Let’s Celebrate Women’s History Month!

Our 2024 Honorees.

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987.

Hits 97.3 honors Women’s History Month! Join us as we celebrate all the incredible trailblazers across South Florida.

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Jamie Katz

JAMIE KATZ Jamie Katz is a South Florida Private Investigator ... for pets!. Her recovery efforts and reunions are filmed and full of happy tears when she places a lost or stolen pet back in the arms of its owner. She’s stoic, humble, and has a few scars to prove she’s ‘all in’ when it comes to rescuing someone’s 4-legged child. Jamie Katz is a local celebrity - and hero.



Samantha Pertusiello

SAMANTHA PERTUSIELLO Sam is the Marketing Director for Demesmin & Dover, one of the top personal injury attorneys in the area. She’s also the executive assistant for All In Sports Agency - brilliantly leading their business and community efforts in South Florida.



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, combined with Journalism and Communication studies at the University of Florida, plus a reputation for being one of the hardest workers in the industry, have brought her to her dream job - head of her own Public Relations Firm - handling Global Communications for the one and only Ultra Music Festival.




Gabriela Ortega

GABRIELA ORTEGA: Any time you see Live Nation making moves in the South East US, Gabriela Ortega is behind it, as she is the Director of Regional Marketing. Her strategies are cutting edge, her hustle is unmatched, and she still finds the time to host the ‘Girls Gone Boss’ podcast.



Chief Constance Stanley

CHIEF CONSTANCE STANLEY Chief Constance Stanley began her law enforcement career in 1991 and has since climbed the ranks to Chief of Police for the city of Lauderhill. Chief Stanley was the first female appointee as the President of the Broward County Chiefs Association, and on top of all of her amazing professional accomplishments she is also the proud mother of one and an even prouder grandmother of two.


Ivis Guerra

IVIS GUERRA An A.A. from Miami Dade College. Bachelor’s Degree from FIU. MBA from Nova Southeastern University. Former Miss Carnaval Miami, Ivis Guerra, has combined her pageant and business skills as the Chair of the Miss Carnaval Miami Pageant. Ivis and fellow Miss Carnaval alumni created ‘Crowns of Love’ - working together with the Kiwanis of Little Havana to mentor children and help them reach their dreams.


Rose White

ROSE WHITE They have coffee, teas, shakes, matcha, soda and more – Cali Coffee does it all, and so does its fierce co-founder, Rose White. Through unconditional love for both her craft and customers, she has built more than just a coffee shop, but an entire community and we applaud her for it.



Kelli McGee

KELLI McGEE Kelli McGee is the co-founder of Lipof & McGee Advertising. One of the marketing masterminds behind some of your favorite brands, like Flanigan’s, the Ft. Lauderdale International Auto Show, and The University of Florida, just to name a few. She’s been a leader and innovator in the Sales & Marketing world in South Florida since the mid 90′s.



Beatriz BJ Martinez Prillaman

Beatriz BJ Martinez Prillaman As a real estate broker and leadership coach with a degree in psychology from UF, Beatriz “BJ” Prillaman is a next-level strategist who has coached and mentored numerous executives and professionals to help take their organizations to the next level. As the founder of “Lead with BJ”, Beatriz has used her skills to help numerous non-profit organizations, including Women in Distress, Hispanic Unity of Florida, Operation Smile and more.



Gloria Martinez

GLORIA MARTINEZ As a single mom, Gloria Martinez recognized the challenges of parenting. As a result, she founded the Tree of Life Parenting Center in Miami, a non-profit organization that provides free services and supplies to pregnant women and new moms. Also, as a Human Trafficking Survivor, Gloria turned her personal experience into a powerful and positive way to give back to the Community.



Estefania Diaz Balart

ESTEFANIA DIAZ BALART Estefania Diaz-Balart is the Vice President of Latin Business Development at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Not only does she want to bring the flavor of the Hard Rock to all Latinos in South Florida, but she is heavily involved in the community. From serving meals at the Miami Rescue Mission, to teaching yoga at the Lotus House Women’s Shelter, to judging the Miss Carnaval Miami Pageant, this VP has a heart of gold.


Irish Sarah

IRISH SARAH Irish Sarah, the Director of Talent Management at LIV Miami and Groot Hospitality, is known as the ‘Queen of Miami Nightlife’. She holds a degree in Marketing and continues to pave the way for women in South Florida, helping to make the entertainment industry more diverse and representative.


Melissa Echavarria

MELISSA ECHAVARRIA It’s not easy running two of South Florida’s largest comedy clubs, but Melissa Echavarria does it with hustle, grace and passion. This South Florida native and loyal Canes fan is the general manager of both the Miami Improv and Dania Beach Improvs, and we commend her for how she supports her talent, and is a leader in the entertainment industry.



Bunny Zingler (XO.Bunny)

BUNNY ZINGLER (XO.BUNNY) Bunny Zingler, aka XO.Bunny, is an entrepreneur, social media influencer and founder of Bunny’s Bae Bar and Loud Bunny Beauty .... not to mention the face of the ‘Rolling Loud’ product line for Forever 21. Her goal is to empower everyone to live within their true selves. She’s also an ambassador and wife of the CEO of Rolling Loud. She get’s her inspiration from the women who attend Rolling Loud.


Cynthia Chipi

CYNTHIA CHIPI Cynthia Chipi is the Marketing Director for Goya…a decades-long brand that has transcended generations and, thanks to Cynthia, that includes Gens Y and Z. She empowers her staff, who love and respect her leadership. Cynthia incorporated hard work and family values to make her way to the top of one of the most famous names in the food industry. Goya employees call this boss lady, ‘Chippi’ … and she wouldn’t have it any other way.




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