Welcome Women Business Owners

WBO is recognized as the premier women's entrepreneurial organization in North Florida, increasing recognition of women business owners and their successes and encouraging ownership by women in business. Our Mission is to inspire women business owners to grow through networking, education, and support. 


Monthly Dinner Meeting
September 24, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Deercreek Country Club
7616 McLaurin Road North
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Dinner Options
Starter: Butternut Squash Bisque
Protein: Garlic Shrimp Risotto - Georgia White Shrimp, White Wine Risotto, Broccoli
Vegetarian: Vegetarian Stuffed Pepper, Cous Cous, Blistered Tomato Cream
Dessert: Chef's choice



Keynote Speaker Karen Brune Mathis, Daily Record, "Your News Isn't Fake"

Karen Brune Mathis has been the editor of the Daily Record since April 2017 and previously was managing editor since March 2010. She also contributes to WJCT 89.9's award-winning First Coast Connect program with monthly installments of the "First Coast Success" interviews with Northeast Florida business executives and entrepreneurs.

Before joining the Daily Record, Karen served as executive director of Dreams Come True, a Jacksonville-based nonprofit that fulfills the dreams of children battling life-threatening medical conditions, from 2007-2010.

From 1978 to 2007, Karen worked at The Florida Times-Union as a reporter, editor and columnist for the business and metro sections. She also was the producer, editor and anchor of a weekly business program for WJCT TV-7 from 1980-81.

Karen is a Missouri native and a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She is married with two adult sons.

Spotlight Speaker Heather Quick, Florida Women's Law Group

Heather Quick is the founder of the only law firm in the United States dedicated to serving only women.  Florida Women's Law Group, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida began from her vision and passion for changing the way women undergo divorce and has grown to cover the practice areas of estate planning, family law and appellate law.  By offering legal services specifically for women, Florida Women's Law Group works in a consistent and reliable way to advocate for women in the legal arena, where often women feel the effects of gender bias.  The firm educates women on their rights and the law so they can find the strength to endure the process and live life to the fullest.  Florida Women's Law Group has additional offices located in St. Augustine and Winter Park and plans to expand throughout Florida.

Heather was named by the Jacksonville Business Journal in 2017 as a Woman of Influence and an Ultimate Attorney in 2018.  In 2016 and 2017 Heather was awarded on the Florida Super Lawyers list and she has earned the title "Legal Elite" by Florida Trends magazine since 2016.   Actively engaged in the community, Heather is a member of the American Bar Association, Jacksonville Bar Association and the Jacksonville Beach Bar Association and served on the Florida Bar' Family Law Rules Committee from 2015 through 2017.  Heather has earned the highest rating of AV Preeminent® by Martindale.

Consistent with her mission to support and empower women, Heather has published three books and is currently working on her fourth publication.  Heather continues to work on issues that affect women and participate in programs like "Mentoring Mondays" designed to elevate women in the area of business and particularly as entrepreneurs and provide legal assistance to victims of domestic violence through the Hubbard House.