Women Who Make a Difference

20th Anniversary Celebration


Rebecca is the president and CEO of the The Miami Foundation. She has been named “Best Non-Profit Executive” by The International Stevie Award for Women in Business; “Best Role Model” by Miami Today; and “20 Under 40′′ by The Miami Herald.

Connie is Vice President of Multicultural Tourism for the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau and an active member of numerous organizations such as the National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners, International Association of Hispanic Meeting Professionals, the Urban League, and NAACP.

Claudia is a former teacher in the Dade County Public School System, a former foster parent, a current board member of Centro Mater Foundation.

Mary “ Mimi” served as the President of the Junior League of Miami Foundation from 2018- 2019. Outside of the League, Mimi has been very active in American Red Cross since 2016, the year she joined the Tiffany Circle. She chaired the successful 2017 Centennial Celebration Ball and was awarded the Volunteer Philanthropy Award.

Susan is an assistant public defender in the appeals division of the Miami Public Defender’s Office and a past JLM President.





Half Table Sponsor

Susan Lerner


Byrd Martinez

Carla Crossno

Debbie Koch

Elite Sales Inc

Gabrielle O’Quinn

Kristy Quiros

Laura Van Gorden

Lavender Greenberg PLLC

Ela Hernandez

Chairman Jose “Pepe” Diaz

Commissioner Eileen Higgins

Commissioner Rebeca Sosa

Mark Hasner