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.

October Dinner Meeting and Business Showcase
October 28, 2019
Showcase begins at 4:30 p.m. and continues through the Networking hour at 5:30 p.m.,
nner and Program begin at 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.


Adam W. Herbert University Center at UNF
12000 Alumni Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224

Dinner Menu
Starter Classic Caesar salad with romaine, parmesan, croutons, and Caesar dressing
Protein Chicken Marsala - sautéed chicken breast, marsala wine reduction, mushrooms and herbs, with roasted asparagus, and brown rice pilaf
Bean Cassoulet - great northern beans, carrots, celery, onions, rosemary, thyme, garlic, and parmesan croutons roasted asparagus, and brown rice pilaf
Dessert Blueberry crunch or chocolate layer cake

Cash Bar Available

The registration deadline is Wednesday, October 23, so register today!

Main Program Jim Alabiso, JumpingFish

Please join us for a unique October Dinner Meeting experience as Jim Alabiso brings to life the joy and fulfillment of creative collaboration and how to leverage it in your business and personal life with living examples. Jim challenges whether an idea is truly yours and explores why understanding the origin of an idea is essential to successful collaboration. 
An open water swimmer at the core, water is in Jim's heart and in his art.  Jim Alabiso is a writer, producer, engineer, and thalassophile. From his "Water Works" column at Arbus Magazine and host of the television show "Tonight! with Jim Alabiso", Jim brings his unique brand to the arts and culture community. 
Jim is also the director of JumpingFish, an advocacy organization with a mission to activate the St. Johns River with a sustainable economy of athletics and recreation. Learn more about Jim's amazing accomplishments and upcoming events at his website, jimalabiso.com.
When an idea thinks it has found somebody - say, you - who might be able to bring it into the world, the idea will pay you a visit." - Elizabeth Gilbert 

Spotlight Speaker Barbara Tolliver-Haskins, Founder of Executive Coaching Solutions
“Never Allow Anyone to Steal The Joy of Your Dreams”

With over 25 years of corporate leadership experience Ms. Tolliver-Haskins founded Executive Coaching Solutions in her hometown of Jacksonville, Florida in 2004.   

Ms. Tolliver-Haskins works with individuals, corporations, educational institutions, non-profits and small business owners, providing in-person and virtual coaching services. Areas of focus include conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, team engagement, leadership development, strategic thinking and workshop design and facilitation.

Notable community affiliations and leadership recognition awards in her local community include:

  • Facilitator, Jacksonville Women’s Business Center

  • Facilitator, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce

  • 2017 Board of Directors, Women Business Owners of North Florida

  • 2018-2019 Distinguished Member Award, Women Business Owners of North Florida

University of North Florida - Bachelor of Business Administration Degree 
Nova University - MBA