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  • 10 Jun 2024 11:23 AM | Working Women (Administrator)

    Pami Pockets: Revolutionizing Convenience and Style for Women On-the-Go

    Tampa, FL – [Date] – Pami Pockets, the innovative and fashionable solution for carrying cell phones without the need for pockets, is excited to share its story of inception and success. Founded by Visionary Pamela Frenchin 2011, Pami Pockets offers women a stylish way to keep their phones within reach. Pamela transformed a simple necessity into a thriving business. In the past 13 years, Pami Pockets has sold over 30,000 units and is featured in dozens of stores including a prominent national chain of casinos.

    The journey of Pami Pockets began when the founder, in search of a solution to carry her flip phone, repurposed a little round change purse bought at a yard sale. When the purse could no longer accommodate her upgraded phone, her husband crafted a custom bag in their upholstery shop. This small black bag became an essential daily accessory. The significance of the bag was truly realized during an incident at Lowry Park, where it allowed the founder to quickly call for help when her mother fell and injured herself. This incident highlighted the life-saving potential of the product for women walkers.

    Inspired by "The Secret" and the teachings of Bob Proctor, coupled with insights from Tim Ferris's "The 4-Hour Workweek," Pamela took the bold step of leaving her secure job as a Legal Secretary to pursue her vision. With the guidance and support from the Tampa Bay Inventors Council, Pami Pockets evolved from a simple convenience to a fashionable necessity. The company has expanded its product line to include neoprene cell phone purses in various colors and designs, including rhinestone initials and symbols, to cater to the diverse preferences of its customers.

    Pami Pockets has continually adapted to meet the needs of its customers. The introduction of larger bags with the release of the iPhone 6 and the upcoming "Pami Purse" designed to hold more than just a cell phone are testaments to the company's commitment to innovation. Pamela French serves as Vice President of the Tampa Bay Inventors Council and is a proud Working Women of Tampa Bay member. She also supports local nonprofits by donating Pami Pockets for fundraising efforts.

    As Pami Pockets celebrates its 13th business anniversary, Pamela is donating 20 Pami Pockets to Dress for Success Tampa Bay. The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

    Reaching this milestone is a testament to the power of believing in your idea and just taking action on it,” Pamela shared. “I love supporting women because the world needs a little more of what women have to offer in their gentleness, empathy, and sensitivity. Being around women for "work" is not only fun and fulfilling but also the atmosphere I put myself in is not just financially beneficial, it's therapeutic!”

    For more information about Pami Pockets and its range of products, visit [website] or contact [contact information].

    About Pami Pockets
    Pami Pockets provides stylish and practical solutions for carrying cell phones, especially for those without pockets. Founded on the principles of convenience and safety, the company has grown to offer a variety of designs that cater to individual styles and needs.

  • 15 May 2024 11:45 AM | Working Women (Administrator)

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  • 26 Feb 2024 10:45 AM | Working Women (Administrator)

    Special offer for all Working Women of Tampa Bay members! 

    Cypress Palms Assisted Living, on the campus of The Palms of Largo, is hosting a Spring Fling event on March 22nd. We are looking to specifically promote women owned/operated businesses in celebration of Women’s History Month. We are offering you a FREE table at the event for you to sell/promote your business’s items and/or services. Hours are from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

    If this event or time doesn’t work with your schedule, we’d still love to add you to our email list so we can keep you informed of future events we host!

    Our events are marketed to our residents, their families, prospective residents/families and to employees on our campus. We never charge a fee to participate!


    If you are interested in participating in this upcoming event, or would like more information regarding future events, please reach out to Mary Wiley, Sales and Marketing Director and proud 14 year member of WWOTB, 727-240-5278 /, or Jessica Baranowski, Life Enrichment Director, at 727-260-1655 /

  • 11 Sep 2023 11:48 AM | Working Women (Administrator)

    It is with great sadness that we announce that Katie McGill, our beloved Executive Director, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Saturday.

    Katie was a compassionate and dedicated leader, who cared deeply for her clients, colleagues, and community. Our entire organization is in mourning, and our thoughts are with Katie's family. Arrangements are still pending, and we will provide updates soon on how we will continue her legacy of service.

