Caribbean-American Women Among Women Presidents’ Organization Honorees

wpo-logoSOUTH FLORIDA – Several Caribbean-American women are among the 100 Black Men Of South Florida and Women Presidents’ Organization honorees for Outstanding Women Leading Successful Businesses & Nonprofits.

The 100 Black Men of South Florida, Inc. (100BMSF), in partnership with the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), announce the selection of the 2015 Women of Color Achievement Award recipients.

A total of 24 women will be honored at the 2015 Women of Color Achievement Awards cocktail reception. Sponsored by UPS, CEO Space International and Xtreme Solutions, Inc., the event will take place on Wednesday, November 11th, from 6:00 – 8:30PM, at the Law Offices of Bilzin Sumberg.

All award recipients were identified by the 100BMSF in conjunction with the Miami chapter of the WPO.

The selection criteria included successful operation of a woman-owned or led business that has reached annual revenues of at least $2 million for product-based businesses, or $1 million for service-based businesses. All companies have provided an increase in employment opportunities on a local, regional and national level and have significantly strengthened the economy.

“Just as there can be no greater honor for a man than to honor a woman, there is no greater honor for the 100 Black Men of South Florida than to honor these women as the innovators, job creators, business builders and trailblazers that they are. We stand proudly behind them as they receive the acknowledgement that they deserve. We are also proud of our partnership with the Women Presidents’ Organization nationally and on the local level to celebrate the achievements of these talented business women,” said Stephen Hunter Johnson, President of the 100Black Men of South Florida.

“We are very proud to continue our ongoing partnership with 100 Black Men to acknowledge a distinguished group of influential women business leaders. Each one is at the peak of her professional achievement, demonstrating outstanding leadership qualities and running multi-million dollar businesses that promote economic security. They also devote their time and energy to improving the quality of life in our local communities. We salute all of this year’s award winners as role models for women and girls everywhere,” said Marsha Firestone Ph.D., President and Founder of the Women Presidents’ Organization.

“Since 2007, UPS has partnered with the WPO to help women entrepreneurs realize their dreams. We salute the distinguished honorees and their significant contributions, and stand ready to support the logistical needs of women-owned businesses globally,” said Thomas White, Managing Director of Sales Florida District.

“CEO Space International is proud to sponsor the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) Women of Color Receptions for 2015. We applaud WPO and the 100 Black Men of America for creating and continuing these events to recognize outstanding women of color business owners and their success,” said Berny Dohrmann, Chairman of CEO Space International. “We decided to partner with WPO and the 100 Black Men in this celebration because we believe that ‘Owning One’s Success is Key to Achieving More Success.’ Congratulations to the honorees on Taking Ownership of their Success!”

“Xtreme Solutions, Inc. is proud to sponsor the Women Presidents’ Organization Women of Color Reception. I applaud WPO and the 100 Black Men who created and have continued these events over the past 6 years, to recognize outstanding women of color business owners and key leaders for their success,” said Phyllis W. Newhouse, CEO and Founder. As a previous recipient of this award “We are honored to recognize some of the extraordinary women in Miami who are doing incredible things, not only as employers doing their part within our economic vitality, but also as individuals involved in so many very important community organizations. We congratulate these outstanding award winners on their success and for setting the pace for excellence in business,” she said.

The following women will be honored:

Ana Alleguez*
Alleguez Architecture Inc.

Jacqueline Butler*
Greater Miami Caterers, Inc.

Garrie Harris
Alpha 1 Staffing

Gerri Lazarre **
TriMerge Financial

Bernadette Morris
Sonshine Communications

Burnadette Norris-Weeks
Austin Pammies Norris Weeks

Kristin Campbell
40 Sports & Entertainment

Michelle Delancy **
Hamilton Miller & Birthisel

Kathy Eggleston
Avenue of the Arts Executive Suites

Nakeitha Felder
Waist Gang

Adrian Foster
Foster Construction

Ramona Hall
Phillips Consulting Group

Alejandra Leibovich*
How to Manage a Small Law Firm

Traci Lynn
Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry

Natasha Mayne **
Maybe Law Group

Suzan McDowell **
Circle of One Marketing

Angela Messam
Messam Construction

Jennifer Miller **
Hamilton Miller

Ann Pope
Ann Pope Consulting

Ania Rodriguez*
Key Lime Interactive, LLC

Michele Sutton*
Sutton Ferneries Inc.

Carol Ann Taylor **
Miami to Go

Evie Weddle

Maria Wizel
Wizel Moreno

*WPO member

** Caribbean-American

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