The lack of a support network for women executives, business owners or professionals was the main reason EWA was formed in 1979. Founding Board members included Lillian Mashburn, Virginia Morrow, Lynn Claiborne and Elizabeth Sheetz. Lillian Mashburn and Virginia Morrow are still active members. EWA's original membership consisted of approximately 15 - 20 members. Today, we have more than 150 members.

Past Presidents: 

2013 - 2014 - Beth Hamil
2012 - 2013 - Christi Branscom
2011 - 2012 - Ruth Ellis
2010 - 2011 - Sheena McCall
2009 - 2010 - Janice Greer
2008 - 2009 - Phyllis Nichols
2007 - 2008 - Cynthia Moxley
2006 - 2007 - Margie Nichols
2005 - 2006 - Sandy Martin
2004 - 2005 Barbara Penland
2003 - 2004 Linda Davidson
2002 - 2003 Andrea White-Randall
2001 - 2002 Robyn Askew
2000 - 2001 Pat Medley
1999 - 2000 Mintha Roach
1998 - 1999 Jennifer Martella
1997 - 1998 Gloria Ray
1996 - 1997 Donna Cobble
1995 - 1996 Dawn Ford
1994 - 1995 Dell Larcen
1993 - 1994 Jacquelyn DeJonge
1992 - 1993 Jo Matherne
1991 - 1992 Betsy Child
1990 - 1991 Constance Harrison
1989 - 1990 Mary Farmer
1988 - 1989 Mary Ellen McLoughlin
1987 - 1988 Joan Cronan
1986 - 1987 Martha Weaver
1985 - 1986 Ann Hansen
1984 - 1985 Kathleen Broughan
1983 - 1984 Virginia Morrow
1982 Frankie Wade
1981 Lynn Claiborne
1979 - 1980 Lillian Mashburn


Founding Board (October 1979)
Lillian Mashburn
Virginia Morrow
Lynn Claiborne
Elizabeth Sheetz