The Junior League of Tampa Enables Progress Through Advocacy

President Isabel Dewey, Hannah Parker, Lee Lowry, Maggie McCleland, Melanie Brown, and Mary Ellen Collins at the Junior Leagues of Florida State Public Affairs Committee (SPAC) Leading Ladies Luncheon. On January 10th, The Junior League of Tampa joined 21 Junior Leagues from across Florida at the inaugural Junior Leagues of Florida State Public Affairs Committee […]

Sustainer Spotlight: Penny Parks

Written by: Stephanie Haas “Promoting women to corporate boards, elected government positions, roles in traditionally male dominated industries and advancing the cause of women has been a life-long passion of mine.” Sustainer Penny Parks has this advice for women, “Don’t ask for permission, just do it. Be tenacious and don’t let anyone steal your dream.” […]

The Power of Women: Nancy Tower

Written By: Maren Auxier Nancy Tower is President and CEO of Tampa Electric Co. (TECO) and recently relocated to the Tampa Bay area with her family. She previously served as Chief Corporate Development Officer for Emera, where she focused on mergers and acquisitions and the advancement of strategic growth projects in the areas of electric […]

The Power of Women: Lakshmi Shenoy

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 […]

The Power of Women: Kathleen Shanahan

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 […]

Developing the Potential of Women at ODI

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 […]

A Pawsitive Passion for Storytelling

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 […]

Community Advisory Board Gets to Work on DE&I

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 […]

Welcome to the 1926 Blog

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 […]