Have you ever experienced a time where time flew by and you felt totally in the zone? What if you could induce this state to enhance your productivity and performance? Learn how during our monthly WE2 Workshop sponsored by Concannon Miller & Regions Bank.
Robin Lavitch will share how to create “Flow” and tap into your peak performance and produce well-being. In learning to induce Flow, you can intentionally generate fulfillment, happiness, and meaning in your life through with concentration, motivation, and attention.
This workshop is perfect for entrepreneurs and small business owners who want to learn how maximize their work time so they can make more money and have more time to spend with family and friends.
Robin Lavitch is the owner of Surpass Your Goal; delivering coaching on four areas: business management, executive performance, life purpose, and teen development. Robin has a diverse background as a University Professor, Mental Health Counselor and Marketing Director. She holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology, a certification as a Professional Coach, Supreme Court Family Mediator and she is actively pursuing her Doctorate in Human Behavior. Some may wonder with her robust background in Psychology, will she be analyzing me? The answer of course is YES! She can’t help it! Although – she is more focused on Positive Psychology – that is how people leverage than their strengths.
About Our Sponsors:
Concannon, Miller & Co. is a CPA and consulting firm with offices in the Lehigh Valley, PA and St. Pete. They serve clients in 42 states, providing tax, accounting and business consulting services with the goal of improving the financial position of their clients.
Regions' mission is to achieve superior economic value for our shareholders over time by making life better for our customers, our associates and our communities and creating shared value as we help them meet their financial goals and aspirations.
Check out our monthly Women Entrepreneurs Exchanges (WE2) on the first Tuesday of the month and 3rd Wednesday of the month for an opportunity to get some feedback on your business through our facilitated roundtables.
Join us for an inspiring event, Think Globally, Act Communally, with the Rev. Becca Stevens hosted by The Junior League of Tampa. Stevens will speak on the role radical hospitality and compassion have played in the community of Thistle Farms. In addition, hear a story of hope from a Thistle Farms Survivor Leader.
VIP members of Working Women of Tampa Bay are invited to a private networking reception sponsored by Fran Kelly at Bavaro's in Downtown Tama. Following the reception, we'll walk over to Tampa Theatre together at 7. Every VIP gets a glass of wine during the reception. Program starts at 7:30pm.
About the speaker:
Becca Stevens is a premier speaker in the US, named a "Champion of Change" from the White House in 2011 and a 2016 Top 10 CNN Hero. She is an author, Episcopal priest and founder of Thistle Farms, a community of women healing from prostitution, trafficking and addiction. For 20 years, Stevens has been an advocate for women who have survived childhood abuse, addiction and life on the streets. She began Thistle Farms in 1997, under the name Magdalene, as a residential program offering housing, medical and dental care, therapy, education free to women for two years. Residents and graduates are given employment through one of four social enterprises, allowing them to move towards independence.
Last year Thistle Farms earned over $2.4M through its social enterprises and employed 50 residents and graduates. Thistle Farms Global helps employ more than 1,500 women and the Thistle national network has more than 30 sister organization. Thistle Farms Home & Body line, featuring products handmade by the women of Thistle Farms, are sold online, in 400 retailers as well as Whole Foods stores across the country. The Thistle Farms community believes that in the end, love is the most powerful force for change in the world.
Stay after the networking and experience 1 Million Cups - a one hour event that happens every week at the ECC to support entrepreneurs in Tampa Bay. Every 4th Wednesday, 2 women entrepreneurs have an opportunity to pitch their business in front of the group in an effort to get feedback and get connected to resources. Click here to learn more.
Proceeds from this coffee will support the Working Women Foundation which provides seed money to female startups.
The Entrepreneur Collaborative Center (ECC) provides entrepreneurs easy access to business service providers, resources, mentorship, and specialty training. Services are provided for each businesses' unique stage of development and business category: pre-venture, start-up, micro-enterprise, small-to-mid-size enterprise, community-based, targeted industry, technology and innovation, and more.
