Attorney Aliette DelPozo Rodz wins In the Company of Women Award in the Government & Law (Non-Elected) Category
Litigation attorney Aliette DelPozo Rodz is one of 13 amazing women selected for the prestigious In The Company of Women award in the category of Government and Law (Non-elected).
Rodz, who has been counseling and passionately advocating for clients in legal disputes since 1999, holds the distinction of being the first Hispanic woman equity partner at Shutts & Bowen LLP in the firm’s 107-year history. She helps to advance women and minorities in their profession as Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee and teaches female lawyers how to build a successful firm through her leadership as co-Chair of the Focus on Women’s Group.
She also helps transform the lives of women as board member of the non-profit Ladies Empowerment and Action Program, Inc. (L.E.A.P.), which helps women to reform their lives and enter the business community after incarceration. Through L.E.A.P., she has participated in reducing the female recidivism rate from an average of 27 percent to an incredible 3 percent. She has also presented betterment classes to women in prison, and donated clothing and goods for their assistance on an ongoing basis.
Rodz has served the South Florida community in many other capacities, as founding board member of the Saint John Neumann Catholic School Board, where she provides legal guidance pro bono for the school; board member of the Zoological Society of South Florida for the benefit of Zoo; Executive Board member of the American Heart and Stroke Association; and Executive Council member of the United Way Women’s Leadership Group. She has sponsored many fundraisers benefiting young women and children that age out of the foster care system here in Miami-Dade.
Last year, she was honored as a Lawyer of Distinction for Civil Litigation, adding to several previous awards that recognize her as an excellent lawyer and businesswoman.
Aliette DelPozo Rodz will receive her award at the 30th anniversary celebration on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the luxurious Coral Gables Country Club, 990 Alhambra Circle, in Coral Gables, FL. Tickets will go on sale in January 2018. For more information, visit http://www.miamidade.gov/parks/company-of-women.asp.
In the Company of Women takes place each year in commemoration of Women’s History Month and is presented by the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, and the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women. Proceeds support The Women’s Park and the Girls Empowerment and Mentoring (G.E.M.) Summer Arts Program.
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. 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.
About The Miami-Dade County Commission for Women
The Commission for Women falls within the purview of Miami-Dade’s Office of Community Advocacy, a division of the Office of the Chair. The Miami-Dade County Commission for Women was created in 1971 as an advisory board to the Board of County Commissioners, the County administration and the public at large about issues pertaining to the status of women. The Commission for Women also advocates for women in the community and strives to improve their quality of life. For more information call (305) 375-4967, email [email protected]; or visit the website at www.miamidade.gov/advocacy/women-board-home.asp.