WPPW gives women the opportunity to not only cultivate relationships with peers, but also hear from inspiring speakers. Topics include personal branding, business solutions, relevant community issues, sales techniques, and many more. The monthly meetings are held on the first Monday of every month (with few exceptions) over lunch.
Keynote Speaker: Barbara Poma
Barbara Poma, owner of Pulse Nightclub graduated in 1990 from the University of Central Florida. Ms. Poma worked as an educator in the Orange County Public School system for three years.
In 1995 she married entrepreneur Rosario Poma and together built and operated several businesses, most significantly Pulse Nightclub which was established in 2004 as a tribute to her brother John who passed away from HIV/AIDs. On Sunday, June 12, 2016 Pulse Nightclub became the scene of one of the nation’s worst mass shooting in modern American history. As club owner, Ms. Poma, like the rest of the world, was rocked into a new and unimaginable reality that carried immeasurable loss and hardship. Since the loss of her business, she has shifted her focus on preserving the memory of those who lost their lives, survivors and their loved ones.
She now serves as CEO of onePULSE Foundation, Inc. which has been established to oversee a community initiative to create a national memorial & museum to honor those who perished, the survivors and all the affected.
The cost for lunch is $25 for Chambers members or $50 for non-chamber members