GRAVITAS Summer 2017

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In our special Summer issue, we met with the dynamic Dr. Kanika Tomalin, Deputy Mayor of St. Petersburg, who has turned her gift for listening to others’ stories into a means of helping them achieve their dreams. Community “Angel,” Lorna Taylor, is lauded in this issue for her efforts at making a difference that include working with the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence Foundation, Preserve Vision Florida and on the Moffitt Medical Group (MMG) Board of Directors. We also had the pleasure of spending an afternoon at gorgeous Selby Gardens with President and CEO Jennifer Rominiecki, who has made her way to the cultural coast via the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Opera and most recently, the New York Botanical Garden. She is revolutionizing the garden and fine art experience with an exciting new exhibit running through July 31, “Marc Chagall, Flowers, and the French Riviera: The Color of Dreams” that explores Chagall’s intense connection to nature in his art.



Also in this issue, we report on the Renaissance of the Suncoast and the exciting rebirth of city centers along with a flood of investment and resolve to turn the Greater Tampa Bay region into a principal entrepreneurial and technology hub of the east coast.

On a GLOBAL level, we examine the mission and agenda of UN Women, a relatively new branch of the United Nations with a laser focus on empowering women all over the world in order to secure a better future for us all. We talk with Rory Kennedy, the youngest daughter of Senator Bobby Kennedy, about how she uses a career in documentary film as a platform for causes that are near and dear to her heart. We also highlight a businesswoman and entrepreneur by the name of Reese Witherspoon, who demonstrates a side of her talents beyond the charming actor we all know and love.

Delve into the GRAVITAS Girl’s Guide to Summer to discover some out-of-the-way excursions and exciting ideas for whiling away your sunny days. Other cool travel features include a journey to Africa, as well as a look at planning a “health holiday” at exotic destinations around the globe in our Medical Tourism piece.

We also pay tribute to the late, great Mary Tyler Moore. Her turn as Mary Richards in the 70s entertained us and made us laugh; she became a dear friend and encouraged working women everywhere that they can, indeed, “make it” on their own.

Additionally, we have some very exciting initiatives to introduce in this special issue, including our New Girls Club Audio Magazine and Podcast Channel, launching early Fall; and a book and documentary, Quest for Sisterhood, by Jules Lewis Gibson. Cheers to you and to a fabulous summer from the ladies of GRAVITAS!


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