Sandra Stilwell Youngquist, CEO/Owner, Stilwell Enterprises & Restaurant Group and President, SWFL Children's Charities
Sandra Stilwell Youngquist, CEO/Owner, Stilwell Enterprises & Restaurant Group and President, SWFL Children's Charities
Everyone is invited to join in the discussion with Sandra Stilwell Youngquist on Nov. 27 at the Women in Leadership Speaker Series presented by the American Business Women’s Association.

Stilwell will present “Balancing Act – Broadening Your Reach to Others While Keeping Your Focus.” As CEO/Owner of Stilwell Enterprises & Restaurant Group and President of SWFL Children's Charities, Stilwell is uniquely qualified to examine this powerful topic.

Stilwell’s signature advice “be honest and true in all you do” reflects her dual commitment to business success and community service. In business, Stilwell launched her first venture at 17, building from an entrepreneurial bank cleaning business to her true calling, hospitality. Now with an Inn, shopping centers and six restaurants, including the national award-winning Key Lime Bistro on Captiva Island, Stilwell credits her success to faith and a tenacious work ethic.

In community service, Stilwell has an equally impressive resume. Under her leadership, SWFL Children’s Charities presents the SWFL Food & Wine Fest on Feb. 24, 2019, an event that raised $2.9MM for pediatric health care last year. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Hope Hospice, immediate past board chair for the PACE Center for Girls, the board of trustees for Hodges University, advisory boards for Florida Gulf Coast University’s Resort & Hospitality Management Program and Gulfshore Life Magazine, Captiva Community Panel and the Healthy Lee Steering Committee.

“Sandy makes it look easy, but she promises to candidly examine the challenges we all face balancing our most important priorities,” said Gloria Garrett of HMG, president of Sanibel-Captiva ABWA. “Sandy’s recent laureate award from Junior Achievement of SWFL sums it all up; JA acknowledges role models like Sandy, who inspire best practices in both entrepreneurship and business ethics.”

ABWA welcomes the community to join in their monthly luncheons and the Women in Leadership Speaker Series. On Nov. 27 at Sundial Beach Resort and Spa, 1451 Middle Gulf Dr., Sanibel, networking starts at 11:30 a.m. with lunch and speaker from noon until 1pm for $20. RSVP at info@ABWASanibelCaptiva.org or register on Eventbrite at https://ABWASanibelCaptiva.Eventbrite.com.