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Building Legacies

The Leadership Institutes Building Legacies events are half-day seminars geared at specific populations.  Presentations and discussions at each event will focus on related current trends ​and workforce topics for that particular demographic.  

Women's Leadership Summit 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
To coincide with Women's History Month, the TCC Leadership Institute and TCC Foundation are proud to co-host a half day event focused on women in leadership.

The program will feature local female entrepreneurs who will share their story, successes, and words of wisdom with other women in the community and allow them an opportunity to explore their own passion and entrepreneurial aspirations.

Goodwood Museum & Gardens
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration Information

Pre-registration is required.  Tickets are $30 and available here: Women's Leadership Tickets.  For registration questions or assistance, please call (850) 201-6064.

Schedule of Events

​Time ​Activity
​8:00 AM - 8:30 AM ​Check-In & Continental Breakfast
​8:30 AM - 8:45 AM ​Welcome
​8:45 AM - 9:30 AM ​Keynote Address
9:30 AM - 9:40 AM ​Break
​9:40 AM - 10:50 AM ​Panelist Presentations
​10:55 AM - 11:45 AM ​Moderated Panel Discussion & Group Activity
​11:45 AM - 12:00 PM ​Wrap-Up & Closing Remarks

Keynote Speaker

Kay Stephenson.jpgKAY STEPHENSON
Datamaxx Group, Inc.

Kay Stephenson has 35 years experience in information technology.  She is Co-Founder, President & CEO of Datamaxx Applied Technologies, Inc., providing leading-edge technology solutions to the law enforcement, criminal justice, and homeland security marketplace.  Datamaxx is proud to serve over 750,000 users in premiere accounts such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York City Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and a world-wide deployment to the U.S. Department of State.

Datamaxx has been recognized with a number of awards including the Florida Governor's Business Leadership Award, Governor's Business Ambassador Award, Women of Distinction Award in Technology, Entrepreneurial Excellence Award, Florida International Magazine Power Players of Florida, IACP Excellence in Technology, and from 2009 - 2015 as a Top 50 Women-Led Business in Florida.

Ms. Stephenson currently serves as Vice Chair of the Integrated Justice Information​ Sharing Institute (IJIS), and a member of the Board of Trustees of The Florida State University Research Foundation.

Panelist Participants

Coton Colors

Laura Johnson, an entrepreneurial artisan inspired by the celebrations of her own life, founded Coton Colors in 1995.  

Influenced by a childhood immersed in the colorful culture of Old Miami and engrained with the Southern charm of her current home in Tallahassee, Laura has created a leading lifestyle brand in the giftware, dining and decor industries to help celebrate all of life's moments with ease.

Kimble Family Medicine

Dr. Cynthia Kimble is a family physician with training and experience in the delivery of primary medical care focusing on the early detection and management of illness, prevention of disease and maintenance of health.  Her emphasis is on women's health, reproductive health education, family dynamics, interpersonal relations and counseling.  Finding a way to bond with and motivate each patient she comes in contact with is essential.  

She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Florida Academy of Family Physicians and William Gunn Medical Society.  She devotes time to teach students training in the field of medicine.

Dr. Kimble received her B.S. Degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology from The University of Alabama at Birmingham and M.D. from The University of South Alabama in Mobile.  She completed her internship and residence at Tallahassee Memorial's Family Medicine Residency Program.  She is currently on the medical staff at TMH and has served this community for over two decades.  

Shannon Moore.jpgSHANNON MOORE
F.U.E.L. Nutrition Consulting & Paisley Cafe

Shannon Moore was raised in Tallahassee, FL and is a graduate of Tallahassee Community College.  She attended The Florida State University where she received her B.S. Degree in Dietetics and Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition.  

Ms. Moore's career has extended from practicing clinical nutrition in a variety of settings as well as operations of dialysis facilities.  Currently she is the owner of a private practice, F.U.E.L. Nutrition Consulting.  F.U.E.L.'s philosophy is to provide services that are personalized to the lifestyle and unique nutritional challenges of each client.  

In addition to F.U.E.L. Nutrition, Ms. Moore is the owner and operator of Paisley Cafe and GMT Pubs in Tallahassee, FL.


Domi Education, Inc.

Christine Urban is passionate about inspiring entrepreneurs to think big about their business models, striving to help them find a scalable and compelling product/market fit.  She is an MBA qualified, award winning individual with a diverse skill base and an excellent work ethic.

After starting, operating, and selling a "Main Street USA" small business in Durango, Colorado, she became committed to supporting others with entrepreneurial pursuits.  She has spent the past three years building a regional network, learning about the investment landscape and the power of innovation economies based in scientific and information technology commercialization. 
Ms. Urban holds a certification as a Lean Launch Pad instructor from Venture Well, a partner with the National Science Foundation and the National Innovation Network.  She has helped countless businesses get off the ground by mentorship and connecting them to appropriate capital.  Currently she serves as Executive Director of Domi Station, Tallahassee's high tech incubator.

For additional information about Building Legacies events, please contact (850) 201-8760 or​.
Contact Information

For more information contact the Division of Workforce Development by phone (850) 201-8760 or e-mail

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