Summits and Forums

Past Summits and Forums

Spotlight Series is a simple concept of featuring passionate women every month; giving them a platform to share their passions, offerings or services. These could be small business owners, new or established companies, non-profit groups or community leaders. Consider this as business showers – let’s congratulate them, show them some love, write positive testimonials, and connect them to all the wonderful resources to help them grow and thrive.

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2023 Professional & Business Spotlight Program
January Spotlight
Surabhi Khanal, former Ms. Nepal
2022 Professional & Business Spotlight Program
November Spotlight
Marta Bota, Celebrity Makeup Artist, Ms. Virginia America 2016
October Spotlight on EWAW Member
Bridget Corrigan, Insurance Consultant, The Brooks & Stafford Company
September Spotlight
Yelena Scheidler, Makeup Artist, Musician & Model.
August Spotlight
Gift Hughes, Realtor & Mrs. DC America 2022
July Spotlight
Jana Sedlakova, Author|Host, Cathy Wilkes
June Spotlight
Sumedha Bahri, J.D, B.S. and Stand-Up Comic|Host, Cathy Wilkes
May Spotlight on EWAW Member
Ruth Kent, RN |Host, Cathy Wilkes

Saturday, March 4, 2023
Global ALPHA Woman & Leadership Awards Program 2023
EWAW honored women and men leaders who have shown resilience and courage in their business and service to the community.
Highlight Video – Global ALPHA Woman & Leadership Awards

Sunday, March 7, 2021
Women’s International Day Fearless Women ALPHA Woman Awards Program
During these unprecedented challenging times, we took a BOLD step and Recognized OUR FEARLESS LEADERS
Who are resilient; Who serve with courage; Who risk their lives and Who go above and beyond
HIGHLIGHT VIDEO – Fearless Women ALPHA Woman Awards Program

Saturday, October 3, 2020
POWER UP + Women's Virtual MarketPlace

EWAW MarketPlace was created as an online space for local female businesses and makers to showcase their work, build and develop new relationships, breakthrough new barriers, develop brands and elevate female entrepreneurs.

Sunday, March 8, 2020
EWAW Diversity Equity Inclusion Leadership Conference

The day consisted of a Diversity Trade Show, Morning & Afternoon Keynote, Panel, and Diverse Leaders who have successfully led efforts to make companies, organizations, schools & universities and mindsets more inclusive.

Friday, March 8, 2019
Women's International Day

A Glass-Ceiling Shattering Night for Women

Participants had the opportunity to meet with business and civic leaders who are shaping the future of Northeast Ohio and inspired them to breakthrough any barriers


Saturday, February 3, 2018
Health & Wellness Dialogue
Change Starts Here
What if acting younger wasn't an act?
Health & Wellness Dialogue provided attendees a fresh perspective from a panel of women who are leading the way on health & wellness

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Women's International Day

Coming Together The Power of US!
Elite Women Around The World Celebrated it's 10th anniversary program EWAW brought together a diverse and very high-profile group of elite women and men imparting their conventional wisdom with the opportunity to meet business leaders, leading educators, inventors, entrepreneurs, social change makers, community and television personalities in engaging conversations.
The Leadership RUNWAY® was presented for the first time in the USA! It is a platform highlighting the achievements of women and men leaders in our diverse community who have gone ABOVE & BEYOND in their life & career, contributing to our society in a very meaningful way. Each one of them represented various industries from healthcare to wellness to technology and everything in-between

Sunday, October 9, 2016

FIT to Lead Retreat
Connecting the Dots Between Leadership, Innovation & Fitness

FIT to Lead Retreat provided attendees new insights, understandings and acceptance of making the choices and commitment that will give them the ability to live a healthier and more productive life. When you have more self-knowledge, you can make better choices.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Women's International Day
Fostering & Building Bridges of Peace & Gender Equality
Through Diversity of Cultures and Faith

Elite Women Around The World Reached Out and Touched The World with a LIVE WEBCAST of Women’s International Day Forum from Cleveland Ohio. EWAW achieved a major milestone in being able to share this program with the entire world.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

New Year's Leadership Soire

Celebrated Ten (10) Years of Elite Women Around The World accomplishments and member achievements and unveiled the organizations vision and future programs for 2016 and beyond.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

TRANSFORMATIVE: Health, Wealth and Wellness Conference
Holistic Therapies to Promote Optimum Health of Mind, Body and Spirit

TRANSFORMATIVE Health, Wealth and Wellness Conference inspired attendees to to rebuild and refocus their personal and professional lives and embark on a process of change
Thursday, June 4, 2015

Professional Development Mentoring Program
Sharing Knowledge. Creating Lasting Relationships.
Professional Development Mentoring Program was a day for looking ahead, to tap into the knowledge and experience of seasoned professionals and to make connections that will take them to the next level of success.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Women's International Day
Rising to the Challenge                                                                                                          Women’s International Day was an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women.

Sunday, February 8, 2015
Women's Executive Leadership Networking
Women's Executive Leadership Network further develops leadership skills and teaches them how to hone their existing skills, borrow on the experience and skills of other women leaders, and master the building blocks of business acumen to lead more effectively.

