Women Leaders

Celebrate International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day. The theme this year is #PressforProgress. Before we look at pressing forward, let’s look back to the past and celebrate our progress.  To paraphrase Winston Churchill who once said: the further back into the past you look, the more you can see  the future. It’s been almost 100 years […]

#MeToo. Now What?

Guest post by Terin Barbas Cremer, Esq. On October 15, 2017, Actress Alyssa Milano’s “#MeToo” tweet brought the sexual harassment conversation into American homes and beyond. Women who had faced sexual harassment or assault were encouraged to tweet “#MeToo” to bring awareness to the magnitude of the problem. During the first 24 hours, #MeToo was tweeted […]

Goodbye, My Sweet Lady Caroline

How do you say goodbye to one of your best friends? I was caught off guard when Carol called me to say she was going to hospice. Three weeks earlier, she was given a clean bill of health. I had booked a visit to see her this month to celebrate her finishing chemo.  She explained […]

Being #2 is Great!

As the Founder of the Key Women’s Leadership Forum and a Tampa based executive coach, I was delighted to hear that Tampa was rated the No. 2 city for business women pursuing a successful career according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Citrix Systems developed the report and used criteria such as the number of women owned […]

Missing Out on “Bro-fessional” Relationships?

Being excluded bothers me. I admit it. I’m talking about the casual get-togethers and informal social events where my male professional peers share information, make introductions, and generally bond. Being excluded leaves me feeling like there’s still an “Old Boy’s Club” and they’ve hidden the key. It’s not that I want to be part of […]

Many Professional Women Wrestle with Expectation Anxiety

It takes tremendous courage to perform well, even when you are scared. For professional women, this can be especially difficult. Sergeant Lorain Prevaux served in the Iraq war under General Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. When the General retired, Lorain was one of two people invited to address him in an event held in Tampa’s Raymond James […]

Women are Stronger Together

Studies show that organizations with more senior ranking women have a competitive edge. Recent research also indicates that women in business who seek out peer support groups are more successful and happier than those who do not.  The presence of supportive peers that understand your pressures and challenges reduces your  stress. What’s the power of […]

Ask Gracefully, But Ask

I recently attended the Waves of Change Women’s event honoring former Tampa Mayor, Sandy Freedman and Sheila Johnson, co-founder of BET (sold to Viacom for $3 billion in 2002) and the first black female billionaire. Currently Johnson serves as Founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts which includes Innesbrook Resort as one of its properties. Johnson’s […]