Hello VVWS Friends,
Girl on Fire has been our ongoing mantra since the Voice + Visibility Women’s Summit on February 4th! We are still rejoicing in the impact that was made: new relationships, business collaborations and the sense of connectedness and purpose our guests experienced.
“I’ve had emails from literally everyone at my table, you’ve opened up a whole new market for us via the connections we made at the Summit. Total home run.”
Betsy O’Reilly, CEO Quad Jobs
VVWS Corporate Sponsor
“So inspired by the women with purpose and influence at the Inaugural VVWS. What a momentous start to 2020, a new decade ahead, and a collective new story about bold, diverse, female leadership across all sectors..together.”
Rachel Wei West, Executive Advisor/Investor
VVWS Salon Speaker
BIG VVWS 2021 ANNOUNCEMENT:
THE 2ND ANNUAL VOICE + VISIBILITY WOMEN’S SUMMIT WILL BE 2.9.21
Please note the change and save the date for 2.9.21 at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota. We quickly learned that having our event during Super Bowl weekend in Tampa, FL was the wrong play for all stakeholders!
We are building another stellar VVWS program with nationally renowned leaders and rock star speakers.
Date: February 9, 2021
Location: Hyatt Regency, Sarasota FL
*Early bird discount sponsorship opportunities available to all VVWS 2020 sponsors through March 20th. Contact Ashley@shannonrohrerphillips.com
On 2.19 we were delighted to host an exclusive Voice + Visibility Salon featuring the talented musician and performing artist Inez Barlatier. This opportunity was made possible thanks to the sponsorship of The Ringling. Inez, a multifaceted artist, shared her story and some soulful music at our Burns Court Studio.
UPCOMING VVWS SERIES EVENTS
5.6.20 An Evening with Veterans + Entrepreneurs
Elevating two bold leaders from SW Florida: Valerie Lavin & Sarah Kitlowski
May 6, 2020 l 5:30-7:30pm l Hyatt Regency, Sarasota FL
Valerie Lavin: CEO, Luminary Global, Retired Army First Sergeant
Mrs. Valerie Lavin is CEO of Luminary Global. Valerie is a retired Army First Sergeant and combat veteran who served in varying capacities throughout her Army Career. She held high positions of leadership within the Army and National Security Agency. Valerie is known for her devotion to helping veterans and their families start their own businesses as a Leader with Bunker Labs Tampa, Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Programs and she is the co-founder of Action Zone. She lives in Tampa Bay, Florida.
Sarah Kitlowski: President, COO of Omeza, LLC
Sarah Kitlowski is President and Chief Operating Officer at Omeza, LLC. Sarah designs and manages execution of Omeza’s operations and go-to-market strategy, leveraging key partnerships and capital resources to bring the Omeza product line from prototype to launch. She earned her MBA from University of South Florida, earning the Paul Webecke Award and Beta Gamma Sigma honors. She received a BS in Philosophy from Towson University. Sarah was recently recognized as one of Tampa Bay Business Observer’s 40 Under 40 regional business leaders.
9.25.20 VVWS Pitch Competition
SRP, LLC is thrilled to present:
The VVWS Pitch Competition to Sarasota on 9.25.20.
Investing in Bold, Diverse Female Leadership. One Business At A Time!
Applications will open Spring 2020. Stay tuned for more pitch competition information!
Date: September 25, 2020
Location: Bayfront Community Center, Sarasota FL
Empower. Expand. Elevate
SRP, LLC is a unique social impact agency committed to:
Expanding Networks & Opportunities
Elevating the Voices of Diverse Women
VVWS 2020 Magazine Sponsor