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2017 Community Partners

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Influencing social change is an essential part of the Women’s Conference of Florida, so we’re pleased to have partnered with Dress for Success Tampa Bay in 2017 to promote the “Purses. Pearls. Purpose.” campaign – an effort where Women’s Conference of Florida attendees were encouraged to donate their lightly used or new purses and pearls at a designated Dress for Success Tampa Bay booth during the conference. The donated items were distributed to women in need of professional attire through the Dress for Success Tampa Bay program.

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Inspired by the braveness and resiliency of breast cancer survivors, the Women’s Conference of Florida partnered with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Tampa in 2017. 

Through this partnership, the organizations worked together to recognize and celebrate breast cancer survivors and raise awareness of the disease in an effort to help save lives. During the conference, speaker Samantha Harris shared her inspiring story of her battle with Stage II invasive breast cancer. During her speech, Samantha encouraged attendees to write notes of encouragement to breast cancer warriors and survivors.  These notes were affixed to a white picket fence and transported to Making Strides’ Tampa walk, held the following day, to serve as inspiration to participants throughout the event. 

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The Women’s Conference of Florida was thrilled to partner  with On Fridays We Lunch – The Podcast!

Founded by Rayla Bailey, the podcast helps connect, empower, and inspire women across the Tampa Bay community (and beyond!) by giving them a voice. With the success of her women’s-only monthly luncheons, On Fridays We Lunch, Rayla Bailey spread her positive-filled messages with new audiences – including the 2017 Women’s Conference of Florida! 

The On Fridays We Lunch – The Podcast booth at the 2017conference was located in the hallway directly outside of the main conference ballroom. Throughout the conference, Rayla discussed important women's issues with conference speakers, including Jan Babiak and Jean Chatzy. She even got some insights from attendees, too!