2013 MAKERS

Women Who Make Southwest Florida

The Southwest Florida community nominated more than 200 women in the inaugural year of our WGCU MAKERS project. From that pool, A committee of WGCU staff and community leaders selected 21 women to be honored as MAKERS. On February 25, 2013, we celebrated our MAKERS with a gala premiere event at the historic Arcade Theater in downtown Fort Myers. Click here to see photos.

Arts

Susan A. Bridges

Andrea Clark Brown

Reiko Niiya

Business

Samira K. Beckwith

Lalai Hamric (1941-2016)

Gail Markham

Education

Karen Clawson

Barbara Mainster

Carmen Rey-Gomez

Environment

Ellin Goetz

Ellen Peterson (1923-2011)

Hilary Swain, Ph.D

Rae Ann Wessel

Health Care

Sharon MacDonald

Marty Valiant, M.D.

Politics

Carla Brooks Johnston (1940-2011)

Ellie Boyd

Trudi K. Williams

Social Justice

Veronica Shoemaker
(1928-2016)

Nely Rodriguez

Ann Reisner Jacobson
(1926-2014)

2013 MAKERS Sponsors