What is the process to become a member?
EWI is unique in that the company, not the individual, holds the non-compete membership. A prospective company shall be approved by the Board and the Chapter. A written posting is sent to the membership, which includes firm name, firm classification (minor/major), number of years in business, number of employees, name of executive, name of representative, and other pertinent information, if known. If no written objections are received from an executive of a company member firm within ten days, the prospective member firm is contacted.
How many Member Firms and Representatives are in EWI?
There are approximately 1,400 Member Firms and 1,700 representatives throughout the United States and Canada.
What can one expect of membership in EWI?
"The caliber of EWI members is truly impressive. They are professional and always willing to support each other. With EWI, we can count on a strong network representing a diverse range of businesses. The mutual support and collaboration among EWI member firms ultimately benefit our individual companies and the community. Without a doubt, membership in EWI is a great investment."
Gordon H. Ito, President and CEO
Ito Healthcare Group
What are the benefits of membership?
Promoting your firm, personal and professional development, and community involvement.
How much time will I have to commit as a representative if I join EWI?
The time involved is different for each representative. Chapter meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, except in December when it is on the first Wednesday, and committees normally meet once a month. To really benefit from your membership, you will find it important to establish relationships with other representatives through meeting attendance and participation also in philanthropic events, lunch bunches, and informal gatherings.
Besides one meeting a month, are there other opportunities to network?
There are committee meetings, community service projects, and informal social gatherings. Keep in mind that active participation is the key to networking.
What is networking?
Developing business contacts and gaining friendships is successful networking. EWI provides unlimited networking opportunities.
What are the main service projects of the Honolulu Chapter?
Executive Women International Scholarship Program (EWISP)
Adult Students in Scholastic Transition Scholarship Program (ASIST)
EWI Reading Rally
Various other philanthropic projects