Women Connecting Women

2018 Event Recap

The sold out, Inaugural Women Connecting Women event was a great success, in no small part due to our terrific sponsors, vendors, corporate tables and volunteers.

238 professionals came together to celebrate women connecting with other women and honor six Unsung Sheroes.

20 vendors providing services and networking opportunities to women presented information and further networking.

Our next year’s event will be October 24, 2019. Look for more information coming soon for opportunities to sponsor and participate.

View our Facebook Photo Gallery of the event.


2018 Shero Award Recipients

Professional Business Woman of the Year

Juliet Negrete-Anderson
COO, OnPay Solutions

The top finalists for Professional Business Woman of the Year were Kendal Fordham, Financial Planner at Raymond James, and Juliet Negrete-Anderson, COO, OnPay Solutions.

Woman Business Owner of the Year

Jean Watson
Owner, Sweet Repeats

The top finalists for Women Business Owner of the Year included Jean Watson, Owner of Sweet Repeats Consignment Shop, Dr. Julee Miller, owner of Health Pointe Jacksonville, and Wendy Norfleet, CEO of Norfleet Integrated Solutions.

Corporate Supporter of Women in Business

Rosa Beckett
Chief Administrative Officer, JAA

The top finalists for Corporate Supporter of Women in Business award were Rosa Beckett, Chief Administrative Officer for JAA, and Terri Leach, Division President, CSI Professional, and CSI Health.

Women’s Advocate of the Year

Dr. Chandra Adams
Owner, Full Circle Women’s Care

For Women’s Advocate of the Year, the nominees were Dr. Chandra Adams, Owner, Full Circle Women’s Care, and Shannon LoGuidice, operations and programs for PS27 Ventures.

Professional Minority Woman of the Year

Wanda Willis
Director of Development for Major Gifts, FSCJ

Professional Minority Woman nominees included Elexia Coleman-Moss, Executive Director of Empowerment Resources, Inc., and Wanda Willis, Director of Development for Major Gifts, FSCJ.

Legacy Award

Sheery H. Blue

A Legacy Award was awarded to Sherry H. Blue, entrepreneur, mentor and philanthropist, who passed away suddenly in September 2018. Sherry’s contributions to the community have been substantial, including her creation of a nonprofit, Foundation for Fortitude, which helps minority young women succeed at Edward Waters College.  With three businesses in Jacksonville and countless volunteer memberships, from The Links, Women Business Owners, the Women’s Giving Alliance, and Delta Sigma Theta, Sherry was much loved and respected in the greater Jacksonville and Florida area.

Accepting the awards for Sherry, was her husband Gregory Blue and Rodericka Webb-Wilkinson.

Women Connecting Women in the Press

2018 Sponsors

Media Sponsor for Women Connecting Women

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