Welcome to TCI

The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) is a vibrant nonprofit organization, founded to help women-led businesses become and stay successful.

Our membership includes CEOs, senior corporate executives, directors of nonprofits and proven solo professionals – women who are committed to working on their respective businesses.

Our organization is “community-based” – our goal is to help each other learn, grow and succeed as women business owners and business leaders.

Our programs and events are varied, collaborative and unique, always focused on helping participants develop personally and professionally.


Upcoming Events


A Conversation with Laurie Ann Goldman



Join us for this breakfast conversation between Laurie Ann Goldman, CEO and founder of LA Ventures / former CEO of Spanx, Inc. with Katie Kempner, founder, Kempner Communications.


Career and Life Lessons with Laurie Ann Goldman


As a leading retail executive, Laurie Ann Goldman has over two decades of experience in building global fashion and consumer product businesses and brands.  As CEO of Spanx, Inc. from 2002 to 2014, she grew the Company from a small startup with a handful of innovative hosiery products into an international powerhouse with thousands of products across multiple brands that defined the shapewear category.   Laurie Ann now heads her own firm, LA Ventures, were she invests and helps leaders and entrepreneurs grow their businesses.

TCI Members – $85 / Non-TCI Members – $115

Tables of 10 are available!

Register Today!

Date: February 27, 2015
Time: 8:00am


Tenth Annual Awards Ceremony & Luncheon!


About The Event: 

In January, we distributed a survey to over 1,000 women from businesses all over Florida. Each woman was asked to answer questions relating to facts about their company, goals, their leadership journey, revenue, expectations, what sets women apart as leaders, and their personal and professional successes.


Based on their responses and analysis from Kauffman Rossin, we compiled our annual list of the Top 50 Women-Led Companies and Top 10 Non-Proft Organizations, which will be revealed at our annual luncheon on April 2.


Join us for an exciting afternoon of networking, awards, recognition, and insight from our extraordinary panel of women from our lists who will share their thoughts as we honor Florida’s Finest Women-Led Companies.


Sponsorship Opportunities: 

The Annual Top Women-Led Businesses in Florida Luncheon and Awards Ceremony honors women in business across the industry spectrum and we are proud to put this event together yet again. It is important to acknowledge leaders in the business community for their accomplishments and as a sponsor you will be directly honoring every woman in the room for their exceptional work and continued dedication.


For more information  please contact Katie Doyle at kdoyle@commonwealthinstitute.org or 305.799.6547

Date: April 2, 2015
Time: 11:30am-2:00pm