I’m honored to have been selected to photograph the first annual Women’s Conference of Florida. Approximately a thousand women converged in downtown Tampa at the Marriott Waterside to attend and participate in presentations by some incredibly successful women in business, finance, and the arts.

228WCOF16-2831

The Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Waterside.

The event kicked off Thursday evening at the famed Tampa Theater, built in 1926, with author Cheryl Strayed, who was portrayed by Reese Witherspoon in the autobiographical movie “Wild.”

096WCOF16-2787

The Tampa Theater, built in 1926.

078WCOF16-3530

Cheryl Strayed, author of several books including “Wild,” a depiction of her hike up the Pacific Coast Trail.

382WCOF16-3895

Anna Maria Chavez began her career journey in the same Movement she now leads, Girl Scouts. A lifetime member of Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and an award winning community leader, she developed the leadership skills that propelled her to CEO of GSUSA.

 

546WCOF16-4122

Randi Zuckerberg, the former director of market development and spokesperson for Facebook, is the founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media and editor-in-chief of Dot Complicated.

451WCOF16-2959

Jean Chatzky, the financial editor for NBC’s Today Show, is an award-winning personal finance journalist, and the host of Money Matters with Jean Chatzky on RLTV.

137WCOF16-3605

Arlene DiBenigno, President and CEO of WCOFFL presided over the conference.

I asked someone why they hired a man to photograph the conference.
They responded “We didn’t hire a man, we hired a photographer.”
And for that, I thank, and commend you.

It was an incredible two days of inspirational stories and thought provoking talks. It was about achieving goals that at one time seemed impossible for most women. I assure you, NOTHING is impossible for those that attended this conference.

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s