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WGCU Public Media is proud to announce the 2014 MAKERS: Women Who Make Southwest Florida. Receiving more than 200 nominations, WGCU along with its community partners The Southwest Florida Community Foundation and the Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida and a team of community leaders, reviewed each of the nominations and selected 14 women to be honored as 2014 MAKERS.
The 2014 MAKERS will be honored on Monday, March 31 at a reception and premiere screening of 2014 MAKERS: Women Who Make Southwest Florida. The event is open to the public, but reservations are required. Click here for more information and to make reservations.
The 2014 MAKERS are:
Rita Bertler, President, Dollars for Mammograms
Sharon Bruckman, Owner/CEO, Natural Awakenings Publishing Corporation
Myra Daniels, Founder, The Philharmonic Center for the Arts
The Honorable Laura Safer Espinoza, Exec. Director, Fair Food Standards Council
Eve Haverfield, Founder, Turtle Time, Inc.
Martha Hill, Mailbag Editor, The News-Press
Theresa Ink, Founder, P.A.W.S. Lee County
Kimberly Leach Johnson, Firm Chair, Quarles & Brady, LLP
Nancy Lascheid, Co-Founder, Neighborhood Health Clinic
Darla Letourneau, Founding Steering Group Member, BikeWalkLee
Pam Oakes, Owner, Pam’s Motor City Tire & Auto Center
Julie Shematz, Founder, Beauty from Ashes TM, Ministries
Michele Valencourt, Executive Director, Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda
Gail Williams, Chief Diversity Officer, Hodges University
Inspired by the PBS national project MAKERS.com, WGCU’s 2014 MAKERS: Women Who Make Southwest Florida includes both video and radio portraits. The video portraits will be featured in television programs that will air on WGCU HDTV on Monday, March 31 @ 10 pm, Thursday, April 10 @ 8 pm and Thursday, April 17 @ 8 pm.
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