Category Archives for Community Outreach

Working With Dignity

I love talking with women in our local community who use their skills to positively impact lives through business. I met one of these women, Julie Colombino, at her office in downtown Orlando on the campus of First Presbyterian Church. She shared her path to founding Rebuild Globally, a local nonprofit that distributes shoes made […]

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My Life as a Writer

Photo by Jacki Mick It’s been a couple of months since Powers + Ristorcelli’s panel of judges chose me as the winner of the writing contest they hosted for Boone High School’s journalism students, and a lot has happened since then. Sarah and Anna caught up with me this week to find out how I’m doing. Here are my responses to their questions about […]

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Two Women Write Their Own Path

Anna’s note: this year, Sarah and I mentored Renee Burke’s journalism class at Boone High School through the Orange County Partners In Education (PIE) program. As part of our curriculum, we sponsored a contest for our students, asking them to develop, pitch, and write a feature story on…the two of us and our business. Our three judges–Hancel Deaton, […]

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WeVenture Advisory Council Meeting

Yesterday afternoon, Director Shea Glenny led the first monthly Advisory Council meeting for the Orlando Women’s Business Center (WeVenture). Anna and I, along with a small group of women from a range of industries and in different stages of life, shared our hopes, concerns and ideas with the ultimate goal of articulating the new conversation regarding women in […]

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Writing Contest for Boone High School Students

Once a month, Anna and I visit the journalism students at Boone High School to talk about writing as a career and share what we’ve learned about the publishing industry as well as content creation for business. As part of our involvement at Boone we launched a writing contest, which inspires the students to think […]

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A Girl (Scout) Can Dream

One of the organizations we’re passionate about is Girl Scouts. My two daughters, a Daisy and Brownie in Troop #1980 out of Lake Highland Preparatory School—enjoy the fellowship and service of the Girl Scouts, participating in cleaning storm drains and learning about the Scouts’ fearless founder Juliette Gordon Low by making a pilgrimage to Savannah. […]

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Partners in Education

This school year we’ve been making monthly visits to Boone High School to work with students who write, edit and publish the school newspaper, Hi-Lights. Led by all-star teacher Renee Burke, these students have created a publication that is widely circulated on campus as well as the surrounding community, plus has an online reach with […]

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