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Women of Distinction

DATE: Thursday, November 18, 2021  |  TIME: 11:15 a.m.
LOCATION: Signature Grand
ADDRESS: 6900 W State Rd 84, Davie, FL 33317
 

Please note, in response to the rising number of COVID cases across the U.S., March of Dimes has adopted a COVID safety policy to safeguard the health of every guest, volunteer and family who gather at in-person events. This policy includes vaccine or testing, as well as masking requirements for participation in March of Dimes events.

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EVENT DETAILS

Women of Distinction honors and celebrates women leaders in South Florida chosen by the community and selected by an esteemed committee of past recipients and distinguished women leaders with a complement of events that culminate with a grand luncheon. This legacy event has honored over 260 women innovators, influencers, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs that have effected change in the community and beyond. Women of Distinction is a platform to honor women leaders and a networking opportunity to connect with leaders throughout South Florida.

 

2021 WOMEN OF DISTINCTION HONOREES

Betty Davis

Chief Certified Meteorologist WPLG Channel 10

Dina
Bellows-Levine

Managing Partner, Bellows Associates

Kate
Goldman

Director, Government & Community Relations, Baptist Health South Florida

Kenyetta N.
Alexander, Esq

Partner, Osherow, PLLC

Maureen
Shea

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Right Management Florida

Rose McKelvie MBA, MS, BSN, RN

Dr. Saima Aftab

Vice President, Organizational and Strategic Initiatives, Chief, Section of Neonatology, Nicklaus Children’s Health System

Samantha
Woulfe

Marketing Director, Warren Henry Auto Group

Shannon
Balliet

Vice President Marketing, Time4Learning

Tiffany D.
Garner, M.S., J.D.

Director of Development & Law Professor, Nova Southeastern University

Todra
Anderson Rhodes, MD, FACOG

Chief Medical Officer, Memorial Hospital Miramar

Yvette
DuBose

Executive Director, Heart Gallery of Broward

Sheryl
Brown

ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC., 2021 Woman of Service

EMCEE

2021 Event Emcee
Laurie Jennings
President, Laurie Jennings LIVE
March of Dimes longtime supporter and 2019 Honoree


Laurie Jennings is a 6-time Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist and media expert. She has hosted national TV programs and been a trusted anchor in Cleveland, Boston and Miami over the past 30 years. She recently stepped away from the evening news desk at WPLG-TV to enjoy more flexibility for her family and launch her own media company, Laurie Jennings LIVE. She is now on air in commercials, online moderating live virtual events and serving as a trusted corporate spokesperson. 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Laurie A. Watkins is a catalyst for change and the president and chief strategist of Sunshine L.A.W. Consulting. She is an accomplished speaker, best-selling author of the award-winning book, Go from Stressed to Strong: Health & Fitness Advice from High Achievers, and appears frequently on cable and network television providing her insights on national security and current events. Appointed by President Barack Obama to serve in his Administration at the Pentagon for the U.S. Army, she has an impressive record of success establishing organizational goals and priorities. Laurie is passionate about tackling these important issues head on: women's empowerment, social justice, and diversity, equity and inclusion.  
Learn more about Laurie here.

EVENT LEADERSHIP

2021 Women of Distinction Committee

Susie Levan, Chair

Author and Chief Soul Officer
"Getting to Forgiveness"

Lisa Altmann

Dr. Miya Burt-Stewart,
Managing Partner
M.D. Stewart & Associates, Inc.

Cindy Stoddart Cooper
Cathedral Builders

Ellen Crane, Founder
Women Elevated

Jennifer O'Flannery Anderson, President & CEO
Community Foundation of Broward

Eris Sandler, Market President
BankUnited

Elaine Vasquez, President
 El Heraldo

BECOME A SPONSOR

Through partnerships with companies, organizations and individuals, March of Dimes is able to create unique moments for your clients, vendors and leadership teams. Sponsorship opportunities provide you with brand recognition, civic engagement and an exclusive client entertainment opportunity within the event. We look forward to working with you to discuss your partnership with March of Dimes. Please email Elizabeth Clarke or call  (954) 290-6846 to learn more! Sponsorship Opportunities
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SUPPORT FUNDRAISING EFFORTS BY DONATING TO OUR AUCTION

In-Kind Donations for our Silent Auction allow critical funds to be raised for the March of Dimes to continue to support moms and babies in our community and around the country. Donating an Item or Service to our auction provides a unique avenue for brand recognition and civic engagement.  To donate an item or service please fill out the Donation form HERE or contact Elizabeth Clarke (954) 290-6846 to discuss.