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LIFE + HOME | INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

MEET SIX GO-GETTER WOMEN OF TAMPA BAY By Jessica Rivelli, Working Women of Tampa Bay

March is a celebration of trailblazing women whose names will forever be inked in the history books. It’s also the month we observe International Women’s Day (March 8), a global day honoring the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Tampa Bay Parenting and Working Women of Tampa have teamed up to salute six extraordinary working moms who successfully navigate both work and home. Although none of these master

multi-taskers say they have perfect lives and all of them admit to having dropped the ball more than once, their commitment to their careers, businesses, families and communities is inspiring. Their biggest piece of advice to fellow moms: Surround yourself with like-minded women who understand you, empower you and have your back. This supportive network is the key to keeping your sanity intact and remembering what matters most in life.

Stacie Schaible Stacie Schaible is an Emmy-nominated anchor of “News Channel Eight Today at 11 a.m.,” “First at 4” and News Channel 8 at 6 p.m. She just celebrated 18 years at WFLA TV. As a Board Member of the American Heart Association Tampa Bay, she’s helped raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Heart Walk over the last 15 years. It is

Jessica Muroff Jessica Muroff is the CEO for Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, which serves nearly 20,000 girls in eight counties. Prior to joining GSWCF in 2015, Muroff began her nonprofit career at Frameworks of Tampa Bay, Inc. where she served as CEO. She is currently a board chair for the Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay. She is the proud

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a cause close to her because of her family history of heart disease and stroke. Her son and daughter keep her very busy. Her 12-year-old daughter, Kaia, plays competitive travel softball and her 16-year-old son, Cade, is just starting his college search. Schaible credits family dinners with no cell phones for helping her stay connected to Kaia and Cade despite her demanding work schedule. Her advice for busy moms is, “Try to avoid feeling guilty and just do the best you can. Sometimes work has to take priority and sometimes kids do. And hopefully you have a boss that understands that.

mother of two Girl Scout daughters, 9-year-old Alex and 12-year-old Danica. She says watching them grow up to become incredible young women is her biggest joy in life. Muroff also runs a parenting blog called The Be Present Project. She explains, “It isn’t necessarily about balance; it is about being present in the moment. Only then can you truly focus on what matters most and enjoy the fulfillment of your relationships with your family and purpose in your work. This doesn’t happen by accident; it takes building the right habits and being committed to boundaries you’ve set for yourself.”