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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.

August Dinner Meeting
August 26, 2019
Networking begins at 5:30 p.m., Dinner 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 Mixed Greens Salad
Protein Rosemary Pork Loin, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Vegetarian Garden Ravioli with Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Dessert Lemon Meringue Tart or Apple Crisp

Cash Bar Available
The registration deadline is Wednesday, August 21, so register today!

Main Program Brandy Carvalho, Development & Sustainability Manager, White Oak Conservation

In her current position, Brandy oversees the development and sustainability initiatives at White Oak Conservation in Yulee. She focuses on developing diverse sources of revenue for White Oak’s conservation and education programs, along with the organization’s internal sustainability (green) planning.

Brandy holds a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis on Environmental Studies, and a Master of Natural Resources degree. She is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), serves as the President of the Nassau Education Foundation, and sits on the Board of Keep Nassau Beautiful and Baptist Medical Center Nassau. 

Brandy will share the current status of White Oak Conservation’s education and conservation initiatives, along with the progress that has been made during the last several years in growing our programs, including educational programs for local students and endangered species breeding programs like the Florida grasshopper sparrow.  She will also discuss how to visit White Oak to see our 30+ rare and endangered species. 

  Spotlight Speaker Janet Herrick, 

Onsite Environmental Consulting LLC

Since July 2004, Janet Herrick has led Onsite Environmental Consulting LLC to be a leading environmental firm specializing in wetlands, gopher tortoises, Phase I ESAs, and dune restoration. Janet holds dual Masters Degrees in English and Environmental Policy and is a registered Gopher Tortoise Agent certified by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Her field experience includes living shoreline design, gopher tortoise relocation, wetland delineation, bald eagle monitoring, Florida scrub jay surveys, and mitigation monitoring serving the energy, public, and private development sector. As an award-winning community leader and sought-out public speaker on the issues of environment, business, and leadership, Janet has been recognized as one of the Jacksonville Business Journal’s 2013 “Women of Influence,” is a 2012 Leadership Jacksonville alumn, and the JAXChamber’s 2011 Small Business Leader of the Year.


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