The mission and objective for the Network of Executive Women has remained unchanged since our founding in 1979: Address the common interests of women in the business community and help us grow and prosper as women in business.  Network of Executive Women is also dedicated to providing educational opportunities for women in need of financial assistance, by awarding annual scholarships for tuition and/or books.  These scholarships are funded through Network sponsored events, member participation and private donations. Membership is limited in the by laws to women in management, professionals and entrepreneurs who are involved in decision and policy making for their respective companies.  (Please refer to our membership page for more information.)  If you believe you meet our membership criteria, we welcome your participation!

Network of Executive Women in Milford


How it all began ...

Flashback Photo: 1992-1993 Installation of Officers at Steak & Sword: Sally Van Hise, Lisa Arenberg, Rebecca Forsythe, Edwina Casey, Mary Biarelli, Founder Phyllis Holt and Elizabeth Gleason

Network of Executive Women is a an affiliate of the Milford, Connecticut Chamber of Commerce. Members do not have to be residents or work in Milford, CT but we do feel that our organization we can best serve those that work in New Haven and Fairfield Counties.


"There is a need for an organization that gives women the opportunity to share resources, discuss problems, objectives and make business contacts." 

- Phyllis Holt, Founder - 1979