Dear WCC Members, Future Members & Community Stakeholders,
Welcome to 2020! It’s been an honor to be part of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce for several years now, and I’m excited and humbled to be the President for 2020 of one of South Florida’s most prominent women’s business organization.
As many of you know, the WCC was founded by Ms. Thelma Gibson in 1984 as the first women’s chamber in South Florida. As a registered nurse, Ms. Gibson began her career as a staff nurse at Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1947. For more than 50 years, she has been a trailblazer and pioneer in education, mental and physical health, community and professional leadership, volunteerism and service to her church and family. We are proud to continue to be a part of what she has accomplished to make a real difference in women’s lives.
Now on its 36th year, the WCC continues to carry Ms. Gibson’s legacy. For 2020, we have many new opportunities planned for you to expand your professional networks and build powerful and long-lasting relationships.
There’s a saying that says the days are long, but the years are short. Every WCC president comes into her role with many ideas and initiatives, but in a blink, the year is over. Knowing this, we’ve kicked off this year with an aggressive start, building on many of the ideas of the immediate past president, including:
• Continue to understand the unique needs of women as professionals, individuals, and entrepreneurs
• Creating new tangible value-added benefits to WCC members
• Expanding our outreach to serve the entire county, where are members and future members are
• Increasing the WCC membership to ensure stable growth and a bright and prosperous future
I truly believe we have the tools and talent to help to empower individuals and their organizations. Growing our organization to the next level is vital to our success and I know working together we can become a great support system for each other and help to further build long-lasting relationships.
Thank you and I look forward to one of our most productive year. Let’s together… BE GREAT!
President With 2020 Vision
Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Miami-Dade County