Executive Women To Honor FPL With President’s Award

The Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Foundation will present the inaugural President’s Award to Florida Power & Light Company at the 2018 Women In Leadership Awards Luncheon on April 18 at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion.

The President’s Award is given to a corporation or institution for the continual exemplary support of girls and women through their journey in leadership in Palm Beach County.

“FPL is the recipient of this year’s inaugural award for the myriad years of support to Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Foundation, as well as many of our sister organizations serving girls and women in Palm Beach County and beyond,” EWPBF President Denise Valz said. “FPL continually demonstrates true commitment of empowering women to succeed and lead.”

FPL has been supporting EWPBF for nearly 20 years, as sponsors and partners providing valuable leadership and financial support; sponsoring and hosting programs; and encouraging their executive women employees to be active members and board members.

“FPL is honored to be recognized with the inaugural President’s Award. Working together with organizations like EWPBF that empower women to succeed is part of FPL’s commitment to help make the communities we serve even better places to live and work,” said Pamela Rauch, vice president of external affairs and economic development for FPL. “EWPBF provides networking and collaboration opportunities for women, educational programs and the development of leadership and advocacy skills. Initiatives like these will enrich our community for years to come.”

EWPBF will also present the prestigious Cynthia Allen Gracey Women In Leadership Awards (WILA) to exemplary women who have demonstrated extraordinary achievements and leadership in the nonprofit, private, public and volunteer sectors. The 2018 WILA honorees are: Victoria A. Chouris (Nonprofit Sector), Marti LaTour (Private Sector), the Hon. Jeri Muoio (Public Sector) and Dr. Marsha Fishbane (Volunteer Sector).

While the luncheon recognizes the achievements and celebrates the contributions of exceptional executive women, proceeds provide critically needed scholarship and grant assistance. The WILA program has raised significant dollars to help promising young women pursue their dreams of a college education and to support girls and women in need in Palm Beach County.

This event begins at 11:30 a.m. with keynote speaker actress Marilu Henner. Tickets are $130 for members and $150 for guests and friends. To purchase tickets, tables or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, visit www.ewpb.org or call (561) 868-7070.