In the Company of Women Awards

Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, in partnership with the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and the Miami-Dade Commission for Women announce the winners of the 2020 In the Company of Women Awards.

In an abundance of caution, due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 and rescheduled 2021 In the Company of Women Awards Ceremonies have been cancelled. To learn more about the 2020 winners, please see their biographies below:

Mayor's Pioneer Award
Darlene Boytell-Pérez, ARNP, Co-Founder, Pérez Art Museum Miami

Arts and Entertainment Award
Maria Banda-Rodaz, Executive Director, Area Stage Company

Business and Economics Award
Nancy Batchelor, Sr. Vice President, EWM Realty International

Communications and Literature Award
Griselle Marino, Communications and Media Director, Office of Community Advocacy, Board of County Commissioners

Education and Research Award
Suzanna M. Rose, Ph.D., Founding Associate Provost, Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity (AWED), Florida International University

Government and Law - Elected Official Award
Honorable Jeanette M. Nuñez, Lieutenant Governor, State of Florida

Government and Law - Non-Elected Award
Christina White, Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections

Health and Human Services Award
Ana ''Teri''Busse-Arvesu, Elderly and Disability Services, Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department

Science and Technology Award
Yuk-Ching Tse-Dinh, Ph.D., Professor and founding director of the Biomolecular Sciences Institute and the Translational Molecular Discoveries program, Florida International University

Sports and Athletics Award
Kerry Gruson, Co-founder and co-chair, ThumbsUp International

Young Professional Award
Claudia Prado, National Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Empowerment, Univision Communications Inc.

Community Spirit Award
Honorable Marie P. Woodson, Florida Representative, District 101, Miami-Dade County Administrator (retired), and former Chair of the Miami-Dade Commission for Women

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