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ANDREA IVORY Andrea Ivory’s journey through breast cancer inspired her to found the Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative. In her 18 years as a survivor, she’s provided early detection and disease prevention knowledge and services to more than 130,00 South Floridians. When Covid prevented Andrea and her team from knocking on door in underserved neighborhoods, she modified her outreach. Now she hold ‘Workplace Wellness Days’, bringing health testing to offices and workplaces so people can ‘Know their Numbers’ without having to take a day off work. Every June 23rd, Andrea hosts ’National Pink Day for Summer Breast Cancer Awareness’, bringing mobile mammogram vans to the public to reach women who have no other way to get their annual screening. Accessible healthcare, disease prevention and early detection. That’s Andrea.


YESJULZ YesJulz career began in Miami, Originally rising to prominence in 2014, after citing a Sprite Remix Party for LeBron James in Miami. She dipped into artist management as she managed musician 070 Shake, an American rapper who was featured on Kanye West, Pusha T, and Nas’ albums. Media outlets have called Julieanna Goddard The Queen of Snapchat.. She was nominated for Snapchat storyteller on August 24, 2016, at the 6th Streamy Awards, the Awards honoring web television series at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. YesJulz is a brand influencer, an event producer, an A&R, a publicist, with a SnapChat following of an estimated 500,000+ viewers, She has partnered with brands such as Beats by Dre and Red Bull. YesJulz also sprint an all-female creative agency with clients including Puma and Vevo, as well as a radio station and music-management company.


LINDA L PARKER, PHD Dr. Linda Parker became President & CEO of Women in Distress of Broward County at the height of the Pandemic when Domestic Violence was on the rise. She increased outreach to survivors and training for law enforcement - as a result, WID provided nearly 30,000 safe shelter nights in just one year. In her second year leading Women in Distress, she initiated outreach to doctors and nurses, particularly in Emergency Room, to teach them how to recognize abuse - and how to handle a delicate situation when an abuser is at the doctor with the injured person.

Tiffany Miranda

Tiffany Miranda: Miami native Tiffany Miranda was already a recording artist at age 15. Frustrated by the male-dominated music industry, she took back creative control, learned all there was to know about recording and production, then founded her own company, Girls Make Beats dot Org. In-between working with some of today’s hottest artists, she’s passing on her knowledge to a whole new generation of female record producers. Tiffany has produced traveling training camps for future female record producers and DJ’s around the world.

Angelina Rosario

Angelina Rosario Named one of the Top 50 Women Leaders of South Florida for 2023, Angelina Rosario has come a long way from the projects where she grew up in Miami. She’s repeatedly overcome adversity, turning pain into purpose. In addition to her success as Director of Sales for CMG Miami, she became a certified life coach, and in her business, ‘She Fixes Crowns’, she teaches others how to overcome life’s challenges.

Bridgette Matter

Bridgette Matter Bridgette Matter is not your typical TV News reporter. With her background as a criminologist, she takes deep dives into stories as a crime specialist reporter for WPLG. She has also created successful True Crime podcasts highlighting unsolved cases.

Joy Taylor Of ‘Joy Taylor Talks’

Joy Taylor Of ‘Joy Taylor Talks’ Barry University must be very proud of alumnus Joy Taylor - of Joy Taylor Talks’, Thursday Night Football Play by Play, and Fox Sports’ ‘The Herd’. She’s one of an elite group of sports hosts - male or female - who can talk about any subject, and interview stars of any magnitude. To help further diversity in the industry, she established a scholarship for Barry University students pursuing degrees in Communications.

Brooke Schreiber

Brooke Schreiber Juliette Gordon Lowe was the visionary who created the Girl Scouts of America. Locally, Brooke Schreiber gets to carry on the mission as a ‘Girl Experience Manager’ at Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida. Brooke has created experiences ranging from backpacking to beach cleanups and community service projects, all designed to engage girls in fun, educational experiences that engender confidence and independence.

Gloria Martinez

Gloria Martinez As a young single mom, Gloria Martinez recognized the challenges of parenting, so she founded Tree of Life Miami Parenting Center, a non-profit organization that provides free services and supplies to pregnant women and new moms. She’s also a Human Trafficking Survivor, and we marvel at how she’s turned her personal experience into a powerful and positive way to give back to the Community. She believes women are Super-Heroes – and we agree!

Shanut Anaut

Shanut Anaut By day, Shanut Anaut is a successful real estate agent. Also by day, she’s a major Social Media Influencer, co-founder of the hugely successful site, ‘Only in Dade’. As a Miami native, she ‘gets’ the pulse of Dade County - and she also gets 1 million followers on the Only in Dade’ instagram page. Not content to stop there, Shanut also markets her personal brand, Shanutxo, a combination of lifestyle and business coaching and inspiration.

