Who We Are

Women United is an affinity group within the United Way of the Big Bend, comprised of Women Leadership Givers* who are passionate and committed to the work of the United Way. Founded in 2005, by Tallahassee business woman Susie Busch-Transou, the group has since grown to become an influential force of women philanthropists who give, advocate, and volunteer to impact the lives of women and children throughout the Big Bend.

*Leadership Givers donate $1,000 or more annually to the United Way of the Big Bend

What We Do

Women throughout our community are brought together to flex their philanthropic muscles, improving the lives of women, children, and families in poverty. Women United spearheads two critical fundraising events each year. The Women’s Leadership Breakfast brings in top national speakers for an inspirational breakfast.


Springtime FUNdraiser, Power of the Purse will serve as a fun girls’ night out for a cause.

Get Involved

Experience the power of uniting for a cause. Join us to organize a Women United event, partner with us to help address critical needs in the community, or explore the many other ways to invest in UWBB with your time, talents, and treasure.

How To Become A Member

Its easy!  To become a member of Women United, we ask that you pledge a leadership gift of $1,000 or more.  Become a member and donate! Click the Link today!

2023-2024 WU Board

Kim Campo, Women United Chair

Tami Frankland & Karena Miller,
Women’s Leadership Breakfast Co-Chairs

Past Leadership

Women United Founder: Susie Busch-Transou

WU Chairs:

Angie Sipple – 2021-2022
McKenzie Burleigh – 2020-2022
Michelle Ubben – 2018-2020
Karen Walker – 2017-2018
Diana Cureton – 2016 -2017
Flecia Braswell – 2015-2016
Tanya Wilkins – 2014-2015

Initiatives and Events Supported by Women United

ReadingPals focuses on intervention and reading readiness. Caring adults are matched one-to-one with a student who has been identified as a struggling reader. Using a developed curriculum, ReadingPals commit one hour a week for the school year to read to the same child and work on literacy skills. Each student takes home a brand new free book every week.

Learn More

This initiative provides volunteers an opportunity to share the love of reading with many local children. Women United members and community volunteers have again partnered with Title I schools and early child care programs across the Big Bend, resulting in countless smiles and widespread inspiration for reading. Each classroom receives a set of books to be enjoyed by generations of children that walk through their doors. 

Learn More

For more information please contact Berneice Cox at Berneice@uwbb.org or 850.414.0855

Women United Interest Form