The Power of Women: Lakshmi Shenoy

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Written By: Maren Auxier Lakshmi Shenoy is a recent transplant to the Tampa Bay area and is the CEO of Embarc Collective, formerly known as the Tampa Bay Innovation Hub. Embarc Collective strives to make Tampa Bay a prime destination for diverse startup talent. Before moving to Tampa, Lakshmi lived in Chicago and served as… Read More

The Power of Women: Kathleen Shanahan

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Written By: Maren Auxier It is an exciting time to live in the Tampa Bay region as the area continues to improve and offer new experiences for residents and visitors alike. Tampa’s ongoing growth and development also coincide with reinvigorated attention nationwide to women’s rights and empowerment. In this ever-changing landscape, both accomplished and aspiring… Read More

Developing the Potential of Women at ODI

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Written By: Jenny Schroeder One of the privileges afforded by membership in The Junior League is its Mission of “developing the potential of women.” The purpose of The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI) is to add value to its member Leagues in their fulfillment of The Junior League Mission. One way this is… Read More

A Pawsitive Passion for Storytelling

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Written By: Sarah Martisek In a world of Netflix and YouTube, it is not often that you meet a young person with a passion for teaching life lessons through storytelling. The 2018 The Junior League of Tampa’s Young Entrepreneurship Program (YEP) winner, Pawz Publishing, is anything but ordinary. Created by mother and daughter team, Rebekah… Read More

Community Advisory Board Gets to Work on DE&I

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Written by Isabel Dewey, President 2018-2019 The Junior League of Tampa’s Community Advisory Board (CAB) is comprised of business, philanthropic and community leaders who share a unified passion of making the Tampa Bay region stronger.  CAB serves the critical function of advising, directing and ensuring the trajectory that is in line with our mission. During… Read More

Welcome to the 1926 Blog

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From the moment that I assumed The Junior League of Tampa Presidency on July 1st, I have made a deliberate effort to continuously articulate the value of our organization to our members and the community at large.   We are trained volunteers who are developing ourselves, our organization and the communities we aim to serve.  What… Read More