History and Formation
In 2006, Patti Kadkhodaian and Wendy Maguire had an idea to do a t-shirt with the logos of women-owned businesses on the back. They found a local cause, the Cattle Barons Ball for the American Cancer Society.
After fundraising with t-shirts for a couple of years, Patti and Wendy formed a nonprofit organization. In 2009, this group of women first gathered to share information and create an atmosphere of professional community. That group quickly grew to become the Business Women of Fayette and Coweta (BWFC).
Since then, BWFC has risen to become a strong and unified group of woman-owned and woman-led businesses across two counties, expanding the network and the charitable giving to varied causes.
Business Woman of the Year
2021 Winner - Dina Dennis, Cruise Planners
2020 Winner - Cheri Scranage, Harry Norman Realtors
2019 Winner – Raissa Chandler, Dirt1x
2018 Winner – Jennifer Lunsford, Jenn’s Healthy Life
2017 Winner – Maria Vigil, Founder and President, VProVantage, LLC,
2016 Winner – Laura Dzwigalski, Edward Jones
2015 Winner – Andra Prowant, Vista4D Coaching
2014 Winner – Sheila Rambeck, Rambeck Law
2013 Winner – Joni Smith, Mary Kay Consultant
2012 Winner – Ellie White-Stevens, Marketing Guru & Creative Director, Dirt1x
2010 Winner – Patti Kadkhodaian, Professional Speaker and President, AJAKO & Wendy Maguire, Founder Pedal for Pets and Owner, Maguire’s Family & Friends