CEO & Founder EWF International ® and the Alpha Mare Academy™
As CEO and founder of EWF International, a company offering peer advisory groups, coaching and consulting for professional women, Darcie has helped hundreds of women realize their professional dreams. Through the Alpha Mare Academy™, she offers her knowledge and tools to female entrepreneurs world wide through the web.
Darcie finds the fulfillment of her own dreams by encouraging women to think big, pursue their passions and achieve their personal best. In particular, she enjoys teaching leadership skills to woman at all stages in their careers, giving them the encouragement, confidence, and inspiration to grow.
Darcie’s passion for creating a sense of community makes her work a labor of love. She describes her work with women as the most rewarding of her career.
As a believer in the mantra, “Do what you love and love what you do,” Darcie incorporated her love of horses into her leadership training through a talk encouraging women to embrace their power and use it for the greater good. She weaves her love of movies into a leadership course, using movie clips to demonstrate leadership qualities of women need. She loves to travel, attend yoga classes and especially loves to cook for friends and family, finding every excuse to gather people around a feast.
In 2010 Darcie was named Oklahoma Women in Business Champion by the Small Business Administration. Her achievements have been recognized by The Oklahoman, who selected her as one of five finalists for Woman of the Year; by the Edmond, OK Chamber of Commerce who selected her as one of three finalists for Woman of the Year; and by WE Magazine when she was named as one of 15 finalists in the WE Magazine for Women cover story competition. The Journal Record selected her as one of their 50 Making a Difference honorees. Oklahoma Hospitality Club recognized her as one of seven Ladies in the News.
Darcie is a respected media resource on women’s leadership and entrepreneurship and a regular editorial columnist for The Journal Record, the Executive Women’s Journal (published by EWF International) and is widely published on the internet. She is certified in Conceptual Foundations of Organizational Lifecycles through the Adizes Graduate School for Organizational Transformation.
Darcie serves on the Advisory Council for Harwood International; the Academic Program Advisory Committee for Oklahoma State University–Oklahoma City; the Leadership Team for the Institute for the Economic Empowerment of Women; and as a volunteer for Peace Through Business, a program teaching business skills and providing mentors to women in developing countries. In 2009 and 2013, Darcie traveled with Peace Through Business to Kigali, Rwanda, to deliver the graduation keynote and train students.