Working Women of Tampa Bay invites you to our Fifth Annual Leadership Lunch in honor of International Women's Day.
Each year around the world, International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Thousands of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. We're celebrating a few days early with a networking lunch at the new Bryan Glazer Family JCC. The theme this year is: "Be Bold For Change!"
Will you #BeBoldForChange on International Women's Day 2017 and beyond by taking groundbreaking action that truly drives the greatest change for women.
Our 2017 Leadership Award Recipient is Lisa Brock of Brock Communications.
Doors open at 10:30 for networking. Program starts promptly at 11:30am.
Lissette Campos, Director of Community Affairs for ABC Action News will be our special guest emcee.
About Our Speaker: Brenda Steele MacCrimmon
Brenda is the President / CEO of Jo'el Worldwear. Years ago, Brenda worked as a financial advisor/stock-broker, and often dreamed of being carried out of her office to some far-away land (de-stressing daydream). In 2006, the US Navy mobilized her as a reservist to full-time active-duty in Afghanistan. Be careful what you daydream about!! “Where’s the water,” she joked. She ended up in an Army boot-camp at age 40. Once in Afghanistan, Brenda met an amazing American woman who’d lived there for years. Betsy was helping Afghan women and refugee families with housing and emergency supplies, plus she was teaching Afghans how to economically sustain themselves by utilizing their embroidery talents to hand-make fashion and accessories for Westerners. Brenda desperately wanted to help, but she had a military job to do. So, over the years, she and Betsy formed a bond, and the two eventually put their heads together to help artisans and designers worldwide. Now Jo’el Worldwear is reaching out to people everywhere, and Brenda’s daydreams about far away places are really coming true!
About our 2017 Leadership Award Recipient:
Lisa Brock is a public relations and marketing professional with more than 34 years of experience helping organizations discover and share their unique stories. From the day she was recruited upon graduation from Florida State University by consumer products giant Procter and Gamble, to her current role as the principal of Brock Communications, she has influenced some of the most recognizable brands and beloved special events in the world.
The People’s Princess Charitable Foundation, Inc., which managed Dresses for Humanity, turned to Brock to lead the world tour of the royal costumes worn and owned by the late Diana, Princess of Wales. After mastering the art of bringing a brand’s voice to life, she served as public relations manager and media spokesperson for the Anheuser-Busch-owned Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Coupling imagination with focused strategy, Brock led the marketing efforts of the $35 million expansion project at the MOSI that included the Tampa Bay area’s first IMAX Theater. Using her competitive drive and winning attitude, Brock has made a major impact in sports marketing and media relations, working on the biggest events in the world including the 25th anniversary Super Bowl, the Olympic Games in Barcelona and Atlanta and World Cup USA ‘94.
Philanthropy has been a defining part of Brock’s personal and professional story. She is a founding board member of Frameworks of Tampa Bay. Brock has also served as Chair of the Board of Directors for The Spring of Tampa Bay and is a member of the Advisory Board for the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University, from which she is a proud alumna.
Brock has also been an executive board member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Outside of the boardroom, she has been a catalyst for positive change in many young lives during her over 30 years of being a Big Sister. Her philanthropic work has been recognized by Guardian Ad Litem, where she was awarded The General Magistrates’ Award in 2008. She also received the Head & Heart award from Frameworks, the highest honor bestowed by the organization.
Aside from her charitable work, Brock has helped to shape the next generation as an adjunct professor at the University of Tampa and the author of “Good-Bye College, Hello Life.” Her students are taught real-world skills and leave class with a heightened sense of confidence and contribution.
This is a non-refundable event. Ticket may be exchanged with 24 hours notice.
**We have limited capacity for this event. 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 sold out. Please register now to save your space.**