    - Laurell Jones, Board President

  • 01 Nov 2022 4:10 PM | Brandi Morris (Administrator)

    Senior Accountant in South Tampa

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    Responsible for timely overall process of recording, managing financial transactions, providing account reconciliations and

    reporting for CPA firm clients and CPA owned businesses. Analyze data related to tax returns, financial reports and accounting

    records. Maintain financial records in online portal. Non-profit experience ideal, but not required. Additional duties include

    reconciling bank accounts, accounts payable, sales tax filings and preparing financial statements for CPA for review.


    Accounting Clients (50% of time):

    1. Daily or weekly bank and credit card reconciliations requiring uploads of data or data entry

    2. Month end financial reporting

    3. Bi-monthly and bi-weekly payroll submissions to ADP, unemployment claims responses, and year end W2 review

    4. Monthly sales tax returns

    5. Chargeback responses

    6. Monthly franchise client sales reporting to franchisor and client landlords as necessary

    7. Accounts payable and payment preparation

    8. Cash flow, budgeting preparation and analysis upon request

    9. Annual review of tax returns to financial statements

    10. Keep CPA informed of the client’s performance/updates

    CPA Owned Businesses (50% of time):

    1. Coordinate with CPA to administer internal controls of operations and safe guarding of assets (inventory, cash

    drawers, etc). This includes cash flow forecasts, accounts receivable, cost standards and saving opportunities.

    2. Compare performance with operating plans. Provide reports and interpret the results of operations to business owner.

    This includes the formulation of accounting policies, the preparation of financial statements and operating data, the

    coordination of systems and procedures, and special reports as required.

    3. Assist Marketing, Retail and Education teams in establishing and maintaining product pricing policies and evaluate

    costs for events and forecasting for departments.

    4. Identify opportunities for expansion into new products and services.

    5. Keep business owner informed of all business issues as they arise and collaborate on financial matters.

    6. Execute cash disbursements for internal payables.

    7. Daily deposits as necessary, post office runs as necessary.

    8. Payroll processing and year end W2 review. New hire onboarding paperwork, setup in timekeeping system and POS

    system. Scheduling weekly retail and operational staff.

    9. Sales tax returns monthly.

    10. Non-profit accounting for Foundation.

    11. Billing for events and special conservation projects.

    12. Weekly inventory management and orders for retail store.

    13. Operations responsibilities to back up business owner/CPA.

    14. Assume other special projects and responsibilities as needed.


    B.S. degree in Accounting or Finance. CPA or MBA ideal but not required.


    1. Strong excel skills, Quickbooks desktop and Quickbooks online required.

    2. A minimum of 2-6 years experience ideally gained through increasingly responsible accounting positions.

    3. Working knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems, financial analysis capabilities, and demonstrated

    ability to manage computer operations and applications.

    4. Sound administrative skills. Well-developed management skills—principles and people.


    1. High energy level, comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with normal activities.

    2. Well organized, self reliant and self starting. Strong analytical and reasoning abilities.

    3. Participative management style—advocates team concept. Well-developed interpersonal skills. Ability to get along

    well with diverse personalities—tactful—mature—flexible.

    4. Ability to establish credibility and be decisive—but able to recognize and support the organization's preferences and


    5. Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.

    6. Results- and profit-oriented with the ability to balance other business considerations.

  • 15 Apr 2021 7:40 PM | Brandi Morris (Administrator)

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    Get your groove on!  Join us for the Hippie Dash on Saturday, May 15th at the Safety Harbor Waterfront Park.  It’s an early one my Groovy friends, the first race is at 7 am.  This cool and funky race event will give you a glimpse of the 60’s!  Run, Walk, Volunteer or be an Exhibitor in Vendor Village…there is certainly a place for the inner Hippie in you!  ALL proceeds from this annual fundraiser are directed to support Goodwill’s mission programs.

    To check us out, just click HERE or visit us on FB or Instagram!  For more info, contact Melody at or 813-727-6722.

  • 26 Mar 2021 3:10 PM | Brandi Morris (Administrator)

    Humankind Partnership

    Tampa, FL 

    Storytellers for Good, HKP, Announce Humankindness Film Festival Focused on Stories of Resilience

    February 19th, 2021 (Tampa, Florida) - Humankind Partnership, (HKP), a Storytelling for Good Company specializing in media creation, virtual events and video production, has announced the 1st Annual Humankindness Film Festival for May 2021. 

