About The Tampa Bay Women’s Business Centre

Mission

Our mission is to help female entrepreneurs launch and grow successful businesses.

Vision

To create opportunities for women to fulfill their dream of business ownership. 

Values

Respect, Integrity, Diversity, Compassion, Excellence, Knowledge, Helping Others, Encouragement, Positivity, Teamwork & Fun!

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Our Impact

Since 2013, the TBWBC has served more than 6,000 clients. We helped over 200 women start a new business, created over 245 new jobs and helped over 143 female entrepreneurs access financial capital to expand their business ventures.

Hours of Operation

We are open Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm. Evening and weekend appointments are also available with advance notice. Due to the COVID pandemic, we are operating all of our services virtually. ** Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact the Tampa Bay Women’s Business Centre for more information: tbwbc@thecentre.org or (813) 251-8437.

Locations

Our offices are located in Tampa and St. Petersburg, FL which enable us to provide services to entrepreneurs in Hillsborough, Hernando, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco and Manatee counties.

The Tampa Bay Women’s Centre
Tampa Office

@ Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women
305 S. Hyde Park Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 251-8437
tbwbc@thecentre.org

The Tampa Bay Women’s Centre
St. Petersburg Office

@ The Poynter Institute
801 3rd St. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(813) 550-2022
wbccares@thecentre.org

 

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Kerry Szymanski

Dr. Kerry Szymanski

Director

Dr. Kerry Szymanski is Program Director for the WBC. Her impressive skill set includes working knowledge of entrepreneurship, marketing, strategy, management, leadership, social media marketing, and professional development.

Brad Stevenson

Brad Stevenson

CARES Project Manager

Brad Stevenson, CARES Project Manager, oversees all aspects of the supplemental grant. Brad was Finance Manager at the Centre for Women before taking on this new role.

Charisse Medina

Charisse Medina

Program Coordinator

Charisse Medina is the Program Coordinator at Women’s Business Centre in the Tampa office. She received a Degree in Business Administration with a major in Marketing from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico.

Aubrey Paffenroth

Aubrey Paffenroth

CARES Program Coordinator

Aubrey Paffenroth is the Program Coordinator for the WBC CARES Project. She holds an MBA from the University of South Florida’s MUMA College of Business as well as a certificate in nonprofit management.