Professional Christian Women (PCW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging women in the workplace to use their God given “work gene” to live out their faith in the workplace
In 2005, Cheryl Scanlan had a vision for ministering to women in the marketplace in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area. Her idea was to provide a forum for Christian Businesswomen to encourage one another through panel topics, discussions and prayer for one other.
September of 2013 — Cheryl met Kevin McCarthy, CEO of On-Purpose Partners who connected Cheryl with his business partner Mary Tomlinson for a ‘meet and greet’ since Mary had just moved from Orlando, Florida to Wake Forest, NC.
November 2013, Mary and Cheryl met for coffee. What they thought was a simple social connection became so much more, when, during that meeting, Cheryl discovered that Mary sat on the board of an organization in Florida called J4 that ministered to Christian businesswomen in the marketplace in Orlando. They were stunned that their visions and concepts almost perfectly mirrored one another.
Sensing God’s calling, they decided to move forward for a group in the Raleigh area to minister to Christian businesswomen.
By the end of 2014, the newly formed group called PCW (Professional Christian Women), had met 6 times, engaged 21 panel speakers and built a database of over 300 women! There was a certainty of God’s leading and the need for this type of organization.
Today, PCW is a registered non-profit and serving women in Raleigh, RTP, the Piedmont Triad area and considering other locations around Raleigh and around the country.
Join us on this journey of what God is doing in and through Professional Christian Women!