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THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT SIMPLY STATES:

“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”

IN 2020 WE CELEBRATE THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 19TH AMENDMENT GUARANTEEING WOMEN’S RIGHT TO VOTE, AND STILL WOMEN ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE U.S. CONSTITUTION. FLORIDA, LET’S RATIFY THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT.

We’re honored that we’ve received so much corporate and individual support thus far and we encourage you to take a minute to become a supporter today!

Emmy Acton
Erin Aebel, Partner, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick
Jean Amuso, Director, School of Social Work, USF (Ret)
Karen Arnold
Gail Auerbach, Executive Fellow, Center for Higher Ambition Leadership
Barbara Bachman, M.D.
Roberta Baer
Ryan Barack, Esq.
Kelsey Ann Barton
Dr. Dore Beach, USF Retired Counseling Psychologist
Samuel P. Bell III, Attorney
Trimeka Benjamin, President, Swim Digital Group
Elisabeth Bernitt
Kathleen Betancourt, Retired USF Associate V.P. / Lobbyist
Angela Birdsong, League of Women Voters
Caroline Black Sikorske, Attorney
Shelley Blood
Cheri Borman
Tracie Boyd
Betsy Braden
Patti Breckenridge Randall, People Connections of Florida, LLC
Christine Bright
Noni Brill
Carla Bristol
Karen Buesing
Robert H. Buesing, Esq.
Rhett Bullard
Dr. Moira Burke
Kimberli Burns Cummings
Anita Caballero
Norma T. Caltagirone
Sylvia D. Campbell, M.D.
Amelia M. Campbell, Shareholder, Trusts and Estates Group
James Carmichael
Joyce Carpenter
Bonnie Carr
Mrs. Rachael Carson Zerbe
U.S. Representative, KathyCastor
Mickey Castor
Betty Castor, Former President, USF / Former Commissioner of Education
Denise Chavez
Breanna Ciccone
Cathleen Clayton, Owner/Director, Clayton Galleries, Inc. (Ret)
Joan Coleman
Chloe Coney, Community Enterprise Group
Chris Conn
Shirley Copeland Arcuri
Jan Cornelius
Elizabeth Corwin
Marva L. Crenshaw
Ana Cruz, Managing Partner, Ballard Partners
Lisa Custer
James Custer
COL (R) Anthony J. D’Quila
Kim M. De La Parte, President, de La Parte & Associates
Nancy de Waart
Kimberlee B. DeBosier, PE
Robin DeLavergne, Senior Vice President External Affairs
Susan Dellinger, Professional Speaker/Author – Psycho Geometrics LLC
Linda Devine, VP/ Operations & Planning, The University of Tampa
Margaret J. Diaz
Cindy K. Donovan
Constance Dowling
Fentrice Driskell, State Representative, Florida House, District 63
Ruth Duncan Bell
Peggy M. Durham
Doretha Edgecomb, Former Hillsborough County School Board Member
Diane Egner, Publisher & Managing Editor, 83 Degrees Media
Keri Eisenbeis
Nicole Fanarjian, MD, Gynecologist
Amy S. Farrior, Attorney
Michelle Fender
Susanna Fenhagen, President, Grady Consulting Group, Inc. (Ret)
Richard Ferlita
Stephanie Ferrell, FAIA
Jeanette Figari
Mary Figg
Sue Flaig
Andrea Floyd, Transformation Consultant at Agile Thought
Dorothy T. Fox
Fred J. Fox, Jr.
S. Katherine Frazier
Elizabeth Frazier
Susan S. Freeman, Founder & President, Step Up Leader
Linda Fries
Yvonne Fry, Fryed Egg, CEO
Mary Gamble, President & CEO, Competitive Performance Systems, Inc.
Cynthia Gandee Zinober, Executive Director, Henry Plant Museum
Simone Gans Barefield, President/CEO, Gans, Gans & Associates
Diane Garcia
RoseAnne Garcia Bowers, Retired Assistant Superintendent – School District Hillsborough County
Tewabech Genet Stewart
Judy Genshaft, Professor and President Emerita, University of South Florida
Susan Gillen Casper
Kari Goetz, Vice President Marketing, The Florida Aquarium
Sara Golding Sher
Linda Goldstein
Adelaide Gonzalez, Attorney, Adelaide G. Few Legal Consultant (Ret)
Jonathan Goodman
Anne Gormly, Dean, University of Tampa (Ret)
Julia Gorzka Freeman
George A. Gragg
Marla Grant
Virginia Gregory
Marsha Griffin Rydberg, Attorney
Kathleen M. Grizzard, MD
Heidi Grogan
Zoe Gustafson
Elizabeth Gutierrez, Enterprising Latinas, Inc.
Amy Haile
Patricia W. Hall
Vivienne Handy, President & Principal Ecologist for Quest Ecology, Inc.
Honorable Sally A Harris
Karla Hartley, Stageworks Theatre
Linda Hawkins
Dr. Kathleen M. Heide, Professor of Criminology, USF Department of Criminology
Barbara Heineken
Judy Herman
Maria Hernandez
Chantal Hevia
Jilianne Holt
Whitney Horiszny, Sydney Alexander Designs, Creative Marketing Impressions
Maria Howey
Eleanor Hubbard
Mrs. Patricia Hurlock, President, Hurlock Marketing Enterprises
Lynn Hurtak
Grace Hutchinson, MSW
Michelle Hutson Schofner, Project Manager
