The Women in Business Program will include a panel discussion with three prominent women leading local businesses. Topics will include entrepreneurship, career management and advancement, challenges within the workplace, and other relevant subjects relating to women in today’s workforce.
The Women in Business Featured Guest Speakers:
- Susanne S. Wise, RN, MBA – Take Care Private Duty Home Health Care, Owner & Executive Administrator
- Margaret Callihan – SunTrust Bank SWFL, President and CEO
- Lorna McWatt – Boys & Girls Club of Manatee County, CFO
There will be an opportunity for an audience question and answer concluding the panel. This event is open to the public. Please RSVP to Scott Parizo:
Schedule of Events:
- Networking 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
- Program 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Gold Coast Eagle Distributing: 7051 Wireless Court, Sarasota, FL 34204. Located East of I-75 off University
Items from several local businesses will be raffled.
- Massage Envy
- Fleet Feet Shoe Store
- Jason’s Deli
- Elegant Flowers
- Nuovo Salon
- Michael’s on East
- Polo Grill & Bar
- SRQ Yoga
About Susanne S. Wise, RN, MBA
Susanne S. Wise, RN, MBA, is known throughout the community and highly respected for her caring and generous nature toward clients and employees. As a nurse, with her keen business acumen, she witnessed first-hand the need for a private duty home health care agency that would uphold higher standards and set precedence for our local community
Susanne is a charter member of the National Private Duty Association, a member of the Home Healthcare Nurses Association, a member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, and a member of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. In 2009, the Tampa Bay Business Journal selected Susanne as a finalist in the Health Care Heroes Award program for her exemplary performance in the medical field, going above and beyond the call of duty.
Background, Education, & Inspiration
Susanne’s practice as a Registered Nurse began in Michigan. She attended Western Michigan University and worked at Bronson Methodist Hospital. In 1982, she relocated to Sarasota with her family. Ten years later, she obtained a Master of Business Administration through Nova Southeastern University. After having worked in the home health care field for thirteen years in various positions, she opened Take Care in 1995.
Her nursing career was inspired in part by her own mother, Ruth Smith Eppelheimer who was also a Registered Nurse. Susanne’s father, a farmer in a small community in Michigan, instilled the excitement of business and gave her the vision for entrepreneur skills, stamina, and passion at an early age. Just as her family inspired her, she continues to inspire members of our community as a leader in nursing, an entrepreneur, bringing jobs to our local community while providing the local older adult population with the compassion and quality of care they deserve. Her dedicated Take Care team works with her to ensure the efficacy and standards of home health care and geriatric care management are upheld to the highest degree, because everyone deserves the best in care.
Susanne has been selected as a member of the newly formed University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee College of Business Advisory Board. Eighteen local area business leaders, who make up the Advisory Board, advise faculty about the skills business students in the 21st century need to enter a highly competitive workforce. The Advisory Board’s recommendations help the College of Business to develop new curriculum that is the most beneficial for students and local employers.
In May 2010, Susanne joined forces with USF Sarasota-Manatee to encourage and introduce the health care and caregiving career path and opportunity to more than 200 middle school-aged girls. This was part of the annual S.T.E.M Summit to encourage women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.
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