Designing Women is pleased to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors. On Wednesday, September 24th, Board members voted unanimously to add Janice Zarro and Cheryl MacLauchlan to the Board, effective immediately.
Janice Zarro is the former executive director of The Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County. She is an attorney, the former president of the International Women’s Forum Florida Suncoast, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Doctors Hospital. Ms. Zarro was a successful consultant in Washington D.C. where she assisted organizations with strategic planning and membership recruitment.
Cheryl MacLauchlan is a sales and marketing guru who spent years as a buyer for a chain of women’s boutiques in the Midwest. She traveled to New York City’s Fashion Week for many years and supervised numerous fashion events at home. After moving to Florida, she became a buyer for Burdines. Cheryl is a member of The Asolo Rep Theatre Guild. She chaired the Asolo Gala in 2013 and currently serves as a co-producer with her husband, Alasdair.
“We are delighted to welcome both of these talented and dedicated women to our Board and are confident that they will play important roles in helping Designing Women continue on its path towards expansion and new opportunities,” said Ida Zito, President of the Board. “This is an exciting time to be a part of the Designing Women team.”
About Designing Women
Designing Women sets the standard for consigned, donated and new designer fashions, home furnishing accents, accessories and antiques. Their ever-growing Estates & Downsizing Sales division, under the direction of founder and CEO Jean Weidner, provides compassionate, full concierge service for handling all of one’s treasured estate belongings. Designing Women welcomes inquiries about this service from attorneys, estate planners and their clients. This not-for-profit’s mission is to grow funding for the programs, projects and endowments of Sarasota’s arts and human services organizations. Since its founding in 2002, Designing Women has given over $1.75 million in grants and merchandise to more than 75 recipients.
The business is located at 1226 North Tamiami Trail at 13th Street. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. For information on merchandise, volunteering or becoming a supporter, call 941-366-5293 or visit online at designingwomenboutique.org.