TAMPA, FL (Sept. 8, 2016) – More than 300 Tampa Bay women will attend this week’s fourth annual Working Women State Conference, Sept. 8-9, 2016, at The Straz Center of Performing Arts.at 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa.
Check in will be held Thursday night at the Straz Center with a networking reception held at Ferguson Hall from 6-9 p.m. The main conference will be Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Ferguson Hall.
“We’ve identified the fear of change as a dominant reason why women limit themselves from achieving more,” said conference organizer and CEO and Founder of Working Women of Tampa Bay, Jessica Rivelli.
“Our speakers will help attendees break down this self-imposed glass ceiling and together, find strength, courage and confidence to do the things they thought they could not do.”
Keynote speakers include:
· Brandi Kamenar, celebrity brand strategist, 8:30 – 9 a.m.
· Deborah Ellinger, and CEO of Ideal Image, 12:15 – 1:30
· Alexis Carra, TV actress, 1:30 – 2 p.m.
The conference theme, “As Individuals we are Strong, Together we are Unstoppable,” will come to life with morning speakers who share their personal stories of overcoming tragedies to go on to accept, change and recreate their lives. The afternoon will focus on four panel sessions including Leaning In Together, Creating a Tribe, Being the Architect of Change, and The Power of Gratitude.
“Working Women (of Tampa Bay) brings so many women together to share their strengths and support each other and build each other up,” said Melissa Dohme, one of the 28 speakers at the event. “It’s important to know that whenever you’re going through anything that you’re not alone and there are others that you can lean on in your time of need.” Dohme will share her personal story Friday morning.
About Working Women of Tampa Bay
We are a diverse blend of like-minded professionals who inspire one another and form solid connections against the backdrop of contemporary and traditional networking opportunities. As the fastest growing network of women in the Bay area, Working Women of Tampa Bay (WWOTB) recently celebrated its seven year anniversary and is 700+ members and 25,000 social media fans strong. Our goal is to help educate, motivate and inspire female professionals and women business owners.