League Of Extraordinary Women

The Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women has launched our own
League of Extraordinary Women, a powerful network of influential and accomplished women who are combining their efforts and resources to help women succeed.

For 40 years economic empowerment has been the mission of The Centre for Women. We have helped thousands of people across Tampa Bay to succeed personally and professionally. Our mission is to create an equitable and just society through the economic empowerment of women. Are we there yet? Some of us are, but many more are not.

When Gloria Steinem turned 80, someone asked her if she was ready to pass the torch. She said she wasn’t going to pass the torch, she was going to use hers to light others; if we all have torches, there’s a lot more light.

We know the League will continue to light the way for women across Tampa Bay now and in future.

And during the year, look for exciting get togethers and events exclusively for League Members.

Get to know your fellow League Members

Nancy Vaughn

Nancy Vaughn is an entrepreneur and the owner of, White Book Agency, a full-service public relations, marketing, and special events firm working with “quality of life” brands, including: fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. She leads strategic publicity and marketing campaigns for businesses across the country and her clients have been seen in/on: Forbes, Fast Company, InStyle, New Beauty, Style.com, Design Bureau, Luxe Interiors & Design, MSN Fitbie, E! TV, Refinery 29, The New York Times, Daytime TV, Dwell and more. Nancy excels at assisting media professionals and clients alike, and is called upon frequently by media outlets for her PR/business knowledge, coaching and industry connections.

‘Eileen Rinkus

Eileen Rinkus has a been utilizing marketing levers to drive growth for the past 20 years working both agency and client side on national and global brands.
Along her marketing journey Eileen’s innovative spirit helped quadruple the brand search interest at PODS, drive comparable same-store sales gains for 24 consecutive periods at Checkers & Rally’s Drive-In Restaurants in a declining category, construct a 2 for $3 promotion at BK that lives on across the category today, develop and implement a suggestive upsell program at Cracker Barrel, Denny’s, Perkins, IHOP and McDonald’s to drive orange juice volumes. She has driven revenue and traffic increases along every stop of that journey.

Eileen has been on the client side for the past 14 years, where she identified a need for corporate-minded senior talent on the agency side of the business. She joined On Ideas to make that vision a reality and brings to the table a refreshing knowledge and understanding of client-side deliverables and needs.