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2020 DBPR Celebrating Women in Business

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) hosted the 2020 Celebrating Women in Business event, featuring entrepreneurial and career insights from women who have formed and managed successful businesses in Florida. DBPR Secretary Halsey Beshears gave remarks on the impacts of exemplary women in business, followed by businesswomen, Carolyn Gosselin (Franchisee, Chicken Salad Chick), Yuh-Mei Hutt (President, Golden Lighting), and Kim Rivers (CEO, Trulieve Cannabis Corporation) who spoke on starting a business, entrepreneurship and successful leadership.

“At DBPR, we have the privilege to support and observe the incredible aspirations and achievements of women in business every day,” said DBPR Secretary Halsey Beshears.  “These women are putting their voice, their values, and their vision into the hard work it takes to build successful businesses, and their stories are an important part of this current chapter of women’s history.”

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Guest Speakers

Carolyn Gosselin


Chicken Salad Chick

Kim Rivers


Trulieve Cannabis Corporation

Yui-Meh Hutt


Golden Lighting

We hope to see you next year. Check back for event details for 2021!