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

2016 – Laura Dzwigalski, Edward Jones

2015 – Andra Prowant, Vista4D Coaching

2014 – Sheila Rambeck, Rambeck Law

2013 Joni Smith, Mary Kay Consultant

2012 Ellie White-Stevens, Marketing Guru & Creative Director, Dirt1x

2010 Patti Kadkhodaian, Professional Speaker and President, AJAKO & Wendy Maguire, Founder Pedal for Pets and Owner, Maguire’s Family & Friends