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February 19, 2019 “Boss Love”

This Boss Talk will host panelists Berneice Cox and Gary Yordon, a husband and wife power couple who have empowered and supported each other through successful careers and personal trials. We will discuss how our community can find or cultivate “Boss Love” and tips for balancing the demands of living your best boss life with relationships, living authentically, and loving your partner while still remembering to love yourself.


This February, during what many consider the month of “love,” we want to encourage our Boss community to look around. There are amazing women all around you. She’s your mother, your neighbor, your colleague, your kid’s teacher, your hairstylist, your gynecologist, your friend, your sister, YOU…These are women doing what may seem like everyday, ordinary things, but in reality, they are extraordinary. Because being a woman often means doing it all! It’s time to start celebrating the hustle that is our lives as women. It’s time to start celebrating each other and it’s time to notice each other, ourselves, and the amazing things we do each and every day.

This Valentine’s Day and throughout the month of February we want to encourage women from all over to join the Boss Talk ladies in celebrating the boss lives we’re all living with the #LoveYourInnerBoss Campaign!

Download & print the below PDF and write yourself a love note celebrating your Inner Boss. Then, take a photo with your Valentine and share it with us on Instagram (@northbosstalk), Twitter (@northbosstalk), or email your photo to [email protected] to be featured on Boss Talk social media!

Be sure to bring your Valentine to the next Boss Talk on February 19 so we can celebrate the #LoveYourInnerBoss Campaign with a special toast honoring our Boss Ladies!

Time and Location

Our next Boss Talk will be held on Tuesday, February 19 at Ology Brewing Co. (118 E. 6th Ave.). Join the discussion, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Once again we’ve partnered with some great businesses and sponsors including: wine provided by Farmers Daughter Vineyards, beer provided by Ology Brewing Co., refreshments, and hors-d’oeuvres provided by Social Catering!

Complimentary parking is available directly across from Ology on 6th Ave., as well as street parking on Monroe. Please do not park in the lot adjacent to Ology to avoid being towed.


Berneice Cox

Berneice Cox is the founder and CEO of the consulting firm The Bacall Group and is Host, Co-Producer and Writer of the NBC television show “Our Issues Tallahassee.” She previously spent over 25 years advocating before the Florida Governor and Cabinet, House and Senate and now provides strategy for clients at the national level working with the Florida Senate and Congressional Delegation.  Berneice offers media training to corporations, nonprofits and small businesses. She was selected as one of the Tallahassee Democrat’s “25 Women You Need to Know in Tallahassee” in 2013.

She received her undergraduate degree from Tusculum University and has taught as an Adjunct Professor at Florida State University.

Berneice is an active volunteer in Tallahassee and Florida, serving on the Board of Directors for the United Way of the Big Bend, United Way of Florida, and the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. She has also served on several committees, including as a member of the Tusculum University Alumni Executive Committee, a member of the Leon County Commission to the Cultural Plan Review Committee, the Chair of the Chamber of Commerce Talent and Workforce Committee, and the Economic Development Chair for the Tallahassee/Leon County Cultural Plan Committee. Berneice was also the past president of Tallahassee’s Club 25 and the Development Director for Word of South Literary and Music Festival.

Gary Yordon

After eight years as a host and producer on public television, Gary was elected to the Leon County Commission in 1986. During his dozen years in public office, he served twice as Commission Chairman and six years as Chairman of the Tourist Development Council.

Known for his ability to build consensus, Gary was the only county commissioner in Florida ever to be nominated for the John F. Kennedy Profiles In Courage Award for his efforts to protect Florida’s water resources. The Florida Jaycees twice named him Florida Local Elected Official of the Year.

After leaving public office Gary returned to his roots and began hosting the popular CBS Television political program, “The Usual Suspects.” Today, the show remains a political staple in the state of Florida. In 1998 Gary founded the media production and political consulting firm The Zachary Group.  

A five-time Emmy Award winner, Gary designs media for corporate and non-profit clients, government agencies as well as public sector amendments and referendums. He has directed the design and marketing for more than 200 local, state and federal campaigns and has been awarded The Silver Medal by The American Advertising Federation for lifetime achievement in Advertising.

Gary is a national award-winning columnist for Gannett Newspapers and has served as a Florida correspondent for CNN. He has authored his first book, Driving The Road of Life With A Flat Tire. Gary plays outfield for the national amateur baseball team, The Tallahassee Bombers and is the former seed-spitting champion at the Jefferson County Watermelon Festival.


To register for our January 19 Boss Talk, click here.

Tickets include attendance to the panel discussion, guest choice of Farmer’s Daughter Vineyard wine or a specialty Ology brew, and hors-d’oeuvres from Social Catering & Events, along with a chance to network with fellow #girlbosses. General admission to Boss Talk is available for $30. On-site registration will be offered for $35, but we encourage guests to pre-register on Eventbrite, as availability is limited.

Discounted group tickets are available for groups of five (5) at a rate of $135 per package. Students receive a specially discounted rate of $20 when using the code “student” at checkout and presenting their student ID at the event.

Live Stream Registration

Can’t make it to our February Boss Talk? Did you know you can join us for Boss Talk no matter where you are by registering for our webinar?

Register now for a webinar ticket to receive a unique link sent to your email, allowing you to stream the Boss Talk “Boss Love” panel and discussion from the comfort of your home, office or wherever you may be!  

To sign up for our live stream:

  1. Purchase a $10 admission ticket via Eventbrite, available at http://bit.ly/Feb19Stream, before 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2019
  2. Check your email associated with your Eventbrite account and ticket at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, for your unique link to the live stream!
  3. Click the link and tune in to our live stream beginning at 6:30 p.m. The discussion is expected to go until 8:00 p.m.

For questions regarding registration, please email [email protected] or call 850-320-6167. 

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