A Court Case That Changed Women’s History on #ThatBusinessShow – #WorkingWomenWednesday – Featuring India Witte and Susan Leisner

Happy #WorkingWomenWednesday! As the show has been running for quite a while now, we have had many guests come on the #MorningAir to discuss what it is they do and how they impact the community! However, our favorite day is Wednesday because we get to invite some amazing people from The Working Women of Tampa Bay on the show to be interviewed by out Host, Jamie Meloni! The Working Women of Tampa Bay networking group does some great work for women in the community, and they never cease to amaze us with their many members who each do great work and have great stories! Today from the group, we welcomed India Witte, Vice Chair of the Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women! We also welcomed Susan Leisner, Past Chair, and Current Member of the Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women as well! If you missed the show, head to http://www.tampabayradio.com and go to November Streamcasts to watch the show, or head to my Youtube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/jamiemeloni!

Coming on the show today first was Susan W Leisner, Past Chair, and Current Member of the Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women. With an extensive background of education, she eventually encountered discrimination firsthand in her workplace. Advocating for women’s pay equality, in the early seventies Ms. Leisner became the lead plaintiff in one of the first successful Title VII Class Actions against a major corporation when she filed suit against New York Telephone Company for sex discrimination (Leisner et al vs. New York Telephone Company). She is also the past president and founder of the Athena Society, a professional women’s group that promotes equality and opportunity for women. If you missed her amazing story over the triumph over discrimination, then head to http://www.tampabayradio.com now to listen to Susan W Leisner on the #MorningAir!

Coming on at the same time on #ThatBusinessShow with Jamie Meloni and Susan W Leisner was India Witte, Vice Chair of the Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women. India Witte believes in the transformational impact of education, philanthropy, and volunteerism, and has dedicated her professional life to affecting change in our communities through these channels. India is a seasoned advancement professional with over sixteen years’ experience in fundraising, program development and management in the not-for-profit field, primarily in a university setting. India is deeply committed to community engagement and volunteerism and has served in a variety of leadership roles in diverse organizations. Currently she serves as Vice Chairman of the Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women, a member of the 2015 Hillsborough County Charter Review Board, and on the Board of Directors of the Florida Commission on the Status of Women Foundation.

For more information on the Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women, head to www.hillsboroughcounty.org/statusofwomen!

As always, thank you for tuning into #ThatBusinessShow with Jamie Meloni on #1250whnz, weekdays at 8am. If you missed today’s show, you can always visit my website and see all of our shows on demand athttp://www.tampabayradio.com or visit my YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/jamiemeloni.

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