Jessica Rivelli is the Founder of Working Women of Tampa Bay. The organization has been in existence for 11 years and currently has 750 members. It is the largest women’s networking organization in Tampa Bay. Keeping networking simple is key. They promote professional and business growth through establishing relationships that can provide referrals, new skills, and connecting women with resources. The organization strives to hold 20 events a month.
Jessica was born in Rhode Island but grew up in Florida. She graduated from Elon University in North Carolina with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a television news producer for 10 years. During this time she desired to connect and network with other women professionals and created Working Women of Tampa Bay as a result. The organization grew rapidly and she decided to dedicate herself to the organization full time.
Her interest in WADA is a focus on assisting women artists with the business aspect of their art. Working Women of Tampa Bay can assist artists with website building, graphic design, social media, and anything else a budding art business requires. She sees the organization as being symbiotic as well as reciprocal to women artists. In addition, she wanted the organization to be affordable and easily accessible. Late 2019, Working Women Of Tampa Bay hosted a headshot party at the ArtsXchange change Tully Levine Gallery. She brought in makeup artists and photgraphers for the event. She understands that owning your own business can be a rollercoaster ride. There will be slow seasons and seasons that are completely packed. Words that resonate with all artists. We welcome Working Women of Tampa Bay as a business member of the Warehouse Arts District Association. Visit workingwomenoftampabay.com to view their events and learn information on how to become a member.
Founder Jessica Rivelli and other Working Women of Tampa Bay members