MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Members of the newly established
Special Operations Forces Women in Leadership (SOFWIL), along with The Greater
Tampa Bay Chapter Women in Defense, hosted their first Women’s History Month
Guest Speaker Series, “Empowering Women Today,” March 17, at Shutts and Bowen
Law Firm in Tampa.
SOFWIL chose the theme “Empowering Women Today” to complement
this year’s national theme of “Working to Form a More Perfect Union.”
Ruby Huggins, National Security Agency/ Central Security Service
representative to U.S. Special Operations Command, was a guest speaker at the
speaker series. The message she delivered was taken from a children’s nursery
rhyme “The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.”
“The more we get together, the more advanced and enhanced coming
generations will be, so it’s about connecting, sharing and coming together,”
During her brief, Huggins also shared her thoughts about
SOFWIL’s mission statement.
“I love the word ‘committed’ because you are committed to
providing information sources, exchanging ideas, networking opportunities and
mentoring … all of that is so important and I am inspired by the mission
statement of SOFWIL,” said Huggins.
The Speaker Series will continue with the next event on March 24
at the University of South Florida where the topic is “Mentor, Grow, Educate the
next Generation of Women Leaders,” and March 25 at the Tampa Bay Yacht Club for
“Stay Connected to the Community.”
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