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F E B RUA RY 21 - F E B RUA RY 27, 2014 | T H R E E D O LL A R S

FLOR IDA’S NE WSPAPER FOR T HE C - SUI T E

Panel | Women have come a long way at work. So why are we still talking about it? PG.14 P A S C O • H I L L S B O R O U G H • P I N E L L A S • M A N AT E E • S A R A S O TA • C H A R L O T T E • L E E • C O L L I E R

WOMEN

DEMOLISH BARRIERS

inside DATA

Disparity Despair

We celebrate business owners no matter their sex, but disparity still exists between men and women in business. PAGE 7

ADVANCEMENT

Accounting for Change

When Gail Markham was told she shouldn’t want to make decisions, she made a big one. She left her job to start her own firm — and took 100 clients with her. PAGE 9

Mary Forristall built a successful niche in a traditionally male-led industry. What got her there is simple: Be better than everyone. PAGE 8

HOSPITALITY

Suck it Up

As one of three women hotel general managers in Tampa, Pam Avery doesn’t complain. She excels. PAGE 10

DISCUSSION

Shattering Stereotypes

To hear what women in business think of the topic, we asked them. Their answers, and advice, might surprise you. PAGE 14

FAMILY

Finding Balance

Mary Brandt quit her corporate gig with 200 employees to raise her family. Her new venture makes room for that. PAGE 18

WISDOM

Voice of Experience

From hiring flight attendants for TWA to running a luxury travel agency, Wilma Boyd has seen times change. And she has always stayed ahead. PAGE 27

TOP DEALS M&I Bank Plaza in Tampa sells for $30.36 million. 22 William Warren Group buys Lock Tite Self Storage for $7.5 million. 23

Mary Forristall | President, Forristall Enterprises

Hazelden buys residential portion of its Naples facility for $5.8 million. 24

MARK WEMPLE

19 How Venus and Mars communicate in the workplace. 116578

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