Operated by the Hillsborough County Economic Development Department, the ECC serves as a perfect venue to host low- and no-cost entrepreneurial support opportunities and events. We welcome the opportunity to co-host community events and programs that fit the mission and goals of the ECC, pending resource availability.
Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.
Come meet the entrepreneurs and executives driving development in Tampa Bay at the 2nd Annual Women With Impact Summit presented by Pilot Bank & Northwestern Mutual. Spend the morning/early afternoon on beautiful Yacht Starship which will be docked in Channelside.
Program includes a morning networking reception overlooking Tampa Bay, a lunch keynote presentation and a discussion over dessert with some strong, talented females who are leaving a legacy here at home and beyond.
Rita Lowman, COO of Pilot Bank & Chair of the Florida Bankers Association will moderate. Panelists include:
About Our Keynote: Emily Rogers: Founder, Emily Rogers Consulting + Coaching
As a business consultant, executive coach and retreat facilitator, Emily Rogers advises and supports businesses, teams and individuals in growing and realizing their full potential. Prior to starting her business in 2013, as President & Chief Growth officer of IEG (now ESP Properties, a WPP company), she advised Fortune 100 brands, professional sports teams, entertainment properties and global nonprofits on how to form mutually beneficial strategic alliances.
As a volunteer leader, Emily serves on the Polk Education Foundation Board of Directors. Previously, she served on the Florida Festivals & Events Association Board of Directors and was board chair for two years, the Florida Education Foundation Board of Directors & Executive Committee, the Polk Museum of Art Board of Trustees & Executive Committee and the Polk County SPCA Board of Directors & Executive Committee.
Pilot Bank is defined by its passion for service. We help individuals and families to manage their money, finance their homes, and plan for the future. We help small businesses to get started and grow, because they are the primary drivers of job growth and prosperity, both locally and nationally. We also volunteer our time and resources to strengthen our community. It is our duty and privilege to serve.
For generations, Northwestern Mutual has been helping our clients achieve their financial goals. Whether saving for a first home, college for the kids, more freedom during retirement or all three, comprehensive financial plans and long-term relationships with financial representatives help ensure that our clients meet each of life’s milestones with financial confidence. Check out our Focus on Women section on our website to learn more about our commitment to helping women leave a legacy.
About Our Host:
Yacht StarShip, America's First 3-diamond rated Dining Yacht by AAA, ranks in the top 28% of all restaurants. Our exquisite dining cruises offer private seating, table-side service, spectacular views and dancing under the stars. With three yachts to choose from, Yacht StarShip is the perfect special event venue for groups from 2 - 600.
Join an intimate group of successful, driven, passionate females for a one-of-kind facilitated discussion designed to boost your business in 2017. This is an opportunity for you to have a mini board of directors, discuss your ideas, your goals, and praise successes; to have an opportunity to come and share about your business and ask for support. This is the space to share positive successes and emotional struggles.
The goal of WE2 is to provide a supportive community of information and guidance to women entrepreneurs of the Tampa Bay Area. We operate on the belief that women are the strongholds of the community and business (the households). We also understand that, as women, we don't often ask for help and receive help with our ambitions and goals. WE2 strives to change this fact and be the catalyst that ignites the success of Tampa Bay Women entrepreneurs and corporations. Join us for helpful discussions and supportive encouragement regarding your struggles and also your successes.
Here are some key benefits from attending the Women's Entrepreneur Exchange:
Meet Our Facilitator: Silvana Capaldi
Silvana Capaldi is the founder of Ispirare Consulting! Driven by Results, proven to improve organizations, spearhead change, and execute innovative and sustainable initiatives, Silvana is your go to professional to enhance your business! Helping entrepreneurs with starting up their businesses by discussing ideas, formats, and more, Silvana can help your business take off and excel! Working with professional service organizations and business to provide business consulting and marketing, and Inspiring companies to achieve and excel to their maximum potential. Check out Silvana's recent appearance on That Business Show.
