Extraordinary Women

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Sharmila Seth

Born in Bangalore, India, Sharmila Seth describes her childhood as very happy. “I was very fortunate to have amazing godparents to help take care of my two younger siblings and... Read More

Tina Cancio

When asked to describe herself, Tina Cancio, founder of the LGLLeukemiaFoundation.org and a chronic large granular lymphocytic (LGL) leukemia and evolving aplastic anemia (bone marrow failure disease) patient at Moffitt... Read More

Nekeshia Hammond

Growing up in Orlando, Nekeshia Hammond’s mother encouraged a love of reading and good academic habits. This focus on her studies, along with support from family, is part of why... Read More

Candace Carswell

Originally from Detroit, Candace Carswell has lived in the Tampa Bay area for 26 years. The single mother of two teenagers, Caleb, 15, and Alexandria, 13, has more than 26... Read More

Christina Anton Garcia

Make time every day to laugh and smile. That is Christina Anton Garcia’s motto, and she describes herself as “extremely passionate and energetic, loves life and lives it to the... Read More

Extraordinary Woman – Stacy Hahn

A South Tampa resident, Stacy Hahn has a full life that includes her family (husband Jeff and their three boys, twins Ethan and Jackson, 8, and Aidan, 5, and two... Read More

Extraordinary Woman – Sara Blakely

Described by Oprah Winfrey as one of her favorite products of 2000, Spanx has become synonymous with women’s fashion. Designed by Clearwater Beach native Sara Blakely, this mogul turned mom... Read More

Extraordinary Woman – Kerriann Greenhalgh

An organic chemist, wife, and mother of one son and four rescue dogs, Kerriann Greenhalgh grew up in Tampa. She was one of the first students at Tampa Palms Elementary... Read More

Extraordinary Woman Pamela Janecki

Originally from El Paso, Texas, Pamela Janecki has lived in Tampa for 16 years. A few years ago the technical theater teacher was introduced to the term “teaching artist.” Today,... Read More

Extraordinary Woman – Linda Unfried

Linda Unfried was born and raised in Ybor City and learned very early on that family was the most important thing to her parents. The youngest of four children, she... Read More

Extraordinary Woman Dawna Stone

Dawna Stone is a health, fitness and wellness expert and founder of Women’s Running magazine and the Women’s Half Marathon series. An avid runner and Ironman triathlete, the St. Petersburg... Read More

Extraordinary Woman – Kelley Parris

Kelley Parris, executive director of the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, has spent much of her adult life working to prevent child abuse and neglect and domestic violence, helping individuals... Read More

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