Amy S. Mandel owns Feet First of St. Pete in St. Petersburg and is a former board member for Equality Florida. Amy has long advocated for the Florida Competitive Workforce Act (FCWA), which would prevent discrimination against LGBTQ Floridians. As a small business owner, she is a strong believer that businesses should be open to all and not turn people away or deny them service because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
“I think the business community needs to stand up and say ‘Most of us don’t discriminate. Most of us want everybody’s business,’” Amy said. “Business wise, [discrimination is] not a smart move.”