Vinoy gala honors women business leaders

The annual event recognizes women who have made a difference in local industry.

ST. PETERSBURG - If you’re looking for a Tampa Bay business leader on Friday night, chances are they will be in a ballroom at the Vinoy Hotel in St. Petersburg. That’s because the Tampa Bay Business Journal will be naming their 2016 Businesswoman of the Year on September 23rd. If you want to see and be seen—this gala is the place to be.

“It’s a huge event for us and a huge event for Tampa Bay,” says publisher Bridgette Bello. “Fantastic networking place. Probably anyone you want to meet is going to be there.”

Bello says the Tampa Bay area is rich with women business leaders and that a night honoring them is still needed. “If you look at the lack of representation of women on corporate boards and the lack of women CEO’s across the nation—yes, there’s still a need for us to do this,” she said.

10News Anchor Allison Kropff is helping host the event. There are still seats available for the awards dinner.


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