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.

Social media and my inbox were pinging with positive feedback. Here is just a sample of the comments we received from the capacity crowd:

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.


Our Luncheon Series Supports Our Women’s Leadership Programs