Welcome Women Business Owners

WBO is recognized as the premier women's entrepreneurial organization in North Florida, increasing recognition of women business owners and their successes and encouraging ownership by women in business. Our Mission is to inspire women business owners to grow through networking, education, and support.

February Dinner Meeting - February 25th, 2019

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Networking Hour
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Dinner and Program
Deercreek Country Club
7616 McLaurin Road North
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Starter Butternut Squash Soup
Protein Chicken Francaise with Tomato Caper White Wine Butter
Broth, Southern style green beans, Garlic Whipped Potatoes
Vegetarian Vegetarian Stuffed Pepper, Cous Cous, Blistered Tomato Cream
Dessert Chef's Choice

Cash bar available.


Main Program "To Insure or Not To Insure: A conversation about risk, exposure, options, and timeliness."
Kim has worked in the insurance/financial services industry for over 28 years as a licensed Life/Health Insurance Agent and is a true broker with no alignment to a specific carrier; always keeping her client's best interest as her #1 priority when analyzing carrier data. Ethics and integrity are integral in her business model. She had 0 connections when she started her career. Clients were obtained the old-fashioned way --- telephone and door-to-door cold calling. Today her business has expanded greatly due to these principles in business. WBO has been an integral part of Kim's business and personal/relationship development success.
Vicky Zelen has over 30 years' experience in the insurance industry. She started Zelen Risk Solutions, Inc. (ZRS), an independent insurance agency specializing in commercial property & casualty insurance, in 2003. Today, Zelen Risk Solutions has over 800 business-owner and individual clients. ZRS offers a full line of coverage including; property, general liability, worker's compensation, commercial auto, professional liability (errors & omissions), cyber liability, directors & officers liability and contractors equipment, homeowners, auto, boat, motorcycle. Vicky and her team have experience working with many different industries, including contracting/construction, restaurants, manufacturing, service industries, golf courses, real estate investors, etc.
Both ladies are long-time WBO members and both have served as Past Presidents, as well as chairing countless committees and endeavors within our organization. We look forward to an enlightening evening!

Spotlight Speaker Kathee Murphy, Comfort Keepers

After retiring as a Navy Commander in a career spanning 24 years, Kathee became the Director of Health Services for the Mayo Health Plan, before starting her entrepreneurial career. As a Registered Nurse, Kathee holds both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Nursing. In 2002, Kathee purchased her first Comfort Keepers franchise and by 2014 she acquired her third franchise. Comfort Keepers is a state licensed home health agency which provides services allowing adults to live independently at home with dignity and respect as they age or recuperate from an illness or condition. Her company focuses on Alzheimer's/dementia care, as Kathee is passionate about serving this population after personally experiencing it with her father and aunt. Comfort Keepers has served over 1300 families in the past seventeen years. Kathee' s award-winning company has been built on integrity, value and compassion and is a sought-after provider of premier in-home care in northeast Florida. Comfort Keepers has been recognized by the Better Business Bureau by winning the 2016 Torch Award for large businesses and has received both the "Employer of Choice" in homecare award for seven consecutive years and the "Operational Excellence Award" for three consecutive years.