From one pioneer to another
Dee Dee Myers, who served as White House press secretary for President Bill Clinton, was the featured speaker at the University of South Florida's Women in Leadership & Philanthropy symposium in Tampa on October 24. Dee Dee was the first woman to hold the job in the White House, and one of the youngest. She regularly appears on TV and consulted on NBC's The West Wing.
It was a very enlightening symposium filled with topics including challenges women face as they advance in the news industry and opportunities for women in philanthropy.
The news that next year's keynote speaker will be record-setting endurance swimmer Diana Nyad was met with great enthusiasm. Given that Nyad was fresh off her fund raising laps in Manhattan to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, her profile is a perfect fit for WLP at University of South Florida.