What: Join the Ekhos, a forward thinking organization of professional women between the ages of 25 and 40 who are passionate about supporting and connecting women in Tampa Bay, for the final Conversations & Cocktails event of 2013. The topic of discussion will be “Women in Key Decision Making Roles.”
Things are changing in the workforce. The latest job numbers show that men are at the lowest labor force participation rate since 1948. Women make up about half the workforce and the majority of college degrees – yet when it comes to leadership roles, merely 20 of the Fortune 500 companies have a female CEO at the helm; this record number was reached just last year.
Join Ekhos for a discussion on this topic with three of Tampa’s women in leadership positions. What are the cultural and economic impacts that occur when women assume key decision making roles in business? What are the very real consequences of a shift where women make important professional decisions? When does it become a smart business decision to place women at the helm? What will it take to ensure that things change?
*Heather Kenyon, Tampa Bay Technology Forum
*Dr. Carmella Sebastian, Sr. Medical Director of Client Clinical Solutions and Wellness, Florida Blue
*Natalie Thomas, Partner, Holland & Knight
When: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
6:00 – 6:30 p.m. networking
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. panel and small group discussions
Where: The Wine Studio
4106 Henderson Blvd.
Parking is available on property
Cost: $12 for advanced payment
$20 at the door, payable by cash or check at the entrance
Registration includes one glass of wine and light hors d’oeuvres
Media Laura Fontanills
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 813-215-1271
About Conversations and Cocktails
Conversations & Cocktails is a series of networking, social, and fun events for young professional women. These gatherings aim to enhance social connections and overall professional development through information sharing and mentoring.
Conversations and Cocktails is hosted by the Ekhos group. The Ekhos are professional female leaders from companies and organizations throughout Tampa Bay who want to grow in their careers and in their bonds to one another. Our gatherings focus on topics that are pertinent to young professional women – everything from careers to personal development.