26th Annual in the Company of Women Awards Ceremony
Nominations are now being accepted for the 26th Annual In the Company of Women Awards Ceremony, scheduled for March 13, 2014 during Women's History Month.The annual event, hosted by Miami-Dade Parks, The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, and the Miami-Dade Commission for Women, recognizes women who have shown professional development, community responsibility, contribution to women's progress, leadership and vision, and promotion of pluralism. Nominations of women are being sought for the following categories:
- Outstanding Woman in Arts and Entertainment
- Outstanding Woman in Business and Economics
- Outstanding Woman in Communications and Literature
- Outstanding Woman in Education and Research
- Outstanding Woman in Government and Law
- Outstanding Woman in Health and Human Services Outstanding Woman in Science and Technology
- Outstanding Woman in Sports and Athletics
- Community Spirit Award
- Mayor's Pioneer Award
- Posthumous Award, or
- Young Professional Award*
2013 In the Company of Women Silver Jubilee
On Thursday, March 7, 2013, In the Company of Women, presented by Macy's and Enterprise Holdings, celebrated its Silver Jubilee at the newly renovated Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne, FL.The annual event, hosted by Miami-Dade Parks, The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, and the Miami-Dade Commission for Women, continued its legacy by honoring 14 women who exemplified Professional Development, Community Responsibility, Leadership and Vision, Contribution to Women's Progress, and Promotion of Pluralism.
HistoryIn 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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