Rhonda Ivery
Molly James
Dan Jenkins
Sam Jenkins
Max Jenkins
Teresa Jimenez
Pamela Jordan Wolf
J. Denise Jordan, Business Owner
Kimberly Jowell
Arthenia L. Joyner, Attorney / Former State Senator
Anne Kantor, Inc. Jewelry Design
Mary Kaplan
Roy Kaplan
Deborah F. Kauffman
Rev. Stephen R. Kauffman
Pat Kemp, Hillsborough County Commissioner
Elizabeth W. Kennedy
Elizabeth Key-Raimer
Mary Key, Ph.D., Founder & President, Key Women’s Leadership Forums
Amanda Kitt
Jamie Klapholz
Johanna Maria Krynytzky
Carolyn Kurtz
Ya La’ford, Artist
Lois Lamb
Jeanette LaRussa
Claire Lessinger
Veronica Leventhal
Marsha Lewis, Retired CEO, Northside Mental Health
Starr Linette Brookins
Laura Lionetti Barton
Janet B. Lorenzo
Marianne Lowe
Kathy Lozano
Cathy Lynch Buckhorn, MD
Ann Madsen, Executive Director, Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women
Brooks Marshall
Linda Martel D’Quila
Miriam E. Mason, Attorney
Margaret D. Mathews, Attorney at Law, PLLC
Jean M. Mayer
Suzanne McCormick
Marian P. McCulloch, Esq., B.C.S.
Laura McCullough
Jill McDannold
Jen McDonald
Barbara Krans McCollum
Ann McKeel Ross
Mindy McLaughlin, Esq.
Tracy McMenimon
Linda Medeiros
Anneliese Meier
Nathaniel Mercer
Mildred Mercer
Martha Minahan
Lisa J. Montelione
Kathleen Moore, PhD
Carlye Morgan
Emery Morris
Donna Morrison
Paddy Moses, Business Owner (Ret)
Sandy Murman
Jessica Muroff, CEO, United Way Suncoast
Mindy Murphy, President & CEO, The Spring of Tampa Bay
Michelle Nadeau, Esq.
Vanessa Negro̒n Cohn
Susan Nelson-Crowley
Candy Olson, Retired School Board Member
Joanne Olvera Lighter, President & CEO, Preserve Vision Florida
Melia Oneal
Kimberly Overman
Luanne J. Panacek
Penny Parks
Jane Peppard
Donna J. Petersen, Dean, College of Public Health, University of South Florida
Dr. Idelia Phillips, ProcPhil Consulting, LLC
Kathleen Pilczuk
Katie Prentiss Onsager
Patricia J. Priest
Christy Purdy
Carolyn B. Reed, PhD
Gwendolyn Reese
Leslie Reicin Stein, Managing Attorney Leslie Reicin Stein P.L.
Lisa L. Robbins, Oceanographer (Ret)
Jan M. Roberts, Founder & Director, Cultural Innovations Agency, Inc.
Barbara Romano
The Honorable Sara Romeo
Gordon Rothamel
Susan Rothamel
Marlene B. Rubin
Austin Rueda
Charla Rueda
Amanda Rueda
Bonnie R. Saks, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, USF
Nancy Sardin͂as Lambert
Linda Saul-Sena
Julie Saul, Julie Saul Projects
Hope E. Sayre
Petra Schetten
Norman Schlact
Sharon Seiden
Ann Sells Miller, COO, H-CYTE, Regenerative Medicine Solutions
Aliza Sena
Gabrielle Sena
Juel Shannon Smith, Educational Consultant, Jue-L Consulting Group
Francine Shebell
Dana L. Shires, M.D.
Sartura Shuman Smith, Centre for Women
Janet M. Sibol
Bemetra Simmons, Florida Managing Director, CIT Bank
Rosalie Sink
Alex Sink, Former Florida CFO
Janna Skye
Deborah Skyrms
Norwood Smith
Susan Smith
Mariella Smith
Mindy Snyder
Tee Solomon, Florida Council of Negro Women
Marlene Spalten
Mary Theresa Spoto
Elora Spoto
Miriam Stamps
Spurgeon M. Stamps, Jr.
Susan Steen, MD, Tampa Neurology Associates/Axiom Clinical Research
Nancy Stevens
Leslie Reicin Stein, Esq
Richard Nathan Stein, Esq
Dr. Anne Strozier, Emeritus Professor of USF
Lagretta Tallent Lenker, PhD
Lorna Taylor
Elaine Terenzi
Maryellin F. Territo
Stella Thayer
Natalie P. Thomas
Ann Thomas
Louise M. Thompson
Susan Thompson
Sally Thompson
Becca Tieder, President, One Student
Julie Tobey Jenkins
Holly Tomlin
Frances M.Toole
Evelyn Tosi
Ione Townsend
Nicole Trailer
Betty Tribble
Jeanne Trudeau Tate, Adoption Attorney
Geraldine Twine
Rena Upshaw Frazier, Attorney, Rena Frazier Law
Louisa Van Eepoel
Edna Vasser Broyles
Nancy Vaughn, Principal/PR & Marketing Director, White Book Agency
Vicki Vega, CEO/Founder, Advantage-Plus Resources, Inc. & Success After 60
Mike Viren
Dr. Joan Wagner Zinober, Retired Psychologist & Management Consultant
Patricia Walden Hall
Lauren Ashley Wallace
Laura Waller, Artist
Elizabeth P. Walters
Patricia Watkins
Lora Webb
Lauren Weiner, Ph.D.
Dr. Marketa Wills
Belinda F. Wilson
Bertha P Williams
Laurie Winkles
India Witte
Sterlin Woodard
Stacy E. Yates
Jean Yglesias
Missy York
Katherine S. Young, President and CEO, Young Search Partners
Gwynne A. Young, Shareholder Carlton Fields, P.A. Tampa FL
Andrea Zelman, Deputy City Attorney, City of Tampa

The Athena Society is a group of professional women working to promote equality and opportunity for all women. Founded in 1976 to support ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, the organization remains committed to that purpose today.