On the Scene: TBBW Awards 2023 (PHOTOS)

More than 500 guests, including finalists and sponsors, were in attendance for the 2023 Tampa Bay Business Women Awards, held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, in Tampa. Fifty women were honored for their work in business and the Tampa Bay community, with 17 being named winners in their categories. Rhea Law, president

March marks 60 years for FKQ Advertising + Marketing in Clearwater

With Women’s History Month being celebrated in March, FKQ Advertising + Marketing’s 60-year anniversary holds a special significance. FKQ Advertising + Marketing, a full-service, independently-owned agency, was founded in 1961 during the heyday of the “Mad Men” era of advertising. “We are so proud to mark 60 years in the advertising and marketing industry where,

Own Your Worth: Why women need to focus on planning their own financial future

By Mary Lauritano, CFA, Senior Vice President–Wealth Management at UBS Wealth Management USA; St. Petersburg In a recent UBS report of women and wealth, Own Your Worth, the study showed that eight in ten women will, one day, be alone and solely responsible for their financial well-being due to increased life expectancy and divorce. Moreover,

Women now have a majority in Pinellas County Board of Commissioners

When Kathleen Peters was sworn in on November 20, history was made in Pinellas County.    Thanks to Peter’s addition to the board, for the first time ever, four women hold the majority on the Pinellas County Board of Commissioners, 2018 Chairman Kenneth Welch said during the swearing in ceremony Tuesday.   Janet C. Long, Karen Williams Seel and Pat

Off the beaten path

Photos by Penny Rogo Michael Saunders is an iconic member of the Sarasota business community, you may know her by her colorful scarves. The woman with a man’s name built her waterfront luxury real estate business during a time when women needed a male signature to get a $5,000 loan. She’s a leader that doesn’t

Finding a seat at the table

How do women approach their short and long-term financial decisions? According to a recent report by the international financial services firm UBS, they don’t. The report, titled “Own Your Wealth,” was commissioned and published by UBS and was the catalyst for its first Florida Gulf Coast Women’s Leadership Retreat in Sarasota. It found that 56