About Us

Women For Excellence, Inc. is a not-for-profit professional women’s organization dedicated to providing resources for women to continue to achieve economic prosperity, promoting leadership and professionalism, fostering networking opportunities and being of service to our community.”

Women for Excellence was incorporated on December 16, 1996 by former Florida State Senator Maria Sachs. Originally a group for female attorneys, our organization has evolved into a professional women’s group that welcomes women of diverse backgrounds and careers to share knowledge, network, and grow together professionally and personally. Our monthly speakers bring a wealth of knowledge on subjects that are varied and affect women’s lives. We offer business development ideas and technique, personal growth, medical information, self-help, government issues and updates, and educational updates.

We also offer quarterly fun events for members to meet and mingle after hours in a relaxed and informal setting. Past events have included dining in the dark, movie nights, cooking demonstrations, fitness and self-defense classes, wine tastings, and speed networkings.

Women For Excellence 2023

Michele Horwitz

Kara Brotman

Stephanie Pereira

Maria Rodriguez


Sheryl Bialo and Ilene Becker

Carrie Lynn Soltesz and Felice Souliotis
Member Recruitment

 Laurie Dubow and Jackie Qualters
Special Events

Kara Brotman and Stephanie Pereira
Scholarship Fund

Anita Todras


Kim Kendrot

Immediate Past President

Laurie Dubow


Rep. Maria Sachs