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Women in Business – Sandy Hostetter

Wed, Mar 01 2017
Honoring Women Who Are Leading The Way in Central Florida Sandy Hostetter distinctly remembers following her father around the golf course when she was a young girl and mentioning how she was going to be a nurse. Then her father stopped, reached down and took her face in his hands and asked, “Why be a Continue Reading Read more
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Barbara Jenkins

Wed, Mar 01 2017
Honoring Women Who are Leading the Way in Central Florida Barbara Jenkins | Spirit of Collaboration Award Winner Barbara Jenkins earned her bachelor, masters and doctor of Education from the University of Central Florida. After working 13 years for Orange County Public Schools (OCPS), she was recruited to Charlotte, NC, where she served as assistant Continue Reading Read more
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Barbara Stankowski – Women in Business

Wed, Mar 01 2017
Honoring Women Who are Leading the Way in Central Florida BARBARA STANKOWSKI | SPIRIT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD WINNER Barbara Stankowski entered into service with the U.S. Navy at a very interesting time – a time when women were not allowed to advance to active duty roles if they had children at home. That eventually changed, but as Continue Reading Read more
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Kathy Panter – Women in Business

Wed, Mar 01 2017
Honoring Women Who Are Leading the Way in Central Florida Kathy Panter | Spirit of Mentorship Award Recipient “This is your time, there will never be a more opportunistic moment in history for you as a woman in the United States.” It was an incredibly visionary statement made by their father to Kathy Panter and Continue Reading Read more
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Angela Alban – Women in Business

Wed, Mar 01 2017
Honoring Women Who Are Leading the Way in Central Florida Angela Alban | Spirit of Innovation Angela Alban said once that although she is an entrepreneur “I am, at my very core, an engineer and, like all engineers, I like to solve problems. Currently, my passion lies in the desire to solve medical education and Continue Reading Read more
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Beth Smith – Women in Business

Wed, Mar 01 2017
Honoring Women who are Leading the Way in Central Florida Beth Smith | Athena Emerging Leader Beth Smith, corporate manager of communications at Orlando Health, has always had a passion for helping people, and working for non-profit organizations has helped satisfy that passion. Prior to her role in corporate contributions, she started in fundraising and Continue Reading Read more
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Gloria LeQuang – Bridg

Wed, Mar 01 2017
Women in Business Gloria LeQuang has spent her career developing ideas to advance the competitive advantage of the companies and organizations where she has worked. With nearly 20 years’ experience in international and domestic marketing and economic development – including project management and sector marketing initiatives for advanced technologies and digital media; foreign direct investment; Continue Reading Read more
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Raising The Bar

Wed, Mar 01 2017
Women in Business in Central Florida, Making an Impact.   According to the U.S. Department of Labor Women are expected to account for 51 percent of the increase in labor force growth for the period 2008  to 2018. Unemployment rates are lower for women than men. Women are making workforce gains in fields traditionally dominated Continue Reading Read more
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Joni Luce – CORT

Wed, Mar 01 2017
Women in Business   Joni Luce is a 25-year sales veteran with extensive experience in project coordination, budgeting, marketing and networking in the local community. Since joining CORT as a business development executive several years ago, Joni has assisted many new companies that have relocated to the area, from helping them with budgets and their Continue Reading Read more
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Claudia Menezes – Pegasus Transportation

Wed, Mar 01 2017
Women in Business    Claudia Menezes was introduced to the travel industry by her mother when she was a young girl. “At 15, I started working as a tour guide on the weekends, and also took some side jobs as an events concierge. My first full time job was for an airline and, after that, Continue Reading Read more
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