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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
October 22, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Deercreek Country Club
7616 McLaurin Road North
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Dinner Options

Starter Corn Chowder
Protein Southwest Flank Steak Salad: Grilled Flank Steak, Spinach, Baby Kale, Corn, Black Beans, Roasted Red Peppers, Fried Tortillas, Chipotle Ranch
Veggie Butternut Squash Ravioli, Brown Butter, Broccoli
Dessert Chefs Choice

Cash Bar Available 


Keynote Speaker Penny Zuber, YMCA of Florida's First Coast

Penny Zuber is the Executive VP - Chief Operations and Financial Officer of the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast, one of the area’s largest not-for-profit organizations, serving five counties at multiple locations with over 1,700 employees. The YMCA is committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

In her dual role of CFO and COO, provides oversight for the organization’s annual budget of over $35 million and effective operation and delivery of YMCA programs and services, ensuring exceptional experience for and accessibility to all. She ensures the organization adheres to all applicable laws and regulations to protect the YMCA’s status as a charitable organization, and plays a key role in the long term sustainability of the Y through development of staff, board, funding and new branches.

Penny was recognized in 1999 as one of Jacksonville Business Journal’s “Forty under 40,” named a Women of Influence in Business in 2009, and graduated with Leadership Jacksonville’s “best” Class of 2012. Penny has completed eight marathons and while her knees have had too many birthdays, she still enjoys her occasional runs. Penny is most proud of her two grown daughters, Savannah and Sarah, and looking forward to married life with Carl Simcox.


Spotlight Speaker KC Padget, North Florida Financial Corporation

K.C. Padget is a Registered Representative with North Florida Financial Corporation. She began her financial service career with  in 2011 and was hired by North Florida Financial Corporation as Recruiting Director in 2014. She became the Disability Income Specialist in 2016 and now is on the The Markwalter Team helping clients secure protection and positive cash flow for their families and business.