Women Who Innovate

Panel Discussion

In celebration of International Women’s Day, join us March 8th for networking and a panel discussion featuring senior-level women in the Bradenton-Sarasota area. Hear how they navigate today’s challenging environment and what they see for the future in our region.


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Sharon Hillstrom

President & CEO

Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation


Erin Cigich

Chief Executive Officer



Debbie LaPinska

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

PGT Innovations


Lalania Hayes

Vice President of Operations



Wednesday, March 8th | 4:30 - 7:00pm


The event kicks off with networking where attendees have the chance to connect with local business owners, entrepreneurs, local leaders, and other like-minded individuals. This is an excellent opportunity to make new contacts, exchange ideas, and build relationships with professionals from a variety of industries.

Panel Discussion

The highlight of the event will be a thought-provoking panel discussion featuring four accomplished women, each of whom holds a key role in prominent local businesses. These influential leaders will share their experiences, insights, and thoughts about how they innovate, motivate, and plan to grow their businesses in the Bradenton-Sarasota region. 

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Wrap Up

The event concludes with a wrap up and networking which provides attendees with one final opportunity to connect with peers, build new relationships, and exchange ideas. This portion is the perfect chance to unwind, relax, and reflect on the event’s key takeaways.

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The event is free and open for all; registration is required.

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