AlumniChapman Executive Women's Association

We are a diverse group of women with a common thread, graduates of Florida International University’s prestigious Executive and Professional MBA program. We are women in business and academia with a desire to help other women reach their desired maximum potential. The official launch of the group was held on October 23, 2010.

Mission Statement

Chapman Executive Women’s Association (CEWA) provides a positive, friendly, supporting and respectful environment where graduate women can build mutually beneficial relationships and share their experience in a setting that promotes growth and innovation.

Key Statements

  • A place where you can come and learn from other women
  • Provide a diverse environment with a cross-functional and cross-multiple business discipline
  • Positive, friendly, embracing, supporting, and respectful environment
  • Organization that contributes to the community
  • Meet fellow women that are creative and innovative and who create mutually beneficial relationships
  • Environment that promotes open access

Membership Criteria

  • Business Graduate degree
  • Female
  • Minimum 7 years of management experience
  • Desire to maximize other women’s potential


  • Officers will meet once a month
  • Association will meet once a quarter
  • CEWA will host evening events and new member brunches

Membership Benefits

  • Access to the Executive Dean and administration of the FIU College of Business
  • Join a team of leaders and be a resource for your industry or specialty
  • Gain access to member and select University-sponsored events
  • Obtain membership in the University’s Alumni Association and its many "Panther Perks"


Karen Cantor (EMBA’10) President
Joanne Mena(EMBA’10) Vice President
Rocio Goni (EMBA’10)  Treasurer
Jacqueline Cabrera (EMBA '10) Secretary

Founding Board Members

Stefanie Anding(EMBA’10)  Olga Gonzalez(EMBA’10)
Joanne Mena(EMBA’10) Suzette Millo(EMBA’10)
Trudy Sankey(EMBA’10) Mildred Zayas(EMBA’10)
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