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  • 06 Jun 2019 1:07 PM | Working Women (Administrator)

    Misty Akers - The Candle Pour  

    Julie Ashlock -    Jules body shoppe                          

    Michele Boone - Confident Me Health Care Centers Inc                 

    Sonja Craparo - WICT Florida                      

    Christine Delgado - Delgado Home Team at Keller Williams and Amazing Lash Studio-Tri-City Plaza

    Ashleigh Gass - MOVE Gymnastics Inspired Strength Training       

    Lena Gosik-Wolfe - Lenas Designs                           

    Cindy Hesterman - Vistage Florida           

    Tracy Holt - Pilot Bank                   

    Donna Houchen - Sunn Consulting LLC                  

    Laurie King - Ameris Bank                            

    Krystine Kuecha - Phytotanics Herbothecary & The Compass Spa               

    Lidia Luna - Macy's                           

    Marissa Maulbeck - Morgan Insurance                 

    Elena Paredes - Elena Mesa Paredes, Realtor     

    *VIP* Julie Parker - Real Estate Agent                   

    *VIP* Hanisha Patel - CenterState Bank                               

    Cheryl Pollock - Premier Community Healthcare Group 

    Jessica Tanner - Northwestern Mutual                  

    *VIP* Kelly Wilson - Edge Business Magazine  

    *VIP* Susan Doll - First Home Bank        

    *VIP* Valerie Fulbright - First Home Bank            

    Patty Gray - Best Day Fitness & Floats    

    Johanna Kossifidis - First Home Bank      

    Trina Mathis – Loving Care Network       

    Stephanie Petitta - Tampa Marriott Water Street             

    Melanie Rosario - Loving Life Today        

    Sarah Thornhill                 

  • 06 Jun 2019 1:02 PM | Working Women (Administrator)

    Over the past decade, the number of women-owned companies has grown at a rate five times faster than the national average, with Florida leading the way. Working Women of Tampa Bay has lead the way in celebrating and cultivating connections for women and becoming the largest women’s networking group in Tampa Bay. As we approach our ten-year anniversary, we look to honor ten women who have played an integral role in our growth during a Decade of Dynamic Women Dinner on Thursday, September 5, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Bryan Glazer Family Jewish Community Center.

    These powerhouses have helped WWOTB become more than a simple networking organization but an avenue where meaningful connections are forged and women lift each other up—often in life-changing ways.

    Honorees include:

    • Kristi Campbell - Franchise Owner, Home Instead Senior Care Tampa - Brandon
    • Sharon Fekete - Founder, The Doctor Whisperer & 13th Avenue Media
    • Beth Kerly - Associate Professor Business & Entrepreneurship, Hillsborough Community College
    • Jen McDonald - Vice President, Merchant Insurance Solutions
    • Brandi Morris - Founder, Brandi Image Photography
    • Michele Northrup - Founder, Intensity Academy Sauces
    • Patricia Rossi - Business Etiquette Coach, Speaker and Author
    • Effie Santos - Founder and CEO, Red Root Strategies
    • Laura Sokolewicz - VP of Marketing & Aesthetics, Academic Alliance in Dermatology
    • Lana Walsh - Membership Development Representative, Grow Financial Federal Credit Union

    Proceeds from the dinner will go to support the Working Women Foundation that builds a supportive community of mentors and offer start-up grants to women entrepreneurs. Founded in 2016, the Foundation has given more $20,000 in seed money to more than 30 women-owned businesses. These financial awards have led to tremendous growth on the part of their recipients.

    Sponsorships for the event are available.  For more information, please contact Michelle Turman at 813-839-2282 or via e-mail mturman@catalystcs.org

    This event will take place during the two-day Working Women of Tampa Bay Annual Conference September 5th & 6th, 2019. Register for both events at workingwomenconference.com



  • 04 Jun 2019 10:40 AM | Working Women (Administrator)



    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE             

    Contact: Jessica Rivelli

    Telephone: 7274249192

    E-mail: workingwomenoftampabay@gmail.com

    Celebrating 10 years of Connections & Collaborations

    Over the past decade, the number of women-owned companies has grown at a rate five times faster than the national average, with Florida leading the way. Working Women of Tampa Bay has lead the way in celebrating and cultivating connections for women and becoming the largest women’s networking group in Tampa Bay. As we approach our ten-year anniversary, we look to honor ten women who have played an integral role in our growth during a Decade of Dynamic Women Dinner on Thursday, September 5, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Bryan Glazer Family Jewish Community Center.

