Going 30 strong in Tallahassee: Meet the 25 Women, 5 Young Women for 2023
Let us introduce you. It's time to roll out the 2023 edition of the 25 Women You Need to Know and 5 Young Women to Watch.
Now in its 17th year, the program is the Tallahassee Democrat’s way of honoring women who lead from the front or from behind the scenes.
The 2023 Class: Who do you know? Meet the 2023 Class of 25 Women, 5 Young Women
Women through the years: About 400 Women You Need to Know: A complete history
With Women's History Month as a backdrop, you can meet the women whose names we list below in the pages of the Tallahassee Democrat and on tallahassee.com.
Click on the links below to read the stories we've already written. We've been featuring a profile a day since March 15 in the TLH Life section. We'll continue to publish them there and on tallahassee.com over the coming weeks.
25 Women to Know for 2023
Mandy Stark Bianchi, Executive Director of Ability1st, the Center for Independent Living of North Florida
Leslie Powell Boudreaux, Executive Director, Legal Services of North Florida
Vicki Bradley, News Director, WTXL-TV
Brittany Christie, Founder of Christie Sports and Philanthropy Strategy Group and Community Relations Director, Salvation Army
Carmen Conner, Principal at Pineview Elementary School
Carmelesa Crosby-Harley, Retired as HR manager at Leon County Schools
Pamala J. Doffek, Retired librarian and artist
Dana Dudley, Chief Operating Officer, Pittman Law Group
Jeanne' Freeman, Chief Executive Officer of Neighborhood Medical Center, Inc.
Audrey Goff, Vice President of Business Development for the Moore Agency
Wanda Hunter, Leon County’s Assistant County Administrator for Citizen Services
Anna-Kay Hutchinson, Community Partnership School Director, Children's Home Society of Florida
Priscilla Jean-Louis, Investigator/Auditor, Disability Rights Florida
Calla MacNamara, Education and Engagement Manager, Opening Nights
Holly McPhail, Chief Strategist & Creator, Windwood Communications & Consulting, Inc.
Maxine Montgomery, Florida State University English professor
Kara Payne, Communications Specialist for the Florida League of Cities
LaQuisha Persak, Corporate Recruiter & University Relations Specialist for Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A
Adriane Peters, Executive Director, The Achieve Academy
Cheryl M. Rollins, Co-owner of Mannheim Security Solutions, LLC
Ely Rosario, Vice President, Jackson Properties and Financial Services
Valencia L. Scott, Deputy Director of Public Relations, Leon County Property Appraiser’s Office
Barbara J. Walker, Founding Partner, The Walker Firm, PLLC
Cindy Jackson Waymon, Florida Commission on Offender review
Pia Woodley, Assistant Professor and Internship Coordinator, Florida A&M University
5 Young Women to Watch
Kaylin Jean-Louis, Florida State University School
Mila Mullin, Leon High School
Aida Richardson, Leon High School
Sruthi Sentil, Rickards High School
Symone Thompson, Leon High School
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