Carla Douglass

/Carla Douglass

Carla Douglass

Founder/President

 Carla served in the military for 23 years and currently works in the federal government as Program Manager. Additionally, she served as an Executive Board member for Veterans First LTD a non profit organization that assisted homeless women veterans. When moving to St. Pete area 2015, she found something that was needed and the vision became clear, to have a non-profit organization that gave back to the community, empowered women through various resources, provide back to a charity of choice through our dance event and have fun doing it. That is why she founded SWIM in January 2016 and it grew from there. It takes a team to be successful and make the vision clearer and the goal achievable.

Hobbies: Some jazz, an easel, some paint and work some artistic magic.

Favorite thing about Tampa/St Pete: The friendly environment, the beaches, beautiful sunrise and sunsets. Along with the cultural artistic environment, with a wide variety of activities.

Why SWIM: There is plenty to do in the Tampa Bay area, the thing I found missing in the area is lack of all-inclusive social activities that would enhance the whole LGBTA community. This brought me to create Social Women in Motion (SWIM) a social group, which creates a holistic or well-rounded approach to bringing community members together through organized exclusive activities, which in turn would generate a stronger bond and simply have fun.

On a perfect day I’d: Traveling and traveling and more traveling, my bucket list include a trip to Greece for an extended stay, enjoying the beautiful views, unplug and just chill.