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Each year since its 1989 inception, the In The Company of Women Awards has celebrated women’s history month by selecting and honoring a cadre of women whose achievements and contributions have improved the quality of life for Miami-Dade County’s people. With this in mind, we ask that you take time to nominate a deserving woman who has made a difference in the lives of those they serve.
Nominations for the 2020 In the Company of Women Awards will be accepted now through Sept. 2. Click here for the nomination form.
The awards ceremony, scheduled for March 19, 2020, celebrates both Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. In 2020, we will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. Presented by the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, in partnership with the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women and the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, the In the Company of Women awards honor women who have shown professional development, community responsibility, contribution to women’s progress, leadership and vision, and promotion of pluralism in the following categories:
- Outstanding Woman in Arts and Entertainment
- Outstanding Woman in Business and Economics
- Outstanding Woman in Communications and Literature
- Outstanding Woman in Education and Research
- Outstanding Woman in Government and Law
- Outstanding Woman in Health and Human Services
- Outstanding Woman in Science and Technology
- Outstanding Woman in Sports and Athletics
- Young Professional (must be age 40 and under)
- Community Spirit Award
Nominations with supporting entry materials may be submitted digitally online, or in hard copy format mailed to: Laura Morilla, Executive Director, Miami-Dade County Commission for Women, 111 NW First St., Suite 1034, Miami, FL, 33128, and must be postmarked no later than Sept. 2, 2019. Email entries will not be accepted. Nominations that fail to meet the stated deadline or criteria, will be automatically disqualified. Winners must be present at the award ceremony on March 19, 2020. Previous award winners are not eligible.
About Miami-Dade Parks
2019 marks the 90th anniversary of Miami-Dade Parks! Celebrate with us all year and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or visit our website for information on our yearlong celebration and the latest news and updates from Miami-Dade Parks!
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 and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness and Conservation and Stewardship. The nonprofit 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.