Frazier & Deeter's Tampa office offers a full suite of Audit, Tax and advisory services to a variety of industries including healthcare, manufacturing and distribution, technology and real estate. Frazier & Deeter’s accountants and business consultants practice in the areas of international services, process, risk and governance services, employee benefit plan audits, management consulting services, state and local tax planning, business valuations and forensic accounting.
About Our Sponsor:
Sabadell United Bank, headquartered in Miami, is a locally managed, nationally chartered banking institution. The bank has 25 locations throughout the state including Tampa, serving more than 40,000 clients, and is among the 10 largest Florida-based banks. Bauer Financial Reports recognized the financial strength of the bank by awarding it a five-star rating, the highest available. Sabadell United Bank is recognized as the trusted financial advisor for professionals and businesses as well as domestic and international high-net-worth individuals. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.
Come join us for a morning of meaningful networking with Working Women of Tampa Bay! Meet like-minded professionals at our St. Pete Coffee Connections hosted by Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg Hotel Downtown. This monthly event is your opportunity to connect and grow your business in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. Guests will receive a complimentary cup of coffee and baked goods.
We're collecting gently-used or new purses and professional shoes for Dress for Success Tampa Bay this month. Guests will get a raffle ticket for their donation. Grand prize is valued at $500.
César A. Lara M.D. Weight Management has 4 locations throughout the Tampa Bay area including St. Pete. With 25 years of practicing medicine, Dr. Lara has developed a healthcare philosophy that combines the best of modern medicine with a holistic body and mind approach. Their mission is to empower you by giving you the tools to take control of your health and achieve your dreams.
Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg Hotel Downtown, an inviting, beautifully decorated property that caters to both business and leisure travelers! Our AAA Three-Diamond hotel is a renovation of the historic Pennsylvania Hotel originally built in 1925. We offer a complimentary van shuttle service to area events and restaurants, and are located minutes away from St. Petersburg Beach. Our hotel hosts Starbucks, The Bistro serving breakfast & dinner, and a full service bar. Our rooms are furnished with a mini refrigerator and coffee maker, and all guests enjoy high-speed wireless Internet access throughout their stay. We are the only downtown St. Petersburg hotel with an indoor heated pool and whirlpool on site.
About Our Sponsor:
For 28 years, Academic Alliance in Dermatology has served the Tampa Bay metro area. Whether you are in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Brandon, South Tampa, Town & Country, Countryside, Palm Harbor, Trinity, Tarpon Springs, New Port Richey, Wesley Chapel or any of the surrounding Tampa metro areas, we want to be your dermatology office of choice.
About Our Host: We're a parent-friendly cafe for those who love delicious food and a comfortable atmosphere for themselves as well as their kids. Serving up delicious sandwiches, soups, fresh made baby food locally baked pastries and a kids menu that kids and parents will love. Good food, fun atmosphere, indoor and outdoor seating and a park-like setting equals fun for the whole family.
Are you passionate about a certain cause? Have you been volunteering with a nonprofit or charitable organization and considering becoming more involved?
As a second part in our nonprofit training series, we will cover three of the seven responsibilities of a board member in more depth. During this informative lunch workshop, you will learn about the importance of fudiciary oversight, strategic planning for future growth and how to leverage your sphere of influence to raise money for a mission you are passionate about!
Our speaker is Michelle Turman, MA, CFRE principal consultant of Catalyst Consulting Services whose mission is to facilitate nonprofit change in the areas of executive searches, governance and fundraising coaching, organizational management and strategic planning. With over twenty-two years of nonprofit experience, Michelle has been responsible for increasing the impact and best practices of nonprofit organizations she serves and has raised over $60 million for the Tampa Bay community through her professional and personal philanthropic efforts. Turman is a Key Partner and educational trainer for the Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay and at the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership at Rollins College.
