Meet the 13 Amazing Women receiving the prestigious In the Company of Women Awards
In commemoration of March’s Women’s History month, 13 amazing South Florida women are being recognized for their professional achievements, community service, and contributions to women’s progress. The 30th Annual In the Company of Women Awards is presented by Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department as way to pay tribute to the selfless work women have done to better this community, and to honor these outstanding leaders and pioneers who have paved the way for others to follow.
This year’s honorees include:
Mayor’s Pioneer – Honorable Enid Weisman, Mayor, City of Aventura
Arts & Entertainment – Silvia Cubiñá, Director and Chief Curator, The Bass Museum of Art
Business & Economics – Lakitsia Gaines, President, Lakitsia Gaines Insurance Agency, Inc.
Communications & Literature – Sandra Peebles, Anchor & Broadcast Journalist, Univision 23
Education & Research – Joanna Lombard, Architect/Professor, University of Miami School of Architecture; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Public Health Sciences
Government & Law (Elected Official) – Honorable Shelley Kravitz (deceased), Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court Judge
Government & Law (Non-Elected) – Aliette DelPozo Rodz, Litigation Attorney/Partner, Shutts & Bowen LLP.
Health & Human Services –Catherimarty (Cathy) Burgos, LCSW Division Director of Operations, Miami-Dade County Juvenile Services Department
Health & Human Services – Dr. Giselle Guerra, Medical Director of Transplant Services and Living Donor Kidney Program, Miami Transplant Institute; Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Science & Technology – Veronique Koch, Producer/Filmmaker, Vero Productions/PBS/Frost Science Museum
Sports & Athletics – Caron B. Schiffman, Physical Education Instructor/Coach, Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School
Young Professional – Honorable Patricia D. Fairclough, Vice Mayor, City of Homestead
Community Spirit – Marile Lopez, Philanthropist