In the Company of Women Awards

Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, in partnership with the Miami-Dade Commission for Women and the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, announce the Call for Nominations for the 2023 In the Company of Women Awards. 

Nominations for the 34 Annual In the Company of Women Awards will be accepted from October 3 through October 21.  All women in Miami-Dade County who have exemplified professional development, community responsibility, leadership and vision, contribution to women’s progress, and promotion of pluralism, are eligible.

How to Nominate

  1. Complete the nomination form
  2. Submit the following:
    1. Nominee’s resume
    2. One high-resolution color photo of the nominee
    3. No more than three supporting documents, including recommendation letters, newspaper or magazine articles, etc. If submitting recommendation letters, the letters must be from persons other than the nominator. For the Mayor’s Pioneer Award, please submit three recommendation letters and no more than two additional supporting documents.)

Nomination packages must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on October 21.

Nomination forms that fail to include the requested items and/or do not meet the application deadline, will automatically be disqualified.

Past recipients of the In the Company of Women award are not eligible. 

A committee of community leaders will review nomination packages to determine the nominee’s eligibility.

Winners will be chosen by a committee made up of community leaders and past In the Company of Women Award winners. 

For more information, contact:

Monica Skoko Rodriguez, Executive Director
Miami-Dade County Commission for Women
111 NW 1st Street, Suite 1034, Miami, FL 33128.
Phone:  305-375-4967 or Email: [email protected]

It’s time to honor an amazing woman – nominate her today!

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

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