Women Empowering Women

Entrepreneurial Women’s Leadership & Networking Panel


SAVE THE DATE!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2021

 

PAST YEARS SPEAKERS & HIGHLIGHTS

Women Empowering Women is a one-day event empowering women through conversations and panel discussions.

 Gretchen Bauer

Founder and CEO
BSWANKY 

“You’re trying to produce the most beautiful products possible, the most beautiful quality possible.  If you’re doing that, then you can’t worry about how many you’re going to sell, and ‘is it going to make enough profits to make the shareholders happy?’  You will have to just make something great, and know it will sell, and you will make a perfectly fine amount of money, as opposed to bazillions.”

– Dana Thomas

Karen Fordham

Chief Executive Officer
Venice Regional Bayfront Health

 “A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

MK Mueller

Author, Presenter
Director of Cultural Engagement, Venice Regional Bayfront Health

“I wanna see you be brave.” 

– Sara Bareilles 

Rae Dowling

Area Manager
Southwest Florida
Florida Power & Light Company
               

“To see beauty even in the common things of life,  to shed the light of love and friendship round me; to keep my life in tune with the world that I shall make no discords in the harmony of life;  to strike on the lyre of the universe only the notes of happiness, of joy, of peace;  to appreciate every little service rendered;  to see and appreciate all that is noble in another, be her badge what it may; and to let my lyre send forth the chords of love, unselfishness, sincerity.
This is to be my symphony.”

– Celia McClure 

Barbara Martinez

GMAN Home Watch, LLC
Co-Founder and Co-Owner

  “To succeed in life, you need three things; a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.”

– Reba McEntire

 

Dr. Stephanie Peabody

The Lakewood Ranch Brain Health Initiative

 

Sharon Roush

President of Sarasota Memorial Hospital – Venice

 “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!  Live the life you’ve imagined.” 

– Henry David Thoreau

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2018 HIGHLIGHTS