Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., March 19, 2013 / -- EWGA, the largest women-focused amateur golf association in the U.S., with chapters in nearly every U.S. major market, was named one of the Top 10 Non-Profit Organizations in Florida at the 8th Annual Top Women-Led Businesses in Florida Awards Ceremony & Luncheon.
The winners, derived from a survey by The Commonwealth Institute South Florida (TCI), PNC Bank and Moore Research, exemplify the characteristics of women leaders and their businesses. The coveted list was accompanied by profiles of some of the survey respondents and an analysis of what it takes for women organizations to succeed. For the past few years, business writers from the Miami Herald, Sun-Sentinel and South Florida Business Journal have eagerly anticipated the survey and list of the Top 50 Women-Led Companies and Top 10 Non-Profit Organizations in order to gauge the state of woman-owned companies in Florida.
Receiving the award on behalf of the organization was Pam Swensen, who was also invited to be a keynote speaker where she addressed business challenges and successes in front of over 200 entrepreneurs and high-level corporate executives. "EWGA has touched the lives of more than 100,000 women and contributes over $65 million annually to the U.S. economy, so it’s an honor to be validated by TCI, which annually recognizes organizations for their contribution to the economy,” said Pam Swensen who has been with the EWGA for the past 11 years, having served over half of her tenure at the helm of the association as its Chief Executive Officer.
EWGA has connected more than 100,000 working and professional women who share a passion for cultivating relationships and enjoying the game of golf. Offering a wide range of affordable organized golf activities and educational programs, this award-winning association has been driving social and networking opportunities for women through the game of golf since 1991. With chapters located in more than 120 U.S. cities, as well as in international locations including Bermuda, Canada, Italy and South Africa, EWGA members are active participants in hundreds of communities.