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Nominate an outstanding woman today! Applications now being accepted for the 30th Annual In the Company of Women Awards

Deadline to submit nominations is October 13, 2017

MIAMI (September 18, 2017)

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the In the Company of Women awards by nominating an outstanding woman leader, now through October 13, 2017.  The In the Company of Women award recognizes Miami-Dade’s women leaders and commemorates Women’s History Month.

Do you know an amazing woman?  If so, her name may be added to the list of trailblazers who started a movement to better this community through their volunteer service, profession, or leadership roles.  Presented by the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, in partnership with the Miami-Dade Commission for Women, the In the Company of Women recognizes women who have shown professional development, community responsibility, contribution to women’s progress, leadership and vision, and promotion of pluralism, in the following 13 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
 oElected
 oNon-elected
•Outstanding Woman in Health and Human Services
•Outstanding Woman in Science and Technology
•Outstanding Woman in Sports and Athletics
•Outstanding Woman Under 40 (New)
•Mayor’s Pioneer Award
•Community Spirit Award
•Posthumous Award

To nominate an outstanding woman, visit http://www.miamidade.gov/parks/company-of-women.asp.   Nominations can be done online digitally or download a hard copy of the nomination form and mail back with accompanying materials to: Laura Morilla, Executive Director, Miami-Dade County Commission for Women, 111 NW 1st Street, Suite 1034, Miami, FL, 33128.  Nomination packages must be postmarked by Friday, October 13, 2017. Past recipients of the In the Company of Women award are not eligible for nomination.  Nominations that fail to meet the application deadline, or that are incomplete will be automatically disqualified.  Nominations will not be accepted via email.

For more information and for a list of past award recipients, please go to http://www.miamidade.gov/parks/company-of-women.asp or contact Laura Morilla at 305-375-4967, or Vivian Greer-Digon at 305-480-1717.  Follow the conversation on social media using the hashtag #13amazingwomen.

Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness and Conservation and Stewardship. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.