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January 2024 Women’s Leadership Luncheon

The essence of leadership was on full display at our recent luncheon featuring an inspirational conversation with one of the world’s leading entrepreneurs Sheila Johnson engagingly moderated by Java Ingram, host of Great Day Live on 10 Tampa Bay.

We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to one of Tampa’s most influential leaders, Darcie Glazer Kassewitz and The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, for being our presenting sponsor. What a great way to kick off the year! Their support enabled us to create a memorable event with highlights including remarks by Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, Valley Bank’s Market President Angelie Spurlino and a heartfelt request for support from the Centre for Women’s Board President Ashley Nessler Webb.

Attendees were thrilled to receive a copy of Sheila’s new book, Walk Through Fire, courtesy of Valley Bank.

Members of our League of Extraordinary Women enjoyed the exclusive pre-party Meet & Greet with Sheila while the violin music of Michael Smith provided a beautiful backdrop.

So, with a grateful heart, thanks to all of you who sponsored, attended, and promoted the luncheon. You are leading by example, and together, we are making a real difference for women in our community.

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31st Annual Gourmet Feastival

Blues, BBQ, & Elvis presented by TECO was the theme for this year’s Gourmet Feastival. And, yes, Elvis was in the building.

The beautiful grande ballroom in Higgins Hall at 5225 N. Himes Avenue was transformed into a foodie heaven on September 21st as The Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women hosted its 31st Annual Gourmet Feastival.

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The first in a series of the Leadership Institute’s Leadership Lunches in 2023!

Our dynamic speaker, Dr. Merary Simeon, wowed the enthusiastic audience with actionable advice from her bestselling book, H.E.R.A.C.T.
Rep. Kathy Castor made a special appearance to announce a $1.2 Million federal grant to support The Centre for Women’s Counseling & Wellness Program.