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WGCU Public Media presents a multi-platform project honoring exceptional women residing in Southwest Florida who are leaving a legacy: MAKERS: Women Who Make Southwest Florida. Scroll down to find a brief profile, video and audio portrait for each of the 21 MAKERS selected in 2013 from more than 200 nominations.
WGCU received more than 120 nominations for the 2014 round of MAKERS: Women Who Make Southwest Florida from Aug. 15 to Oct. 25. Congratulations to the 14 MAKERS selected!
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, Executive 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
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
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