About The Forum



Our Mission

We are executive women working together to increase the number of women in leadership roles, expand their impact and influence, and position them to drive positive change in the region.

Our Vision

The Forum of Executive Women is recognized as the source for leveraging the collective power of women’s leadership in the Philadelphia region.


The Forum of Executive Women

Founded in 1977, The Forum of Executive Women is a membership organization of 450 women of significant influence across the Greater Philadelphia region. The Forum’s membership is comprised of individuals holding the senior-most positions in the corporations, not-for-profit organizations and public sector entities that drive our regional economy and community.

Dedicated to a mission of leveraging the power of executive women in the region to advance the impact and influence of women leaders across a broad spectrum of society, The Forum has served as the linchpin for a multitude of initiatives that have sparked critical conversations in executive suites, board rooms and public policy arenas. The Forum’s members join together to exchange views that expand and strengthen their own relationships and inspire progress toward a world in which women and men share an equal place in leadership, policy and decision making in all private and public entities.

Specific Forum programs range from formal symposiums and CEO roundtables to the publication of research reports and outreach promoting the value of gender diversity on boards and in executive suites. A robust mentoring program with diverse initiatives enhances The Forum’s commitment to build the pipeline of our next generation of women leaders. The Forum is also a founding member of The InterOrganization Network (ION), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the number of women on for-profit boards and in executive suites. Representing approximately 10,000 women, ION helps build awareness, opportunities and connections by creating a national voice for its 12 regional member organizations. View The Forum’s most recent report, Women on Boards 2015, Voices at the Table: A status report on women leaders of Philadelphia-area corporations, universities and healthcare systems.

A Commitment to Inclusion

The Forum and The Forum Foundation acknowledge the importance of diversity – ethnic, racial, religious, age, disability and sexual orientation – to Forum members and to the greater community in which we live and work. The Forum and The Forum Foundation are committed to:

  • Having a membership and leadership that reflects the broad spectrum of executive women.

  • Integrating diversity into all aspects of The Forum's plans and decisions.

  • Presenting culturally inclusive programming.

For more information, please contact The Forum Office, info@foew.com.

Reporting – Form 990s

Our Form 990s (informational tax return for not-for-profit organizations) are available for download by clicking on the links below. If you would like to receive a paper copy of our information, please e-mail Jane Barr Pino at jane@barrpino.com.

Form 990 2014       Form 990 2013     Form 990 2012