Dear WCC Members, Future Members & Community Partners,
Welcome to 2019!
As your newly installed WCC President, I am honored to be leading one of South Florida’s most prominent women’s business organizations.
The WCC was founded by Ms. Thelma Gibson in 1984 and became the first women’s chamber in South Florida. Ms. Gibson, a registered nurse, began her career as a staff nurse at Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1947. For more than 50 years, she has been a trailblazer in education, mental and physical health, community and professional leadership, volunteerism and service to her church and family. We at the WCC are proud to be a part of what she has created and to continue to make a difference in women’s lives.
This is the WCC’s 35th year and I am thrilled to be continuing Ms. Gibson’s legacy. 2019 will continue to be filled with opportunities for you to expand your professional networks and build powerful relationships. Be sure to check our event calendar often as we are updating it with new events every month.
Every year the president comes in with so many great ideas and before you know it, the year is over. In order not to lose sight of what we are here for, take a look at some of the things I would like to focus on:
• Understanding women and their needs as individuals
• Assessing what is going on in the community
• Learning how the WCC can make a difference in the community
• Collaborating more with nonprofits and professional organizations
At the WCC we have the tools to help and empower individuals. If we want to grow to the next level, we have to work together to become a great support system for each other and help build relationships.
As your president, I will be here to help promote and support the WCC culture.
Thank you and I look forward to a wonderful year.
Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Miami-Dade County