|For Immediate Release
April 12, 2023
ICYMI: DBPR Hosts 11th Annual Celebrating Women in Business Event
Tallahassee, Fla. – On Tuesday, Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) Secretary Melanie S. Griffin hosted DBPR’s 11th Annual Celebrating Women in Business event in Tallahassee. Nearly 200 business professionals gathered to hear from a few of Florida’s dynamic female entrepreneurs for a panel discussion followed by roundtable discussions.
“Supporting women in business and highlighting female contributions to our state’s thriving economy is not only something the entire Department strives to do, but is also a mission that is near and dear to my heart,” said DBPR Secretary Melanie S. Griffin. “As a business owner myself, I know just how important women-led companies are in our great state. It was such a privilege and valuable learning experience to connect with each of these incredible, trailblazing women, and I look forward to seeing more women succeed professionally in Florida’s pro-business climate.”
DBPR Secretary Melanie S. Griffin moderated the panel as they shared their success stories and career insights. Representing the industries of retail, wholesale distribution, alcoholic beverages and engineering, the panelists included:
The panel discussion was followed by a series of roundtable discussions, where attendees had the opportunity to discuss leadership, mentorship and professional development directly with additional female business leaders. Representing the industries of accounting, real estate, construction, engineering, retail and public service, the mentors included:
This year’s program highlighted the contributions women have made to the State of Florida’s economy and celebrated their many accomplishments in a variety of professional fields. The 11th annual event also served as a professional development opportunity for talented professionals and licensees to collaborate and discuss important leadership topics.
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