Janet Jones

Janet Jones Take a former Miami Heat Dancer with a passion for dance and an entrepreneurial spirit, and you end up with Janet Jones’ internationally recognized ‘Vixen’ workout. Janet’s mission is to help women feel more confident in their bodies by learning about their physical abilities and limitations - creating awareness and building self-esteem. Janet’s ‘Vixen Army’ is proof that it works.

Ivis Guerra

Ivis Guerra An A.A. from Miami-Dade College, a Bachelor’s from FIU and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University. Somewhere in the middle was the title of Miss Carnaval Miami. Ivis Guerra has put her pageant skills and business skills together formidably, as the Chair of the Miss Carnaval Miami Pageant, with college scholarships in the prize package. Ivis and other Miss Carnaval alumni also formed ‘Crowns of Love’. They work together with the Kiwanis of Little Havana to mentor children, encourage reading and education and help them recognize their potential to reach their dreams.

Alexia Nepola

Alexia Nepola It’s easy to make assumptions about reality tv show stars. But Alexia Nepola of Real Housewives of Miami is no ordinary housewife. Before becoming a tv star and style maven, she earned a Masters in Exceptional Student Education, and taught children with emotional learning disabilities in the Miami-Dade County School system. When her younger son suffered permanent brain damage after a car accident, Alexia was devastated, but equipped - and determined - to handle what life would bring. Together, she and Frankie now own and operate the successful ‘Alexia and Frankie’s Beauty Bar’ in Surfside.

Myriam Masihi

Myriam Masihi Myriam Masihi’s work as a Consumer Reporter for both Telemundo 51 and NBC6 has helped thousands of people avoid being victims of scams. Her investigative work has also earned her 20 Emmy awards and the gratitude of the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. When she’s not investigating, she’s helping underprivileged and foster kids feel loved and worthy, with her non-profit organization, ‘Kakes 4 Kids, celebrating about 400 kids’ birthdays each year.

Leila Cobo

Leila Cobo Way, way back before Y2K, Leila Cobo spent a couple of years as a pop music critic for the Miami Herald. Now she’s a Latin Music expert - Chief Content Officer for Latin / Espanol Billboard. She’s received multiple honors for her work, including the T.J. Martell Foundation’s ‘Trailblazer’ Award. She’s also the author of half a dozen best-selling and award-winning books, including her most recent: ‘Decoding Despacito: An Oral History of Latin Music’.

Kimberly J. Ng

Kimberly J. Ng You can’t talk about Trailblazers without including Kim Ng, the General Manager of our own Miami Marlins. It’s been her life course since she played stickball as a child, and then was introduced to baseball by her father. But reaching the top spot didn’t come easily. She worked with Baseball Teams for 3 decades, ignoring the biases aimed at women, until November of 2020 when she became the first female General Manager not just of a baseball team - but of any North American Pro Sports Team. You have to hit a ball pretty hard to break that glass ceiling.

Mayor Daniella Levine Cava

Mayor Daniella Levine Cava It was the dawning of a new era when Daniella Levine Cava was sworn in as the first female Mayor of Miami-Dade County. After a 40-year career as a social worker, lawyer and community activist for South Florida families, it’s not surprising that her work since election has been all about the people of Miami. Her focus is on making Miami-Dade County stronger, more inclusive and more resilient, and her bold initiatives echo that goal.

Jaime Sloane

Jaime Sloane Cooper City High graduate Jaime Sloane used to sneak into nightclubs just to interview the DJ’s who fascinated her. That fearlessness, along with some journalism and communication studies at the University of Florida, along with a reputation for being one of the hardest workers in the industry, have brought her to her dream place - head of her own Public Relations Firm - handling Global Communications for the Ultra Music Festival.

Irish Sarah

Irish Sarah How did a Butcher’s daughter from Ireland become known as the Queen of Miami Nightlife? By following her passion and never quitting. Sarah Lucey - known here as ‘Irish Sarah’ - worked in the hospitality industry in Ireland, but she had bigger dreams. She moved from restaurants to nightclubs and then from overseas to Miami, where she’s the Director of Talent Relations for Groot Hospitality - David Grutman’s collective of restaurants, bars, lounges, hotels and more - and now it’s her JOB to hang out with the biggest celebs when they’re in Miami.

Lourdes Lopez

Lourdes Lopez She’s considered one of the most influential people in dance today … and it might never have happened if she hadn’t needed orthopedic shoes as a child. We’re talking about Lourdes Lopez, Artistic Director of the Miami City Ballet. Her childhood doctor recommended ballet lessons to strengthen her legs … and she went on to become the first Latina Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet. As Lopez enters 11th season with Miami City Ballet, her mission continues: “to impact people’s lives through the transformative power of dance.”

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