Happy New Year!
"...As we embark on the New Year, I’m even more excited to realize the potential our group will have working with staff on the implementation of the organization’s strategic plan for growth and sustainability. Both Board members and the community-at-large have had the opportunity to share their thoughts regarding all aspects of the plan, and I believe we have identified the role that the members of the Women’s Leadership Council should have in the Chamber’s ongoing development efforts – reinforcing that members of our council are an influential force in our community. Plans are currently underway to integrate our "women of influence” into the highest priority initiatives of the Chamber while maintaining the integrity of key WLC events and programs as noted below.
While the Women’s Leadership Council will, as a whole, transition, there are still many ways you can play an important role with the Chamber. Please contact Ivory Blackwood, Programs Coordinator at email@example.com or Kathy Carlson in Membership Services at firstname.lastname@example.org who can share options. In the meantime, we look forward to your continued involvement and to see you at our upcoming events.
This event will tell the story of past winners of the Women with Vision Awards, honored during the Chamber’s annual Iconic Women of St. Petersburg event. In addition, professionals will benefit from presentations that as well as define these winners’ iconic qualities relating to leadership, creativity and resiliency.
2014 Iconic Women of St. Petersburg - Celebrating Women with Vision Awards Luncheon event"
Date: May 14, 2014
Time: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Hilton St. Petersburg - Carillon Park
2014 Iconic Women's Chair: Jo-An Thomas
The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce will host their 15th annual event honoring women in Pinellas County who have made a significant impact in the community. The Iconic Women of St. Petersburg – celebrating the Women with Vision Awards will continue our tradition of progress with a new vision: celebrating our women.
Thank you for allowing me to serve as your Chair for the last two years. I wish you an inspired and iconic New Year!"
2012-2013 Chair, Women's Leadership Council:
St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce
912 Central Avenue, Suite 3
St. Petersburg, Florida 33705
The Chamber hosts a number of programs designed to engage their membership on topics and issues that are important to the community. The Chamber's program committee members are focused on utilizing a platform of influence, innovation and opportunity and provides the tools to empower members to grow their business and build a better community. Activities of Women’s Leadership include the INSPIRE! Women’s Leadership Series events; Women’s LINK; the annual Defining Iconic: "What Makes A Leader Iconic” panel discussion event, and the Annual "Iconic Women of St. Petersburg” Celebrating Women with Vision Awards.
Produced by a volunteer committee, the annual signature event to benefit The Chamber and recognize community leaders is held each spring - the Iconic Women of St. Petersburg – Celebrating Women with Vision Awards - which draws hundreds of attendees during a gala luncheon with an inspirational awards program recognizing local businesswomen and women in community service. (Click here to see who won in 2013)
The INSPIRE! Women's Leadership Series, engages women to speak about various industry and women in leadership topics with a featured Chamber member host sponsor.
"Defining Iconic: What Makes A Leader Iconic?" annual workshop event to tell the story of past winners of the Women with Vision
Awards, honored during the Chamber’s annual Iconic Women of St.
Women's Link is a program hosted by Chamber Members, providing an opportunity for networking, shopping and refreshments.
With a series of on-going events and programs, Chamber Members have many opportunities to be a committee volunteer in an atmosphere focused on building relationships that contribute to personal fulfillment as well as business and community success.