Thursday, October 30, 2014                                                                                                  Leadership MasterMind Program Session I                                                                        Innovation & Leadership                                                                                                                  The Leadership MasterMind Program shared insights on Innovation & Leadership and provoked, educated and inspired the participants to lead and take action.


Thursday, September 25, 2014                                                                                Leadership MasterMind Program 2014-2015 Launch Event                                            The New Perspective and Approach to Leadership                                                                    The Leadership MasterMind Program provided a group of highly motivated individuals to connect, share ideas and support each other in a group setting to sharpen their business and personal skills.

Thursday, September 19, 2013
The Global Leadership Mentoring Conference provided a powerful way for individuals to gain professional insight, receive support and expand their network, providing them with the opportunity to connect with business executives from various industries in a one-to-one relationship.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Coming together to… Inspire… Connect… Collaborate… Promote
Women's Entrepreneurship Day provided a unique experience in developing entrepreneurial leadership, courage and collaboration – skills that can help women stand out from the competition and to seize the opportunities any where they go.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sentiments Expressed During and After Evening of November 2nd…
Exceptional!   Informative!  Insightful!  Wonderful!   Exciting!   Engaging!   Amazing!   So Special!   Firework!   Well Organized!   Absolutely Powerful!

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Elegant Evening With Elegant Style
Rita Singh, Founder of Elite Women Around The World® and Sarina Jain, Founder of the Masala Bhangra Workout® Created a Global Strategic Alliance Between Their Two Organizations at the October 6th event in Cleveland, Ohio. Purpose of this alliance is to share our resources and create collaboration among our members and supporters, to give them an opportunity and access to our product and services, programs, forums and conferences worldwide to succeed in today's global economy.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Carol-Ann Hamilton, President & CEO, Spirit Unlimited and Changing Leadership, Ontario, Canada – Author of Step Out of Your Sandbox! and The A to Z Guide to Soul-Inspiring Leadership, the day was packed with Business to Business Networking, Trade Show, Panel Discussion, Keynote Message and Workshop on Tackling the Barriers to Business.
Friday, March 18, 2011

Feminist Icon, Leading Activist & Author Gloria Feldt's much acclaimed book…No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power was launched in the State of Ohio, with a day packed with Business to Business Networking, Trade Show, Panel Discussion, Keynote Message and Workshop on Power Tools to Scale Up.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
In Cleveland, Ohio, Elite Women Around the World® hosted an evening which featured Sarina Jain, the "Jane Fonda" of India and America's first cross-cultural fitness star and creator of the Masala Bhangra Workout® The evening also previewed an unforgettable demonstration of her Masala Bhangra Workout®.
Friday, September 10, 2010
In Cleveland, Ohio, Elite Women Around the World® celebrated it’s Inaugural and worldwide launch of it’s organization and website and produced a platform to create a vital push that helps women’s enterprises to be an unstoppable economic force. The MISSION of Elite Women Around The World® is to Enhance The Economic Position of Women Globally. The evening featured Sandra Yancey, Founder of eWomenNetwork, who delivered an inspiring message on “Women Empowering Women” and commended this global effort and her organization became a Global Alliance Partner of Elite Women Around The World®.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Regional Economic Development Trade Summit 2010

50+ Exceptional speakers, Full day Trade Show, Two Keynote Sessions, and Two Key Panels led the 2010 Summit Workshops Empowering women to achieve not only their personal objectives, but drive impact in the local, regional, national and international community.

Thursday, January 21, 2010
Elite Women World Wide Launch Event
For the first time the vision was unveiled about the Elite Women Around The World® Project with key women entrepreneurs in attendance.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
ECONOMIC BLUEPRINT – The Women Business Owners’ Platform for Growth “Break The Glass Ceiling”
How are Washington’s decisions on policy affecting you? Will your voices be heard in the halls of Congress? These issues were addressed as part of the Economic Blueprint series of programs along with education and access for women in federal contracts – Give Me Five program.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
“Becoming ATHENA” Eight Principles of Enlightened Leadership
“Becoming ATHENA” Event in Cleveland was applauded as a “Great Celebration of Women” For the first time; Cleveland presented a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the World Renowned: Martha Mayhood Mertz, revealing her much anticipated book Becoming ATHENA: Eight Principles of Enlightened Leadership.

Why Join

Global, National and Regional Business Opportunities


“You are to be congratulated for an outstanding event last night and commended for the vision you have to enhance the economic position of women globally,”

Barbara DanforthFormer President & CEO of YWCA


“The enthusiasm and energy I felt at the first launch meeting was invigorating. I made several business connections that I also believe will turn into long time friendships. A room full of professional, intelligent women is nothing to be ignored! Thank you Rita for starting such a worthwhile organization.”

Dyan SuttonOwner, Creative/ideas matter


“I am awed by your huge vision….do not be discouraged….the crowds will catch up to who you are…..I was only able to stay for 3 and a half hours but I got a lot out of the experience even in that portion of the day. Congratulations to you and thank you for pressing so hard to open doors of opportunity and sharing to women. You truly are making a difference. Your family is a total delight. You must be very proud of them.”

Sandra LeeFormer Publisher, The Summit County Women’s Journal, Cleveland, Ohio, Sponsor, Initiative Supporter and Media Partner for the Summit