Executive Women in Government (EWG) was founded in 1973 by the Honorable Barbara Franklin and other high-ranking government Women as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization comprised of Federal Government women executives. Members prepare, promote, and support women for senior leadership positions in the Federal Government and the military through networking, shared knowledge and experience, and mentoring.
“We, the women in government who were really concerned about the advancement of women, began having meetings. I was then serving in the White House and was able to arrange meetings there, first in the Roosevelt Room, then as our numbers grew, in larger venues. After I left the White House, we wanted to keep meeting, so we formed Executive Women in Government in 1973 and created by-laws in 1974. The level of camaraderie and support was astounding. For us, EWG was an anchor, a place to come to share experiences, support one another, and make life-long friendships.”
—Honorable Barbara Hackman Franklin