Chamber celebrating trailblazing women

Thursday's virtual program will recognize local women who are making their mark on Central Florida.

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The West Orange Chamber of Commerce is offering its Celebrating Extraordinary Women event virtually from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22. For information on virtual attendance, visit

The panel of four business and community women will lead the conversation and answer questions: Dr. Barbara Jenkins, superintendent of Orange County Public Schools; Iliana Ramos Jones, co-owner and CFO of Empire Finish Systems LLC; Omayra Mansfield, vice president and chief medical officer for AdventHealth Winter Garden and Apopka; and Catherine Stempien, Florida state president of Duke Energy.

Participants can connect from their electronic device to engage in conversation. In lieu of a registration fee, attendees are encouraged to donate to the West Orange Foundation Thanksgiving Food Drive at




Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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