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Time to Thrive: Put Your Passion into Purpose

  • 30 May 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital: 501 6th Ave S, St. Pete
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What's holding you back from living your dream life? Do you have a passion project or a desire to create something that has lasting impact? Amy Maguire, Principal, Shumaker Advisors will explore those themes during a candid conversation with Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes, Co-Founder of the Akilah Institute and Beth Houghton, Executive Director of St. Petersburg Free Clinic. Learn tips on how to navigate opportunities and challenges on the path to being your most authentic, best self. If 2019 is your year to put your passion into purpose, then join us for this intimate discussion over lunch with our supportive tribe of women executives and entrepreneurs.

Lunch catered by St. Pete's newest hotspot: The Library Restaurant.

About Our Featured Presenter:

Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes is the CEO & co-founder of the Akilah Institute, Rwanda’s first all-female college. Elizabeth moved to Rwanda a few days after graduating from Vanderbilt University in 2006. After volunteering with grassroots projects, she co-founded the nonprofit Amani Africa to provide scholarships to street children, support an orphanage in Kigali, and organize reconciliation and conflict resolution conferences for genocide survivors. In 2008, Elizabeth and her husband, Dave Hughes, began working with business and civil society leaders to analyze the training needs of the Rwandan private sector. They founded Akilah to provide market-relevant education and career development to promising young female leaders. Newsweek and The Daily Beast recognized Elizabeth as one of the 125 Women of Impact. She was recognized as one of the World’s Most Influential Female Social Entrepreneurs by Forbes Magazine. Acumen founder Jacqueline Novogratz named Elizabeth one of The 5 Most Powerful Women Changing The World With Social Entrepreneurship. Elizabeth received the Woman of Peace award from the Women’s Peace Power Foundation in October 2009. Akilah has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, GOOD Magazine, ABC News, the Council on Foreign Relations, HuffPost Women, Hope Magazine, the Tampa Bay Times, and more.

Beth Houghton, St. Petersburg Free Clinic Executive Director, has been involved in the community for many years. After years in both the for profit and non-profit world, she is thrilled to commit her talents to the amazing work of St. Petersburg Free Clinic. She has taken 15 mission trips to rural Honduras and currently serves as Treasurer for the Foundation for International Missions which supports a rural medical clinic.  She serves as Chair of the Hospital Board of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research and Vice Chair of its Institute (Parent) Board, and is a member of First Presbyterian Church. Ms. Houghton has received many awards for her community service, including being named 2013 Ms. Sun by the St. Petersburg Suncoasters, Distinguished Citizen by West Coast Council of Boy Scouts of America, Spirit of Service Award by the Women’s Service League, Iconic Woman (Community Service) by the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, the Celebrity Award by West Coast Jewish Family Services, a Pearl of Wisdom honoree by the YWCA and Edythe Ibold Humanitarian Award by PARC. Previous employment for Beth includes serving as Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel of All Children’s Health System. 

About Our Moderator: Amy Maguire

A lobbyist for twenty years, Amy has been instrumental in advocating for healthcare legislation and funding for children and families. Amy works with clients on corporate philanthropy and spends her volunteer time promoting early literacy and financial security. Her first book, BE 12: The Energy to Live Your Values, will be released in May.

Amy will be doing a book-signing directly following the lunch. Books can be purchased with lunch ticket for an extra $10 (a special price for attendees). 

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