17 women who slayed in 2017 in politics, business, education & community

Top Row: Rene Flowers, Martina Sykes
Bottom Row: Dr. Tonjua Williams, Terri Lipsey Scott


By Gypsy C. Gallardo

Just in time to cozy-in for the holiday and New Year break, the Power Broker magazine is releasing a 100-page full-color commemorative edition, featuring “17 women who slayed in 2017.”

The line-up includes women at the height of professional success, women breaking new ground in entrepreneurship, and young women on track to shatter glass ceilings.

In addition to high-profilers such as Dr. Tonjua Williams, president of St. Petersburg College (who will grace the cover of this edition), expect to be delighted by the stories of rising stars like Siobhan Monique, business sensations such as Marcina Dowdell-Williams and community trailblazers including Nikita Hill.

Dozens of female leaders will be featured in special sections devoted to groups such as…

• Women who “won” at the ballot box in St. Petersburg’s historic 2017 election

• Women’s associations making their mark

• Women leading sororities, and their priorities for impact

• Women breaking ground in previously male-dominated sectors

17 Women 2017, featuredThe Power Broker will host one of its trademark photo shoot receptions to gather unique images for the gender-specific tome. The company expects to host 50 women for the occasion, welcoming them with live music, food and beverages.

“I’ve always loved our photo shoots, fun, classy, eloquent…just an overall great time,” said Deborah Figgs-Sanders, who is curating the shoot. “And this one won’t lack that same elegance because of the special women spotlighted in this issue.”

Figgs-Sanders is CEO of Personal Agenda. She currently consults to the Power Broker Media Group and previously served as the business manager of the Power Broker magazine.

Nikki Gaskin-Capehart, director of Urban Affairs for the City of St. Petersburg noted: “We’re using this platform to promote next year’s Women & Girls conference, especially some of our young ladies who are leading on multiple fronts.”

Gaskin-Capehart is also founder of the Sisters Circle professional support network that sprang to life last year.

The magazine will release on approximately Dec. 14. Sponsorships will be confirmed in the weeks ahead.

For more information or with inquiries, please reach Deborah Figgs-Sanders at reachout@powerbrokermagazine.com or at 727-420-2819.

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