Nominations Open For Seventh Annual Women Of Worth Awards

The Central Palm Beach County Community Foundation will host its seventh annual Women of Worth Award Luncheon, presented by Mercantil Bank, at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa on Friday, March 2, highlighting women making a difference in Palm Beach County.

This year’s guest speaker will be Ellen Latham, partner and founder of Orangetheory Fitness.

With more than 40 years in the fitness industry, a master’s degree and fitness certifications, she has built a billion-dollar brand out of a lifelong passion. Latham’s no-nonsense approach whips devoted fans into shape, both in life and the fitness studio.

Latham speaks passionately about overcoming life’s inevitable ups and downs. Her story begins as a single mother having little more than a fitness certification and an internal drive to succeed. An unexpected career setback motivated Latham to open her first Pilates studio in South Florida. There, she created the “Ultimate Workout,” which quickly became a local phenomenon.

In 2010, Latham co-founded Orangetheory Fitness, an international franchise licensed in 20 countries. Forbes named Orangetheory one of the “Fastest Growing Woman-Owned Businesses” in 2017.

Orangetheory has also been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc., Bloomberg and The New York Times for its disruptive, science-backed exercise concept.

Women of Worth Award nominations are open in the categories of Corporate, Education, Entrepreneur, Non-Profit/Volunteer and Young Professional until the deadline of Friday, Jan. 26.

This year’s presenting sponsor is Mercantil Bank, and the corporate sponsor is the Mall at Wellington Green.

“Mercantil Bank is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the seventh annual Women of Worth Awards. We look forward to seeing the high caliber of women nominated this year, and bringing the community together for this highly anticipated event,” said Laura Trosclair, past chair of the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce and executive vice president of domestic retail banking for Mercantil Bank.

On the day of the event, registration and networking will take place from 11 a.m. to noon. During this time, a gift basket raffle will be held as part of a fundraising effort for the foundation.

The awards luncheon will begin promptly at noon, and winners will be announced during the course of the program.

Registration is now available for general admission at $95 per person. Table sponsorships are also available for $1,500, which includes a table of 10, as well as advertising on printed materials.

All proceeds from the Women of Worth event will go to the Central Palm Beach County Community Foundation.

To register, or make your nominations, visit or call (561) 790-6200.