In July of 2012, United Way of Tampa Bay and United Way of Sarasota consolidated creating United Way Suncoast — representing a four-county region including DeSoto, Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties. In 2014, United Way Suncoast announced its five-year strategic plan to break the cycle of poverty by focusing on early literacy, youth success, and financial stability as its priority work. Click here to get involved.
As business professionals and entrepreneurs, we are often in situations where we interact with others at parties, networking events, seminars, conferences and even just around the office. When you know the unwritten rules of what to say and how to act, all levels of professionals from the c-suite down to the mailroom and everyone in between gets to know who you authentically are and is ready to trust you.
Join Etiquette Expert Patricia Rossi for an intimate hands-on Lunch & Learn at Capital Grille at International Plaza. As a founding member of WWOTB, Patricia has agreed to present this program at a special discounted rate for members and guests. This special event includes a 4-course meal.
**This is a limited engagement for Working Women of Tampa Bay and guests. Value on this event is $275.**
Come join us for a morning of meaningful networking with Working Women of Tampa Bay! Meet like-minded professionals at our Tampa Coffee Connections hosted by Crave SOHO. Guest will receive a complimentary cup of coffee and baked goods.
At Crave we pride ourselves in superior service. quality products & educating ourselves in the latest beauty trends! We have chosen the BEST licensed technicians that undergo specialized training that centers around Crave's motto of providing beauty without the harmful side effects. We take cleanliness to another level by providing disposable products, sanitizing every station after each use, using a medical grade autoclave and using products free of the toxins that are prevalent in most nail products!
Stick around after the coffee for some pampering. Crave is offering a discount on services following the event at their SOHO location! Coffee guests can get a mani/pedi to $29 for both or a mani for $18 and a pedi for $25. Must call ahead 813.252.6567 and mention WWOTB to book at the discounted price.
Tax Happens LLC is a unique boutique style CPA firm providing small businesses and individuals with personalized, HANDS-ON tax and accounting services in Riverview and Tampa.
Nikole Wellman is an Insurance Advisor in the Private Client Division of Bouchard Insurance. Nikole specializes in high net worth personal insurance, focusing on affluent individuals with complex insurance portfolios and exposures. Offering advice, counsel, and client advocacy, she partners with financially sound insurance carriers to deliver customized solutions and concierge style service.
As one of the largest independent insurance agencies in the US, Bouchard Insurance manages Personal and Commercial Insurance as well as Group Benefits with offices in Clearwater, Tampa, Ft. Myers, Kissimmee, Orlando and Sarasota.
Please join Working Women of Tampa Bay and South Tampa Chamber of Commerce for a special Power Lunch at The Chester H Ferguson Law Center in Tampa. Hear from a panel of dynamic, talented women entrepreneurs who are behind some of the most successful food & beverage businesses in Tampa Bay. Lunch catered by Inside the Box, recently voted Best Restaurant at the Taste of Tampa.
Meet Our Panel:
Andrea Gonzmart is a member of the fifth generation of the Hernandez-Gonzmart family. Andrea works at the corporate office in Ybor City as the Director of Operations for Cha Cha Coconuts. Andrea also works with her father on new recipe development for the Columbia Restaurant Group and all of its concepts, including Ulele and Goody Goody™, as well as maintaining and developing the Columbia’s award-winning wine list. She was named one of “30 Under 30” by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, certified as a Spanish Wine Educator from The Wine Academy of Spain, and named one of “40 Under 40” by the Gulf Coast Business Review.
Abigail StClair is the owner of TeBella Tea Company which offers over 100 high quality loose leaf teas and tea accessories. An experienced tea blender, Abigail has curated a unique collection of teas and tisanes for TeBella that includes many custom blends as well as some of the world’s most exquisite teas from across the globe. Since 2010, TeBella Tea Company has grown from one small shop to three locations in Tampa and St. Pete and a thriving wholesale business.
Abigail was a finalist for Tampa Bay Business Woman of the Year in 2012. Recently, TeBella Tea Company at Oxford Exchange was featured in Architectural Digest as one of the 13 best designed tea shops in the world.
