to overcome have a greater need for financial assistance than high school students. ASIST winners typically come from a local CareerTech school, Community College, University or can be recommended from a social organization, like ReMerge. All applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree program to be eligible to apply. Applications are open to both men and women and are initially evaluated based on financial need. Applicants then interview with three judges who represent civics, business and education in the community. 
Population Served Adults
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. Immediate outcomes of our ASIST Scholarship program are awardees completing their Associate's degree, Bachelor's degree or Certification program resulting in better career outcomes for themselves and their families.
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. EWI of Oklahoma City believes ultimate success for the ASIST Scholarship Program results in an increased number of individuals who once had high barriers to education/employment obtaining not only a valuable education, but a meaningful career to support themselves and their families. With the largest commutation in history occurring in Oklahoma in 2019, EWI of OKC sees a critical opportunity to provide these individuals, once enrolled, with financial support of their educational goals. These individuals not only need our support, but fit the target demographic we serve, and will continue to serve, for years to come.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.
One of the ways we monitor program success is through the number of applicants we receive. Any given year we average 12 applications, however last year we only received two. We traced last year's lack of participation back to a lapse in proactive communication with schools and organizations who identify scholarship applicants/spread the word about our program. 
This year our goal is to double our average number of applications received to 25, and we are proactively engaging with our local schools and organizations two months prior to applications opening to increase participation.
The additional way we monitor program success is by tracking 'where are they now' to determine if our winners accomplished their goals. On average we keep in touch with past winners for 3 years after they are awarded.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.
One example we have of our ASIST Scholarship program's success can be found with a current member of EWI, and current ASIST Scholarship Chair, Chantelle Olguin with the Oklahoma Blood Institute. 
Chantelle moved to Oklahoma City more than 15 years ago with nothing except a car and the clothes on her back. She lived out of her car for roughly 6 months until she saved up enough money from day labor work to get a place to live. Eventually, she obtained a job with Oklahoma Blood Institute, and it was not long after she began working there that she enrolled to complete her Bachelor's Degree and learned of the ASIST Scholarship program. Chantelle has been an employee of Oklahoma Blood Institute for 14 years now, has won a Scholarship award from the ASIST Scholarship program twice, and completed her Master's Degree a few years ago. She was also promoted last year to a Project Manager role in donor services. We are so proud of her testimony and she has recently become more open to sharing it with others, especially as she talks to others about why it's so important to apply for an ASIST Scholarship. It truly changed her life.
Description We hold a Reading Rally each spring to provide books and other student needs (determined by the school we sponsor) to increase literacy and enhance opportunities to learn.
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. To encourage reading in the youth of that school and positively impact their future by instilling a love of reading.
Description We hold a Thanksgiving luncheon every November for an organization who serves an at-risk population. The organization we partner with is different each year.
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Christine Laird
Start Date Jan 2018
Email claird@okcchamber.com
We are an affiliate organization with an all-volunteer board and membership. The Chapter President has prior success in office management (including goal setting and profit and loss/budget management) and team/employee management. 
Number of Full-time Staff 0
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 43
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? No
Management reports to board? Yes
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Sept 2019
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Mrs. Christine Laird
Company Affiliation Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
Term Jan 2018 to Sept 2020
Email claird@okcchamber.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of Oct 08, 2019
Board of Directors List
Mrs. Ramona CareySSM HealthVoting
Mrs. Sierra EberleArvest BankVoting
Ms. Michelle FergusonAntioch Energy/Skyline on Bricktown CanalVoting
Mrs. Kelly Hamilton-CoyerOGE Energy CorpVoting
Mrs. Christine LairdGreater Oklahoma City ChamberVoting
Ms. Carrie ParkerThe Sheraton Downtown HotelVoting
Mrs. Julie SchmiedeskampColcord HotelVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 100
Board Demographics - Gender
Female 100
Board Term Lengths 1 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 80 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Standing Committees
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Program / Program Planning
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Oct 01, 2019-Sept 30, 2020
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $22,394
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $17,150
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$3,214$34$7,710
Unrealized Gain/Loss$6,977----
Membership Dues------
Special Events$6,073--$16,066
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$13,847$8,712$13,199
Administration Expense------
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses2.020.901.80
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$79,179$65,070$70,432
Current Assets$33,139$23,560$70,432
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$79,179$65,070$70,432
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $10,325Contributions $7,823Special Events $16,066
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountRealized & Unrealized Gains/(Losses) $6,977Investment Income $34Investment Income $7,710
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $6,073 --Contributions $25
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the local chapter financial compilations, per their request.  The Form 990s provided is for the corporate financial information for the EWI Business/Career/Development Program - Group IRS.     
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
The financial information presented is obtained from the following sources: IRS Form 990, independent audit reports, financial statements – board approved when available, and supplemental information from the organization. We do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, errors or inaccuracies. With respect to information regarding financial performance, nothing on this website should be interpreted as a statement or interpretation by OCCF staff.
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Address PO box 794
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
Primary Phone 405 5851068
Contact Email ewiokcchapter@gmail.com
Give with Credit Card https://N/A
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/ewi/
CEO/Executive Director Christine Laird
Board Chair Mrs. Christine Laird
Board Chair Company Affiliation Greater Oklahoma City Chamber