    These powerhouses have helped WWOTB become more than a simple networking organization but an avenue where meaningful connections are forged and women lift each other up—often in life-changing ways.

    Proceeds from the dinner will go to support the Working Women Foundation that builds a supportive community of mentors and offer start-up grants to women entrepreneurs. Founded in 2016, the Foundation has given more $20,000 in seed money to more than 30 women-owned businesses. These financial awards have led to tremendous growth on the part of their recipients.

    Kali Rabaut of Suncoast Compost, which offers curbside composting as well as event support, tells us:

    The seed money grant was an incredible help. We were able to purchase five portable waste stations, and our events just love them. Because these stations can fold up to fit in the back of the car, I am able to let a team member transport the bins. This has freed up my time and allowed me to grow my business.”

    And Lisbeth Pacheco with Ethos Roasters, a craft roaster of Fair-Trade Organic beans, says:

    The grant helped us build up our inventory and display for the 2017 Tampa Bay Holiday Gift Market by the Junior League. Our business grew 300% after that event! And we now just bought a second roaster.”

    We hope you’ll consider attending or sponsoring the dinner to celebrate 10 years of connections and collaborations. By working together, we can continue our efforts to educate, motivate and inspire female entrepreneurs in Tampa Bay to achieve their goals so that they can become women, like you, who lift others to success.

    Sponsorships for the event are available.  For more information, please contact Michelle Turman at 813-839-2282 or via e-mail mturman@catalystcs.org

    This event will take place during the two-day Working Women of Tampa Bay Annual Conference September 5th & 6th, 2019. Register for both events at workingwomenconference.com



  • 03 Jun 2019 10:11 AM | Working Women (Administrator)



    In honor of our 10th Anniversary, several of our members are offering discounts on their products and services. They've also offered to give a donation to the Working Women Foundation for each referral.

    Lorien S. Johnson, PLLC is offering 10% off all Will and Trust Packages. Each package includes a Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care documents, and a Living Will. 

    MediaSource is offering One Hour of Advertising Media Consulting at no charge for Working Women of Tampa Bay members.

    Have you S.M.I.L.E.d Today? Experience #TherapyInColor and peace of mind & body. Receive 20% OFF your Initial Session, plus a FREE 20 minute Stress Relief Massage. Call S.M.I.L.E. Today! Hope, Healing and Happiness are just a phone call away. (727) 569-6305

    Amy's Day Spa is offering 10% off products and services at their Kennedy Boulevard location in Tampa.

    Maggie Sinclair is offering 15% off Websites By Design. Use promo code: wwotb.

    Academic Alliance in Dermatology is offering $10 units of Botox and 10% off all retail products.

    Carla Robinson is offering 10% off your first promotional product order at Professional Systems Printing & Promotions. She also does standup banners and branded apparel.

    Jo-An Thomas is giving away a Free Vintage Cloisonne Ballpoint Pen Encased in Chinese Fabric Box with Bone Handles ($29 Value) FREE with the purchase of any item in the "Gift Ideas" section the Asian Home Gifts website. Click the shop button to see the "Gift Ideas" section. 

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  • 13 Mar 2018 3:42 PM | Working Women (Administrator)

    Your Emotional Thermostat: How to Control (or Recover) From Emotional Surges© by Dr. Pat Baxter

    Chief Consultant, SmarterEmotions: Balancing Head & Heart©

     Emotional Intelligence Coach, Professional Speaker, Corporate ‘Veteran’

    Did you know people like you, me, your best friend, the dentist’s receptionist, the person who drove way too close behind you today, can experience between 45,000 and 70,000 emotions in a 24- hour time span all of which could be acted upon?

    I’ve come to see emotions as gifts, not nuisances. Emotions help us to understand ourselves, connect with others and help interpret our daily experiences. Women are especially attuned to emotions, their own, as well as those of others. Sometimes, emotions are the only data we get to navigate through the world.

    One thing that can stunt our work with emotions is a limited emotional vocabulary. The words we use may not accurately express what we are truly feeling. For example, if you say you are ‘angry’, think how wide that emotional range can be - you may be anything from being mildly annoyed (sigh) to uncontrollable rage (AARGH!). ‘Angry’ can show up in many ways.

