In the Company of Women Awards

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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 2022 In the Company of Women Awards:

Mayor’s Pioneer Award
Penny S. Shaffer, PhD, Market President, South Florida, Florida Blue

Arts and Entertainment Award
Marjorie Hahn, Musical & Executive Director, South Florida Youth Symphony

Business and Economics Award
My “Maggie” Vo, CFA, Managing General Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Fuel Venture Capital

Communications and Literature Award
Nancy Ancrum, Editorial Page Editor, Miami Herald

Education and Research Award
Caroline A. Lewis, Founder & Senior Climate Advisor, The Cleo Institute

Government and Law Award – Elected
Honorable Eileen Higgins, Miami-Dade County Commissioner, District 5

Government and Law Award – Non-elected
Darlene M. Fernandez, P.E., Assistant Director of Traffic Services, Traffic Signals and Signs Division, Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works

Health and Human Services Award
Loreen Chant, President and Chief Executive Officer, Health Foundation of South Florida

Science and Technology Award
Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, PhD, Director, John P. Hussman for Human Genomics and Executive Vice Chair, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation, Department of Human Genetics, University of Miami

Sports and Athletics Award
Caroline O’Connor, Chief Operating Officer, Miami Marlins

Young Professional Award
Loren Parra, Director of Public Affairs, The Miami Foundation

Community Spirit Award
Kerry-Ann Royes, CEO, YWCA South Florida

Awards will be given out at the 33rd Annual In the Company of Women Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at the Coral Gables Country Club, 990 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables, FL, in honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. Join us as we celebrate these amazing women and recognize their contributions to this community. Tickets are on sale now!

Every March, in celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women's Day, Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, in partnership with the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and the Miami-Dade Commission for Women present the In the Company of Women Awards ceremony to recognize Miami-Dade County women leaders and their contributions to this community.

It is made possible by the support of generous sponsors, including Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jose “Pepe” Diaz, District 12, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Raquel A. Regalado, District 7, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins, District 8, Florida Blue, Health Foundation of South Florida, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rene Garcia, District 13, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe A. Martinez, District 11, Jackson Health Systems, Miami-Dade County Aviation Department, Miami Marlins, Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L., Coconut Grove Bank & Trust, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally A. Heyman, District 4, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, Private Client Group, Equitable Advisors, and Miami-Dade Solid Waste Department.

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