The Future of Innovation in Tampa Bay

Thu., Aug. 23, 2018

5:30 - 7:30pm

Tampa Museum of Art

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The Chamber's Women of Influence Committee and Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay invite you to join us as we welcome Lakshmi Shenoy, CEO of Jeff Vinik’s planned innovation hub, Embarc Collective.

Before moving to Tampa Bay, Lakshmi served as the Vice President of Strategy & Business Development at 1871 in Chicago, the #1 university-affiliated business incubator in the world. Prior to 1871, Lakshmi focused on growth strategies for a variety of businesses through her work at Prophet Brand Strategy, Time Inc., Procter & Gamble and Leo Burnett.

Lakshmi has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. She is a 2016 recipient of Chicago Scholars’ 35 Under 35 award and was recognized as one of 20 Rising Brand Stars by AdAge in 2017.


Enjoy hors d'oeurves and cocktails while learning from and networking with influential women at Pearls of Wisdom.


Building on the success of the Women of Influence Luncheon, the smaller scale semi-annual Women’s Series luncheons provide additional opportunities for accomplished women to share their professional journey and strategies for business success or address a topic of relevance to today’s female professional.