Join us for a round table discussion for Tips for Success and Dress for Success. We encourage our guests to anonymously offer a challenging topic and contribute to supporting conversations on aspects of everyday business. In addition, we would encourage donations to our charitable activity, the wonderful Dress for Success!
The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
About Our Speakers
Dr. Patricia Baxter
Dr. Baxter & Associates, LLC/Smarter Emotions
Pat Baxter uses her 25+ years of corporate/entrepreneurial knowledge and know-how to lead high-impact culture change while retaining valuable talent. She works with leaders at all levels who want to use emotions intelligently to build stronger, SMARTER work relationships and more fully engage their teams, partners and clients.
An award-winning talent leader and international speaker, Pat is committed to developing and encouraging women in the workplace. Through actionable training, focused coaching and deeply powerful workshops, she leads women to discover and use their hard-won wisdom and knowledge by linking people, learning and leadership. Her industry experience includes financial services, customer service, pharmaceutical, healthcare, technology and retail.
As an executive coach, Pat has worked with leaders in American Express, Comcast, Toyota, Quintiles Pharmaceuticals, Deutsche Bank, and the Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE).
Pat holds a doctorate in Organizational Leadership; her BS and MS are from the City University of New York. She is certified in several well-known assessments and is a recipient of the Society of Emotional Intelligence Ambassador award. She is the author of ‘Cool Change: Turning Emotions into Leadership Strengths’ (2015) and ‘101 Ways to Build and Grow an Awesome Team Using Emotional Intelligence” (2019).
A native New Yorker, Pat is fully bilingual (Spanish) and currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida.
Mary Ann Karlsson
More Cowbell Marketing International, Inc.
Mary Ann Karlsson is President of More Cowbell Marketing International, Inc. and through her company, has represented W by Worth in Tampa since 2015, adding Worth New York to her offerings in 2018. Her keen interest in fashion began while living in Monaco, enjoying complete immersion into the European way of life and how to dress for it.
Upon her children finishing high school, she was introduced to WBW and was especially attracted to the opportunity of helping women look their best, empowering them professionally and personally.