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Kicking off summer with Blues and Brews

2018-07-20T21:01:10+00:00

Last Wednesday evening, guests gathered at Motorworks Brewing for the summer kick off party, Blues and Brews. Blues and Brews is an exciting prelude to our party of the year, Deja Blues. Guests mingled with friends, enjoyed local refreshing brews, and came together to support the WRC. June Eysel did an amazing live performance

Kicking off summer with Blues and Brews 2018-07-20T21:01:10+00:00

Change an Outfit, Change a Life

2018-07-13T15:01:08+00:00

Tucked away inside historic Jennings Arcade in downtown Bradenton, you will find the Unique Boutique, an upscale clothing resale boutique. Both the Bradenton and Sarasota Centers have career closets where our clients “shop” for outfits to wear for interviews or work. All items are free. The community has always been very generous in donating

Change an Outfit, Change a Life 2018-07-13T15:01:08+00:00

22 Scholarships Awarded

2018-07-13T15:00:58+00:00

The Women’s Resource Center, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to engaging, educating, enriching and empowering women of all generations, awarded 22 scholarships of $1,000 each at a ceremony in Sarasota on May 20. Betty Schoenbaum, longtime supporter of the WRC Scholarship Fund, was in attendance to witness the recipients receive their scholarships. This year’s class

22 Scholarships Awarded 2018-07-13T15:00:58+00:00

Latinas of the WRC

2018-07-13T19:42:15+00:00

Group founder leaves behind a great legacy and sisterhood By Kelly Davis Strausbaugh Sarasota and Manatee counties are incredibly diverse, and the Women’s Resource Center believes in supporting women from all walks of life through programs and resources. The Latinas of the WRC (Latinas) was formed to unite Latinas who are passionate about creating

Latinas of the WRC 2018-07-13T19:42:15+00:00

The Importance of Having a Girl Squad

2018-07-13T14:59:57+00:00

By Kelly Davis Strausbaugh At first glance, this will seem like a young adult novel, meant to fascinate middle school girls with tales of mean high school bullies, how to ace that math final and how to find confidence while struggling with the inevitable acne and braces combination that seems to haunt us all

The Importance of Having a Girl Squad 2018-07-13T14:59:57+00:00

WRC Inbox: Mental Health

2018-07-13T14:58:15+00:00

Advice & Support from trusted WRC sources. Dear WRC, I am a mother of three who is trying to remain active, and be a good mom and wife, while working full-time... which means I am exhausted and  over-stressed. How can I improve my mental well-being and  improve my overall happiness? -- Cindy Dear Cindy, Spouses,

WRC Inbox: Mental Health 2018-07-13T14:58:15+00:00

Mentoring… It (ALSO) takes a village!

2018-07-13T14:59:10+00:00

Mentor program expands to Manatee By Lillian Elliott The adage, “It Takes a Village,” also applies as it relates to mentoring! Often, our first mentors are older siblings or other family members that teach us the ropes. We go to them to discuss our anxieties and they also provide un-solicited advice when they see

Mentoring… It (ALSO) takes a village! 2018-07-13T14:59:10+00:00

Drawing Up the Career of Her Dreams

2018-07-20T19:03:25+00:00

By Grier Ferguson • Photo by Pam Truitt There are three things in life April Coulson loves to do: garden, dance and draw. She grows everything — flowers, herbs and vegetables. “I really like to grow kale,” Coulson says. “I like to eat it, and it’s fun to watch it grow into little kale trees.”

Drawing Up the Career of Her Dreams 2018-07-20T19:03:25+00:00

Cheers to 18 Years!

2018-07-13T14:53:49+00:00

On Wednesday, May 16th, the Women’s Resource Center held a retirement party for one of our beloved volunteers, Jean Abrams.  It was during her retirement party that we learned of how WRC played a role in Jean and her husband Joe moving to Sarasota. Joe shared the story of them visiting different cities as

Cheers to 18 Years! 2018-07-13T14:53:49+00:00

WRC’s Wonder Women

2018-07-13T14:53:34+00:00

Manatee Inducts a New Class for 2018 In April, the WRC’s Founders’ Legacy Luncheon returned to IMG Academy Golf Club where supporters gathered to celebrate the induction of this year’s Wonder Women of Manatee. The honorees included Bradenton Police Chief, Melanie Bevan, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Diana Greene, and Dr. Teresa Rawe, medical

WRC’s Wonder Women 2018-07-13T14:53:34+00:00