Women of Initiative – Past, Present, Future

Who are the Women of Initiative?

Each spring, the Women’s Foundation of the Community Foundation of Collier County honors local women leaders who, through their leadership styles, are an inspiration to all women seeking to make a difference through philanthropy and civic engagement.

These ten remarkable women who, through their leadership, innovation, energy, and dedication of time and talent, have helped change the face of our community. Net proceeds from this event help meet the needs of at-risk women and girls in our community through grants from the Women’s Foundation of Collier County.

Click below to watch the 2017 Honorees answer the question, Which woman, past or present, would you like to have lunch with and why?





2017 Women of Initiative Honorees

(l-r): Penny Allyn, Diana Riley, Kimberly Leach Johnson, Kathryn Woods, Dusti Beaubien,
Susan Reed Benson, Susie McCurry, Kathy Feinstein, Mary Beth Crawford, Kathleen Peck

Photo by Reagan Rule Photography


Women of Initiative Honorees 1998 – 2017