Archive for the ‘People’ Category

What It Takes to Thrive in Male-Dominated Professions

Ninety-four years after women’s suffrage in the United States, intelligent and well-educated females still battle stereotypes, discrimination and, sometimes, their own fears, when working in male-dominated professions.

And there are still many of those! From the famously boys-club cultures of Silicon Valley to construction and the automotive industry, guys remain the standard in many industries – that also tend to pay better than female-dominated fields.

“Sure, women face challe…

National Diaper Bank Network Advisor

Jean Ann Lynch, Founder and Board President of Baby Basics of Collier County (www.BabyBasicsCollier.org), was named to the Advisory Council of the National Diaper Bank Network.

The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that every baby in the United States can be clean, dry and healthy.  Its mission is to raise awareness of the diaper gap in America and to build the capacity of community-based diaper banks to serve families th…

Hong Kong-based fashion blogger Vicki Victoire

Vicki Victoire, known by her pseudonym Gwen Vikkey Miao, a fashion blogger of Chinese origin first started her blog “La Mode by GV Miao – an Oriental Perspective” in January, 2010. In the following month, she set up a complementary fan page on Facebook “Fashion Blog: La Mode by GV Miao – an Oriental Perspective.” Miao has lived a kind of nomadic lifestyle between Hong Kong and Perth, Perth and Europe and so on since she was a child. Her multicultural background has exposed her to…

Singer ALUS

Alus may be eighteen, but she definitely doesn’t look nor sound the part. At a glimpse, Alus is a passionate, sophisticated, and talented young woman with a big voice and the ability to play and write her own music.

From a suburban town in New Jersey, Alus grew up with a strong connection to music. It was evident that Alus was a star from a young age, as she would entertain her family with radio hits by singing and choreographing routines.

Alus’ musical bloodline runs deep. Her gra…

Joyce Giraud – Young, Beautiful & Fabulous

If you have yet to meet the newest cast member of the BRAVO TV Network franchise, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”, Season 4, which premiered November, 2013, then you haven’t met Joyce Giraud. This lovely, accomplished actress, producer, director, and philanthropist, is a beauty queen, wife and mother.

 

Most young girls dream of being swept off their feet, whisked away to adventures unknown, or daydream about living a glamorous lifestyle derived from Hans Christian Anderson …

Life, Love & Music

An undeniably-stunning woman and an explosively entertaining vocalists, who has been dubbed Indie-pop’s “It Girl,” Darnaa, originally from Sacramento, California. Darnaa now resides in “The Big Apple” and is currently touring in Florida.

Having the chance to sit down with Darnaa, between her tour to speak about her inspirations and new release.

 

What was the first tune you ever learned?

Everyone always learns the Happy Birthday song first…lol

 

When did you dec…

Pace Center To Honor Three More Local Women

PACE Center for Girls of Lee County has selected three more women to be honored at the Sixth Annual Grande Dames Tea honoring some of our community’s most revered women.

This year’s honorees are:

● Barbara Norris Brown of Fort Myers– This 82-year-old doesn’t know the meaning of “retire.” As the full-time Development Coordinator of Hope Healthcare Services, she works with donors to the non-profit organization to help them accomplish their goals, just as she has done for th…

Designing from the Ground Up

When we first profiled Sarasota-based interior designer Richard C. Carpenter, A.S.I.D. in July, 2011, he had only recently relocated to SWFL from New York City. Now, nearly three years later, Carpenter has established himself as a busy, award-winning interior designer and a highly visible contributor to the Sarasota Arts and Design community.

Last Spring, Carpenter opened “RCC Design + Studio” on one of the hottest downtown streets in Sarasota, at 1280 N. Palm Ave, directly across from …

Dr. Verwest Joins Physicians’ Primary Care of SWF

Dr. Michael S. Verwest has joined the family practice of Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida in the Lehigh Acres office at 3507 Lee Blvd. He is accepting new patients.

Dr. Verwest has been a physician for more than 25 years, working first at the Cape Coral family practice office of Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida before joining the Veterans Administration in Port Charlotte for the past five years.

He is board-certified in Family Practice.

He is a graduate…

PHYSICIANS’ PRIMARY CARE GETS NEW DOCTOR

Dr. Mardelle DeLight has joined Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida. She is a family practice physician at the Cape Coral office at 1304 S.E. 8th Terrace. She is accepting new patients.

Dr. DeLight received her M.D. degree from the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine in Netherland Antillies and served her residency at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and the University of Nebraska. She also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from University o…