DBPR Hosts 6th Annual Women’s History Month Event In Tallahassee

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3.20.2017 celebrating women in business

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) announced today that it will be hosting its 6th annual “Celebrating Women In Business” event on Friday, March 24th. The event will consist of a panel of top female business leaders from the Tallahassee area and offers networking opportunities for attendees as the panel shares their career advice and entrepreneurial experiences. 

DBPR Interim Secretary Matilde Miller said: “It’s exciting to welcome our annual ‘Celebrating Women in Business’ panel back to the Capital City. As a Tallahassee resident for many years, I’ve seen first-hand how the community and its businesses have grown, and this city’s businesswomen have been at the forefront of commerce and development in Florida. This event will be a valuable experience for any entrepreneur looking to advance their career or grow their business in the Sunshine State.” 

This year’s featured panelists are:

Marva Johnson
VP, Charter Communications

Gloria Pugh
CEO, AMWAT Moving, Warehouse and Storage

Alia Faraj-Johnson
Senior VP, Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Cristina Paredes
Deputy Director, Office of Economic Vitality

Lauren Boes
Senior Transportation Engineer, Atkins

Christy Daly
Secretary, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice

Hettie Spooner
Owner, Hill Spooner & Elliot Real Estate

Audra Pittman
Executive Director, COCA

Katie Wright
Owner, Dream State Salon

Ana Melendez
CEO, A+E Wholesale of North Florida

The event is free to attend and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged to ensure event space is properly prepared. Event details are below: 

6th Annual “Celebrating Women in Business” Panel Discussion
Friday, March 24, 2017, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Florida State Conference Center
555 West Pensacola Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306
RSVP: maegen.wynn@myfloridalicense.com

Each year, DBPR’s “Celebrating Women in Business” panel discussion is hosted in a different part of the state. Since the annual panel discussion began in 2012, the event has taken place in Tampa, Gainesville, Orlando and Jacksonville to celebrate strong female business leaders in each area.


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