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A LETTER FROM FOUNDER, JESSICA RIVELLI 
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2018 is here! We've been busy loading up the calendar with events and signing up new members. This is always a great time of year to join or renew because you receive a complimentary listing in our 2018 directory which prints in March. We've already had 40 new members join and more than 100 existing members renew this month. We also offer advertising in the directory. Contact us for pricing!

Coffee Connections continue to be our most popular monthly events. New this year, we've added morning meetings in Brandon, New Tampa, & Westchase. If you'd like to suggest a location, feel free to e-mail workingwomenoftampabay@gmail.com. 

This month, we celebrated the 2nd year anniversary of founding the Working Women Foundation. Since its inception, we've raised more than $10,000 for seed money for women start-ups and mentoring programs. Meet our new board chair and one of latest recipients later in this newsletter. If you'd like to apply for seed money, click here. If you'd like to apply for the mentoring program, click here .

February is right around the corner (tomorrow)! This is a great month to celebrate the women in your life who empower and inspire you. Take them to lunch, drinks, a pedicure or if you can't connect in person, pick up the phone or send a hand-written card. These are your soul sisters. Treat them extra special this month. 

Hope to see you soon! 

- Jessica

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2018 KICK-OFF LUNCH 

What a wonderful way to kick-off the new year! More than 260 women (a record-breaking attendance) gathered to celebrate 2018 at the Renaissance International Plaza. Keynote speaker Laura Johnson, founder of Coton Colors, shared her entrepreneurial journey from an artist to a multi-million dollar business owner. We raised more than $1500 for the Working Women Foundation, now chaired by Effie Santos ( see below). Vicki Anzalone with Where Love Grows received $500 in seed money thanks to generous donor, Michelle Turman of Catalyst Consulting.  Thanks to USAmeriBank's Women Entrepreneur Program for being our presenting sponsor. 

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2018 WW Foundation board chair: effie santos
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Effie Santos, Vice President, Commercial Banker for ServisFirst Bank has been named the 2018 Board Chair for the Working Women Foundation.  Effie has over 24 years of experience in the banking industry. She works to be a key partner and provide strategic solutions to her clients. Effie specializes with women-owned businesses and nonprofits. She  is passionate about giving back and making a positive impact in the community. 

The WW Foundation also welcomes Lori Rodriguez  with Frazier & Deeter and Lorin Oberweger , Founder of Free Expressions Literary Services to the Board. They join Mary Beth Kerly (Vice-Chair) and Deborah Neff (Secretary).
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welcome OUR NEWEST VISIONARY IN PINK!
Debra Palmer,  PHB Inventory Professionals



Becoming a V.I.P (Visionaries in Pink) will give you access to at least 10 exclusive events free of charge (Value - $300), Get on the list to be included on behind-the-scenes tours, private receptions with authors/local celebrities and spa nights and  more!   workingwomenoftampabay@gmail.com
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BOOK SIGNING with michelle!
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Working Women of Tampa Bay is hosting a private book signing with WWOTB member and ambassador, Michelle Turman. She is the author of the " Jumping the Queue: Achieving Great Things Before You're Ready";  an elegantly written book about overcoming adversity to seize new opportunities, achieve great things, and get what you want. You'll get to hear Michelle's inspiring story including her opportunity to explore the Titanic at the Lions Eye Institute, who also happens to be the host for this event. Light bites, desserts and a glass of champagne are included in the celebration. Hope you'll join us!  
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Register Now 
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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT:
CAMI GIBERTINI
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With deep ties to the Brandon community, you might have met Cami back when she joined USAmeriBank in 2008 to lead the bank's Brandon retail branch. Or through her active role(s) in the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Brandon, Leadership Tampa and Leadership Tampa Bay and ECHO (Emergency Care Health Organization) of Brandon. Perhaps your paths may have crossed in 2011 when she was the honorary mayor of Brandon. Whatever the case, this WWoTB VIP member is currently making waves in her role as the Director of Women Entrepreneurs, a women's program for female business professionals that USAmeriBank launched in 2016. Cami and her husband, Scott, live, work and play in Brandon where they raised their two children, Haley and Ryan, who are now both in college.  
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SAY HELLO TO OUR newEST MEMBERS!
Hannah Al-Raee, Century 21 Beggins
Casey Armstrong, The Colorful Case
Arlene Beauchamp, The Elan Group
Dawn Bowers-Ferrara, A New Dawning
Rosie Carden, The Elan Group
Anik Clemens, Anik Perspectives
Kathy Clemmons, Kathy's Florida Homes
Kassy Cooper, Cooper Coaching Services
Tiffany Creter, TriNet
Cinzia Cripe, Tasty Venues 
Nicole Dennison,  Holistic Health Consultant
Molly Dupont, duPont Registry Tampa Bay
Eve Essman, Meridian Research
Debora Felton, Tasty Venues
Alison Fraga, Boys & Girls Clubs Tampa Bay
Vivian Fung, Equity
Nancy Galloza, True Partners Consulting
Katelyn Grande, The Elan Group
Susan Hastings, Tasty Venues

