Based in Pensacola, Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast was organized by Kathleen Shoop, Natasha Parvey, and Kolleen Edwards Chesley to provide a venue for women in business to come together to share ideas, information, and networking contacts to help each other be more successful in business. In the Fall of 2013, they reorganized and  the organization took on the name “Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast.” A recognized Florida not-for-profit organization, the mission of PWGC is to promote, advance and improve women in business. Their monthly networking meetings and the Pursue Your Passion Conference are their two signature events. Today, the organization is run under the leadership of Kolleen Edwards Chesley as Founding Director and also Elizabeth Nims and Chasity Brooks as Directors along with many other volunteers.

Meeting information — Like clockwork, we meet for PWGC-Pensacola always on the 1st Friday of every month, always from 11:30-1:00pm, always at the Gulf Coast Kid's House on 12th Avenue. We also have PWGC-Gulf Breeze, always on the 3rd Friday of every month, always from 11:30-1:00pm, always at the La Brisa, Gulf Breeze. There is no charge to attend our meetings. They are WOMEN ONLY events, so feel free to grab a couple of girlfriends to bring with you and help share the WBL experience!

If you have any questions about PWGC or need to discuss any matter regarding PWGC, please reach out to our leaders at