Lisa Schalk, founder and co-owner of Toffee to Go, has grown her company from a secret family recipe to a thriving business. As a stay at home mom on a tight budget, Lisa began making toffee out of her kitchen and selling to family and friends. A longtime dream for Lisa came true in 2013 when Toffee to Go was chosen as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things in the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine and later featured on Good Morning America! Toffee to Go also enjoyed favored status from the editors of “Fancy Food Magazine” and celebrity wedding and event planner, Colin Cowie.
THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT. TICKETS ARE TRANSFERABLE BUT NOT REFUNDABLE.
Perks Coffeehouse has a simple mission - to connect the people and business owners of the community by offering a place where friends can gather or professionals can conduct a business meeting and enjoy a great cup of specialty coffee in a relaxing atmosphere. As coffee snobs, we invite you to come try what we believe to be the best coffee around.
Come join us for a morning of meaningful networking with Working Women of Tampa Bay! Meet like-minded professionals at our our new Belleair Coffee Connections hosted by Belleair Coffee Shop. This monthly event is your opportunity to connect and grow your business in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. Guests will receive a complimentary cup of coffee and baked goods.
Small business is the heart of American ingenuity. And whether you are just starting out or have already passed a million dollars in revenue, you can trust Synovus Bank to help you grow and prosper.
Our unique hands-on approach to business relationships means we come to see you — to experience your business in action and to evaluate your business needs first-hand.
Then, with the depth of services we offer as part of Synovus, our experts create custom solutions so you can bank on your terms, maximize cash flow, and use your equity to secure cost-effective loans or lines of credit.
Growing your business by referral is not easy, but it can be SIMPLE if you know the 5 Steps to Referral Success! Learn them during our monthly WE2 Workshop sponsored by Concannon Miller & Regions Bank.
During this program with Tiffanie Kellog, we will explore:
Join us for the answers to these questions and more during the 5 Steps to Referral Success!
About Our Presenter:
"Growing a business by referrals is a dream for many entrepreneurs,” says Tiffanie Kellog, “My goal is to help them achieve their dreams by giving them the tools to make more money in less time, so they can have more fun.” As a professional keynote speaker and author of two successful books, Tiffanie Kellog is the go-to on how using networking and referrals can bring your business potential to new levels. As a co-business owner with her husband, Rob, as well as a facilitator for Asentiv, Tiffanie will show you what it means to have a successful business and achieve your dreams while also enjoying the happy things in life.
Join Trimeka Benjamin, owner of Swim Digital Group (Swim), for an interactive, in-depth workshop to learn how to brand yourself and your business through the creation and use of marketing collateral and online tools.
It is critical for any business that its collateral, marketing materials and online presence communicate a singular message with cohesive calls-to- action that speak to the correct audience and evokes the desired action.
Trimeka will explain the importance and strategy behind a marketing toolkit, along with how to get started on your branded collateral. If you have a laptop, bring it! You will want to look at your current resources as she works with you to identify opportunities to grow your brand.
Her career, includes time with NASCAR and experience with medical and healthcare organizations in Florida, in addition to Swim Digital Group. She currently sits on the board of The Glazer Children's Museum, The Spring of Tampa Bay and The Women's Exchange.
About Swim Digital Group
Swim Digital Group, headquartered in Tampa, was founded in 2009 and is a full-service marketing agency specializing in digital and new media promotions. The agency’s strategic approach to brand identity and web development, creative design and social media management allows the agency to create powerful marketing solutions that deliver concrete results that transcend traditional marketing tactics. Swim Digital Group develops and implements customized strategies to move consumers through the sales funnel for clients in the education, leisure and entertainment, medical and non-profit sectors.
Working Women of Tampa Bay is going back to the 80's in celebration of our 8th birthday.
Break out your big hair, neon leg warmers and Cyndi Lauper mix tape and come join us at The EpiCenter Event Venue in Tampa.
