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YWCA Tampa Bay Announces 2015 “Gems of the Community”
Local Women to be Honored at Pearls of Wisdom Luncheon in October

St. Petersburg, FL – “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent,” may go down in history as one of the most empowering pearls of wisdom quoted from Eleanor Roosevelt. That brief statement made an impact on girls and young women of the time, and continues to today. YWCA Tampa Bay will recognize and celebrate that leadership, inspiration and encouragement during the organization’s Pearls of Wisdom luncheon event on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park. This inspiring event will also award Gems of the Community – women who have made a significant impact, crossed racial, economic or societal boundaries and empowered others in a variety of areas including business, philanthropy, community service and under 30. The honorees for 2015 are:

  • Beth Houghton, Executive Director, St. Petersburg Free Clinic
  • Angela Rouson, President, National Council of Negro Women
  • Senator Arthenia Joyner, Florida District 19
  • Kristina Alspaw, Visitor Experience Manager, St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce

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