Dore Beach – Dore has dedicated her life being an advocate for women’s rights helping to lay the path of women’s equality for decades. She is one of the “Founding Mothers” of the women’s movement in Florida bringing these issues to the forefront in the Tampa Bay area. As a divorced mother of two at the age of 35, Dore shattered the social norms of her generation when she re-enrolled in college in the 1960s to pursue a college degree and enter the workforce. When she was rejected from graduate school, Dore vowed to commit her life to helping universities and working women in the Tampa Bay area. After successfully earning a doctorate degree from NOVA University in 1975, Dore spent more than forty years teaching, counseling, speaking, and writing books to motivate and support women.
Dore is a founding member of Athena Society of Tampa, first president and founding member of Board of Trustees for the Women’s Survival Center, and founding member of USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy. In addition, she has written and published numerous articles on the topics of sexual harassment, pay equity, assertiveness training and women psychology. Dore has mentored and inspired countless women in our community and beyond.