Bethlehem Women of Excellence


Our mission is to empower women and families of Bethlehem, PA who are less fortunate to be all they are meant to be despite their economic status in the world.

Making it Happen

Leadership Forum
Every other month community leaders meet for this interactive workshop series.
Gospel Music in the Park
Free program of music and dancing taking place in the Rose Garden here Bethlehem. There are some food vendors for visitors to the festival.
Thanksgiving Turkey Baskets for Families in Need
BWOE collects donations of Thanksgiving food and assembles it into boxes making meals for distribution to needy families.
Children’s Christmas Celebration
Every Christmas at Broughal Elementary School in Bethlehem, the Women of Excellence serve a donated meal to needy families and give donated gifts to the children. Bethlehem Police and Fire Departments help to serve the meals and hand out gifts. Last year we served nearly 900 meals! This is a huge outreach to the underprivileged in the community of Bethlehem and we have to pre-register participants.

Our Vision

Our vision as the Bethlehem Women of Excellence is to battle against poverty by providing basic necessities and rebuilding women with the vision of becoming an asset to themselves as well as to their community.



Dr. Enid P. Jackson

Humanitarian Social Innovations &

Bethlehem Women of Excellence

Our Partnership

Dr. Enid Jackson, champion of the poor, and Humanitarian Social Innovations share space in South Bethlehem’s iconic Flatiron building.  Introduced by the building manager, they began exploring a potential collaboration. Wanting to maximize the impact of her organization’s years of good work by gaining access to tax-exempt funds, Enid applied for and received fiscal sponsorship in HSI’s Acceleration: Do Something! program in October of 2017.

Humanitarian Social Innovations (46-4779591) treats funds received for the purpose of this program as restricted under the charitable trust doctrine.  All funds, minus administrative fees, are dedicated to the purpose of this program and will not be used to pay the expenses of another.