Kolleen Edwards Chesley has 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and spent the majority of her career as a financial advisor. In that role, Kolleen was responsible for finding her own clients and quickly learned the value of networking, networking, and even more networking. It was in 2004 and during her sales career that she, along with two other professional business women met for lunch with the purpose of helping to motivate each other after Hurricane Ivan had blown through our area and changed not only the physical landscape of the area, but also impacted the business landscape as well. Out of that lunch was born what is now a thriving not-for-profit organization for business women.
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Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast Announces New Board
In the United States, March is recognized as Women’s History Month and Pensacola’s Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast (PWGC) is making history this month. PWGC is undergoing a transformation that will strengthen the organization, the community, and its members. Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast has been recognized by the City of Pensacola as an important organization supporting business women in our area and is building momentum.
A new Board of Directors has been named along with new Officers who will guide the growth and direction of the organization. The new Board of seventeen individuals constitutes a wide variety of skills, talents, and backgrounds bringing diverse thinking to PWGC. Board members represent the areas of real estate, accounting and finance, health and wellness, beauty and skin care, fitness, entertainment, retail, and professional services.
The following seventeen individuals have assumed positions on the Board of Directors for Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast:
Officers: Christina Powers; J Christine Briggs, ARNP; Mia Bolden, ACC; Alyssa Warren, MS LMHC
Board Members: Lacie J Bowden; Felicia Fortune Northcutt; Laura Swann; Margie Kalaluhi; Cheryl Weir; Kaila A Barrington; Dr. Lynne Virant, PT, DPT; Chris Watley; Lorie A Weekley; Bethany Lauren; Patrica Allbritton; and Madrina Ciano. Kolleen Edwards Chesley will continue to lead the organization as founding director.
Lynne Virant, commented, “It’s an honor to join PWGC as a Board member. The organization has an impressive history of bringing inspiration, collaboration and empowerment to business women of Pensacola, and I am eager to work alongside the other Board members to build on its strong foundation.” Kolleen Edwards Chesley added, “I’m excited to be surrounded by smart, talented and committed individuals as we embark on strengthening the impact we make in our community and in the lives of our members. Working together we will create the next stage of growth for PWGC.”
About Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast
The mission of the Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast is to promote, advance and improve women in business. Based in Pensacola, Florida, this not-for-profit organization advocates a culture of confidence building, lifelong learning, collaboration, empowering others, and a spirit of charitable giving. Through monthly networking meetings, an annual fundraising conference supporting the Gulf Coast Kid’s House, podcasts, and educational series, Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast supports women who are making a positive impact in their business, the lives of others, and the community. Founded in 2004, the organization continues to grow under the leadership of Kolleen Edwards Chelsey, serving as founding director.
Kolleen Chesley, Executive & Founding Director
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Kolleen Edwards Chesley
Founding Director, Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast
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