    The Humankindess Film Festival was created to celebrate the resiliency that we’ve seen in our communities as we’ve faced this most challenging year.  Humankind PartnershipCEO Eileen Sweeney said, “We have heard remarkable stories of perseverance, ingenuity and resilience in the face of this global crisis and are now inviting people to share their story in this film festival of humanity. The theme of our inaugural year is “resilience”.  The format is to present a video of up to 5 minutes in length that illustrates what the term “Resilience” means. We think these stories will inspire, equip and educate audiences.” 

    The Humankindess Film Festival is officially kicking off on February 23rd and will run through April 25th 2021. Entries can be submitted using any filmmaking platform, including mobile devices.  Entries should be submitted to 

    There will be a panel of judges made up of film makers and others in the Film Festival world including: Barry Poltermann, an American film editor, director, and producer known for editing the Sundance Grand Prize-winning documentary American Movie (1999) and Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017), which debuted at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for an Emmy in 2018; Joe Kelly, a writer, producer, and creator of comic books, original graphic novels, animated series, and live-action film. He has written for Marvel and DC Comics on titles such as Deadpool, Daredevil, Action Comics, Justice League of America, Amazing Spider-Man, and Spider-Man+Deadpool.  Kelly's Eisner-nominated I Kill Giants received the "International Manga Award" and I Kill Giants debuted as a feature film in 2018, garnering rave reviews with a script by Kelly. His directorial debut, the short-film, Poughkeepsie, produced with Humankind Partnership, won several festival awards in 2018; Tammy Briant Board President of the Gasparilla International Film Festival in Tampa, Florida and a long-standing member of the Film Festival community and Niti Shah of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles.

    There will be three winners chosen with a First-Place award of $1000.00, a 2nd-Place award of $500.00 and 3rd-place award of $250.00. In addition to these cash awards, each of the winners will have access to a one-on-one virtual coaching session with an award-winning filmmaker. The winning submissions as well as all finalists, will be posted on Humankind Partnership’s website, and social media channels and other documentary film-related outlets.  All submissions are made with the understanding that they may be posted to Humankind Partnerships social media channels. See complete rules at Festival.

    Rules found at 

    Humankind Partnership (HKP) consults with clients on their Storytelling, Philanthropy and Community Engagement needs and helps them navigate all their Communications challenges. HKP specializes in delivering Social Storytelling, Digital Content and PR strategies across platforms for corporations and non-profits. Through livestreaming events, documentary-style videos, and animated infographics we shape perceptions and enhance brand awareness.

  • 08 Mar 2021 11:30 AM | Brandi Morris (Administrator)

    Cash in on these fabulous deals all month long in celebration of International Women's Day and Women's History Month. 

    OnPoint IT Solutions
    Free Network Analysis For Your Business or $40 PC Tune Up That Includes Virus & Malware Removal!

    Eat Your Words Custom Cookies

    Send a little love and encouragement in cookie form to the brave, smart women you know who are working hard to make a difference in their lives, in their companies and in the world! Save $3 on your order of any cookies from our Encouragement collection in March. Use code WomenWin21

    Hilton Holistic Health & Wellness

    In the Perfect PlayGround, you'll see that serious healing doesn't have to be so serious! Join other playmates in the Perfect PlayGround at the Club (for free) or Academy (1 month free trial, then $88/mo) level who are desiring to be in Peace in her everyday life; realizing the Power within that's calling her to Embrace, Embody and Express Her Perfect Authentic Self.

    Maggie Butler | Local Union

    We help Tampa Bay entrepreneurs build stronger business plans and profit-driven strategies. For International Women’s Day, we’re offering 20% any consulting services, including our 2021 Business Strategy Solutions (discount applies to the first ten billable hours).

    Asian Home Gifts

    Pamper Yourself on International Women's Day! Take $7 Off Select Beauty & Bath Products. Enter Code: WWOTBWomen

    Intensity Academy 

    We hope you will Get Saucy with us! With International Woman’s Day on 3/8 we will add things up 3+8=11 with an 11% discount for the month of March with code Saucy11

    The Klingman Group

    Knowing the value of your business gives you the power to make decisions. Get your FREE valuation and recommendations, a $599 value!

    Christina Sweet | The Main Ingredient

    Free Wall Art with $50 purchase at both Channelside and Lutz locations. Mention Working Women at the checkout.

    Christina Cann | Gulfcoast Sourdough

    Get 10% off any catering order over $75 during the month of March when you mention Working Women.

