You won’t want to miss our 2nd annual Pi Day to celebrate Albert Einstein, math, and 3.14 with an epic pie fight on the lawn of Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, set to the tune of Mozart classics! This event is free, but we ask that you register on our website. GlazerMuseum.org/piday... See MoreSee Less
Can’t wait to be inspired at the upcoming #WavesofChange Women’s Leadership Award luncheon! The Posse team will be there as a sponsor for this awesome event hosted by The Centre for Women. Hope to see you there!
SOLD OUT 2018 Waves of Change Women's Leadership Award Luncheon.
It’s a model rags-to-riches story. Her rise from struggling single mother of three to the nation’s most celebrated female inventor is truly what dreams are made of. Joy Mangano, self-made millionaire, entrepreneur, inventor of the Miracle Mop, and inspiration behind the acclaimed film Joy starring Jennifer Lawrence, will receive The Helen Gordon Davis Women’s Leadership Award at the third annual Waves of Change luncheon on March 21, 2018.
11:30 a.m. - 1 :30 p.m. Armature Works - 1910 N. Ola St., Tampa Special Meet & Greet after the Luncheon
The recipient of the WAVES AWARD pays tribute to a local woman who has turned the tide for women’s leadership in our Tampa Bay community. Our local recipient is Clemmie C. Perry, founder of Women of Color Golf (WOCG) and Girls On the Green Tee (GOTG-T), which are programs designed to increase & facilitate minority participation in the sport of golf for women and girls.
About Joy Mangano:
oy began inventing at an early age but in 1990, after growing frustrated with ordinary mops, Mangano developed her first big success-- the Miracle Mop. After selling the mop at trade shows and in local stores on Long Island, Joy eventually made it to QVC where she sold 1,000 units on consignment. Initially its sales were modest, but once QVC allowed Mangano to go on-air and sell it herself, 18,000 mops were sold in less than half an hour. By the year 2000, her company was selling $10 million worth of Miracle Mops per year and today Mangano holds more than 100 patents for her inventions. Now, Joy regularly appears on HSN and is considered to be HSN’s most successful purveyor and with good reason-- her hourly sales regularly top $1 million and she does more than $150 million in sales annually.
Joy has lead an incredible life and has proven herself as a fearless woman and business force, the incredulity of which was shared with the world in 2015. A biopic of Joy’s journey was developed starring Jennifer Lawrence as Joy Mangano-- a role which justifiably won Jennifer Lawrence the Oscar-- and as if that were not impressive enough, in November 2017 she released her book Inventing Joy: Dare to Build a Brave & Creative Life where she relives her incredible and inspiring journey to joy.
_________________________________________________ About Clemmie C. Perry
Ms. Perry started playing golf in 2013 and has turned her passion into a national movement to make a difference in the lives of women & girls In 2014, she started Women of Color Golf (WOCG), and Girls On the Green Tee (GOTG-T), which are programs designed to increase & facilitate minority participation in the sport of golf for women and girls. In three short years, they have introduced over 350 minority women & girls to the basic fundamentals of golf in the Tampa Bay area & Washington, D.C. Clemmie received national recognition by former President Barack Obama, as a U.S. White House Champion of Change.
WOCG has been featured in Forbes, Ebony, Black Enterprise, Golf for Her, Professional Golf Association (PGA) magazine, the African-American Golfer’s Digest and local Tampa Bay TV and radio broadcasts.
Ms. Perry is a member of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), Florida A&M University Alumni Association, National Football League (NFL) Cheerleader Alumni Association and Executive Women Golf Association (EWGA) She currently serves on the World Golf Foundation (WGF) Diversity Task Force and is a Board Member for the Florida Sports Hall of Fame (FSHOF).
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