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Marie Sullivan resigns as AWEE president and CEO

After 20 years as president and CEO of Arizona Women’s Education & Employment (AWEE) and with much reflection about the next phase of her life, Marie Sullivan has resigned to pursue new opportunities that leverage her experience as a nonprofit executive with extensive experience in workforce and economic development, and to advocate for women and… Read More →

AWEE will honor 3 women as 2016 Faces of Success

Three Valley women from significantly different backgrounds and diverse worlds will take center stage for their perseverance in overcoming tremendous personal challenges to redirect and refocus their lives. These women will be honored as 2016 Arizona Women’s Education & Employment (AWEE) Faces of Success on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort… Read More →

AWEE CEO Marie Sullivan earns distinction

Arizona Women’s Education & Employment (AWEE) President and CEO Marie Sullivan was among the inaugural recipients of recognition by the Phoenix Mercury and BBVA Compass on Bright Futures Woman of Inspiration Night – Everyday Women. Sullivan, who was recognized at halftime of the Phoenix Mercury-Chicago Sky game at Talking Stick Resort Arena, has been at the… Read More →

15 graduate from AWEE BankWork$ class


Among the 15 graduates from the second BankWork$ class preparing for careers in the financial industry were a single parent, a foster parent and an individual who was being evicted while the 8-week, 168-hour class was going on. Eight of the 15 graduates are working or will start this month at banks including Wells Fargo,… Read More →

AWEE launches website with focus on success stories

Arizona Women’s Education & Employment (AWEE) has launched a new, more interactive website with an emphasis on what makes AWEE the state’s preeminent workforce development organization: participant success stories. The website highlights a rotating series of success stories reflecting the diversity of AWEE participants using the organization’s expanding menu of programs and services that help women,… Read More →

AWEE mentoring program, earns 3-year, $1M grant

Arizona Women’s Education & Employment (AWEE) has received a three-year $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice for a mentoring-based program designed to provide stability and reduce recidivism for up to 200 high-risk women being released from Perryville Prison. Eligibility for the Women Living Free (WLF) program will begin with a screening process… Read More →

35 women leaders picked for SheLEADS development

business woman power, influential Millennials

Thirty-five women business leaders and influencers have been selected to participate in Arizona Women’s Education & Employment’s (AWEE) inaugural SheLEADS, a professional leadership development and skills training network for high impact women to define and achieve career goals. Representing industries that include banking, education, construction, law, human resources, nonprofits, municipalities and sports, among others, participants… Read More →

InnovateHER Fastpitch winners in race for national honor

Alex Bradberry and Leiah Scheibel, who won the InnovateHER fastpitch competition that formally launched Arizona Women’s Education & Entrepreneur Center (AWEEc), a program of Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE), have been selected as finalists for the national SBA 2015 InnovateHER Business Challenge in May in Washington, D.C. The duo will compete against nine other… Read More →

BankWork$ partners With AWEE on career training

Enterprise Bank

Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE) will partner with BankWork$™ to deepen its long-time work with adults from low-income and minority communities and those with barriers to employment. The partnership to prepare workers for careers in the financial services industry comes as BankWork$™ continues its $4-million national expansion to 15 cities by 2019. “AWEE is… Read More →

AWEE celebrates 20th Faces of Success luncheon

The Arizona Women’s Education & Employment (AWEE) celebrated its 20th anniversary of The Faces of Success Luncheon hosted at the Arizona Biltmore Resort on Thursday. AWEE is an organization dedicated to helping the community by fighting the inequality barriers in the workforce and providing support to women and other citizens in need of a career.… Read More →

Marie Sullivan – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Marie Sullivan – President & CEO, Arizona Women’s Education & Employment Sullivan has been involved in education, women and family issues, and community development for more than 40 years. Greatest accomplishment: “Leading efforts in education and the nonprofit sector to improve people’s lives and enhance their dignity.” Surprising fact: “I recently earned an Austrian culinary… Read More →

Tickets now on sale for Shoes and the City event

Shoes.  Shopping.  Saks Fifth Avenue.  No complaints here. It’s what makes Arizona Womens Education & Employment (AWEE)’s annual Shoes and the City friend-and-fund raiser such a fabulous way to spend an evening, particularly when you throw in a special Fall Fashion Peek, eye-popping prizes and a few cosmos. Sponsored by B-On The Obvious and Saks… Read More →

Cocktails & Clothes Restocks AWEE Boutique

Looking for a chance to give your “less than loved” clothes a new lease on life? Cocktails & Clothes is the chance to donate new or gently used clothing to the Arizona Women’s Education & Employment (AWEE) free Clothing Boutique for participants to have for job interviews or first week on the job. Clothes can… Read More →

B of A launches ‘Express Your Thanks’ Campaign

by in Banking | Featured | Nonprofit

Bank of America has launched a program to support the needs of military service members and veterans.  Called “Express Your Thanks,” the goal is to donate up to $1 million nationally to Welcome Back Veterans and the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). Through the campaign, customers, bank employees and other individuals can make simple online expressions… Read More →