    Urban E Recycling

    Recycle your computer(s) and pick up a free houseplant. Let's make the world a little greener. 5630 E Powhatan Ave, Tampa 33610

    Epicurious One, LLC

    Epicurious One is hosting a Food & Wine Virtual Event in honor of National Women's Month on March 25th. We are featuring female wine owner Rachel Martin of Oceano Wines and Chef Sandra Lewis of Life at the Table. Mention Working Women of Tampa Bay to receive a 10% discount on tickets.

    USF Federal Credit Union

    The no-nonsense credit card from USF FCU is perfect for Working Women. For those who like to keep it simple and save, go Green & Gold for the lowest rate available. Ideal for those who prefer to take some time to pay off balances or want to consolidate and transfer balances from higher-rate cards.

    Mainstream Boutique

    15% your purchase when you mention Working Women at our Riverview location.

    DryBar Carrollwood and Tampa

    Free add-on service with a blowout with the code WWOTB2020 Monday - Thursday at both Tampa and Carrollwood locations.

    Kendra Scott Hyde Park

    20% goes to the Working Women Foundation with the code: GIVEBACK-12U4

    Pami Designs, Inc

    $10 off a $60 purchase of our signature cell phone purses with the code WWOTB

  • 05 Feb 2021 1:12 PM | Brandi Morris (Administrator)

    Check out these amazing offers from our members!

    Rhonda Royals LLC/Fathom Realty
    Join me at my Galentine's Day event at Just Love Coffee Cafe in Brandon on Saturday, February 13th at 10AM. I buy the coffee and bring the fun! Feel free to purchase breakfast and support this woman owned cafe!

    Online Social Media Presence
    Social Media Course - 5 sessions including 2 one-on-one calls with Karissa to go over your content and strategy + bonus materials!

    Fountain Health & Wellness
    Join the March online wellness challenge, Healthy Me a 21 Day Transformation. Be guided and motivated by myself and my team of Health Coaches as we grow and evolve in our health in the areas of MINDSET, FOOD and MOVEMENT. We kick things off on Monday, March 8th.

    Florida Food Connection/Dubesmobilemarket
    $5 off a $25 purchase

    You Organized by Barb
    One FREE hour of Organizing Services with the purchase of 2 hours!

    Jo'Sephine Bohotique
    10% off your first online purchase with the code GAL2021

    Tampa Bay Laser
    Exclusive laser hair removal company with over 15 years of experience in Clearwater. Best laser for most the effective removal by Candela. I LOVE helping women become hair free and want them to leave me feeling happy and confident.

    Laser Life Coaching and Counseling, LLC
    Ladies, are you ready to start crafting your best year ever? Laser Life Coaching and Counseling is offering 50% off all individual life coaching sessions and packages booked by March 13, 2021. *Some additional conditions or limitations may apply.

    Joy's Body Bar
    Get 15% off your order with promo code: BeMyGalentine

    Embrew Tea
    Shorten the distance between you, a great cup of tea, and getting back to your busy day. Embrew, the first sweetened artisan tea bags help create more moments with the girls. Save 15% on orders of $40 or more!

    The Fashion Authority
    Style Package = 60 minute session to determine your Style. I will go through your wardrobe and determine the best silhouette and colors for you, and help you sort through what needs to be altered/fixed, donated/consigned, and used in the best way that fits your lifestyle now. 

    Goodwill Industries-Suncoast
    $10 off race registration for the 2021 Hippie Dash at Safety Harbor Waterfront Park on May 15th! It's the grooviest family and dog friendly event ever, with a vintage VW car show, costume contests for adults, kids and dogs, and free food and beer! Use WWTBHIPPIE to receive your $10 discount!

    Your Pie Restaurant
    Enjoy your pizza, panini, pasta or salad your way fresh! Purchase an entree and receive a combo (fountain drink and side) for free! Eat in or Take out, but we have you covered!

    Evolve Wax Spa
    Friends don’t let Friends shave their vajayjay! First time guest receive 20% off intimate waxing treatments!

    During Galentine's Week, enjoy $10 off a Tube of Renu 28 Revitalizing Redox Gel and experience a complete skincare upgrade or relief for muscular discomfort and minor skin irritants. It's fragrance free, non- toxic and safe for all ages- from babies to grannies!

    Center State Bank 

    CenterState is regional in scope but laser-focused on the communities we serve to guide your financial journey so you can achieve your dreams. Ask us about our HELOC special as well as other bank services and products.

    Urban E Recycling
    Drop off your end-of-life computer for data destruction & recycling!

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