Read about the winners of the 2020 In the Company of Women Awards

Miami-Dade Parks Recreation and Open Spaces In the Company of Women

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 2020 In the Company of Women Awards.

In an abundance of caution, due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 and rescheduled 2021 In the Company of Women Awards Ceremonies have been cancelled. 

Mayor’s Pioneer Award
Darlene Boytell-Pérez, ARNP, co-founder of Pérez Art Museum Miami

Arts and Entertainment Award
Maria Banda-Rodaz, Executive Director at Area Stage Company

Business and Economics Award
Nancy Batchelor, Sr. Vice President of EWM Realty International

Communications and Literature Award
Griselle Marino, Press Officer and Community Liaison, Office of Community Advocacy, Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners

Education and Research Award
Suzanna M. Rose, Ph.D., Founding Associate Provost, Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity (AWED), Florida International University

Government and Law – Elected Official Award
Honorable Jeanette M. Nuñez, Lieutenant Governor, State of Florida

Government and Law – Non-Elected Award
Christina White, Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections

Health and Human Services Award
Ana “Teri” Busse-Arvesu, Senior Advocate for Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez’s Initiative on Aging

Science and Technology Award
Yuk-Ching Tse-Dinh, Ph.D., Professor and founding director of the Biomolecular Sciences Institute and the Translational Molecular Discoveries program, Florida International University

Sports and Athletics Award
Kerry Gruson,  Co-Founder and Co-Chair, ThumbsUp International

Young Professional Award
Claudia Prado, National Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Empowerment, Univision Communications Inc.

Community Spirit Award
Marie P. Woodson, Retired Miami-Dade County Administrator and former Chair of the Miami-Dade Commission for Women.


To learn more about the 2020 winners, visit our page to read their biographies. 

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