20 Sep Keys to Thriving in Career Transitions
We hope you will join us on Thursday, September 1 as we welcome longtime friend of BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas Dr. Kanika Tomalin. We often talk in BPW about women in transition. Kanika is the embodiment of what we mean when we talk about women in transition. Having started her career in journalism (print, TV and radio), she then moved into health care management, working for more than 13 years for Bayfront Health Systems. Due to her commitment to her community and her leadership style Kanika was then asked by Mayor Rick Kriseman to join him at City Hall as his Deputy Mayor (not to mention later adding on the City Administrator role), where she served for 8 years. Kanika has now made another transition into higher education as the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for Strategy at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, overseeing strategic services, operations and emergency management, technology services, sustainability efforts and the St. Pete Center for Civic Engagement and Social Impact.
Kanika received a degree in journalism from Florida A&M University, an MBA from the University of Miami and a Doctorate in Law and Policy from Northeaster University. She continues to be active within our community serving on several boards, as well as watching her 2 children grow and thrive as they continue into adulthood at their respective colleges.