October 18, 2012 | St. Petersburg, FL – The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce® announces their 14th annual Women’s Leadership Council signature event, the 2013 Iconic Women of St. Petersburg – Celebrating Women with Vision Awards, honoring women in Pinellas County who have made a significant impact in the community. This special luncheon, which will take place at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront on Thursday, May 2, 2013, honors women who have become leaders in a variety of areas. This awards event seeks to identify St. Petersburg area women who have gone above and beyond in the arenas of professional and community service, and who are true ambassadors and assets to the Pinellas County community.
Sponsored by the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce® and presenting sponsor Ceridian, the 2012 Iconic Women of St. Petersburg – Celebrating Women with Vision Awards event raised funding and awareness for the Chamber while contributing to the Chamber’s mission of developing leaders in the St. Petersburg business community.
The 2013 Iconic Women of St. Petersburg Awards will continue to build on the success of the 2012 Luncheon. This year’s goal is to raise more awareness of the nominees, finalists and award winners by highlighting their inspiring stories while providing a unique opportunity for women and men from throughout the Tampa Bay area to network with business and community leaders. Sponsorships and event tickets are expected to be sold out well in advance of the event.
“Last year’s event was a huge success – it WOW’ed a sold-out room of more than 500 guests, our sponsors were thrilled, and our nominees were spotlighted and celebrated,” says Laura Fage, Chair of the Chamber’s Women’s Leadership Council. “We want to build on that success with the 2013 event, and are planning to include many of the same features from last year – while adding new elements that will help us tell the stories of women who are making a real difference in our community.”
The 2013 event will again include a VIP “Lipstick Lounge” and a pre-event reception featuring a one-of-a-kind boutique. “ The space at the Hilton is perfect for all the fun gatherings like the Lipstick Lounge and the shopping that surround the luncheon and help make it such a unique event,” says Fage. “We’re also welcoming back a number of our sponsors from this past year, who reported that this event was one of their major highlights this year.”
The 2013 Iconic Women of St. Petersburg event will publicly seek nominations in a variety of award categories that are designed to recognize the important role of women in various areas of business and community outreach. The award process is inclusive of all Women in Pinellas County – regardless of Chamber membership or other affiliation. The nomination period will begin January 1, 2013, and more details will be provided later this year.
Sponsorships for the 2013 event are available at a variety of levels. For more information regarding sponsorships, please contact Adrianne Greenlees & Tina Dyakon at IconicWomen@St.Pete.org.
To learn more about the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce® and the Women’s Leadership Council, including news and event updates, visit www.stpete.com/womenscouncil. For information on the 2013 Iconic Women of St. Petersburg – Celebrating Women with Vision Awards, please contact Ivory Blackwood at 727-388-2914 or email IconicWomen@stpete.com.