Reconnect and network at the Winter Park Professional Women's January luncheon at the Chamber. 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.
Speaker: Ali DeMaria, Executive Director of Winter Park Day Nursery Topic:Why Access to Early Childhood Education is Important for a Thriving Community
The cost for lunch is $25 for Chamber members or $35 for non-chamber members.
More about Ali DeMaria
Ali DeMaria grew up in Colorado where she attended the University of Colorado, Boulder, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She was hired by Winter Park Day Nursery in 2005 as a teacher assistant in the two–year old classroom and soon had earned her Florida Child Development Staff credential through coursework at Seminole State College. After taking on progressively more administrative duties at the day nursery, Ali was encouraged to further her education. She graduated from Rollins College’s Master’s of Arts Degree Program in Mental Health Counseling. She was promoted to director of education in 2010. At this time, she began working toward her Advanced Level Florida Child Care and Education Program Director credential, which she earned from the Florida Department of Children and Families. In late 2011, Ali accepted a promotion to the chief executive role of the Winter Park Day Nursery and continues to serve in this capacity. In 2013, she earned a certificate in nonprofit management from the Rollins College Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership Center. Ali is involved in many local organizations and is a proud graduate of Leadership Winter Park, Class XXII.