Make a Good Impression with Dress for Success!

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by ZontaDoris When you go to an important meeting–one that might change your income or career options–with a potential employer, someone who can recommend you for a promotion, or other key decision maker, do you pay enough attention to how you look? If you haven’t considered how your appearance might affect your success in critical …

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Paying Homage to IWPR on Labor Day

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by ZontaDoris An excellent resource for getting acquainted with and educated on women’s economic issues is in Washington, DC. The Institute for Women’s Policy Research, a nonprofit established to do “comprehensive, women-focused, policy-oriented research” started almost 30 years ago in 1987.  Its founder, Heidi Hartmann, a brilliant economist, was concerned about  “gender-based economic injustice; an awareness …

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There ought to be a law…

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by ZontaDoris The headline “Law fails to keep pace with technology” grabbed my attention. Sue Carlton, a Tampa Bay Times columnist, wrote earlier this month about victims of domestic, dating, or repeat violence (each action is defined separately in Florida law) and stalking. Summary: She explained that a victim cannot seek protection when there are …

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Tony Dungy: Works to Stop Violence Against Women

by ZontaDoris Revision 1: This blog post dogged me last night.  I wasn’t content with it. It sought to praise Tony Dungy for his work to stop violence against girls and women … but I realized this morning that the story I wanted to tell started well before the NFL coaches lead their players to be good …

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Learn from FL Advocate for Human Trafficking Survivors

  Thirty years fighting the human trafficking scourge enabled Dottie Groover-Skipper, statewide coordinator of Anti-Human Trafficking for the Salvation Army of Florida, to speak passionately and knowledgeably to our Zonta Club in July. From Beaver Cleaver innocence to Passionate Change Agent Dottie told us how her Beaver Cleaver family world view was blown apart many …

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Domestic Violence in Pinellas County–Believe, Speak, Act

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The Zonta Club of Pinellas County is joining the roster of Pinellas County Domestic Violence Task Force (DVTF) advocates to fight for domestic violence victims in our county. The DVTF is chaired by Assistant State Attorney Dora Komninos, who is running to become a County Court Judge.  Dora came to our Club meeting in June.

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Our Allies in the State Attorney’s Office on Stopping Domestic Violence

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Do you wish to know more about how domestic violence cases are treated by the legal system in Pinellas County? We did. Fortunately, Jessica Koch, an attorney in our Club invited Dora Komninos, Supervisor for the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Division in the State Attorney’s Office for Pinellas and Pasco Counties to educate us at our …

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