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27th Annual in the Company of Women Awards Ceremony
Celebrate Women’s History Month at the 27th Annual In the Company of Women Awards Ceremony, presented by Macy’s, on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 6 p.m. at:
Coral Gables Country Club
990 Alhambra Circle
Coral Gables, FL.
Hosted by the Miami-Dade Commission for Women, The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, and Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces, this annual reception and awards ceremony honors outstanding women leaders in 12 categories, including the Mayor’s Pioneer Award and the Community Spirit award, for their contributions to the Miami-Dade County community.
Admission to the awards ceremony is $60 advance purchase, and $65 at the door and includes pre-event reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres, followed by the awards ceremony. Opening remarks will be given by Tracy Wilson Mourning, founder of Honey Shine, Inc. WPLG Channel 10 Meteorologist Betty Davis will serve as mistress of ceremonies.
- Mayor’s Pioneer Award — Sheila Duffy-Lehrman, Tropic Survival Advertising & Marketing
- Community Spirit — Cassandra Theramene, City College
- Posthumous Award – Anne Mergen, cartoonist
- Arts & Entertainment – Kalyn Chapman James, Art Loft and the Adrienne Arsht Center
- Business & Economics — Antoinette Patterson, Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida
- Communications & Literature — n/a
- Education & Research — Malou C. Harrison, Miami Dade College, North Campus
- Government & Law (Elected) — Honorable Bertila Soto, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court Judge
- Government & Law (Non-Elected) — Iraida R. Mendez-Cartaya, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
- Health & Human Services — Aileen M. Marty, M.D., FACP, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University
- Science & Technology — n/a
- Sports & Athletics — Dr. Janice Bell, St. Thomas University
In the Company of Women is made possible with the support of generous sponsors. For sponsorship opportunities and levels, please download the Sponsorship Package.
In the Company of Women was created in 1989 as a way to unite the diverse population of Miami-Dade County by recognizing outstanding women who have impacted our community in a positive way. Winners are from many professions including government and politics, law, health, education, the arts, sports, business, journalism and the social sciences.
This popular and prestigious event serves as part of Women's History Month, observed annually in March. The event has received recognition from the National Association of Counties and the Southern Region of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission.
In the Company of Women is part of the programming presented by Miami-Dade Parks' Women's Park. Officially dedicated in 1992, The Women's Park honors all women in Miami-Dade County in recognition of their diverse contributions to improving our community's quality of life. In 2000, the Roxcy O'Neal Bolton Women's History Gallery was built to serve as a resource center.
One of the Park's seminal programs is the Girls Empowerment and Mentoring (G.E.M.) Summer Camp Program. Proceeds from In the Company of Women provide support to more than 50 girls between the ages of 11 to 16 registered annually in the G.E.M. Program with projects, workshops and mentoring opportunities to build self-esteem, strengthen their connection to the community, and provide quality arts experiences.
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