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South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce honors remarkable women at 2023 awards luncheon

The annual celebration of the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce spotlights exceptional female achievements and contributions

In the latest communication to its esteemed Chamber members, the President/CEO of the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SFLHCC), Liliam M. Lopez, highlighted the Chamber's ongoing commitment to recognizing outstanding achievements within its community. The recent celebration centered on the Women Empowering and Embracing Women Awards Luncheon, a prestigious event underscoring the importance of women supporting and uplifting each other. Find the names of all the award-winners in this news below.

Diverse awards acknowledge excellence across varied domains

At this grand occasion held at the elegant Biltmore Hotel and graciously hosted by Nicklaus Children's Hospital, the SFLHCC honored exemplary women across diverse fields with well-deserved accolades. The unveiling of "Cuban American Women Making History," authored by esteemed former Florida state representative Dr. Arnhilda Badia, became a pivotal moment, showcasing the profound contributions of 51 outstanding Cuban-American women.

Among the luminaries recognized by the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce were:

  • Man of the Year Award: Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle accepted on behalf of Roland Sanchez Medina Jr. ESQ.
  • Mentorship - Making a Difference Award: Presented to Marta Casas-Celaya.
  • Community Service- Commonwealth Award: Conferred upon Carolina Sivoli.
  • Corporate Achievement- Triumph Award: Bestowed upon Suzette Suarez.
  • Leadership - Government Award: Recognizing Barby Rodriguez's exceptional leadership.
  • Advocacy - Community Partnership Award: Honoring Christian "Angel" Almond for their advocacy work.
  • Education - Believe and Succeed Award: Acknowledging Madeline Pumariega's dedication to education.
  • Healthcare - Inspiring & Achieving Award: Presented to Dr. Maria Abreu for her notable contributions to healthcare.
  • Wellness Influencer - Empowering Award: Recognizing Barbara Bermudo's impact on wellness.
  • Legal - Young Professional Award: Jocelyn Rocha received accolades for her legal achievements.
  • Public Service - Achiever's Excellence Award: Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgin's exemplary public service.
Commissioner Eileen Higgins receiving Public Service award

Honoring distinction across various spheres

The event celebrated the essence of excellence and leadership, emphasizing the significant strides made by women in different domains, from healthcare and education to law and public service. Each award recipient epitomized the Chamber's commitment to recognizing remarkable contributions made by women in shaping the community's fabric.

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