Welcome to Association of Women Executives in Corrections

ABOUT US

ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

WE ARE AWEC

The desire to increase the leadership skills of female correctional executives and to develop the future generation of women correctional leaders has been longstanding. This aim sparked correctional trail blazers to develop a targeted training program for women executives in corrections.

The National Institute of Corrections first sponsored the Executive Women’s Leadership Program in 1994. Graduates of the first two classes developed the vision for a professional organization to advance and benefit women executives in corrections.

HISTORY

OUR MISSION

AWEC is the active voice of women executives in corrections working toward reasoned change and the development of future leaders.

OUR VALUES

As members of the Association of Women Executives in Corrections (AWEC), we believe that:

  • Developing women as executive leaders will enhance the effectiveness of the correctional field;
  • The power of relationships is the foundation for success;
  • By encouraging, mentoring and modeling, we support women in their efforts to achieve their full potential;
  • Trust, respect and integrity are inherent qualities for executive leadership; and
  • Diversity in membership, ideas and perspectives enriches the Association.

Association Affiliations

  • American Correctional Association
  • American Probation and Parole Association