    Monitoring our emotional thermostat

    Though you may meditate (or medicate) on a regular basis, you may still find yourself engulfed by a surge of emotions, especially in the workplace. A recent survey identified the most common emotion experienced in the workplace is FRUSTRATION. Tell the truth: Did you just flash back to a recent experience of frustration? That’s okay – you’re only human.

    How do you know your emotional thermostat is climbing?  Well, the mind-body connection is alive and well when it comes to that. If you are in tune with you, you’ll pick up on body sensations – describe them as you feel them: ‘My neck is so tense it feels like concrete’ or ‘My heart is pounding out of my chest!’ Also, observe the body language of those around you – you’ll see how your emotions may be affecting others.

    Prevent or Self-Manage?

    What can we do to manage emotions in the heat of the moment, so they help us and our relationships? Here are a few tips:

    • ·         Frame It and Tame It - Is It Really That Bad? Our reactions, often caused by our ancient ‘fight or flight’ response, can be intense. So, to roll back on a reaction, ask: ‘Given everything else going on…’ or ‘Given what I have experienced in my life so far, is it that bad? Would it violate my core values or someone’s safety if I didn’t immediately respond?’ These questions may lessen the potential of a ‘can’t-take-it-back’ moment.
    • ·         Mom was right - Engage brain before mouth:  My mother said,’ You never know what’s boiling in someone else’s pot.’ So true. Unless you read minds, you’re not likely to know for sure why someone says or does what they do. I think Mom was teaching me not to assume I know the path another has walked. When an exchange heats up, I work to shift the energy, to break the tension by being curious about where the other person has walked, allowing space for a meaningful and relevant dialogue to emerge.
    • ·         Focus on what’s going right and own it It’s very human to focus on what’s going or gone wrong rather than what’s gone right. Recognizing and applauding what actions we, and others, have taken to make things better in an emotionally charged situation can change the outcome.

    What if we do ‘lose it’? How can we recover? In my book, ‘Cool Change: Turning Emotions into Leadership Strengths’ I share several case studies of leaders who ‘lost it’ and recovered. These tips may save the day:

    • §  Be genuine – if you lost control with someone, apologize sincerely; ask for forgiveness and remember to show yourself some compassion as well.
    • §  Walking away: If you feel you are headed for a blow-up, physically excuse yourself. Come back when you’ve calmed down. (Say that you have a stomachache from sushi you got on sale – no one will stop you from leaving.)
    • §  Schedule another time and place to talk – let the 24-48 hours go by to allow the hormones your brain spit out as conflict was building to process out. When you resume, find a different place to talk to signal a fresh start.

    One last thing: SMILE! As babies, we mirrored the smile of the adult who looked happy to see us. It’s a reflex that works whenever and whatever emotion shows up. 

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    Have emotions ever kept you from making a GOOD decision? Ready to use emotional intelligence to LEAD with awareness and empathy?

    Contact Dr. Baxter if you’d like to set up a free ‘Strategy Session’ to learn how to create balance through emotional intelligence.

    pat@patriciabaxter.com

  • 31 Jan 2018 6:21 PM | Working Women (Administrator)

    2018 is here! We've been busy loading up the calendar with events and signing up new members. This is always a great time of year to join or renew because you receive a complimentary listing in our 2018 directory which prints in March. We've already had 40 new members join and more than 100 existing members renew this month. We also offer advertising in the directory. Contact us for pricing!

    Coffee Connections continue to be our most popular monthly events. New this year, we've added morning meetings in Brandon, New Tampa, & Westchase. If you'd like to suggest a location, feel free to e-mail workingwomenoftampabay@gmail.com

    This month, we celebrated the 2nd year anniversary of founding the Working Women Foundation. Since its inception, we've raised more than $10,000 for seed money for women start-ups and mentoring programs. Meet our new board chair and one of latest recipients later in this newsletter. If you'd like to apply for seed money, click here. If you'd like to apply for the mentoring program, click here.

    This is a great month to celebrate the women in your life who empower and inspire you. Take them to lunch, drinks, a pedicure or if you can't connect in person, pick up the phone or send a hand-written card. These are your soul sisters. Treat them extra special this month. 

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