Maggie Kennedy, Kennedy Realty Group
Kim Kenney, Contender Productions
Jennifer Links, Renaissance Hotels
Elaine McGinnis, Wetherington Hamilton Law
Rebekah Nault, PBX-Change 
Catherine Nicholson, ShimSpine
Jennifer Orendorf, Le-Vel
Amanda Palermo, The Elan Group
Lea Richmond, Mease Manor 
Sheila Marie Schultz, Hashtag Creative
Tiffani Sherman, TiffaniShermanLLC
Nicole Stott, NPS Discovery
Naomi Taylor-Kenney, Allstate Insurance
Mila Turtle, Turtle Moon
Kristin Votta, Allinium
Cynthia Whiting-Burton, Grow Financial
Lisa Wilson, Imagine Museum
Alison Winterroth, Alison Winterroth Photography



Becoming a member of Working Women of Tampa Bay is about more than simply attending events. It's about building relationships and discovering new ways to grow both personally and professionally. Learn more about membership at workingwomenoftampabay.com/join 
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WORKING WOMEN AROUND TOWN 

(Clockwise from top left) Lissette Campos and Liana Fox will be featured as Women of Distinction at the Girls Scouts Luncheon on March 8th. Speaking of Girl Scouts, almost a dozen members, including WWOTB Founder Jessica Rivelli were coaches and presenters at the second annual Camp CEO. This inspiring 2-day event connects high school students with successful business women, from a variety of fields, for mentoring and coaching purposes. Jessica  was  honored as Woman of the Year by the BPW Tampa Bay Foundation. She celebrated the award along with 20 members who attended the ceremony. Among those at the table was Sharon Fekete, who you may have seen on HSN's Healthy You with Brett Chukerman on January 23. If you missed it, here's a recap.  You know who also made a few guest appearances on HSN recently? Member Krayl Funch. Last, but not least... Have you heard about Tampa Bay StartUp Week 2018 <ahem! Keynote Speaker Gary V!>   Member Nancy Vaughn is heading up the Lifestyle Tracks on Fashion   & Style as well as Nutrition & Wellness . Sure to be an exciting week!
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MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS
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KARI'S KICKSTARTER
 
WWOTB member Kari Saddler's dream is to create a better world one leader at a time. Her free leadership app has been downloaded more than 1,000 times! But now she is launching something even bigger via Kickstarter. Kari's Revolutionary Coaching App for Daily Leadership Development will reinvent the way leaders are developed; using a mobile app to remove the time and money barrier to becoming a great leader. Check it out.
 
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nail the sale!
 
Join member Nancy Monsipapa February 1 at East Lake Woodlands Country Club for an energizing two-hour training and networking session specifically targeting entrepreneurs. This top to bottom workshop will help you nail your target, set achievable goals, recognize your strengths, navigate rejection and close more business. Only $44 for members of Working Women of Tampa Bay!
 
 
 
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BEAUTY BASH
 
PureLife Medi-Spa will host a Valentine's Beauty Bash on February 8 from 6-8 pm. The event will feature a live lip-filler demonstration, exclusive discounts on products and services, as well as food, entertainment, raffle prizes and surprises for all guests! Plus, the guest wearing the best Valentine-inspired outfit will win a complimentary lip filler treatment! RSVP by calling 727-595-3400. 
 
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FREE FLU SHOTS
 
Beginning Wednesday, January 31 through Friday, Feb 2, all six Tampa-area Centra Care locations will offer free flu shots. Residents can stop by any clinic from 8a-8p and receive a vaccine on the spot for the entire family. The flu shot not only helps prevent the flue but can also lessen the severity of flu symptoms and shorten its duration. Call 813-800-4FLU for more information.
 
 
 
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