Prominent Clearwater CEOs and Entrepreneurs to Reveal Intensely Personal Stories at Capitol Theatre

Meet the Founders with Chamber LogoAn award-winning reporter at NBC News makes a radical change to financial planning as a result of her mother’s suicide. A utilities executive describes leaving her physically abusive husband for the last time after hiding his beatings – and the resulting hospitalizations — for two years. A single mother raises two daughters while taking over a construction company in a male-dominated field. The owner of a successful medspa in Belleair regrets not trusting her gut – and other people – more.

These are the stunningly intimate revelations that recognized community leaders will share this Wednesday, March 19th from 5 to 7 pm at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater.  Lakeside Occupational Medical Center CEO Brenda Jacobsen will moderate the event.
“Sharing lifechanging moments is so much more meaningful and lasting than exchanging business cards,” said Tina Tenret, founder and chairwoman of AchieveHERs and Vice President of ProVise Management Group.  “Being honest about what we did right – and wrong -helps other women advance to leadership without repeating history.”

AchieveHERs seeks to provide businesswomen with skills, insights, success stories and support. Following their stories, founders will answer questions from the audience.

The AchieveHERs who will be speaking Wednesday night include some of the region’s most recognized names:

  •     Ernestine Bean, President and CEO, Morton Plant Mease Foundation
  •     Kristi Cheatham, Manager, Clearwater Gas System
  •     Sheryl Conrad, Executive Vice President, HUB International Florida
  •     Doreen DiPolito, Owner, D-Mar Contracting
  •     Carol Hague, COO, Johnson, Pope, Boker, Ruppel and Burns
  •     Karla Jo Helms, CEO, JoTo PR
  •     Kathy Rabon, Chief Development Officer, Ruth Eckerd Hall
  •     Stephanie Schlageter, Owner and Founder, Radiance MedSpa
  •     Diane Stein, President, JoTo PR
  •     Suzy Sofer, owner of Cody’s Original Roadhouse
  •     Tina Tenret, Vice President, ProVise Management Group

The event is open to the public. Backstage tours of the newly recognized theater will follow.

For more information about the AchieveHERs, or to sign up for updates and upcoming event information, please visit or call Brooke Boccacino at 727-461-0011, ext. 226.

About AchieveHERs:
To meet the demand of businesswomen in the Clearwater region, AchieveHERs was established under the auspices of the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce to be a regional leader providing camaraderie, support, networking opportunities and valuable new insights to women in business.  AchieveHERs will provide impactful quarterly events that share insight, ideas, skills and success stories to ultimately help women overcome obstacles to their success.  AchieveHERs is open to both established women in business and those aspiring to lead.  For more information or to inquire about membership or attend events, visit their Facebook page at or their website at

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