Guests will enjoy networking, appetizers, a glass of wine, dessert & of course totally awesome fun!
Proceeds from the evening with benefit the Working Women Foundation, our 501c3 which provides mentoring and start-up grants to female entrepreneurs and executives.
We're giving away more than a $1000 worth of prizes including weekend getaway!
This is a non-refundable event. Ticket may be exchanged with 24 hours notice.
Discover the number one, surefire way to elevate your business. It is fast and easy with the Referral Accelerator: The Science to Referral Marketing!
This 1/2 day program is going to answer your questions about how referrals can turbo-charge your business marketing. You will learn how to get referrals, how many referrals you will need to hit your revenue goal, what you can be doing to better support your referral network and much more. This is for ANY entrepreneur that is looking to skyrocket their business performance to a consistent, superior and extraordinary level in 2017.
If you are looking for a dramatic way to impact your referral and network marketing efforts, you will not regret enrolling today for our Referral Accelerator program. Be productive today so you can enjoy tomorrow!
Lunch and snacks are included!
Come join us for a morning of meaningful networking with Working Women of Tampa Bay! Meet like-minded professionals at our St. Pete Coffee Connections hosted by Story Brooke Craft Coffee Bar. This monthly event is your opportunity to connect and grow your business in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. Guests will receive a complimentary cup of coffee and baked goods.
Story Brooke Craft Coffee Bar features craft cocktail style coffees and teas, along with delicious waffles and treats. Click here to learn more about this new women-owned business.
Come join us for a morning of meaningful networking with Working Women of Tampa Bay! Meet like-minded professionals at our Tampa Coffee Connections hosted by Escape Countdown. Guest will receive a complimentary cup of coffee and baked goods.
Escape Countdown is a fully immersive entertainment experience. You and your team will be locked in an interactive room with its own unique theme that will require the players to make observations, solve puzzles and use critical thinking skills to escape the room. The only catch is you only have 60 minutes to solve the puzzles and ESCAPE the room!
Come join us for a morning of meaningful networking with Working Women of Tampa Bay! Meet like-minded professionals at our St. Pete Coffee Connections hosted by The Iron Yard located inside Station House. This monthly event is your opportunity to connect and grow your business in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. Guests will receive a complimentary cup of coffee and baked goods.
At The Iron Yard, we offer full-time and part-time web development courses in person, online and through corporate training programs. Our team strives to create real, lasting change for people, companies and communities by equipping a diverse workforce with 21st century digital skills.
Come join us for a morning of meaningful networking with Working Women of Tampa Bay! Meet like-minded professionals at our our new Belleair Coffee Connections hosted by Belleair Coffee Shop. This monthly event is your opportunity to connect and grow your business in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. Guests will receive a complimentary cup of coffee and baked goods. Thanks to our Sponsor Barb Proia of Thirty-One Gifts.
ABOUT OUR SPONSOR: Are you a mobile mess? Barb Proia shares tips and tricks for eliminating chaos in your mobile office in 2017. Thirty-One Gifts keeps you organized and looking great, so you can focus on what matters most.Learn more at www.mythirtyone.com/barbsbags or on Facebook at Shopping with Barb's Bags.
Working Women of Tampa Bay sets sail for a few days of fun and relaxation on February 22nd of 2018. Want a chance to go for free? The Working Women Foundation is raffling off a BALCONY cabin, yet we said BALCONY! You and a guest will get a chance to sail away with us complimentary. Your only cost is the taxes.
Click here for details on the cruise arranged by Norie Berndt with CruisePlanners.
For your chance to win, simply purchase a $25 opportunity ticket through the website using this page or purchase a ticket at an upcoming WWOTB event. We are only selling 100 tickets! When they're sold out, we'll draw for the winner.
All proceeds will go toward seed money for women start-ups in Tampa Bay. We've already helped 5 local women fulfill their dreams of entrepreneurship, help us fund 5 more!