Extraordinary Women

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February 29, 2016

Extraordinary Woman: Molly Demeulenaere

Molly Demeulenaere grew up on a horse farm in South Florida, where she spent most of her childhood. Her parents, Pam and Greg Demeulenaere, weren’...

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January 29, 2016

Extraordinary Woman: Trimeka Benjamin

Trimeka Benjamin started as a marketing executive in healthcare, but her first client was more glamorous: NASCAR. “I originally wanted to get into mass communication ...

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December 29, 2015

Extraordinary Woman: Jessica Muroff

It was a perfect choice for the Girl Scout of West Central Florida to make when time came to pick a new leader: one of ...

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December 1, 2015

Extraordinary Woman: Maria Gselle

Maria Gsell didn’t start off in county administration; her first job with Hillsborough County School District was as secretary at Plant High School. That’...

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November 29, 2015

Extraordinary Woman: Heather Barrow

High Risk Hope Founder Heather Barrow was just 24 weeks into pregnancy with her second child when her water broke and she went into labor. Doctors ...

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November 1, 2015

Karen Mertes

Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Karen Mertes knows what it’s like to have your life suddenly altered. On Feb. 7, 2007, her life’s path was ...

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October 29, 2015

Extraordinary Woman: Stacy Carlson

Focus on your assets, not your deficits. Don’t freak out. A smile and “hello” can go a long way in making a bad day ...

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Parentingwith Angela Sept. 2015 EW Jennifer Cook

September 1, 2015

Extraordinary Woman: Dr. Jennifer Cook

Dr. Jennifer Cook has been an achiever from the beginning. A valedictorian in high school in her 400-person class in Great Falls, Virginia, Cook went ...

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August 1, 2015

Dr. Kanika Tomalin

Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin serves the city of St. Petersburg, working in partnership with Mayor Rick Kriseman to strategically advance the city toward its ...

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Parenting with Angela 2015 August Extraordinary Woman Diane McKee

Extraordinary Woman: Diane McKee

When she was growing up in Ohio, an ice cream truck came by every afternoon in Diane McKee’s neighborhood, and her grandmother told her ...

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July 1, 2015

Extraordinary Woman: Sandra Murman

Sandra Murman is a former Florida legislator and current commissioner who has put in hours of work in area non-profits, but many grateful Tampa Bay ...

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May 1, 2015

Extraordinary Woman: Dr. Erin Cockrell

Dr. Cockrell is a pediatric hematologist and oncologist and director of the Hemophilia Treatment Center at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. A seemingly quiet, ...

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