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.
September Dinner Meeting
September 28, 2020
Dinner Registration De
adline is 9/23/2020
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Networking Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Dinner and Program
Bonefish Grill - Mandarin
10950 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223
September Dinner Menu
Starter House Salad
Protein Chicken Bel Air - Goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts and lemon basil butter
Vegetarian Bowl 
Dessert Flourless Macadamia Nut Brownie




How to Include a More Diverse Workforce of Women Leaders

Moderator Dr. Tammy Hodo

Dr. Tammy L. Hodo established All Things Diverse LLC, an educational consulting company working with organizations to optimize employee productivity through recognizing the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Tammy has provided training to local and national organizations all under the umbrella of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She has written course content on Implicit Biases and Microaggressions for a national educational vendor that is being used at hundreds of colleges and universities. She is a TEDx Jacksonville speaker where she discussed "The Social Implications of Race." Tammy L. Hodo earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Urban Studies, with a minor in Sociology in which she specializations in Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity. 


 Commander Denise Boggs-Wilkerson, DO

Commander Denise Boggs-Wilkerson, DO, is a Family Medicine Physician and current Officer-in-Charge of Naval Branch Health Clinic/Navy Medicine Readiness Training Unit Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL.

A native of North Carolina via New York and Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology Pre-Med with a minor in Chemistry in 2001 from Xavier University of Louisiana. She commissioned, via direct accession, as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy upon completion of her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in June 2006.

She successfully screened for a Chief Medical Officer Milestone billet, FY-19, and is currently serving as the Officer-in-Charge, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit, Jacksonville.


Allana Forté

Allana Forté, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and Legal Counsel at Jacksonville University.

Ms. Forté's work portfolio includes criminal defense (for the underserved) and civil litigation. She has worked for Fortune 500 Merrill Lynch Global and Citibank, where she worked on the Litigation Support Team.

Ms. Forté's passions include social justice, inclusion and equity work and community mentorship. In her spare time, she teaches Higher Education Law and Policy at Colorado State University and enjoys yoga, poetry, podcast and having game night with her family.


Nadia Jones

Nadia Jones, CEO of The Network Niche Influencer Agency, is a lawyer turned award-winning blogger and is a marketing and communications expert. Nadia has over 8 years of experience connecting bloggers and online influencers to brands. She's been named an "innovator" and "game-changer" by her peers for leading the way in how brands connect to diverse and multicultural bloggers.

Nadia's cross-cultural background allows her to easily connect with bloggers from many different backgrounds.

Nadia has spoken on social media and blogging at BlogHer, LATISM, Hispanicize, and Blogging While Brown, and presented for small businesses and large brands to develop their social media and content marketing strategies. She's been featured in Forbes, Southern Living Magazine, Miami Herald, was named one of the top People of Color Impacting the Social Web and more.



Keynote Speaker Jeannie Fredrick, Author

After working in sales marketing for over 20 years, Jeannie Fredrick is now the author of two books, best seller Do You Know Me? Poems About the Sea and Abruptly Alone.

Fredrick worked a host of interesting jobs including hotel sales and marketing for a Disney property; membership and marketing director for a country club; and real estate. In 2005, Fredrick finally focused on a freelance writing career, writing for the Daytona News Journal, the Palatka Daily News, the Courier Journal, Welcome Magazine, GRIT Magazine and Florida Retirement Lifestyles.

Her work caught the eye of the owner of the Courier Journal, a weekly newspaper in Crescent City, and she was asked to run the paper, which she did for three years. Fredrick also owned the JFredrick Group, a digital marketing firm for five years.

It took Fredrick nearly five years to write and publish Abruptly Alone, a memoir, and two years to complete her children's book, Do You Know Me? Poems About the Sea, which she wrote with four friends.

Fredrick has been a member of WBO for 10 years and has served as Membership Chair, Secretary, Vice President and President for two terms.

Fredrick has lived in Jacksonville since February 2010, and sees herself here for a long, long time!

If you cannot attend in person due to COVID-19, we have added our new Zoom virtual meeting attendance! We even have a special gift opportunity for those of you who attend in this way so you don't get left out of the door prize drawing.
Register For the Dinner Meeting Now!
Deadline For Registration is September 23, 2020