It began with a simple idea – invite a few friends over to the house for brunch and introduce them to one another. It occurred to me that I knew several successful women in Palm Beach County yet none of them knew each other and if I brought them together it could create a powerful network. We met at my home around the dining room table.  I discussed my idea about starting a networking group of women where we could share experiences and learn and support each other in our endeavors. I also spoke about my desire to give back locally and suggested we set up a scholarship fund for the next generation of young women. This is how the Alliance of Women Executives (AWE) began: a simple idea sitting around my dining room table.