On August 21, 2014, the YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade, Inc. is hosting their 6th Annual Women of Influence event at the Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail.
“Women of Influence” is a fundraiser, cocktail reception and executive networking event that benefits the YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade. This event was established to showcase a panel of successful and prominent local business women who share their personal stories and to highlight the commitment to the YWCA’s mission that is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Kelly Blanco of NBC 6 will serve as moderator alongside this year’s panelists:
Melissa H. Orlen, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, MovieTickets.com, Inc.
Sharon Potts, Award Winning Author
Kathleen McLean, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, ADTCorporation
Darcee Scavone, VP & CFO Ryder Integrated Logistics
This event hosts more than 150 guests including business professionals and executives from major corporations and midsized companies throughout Miami-Dade & Broward County. Attended by dynamic business women and men, this event presents an invaluable opportunity for guests and sponsors alike to connect with leaders and peers in the community.
The foundation of the YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade was built in 1919 when a historic group of women raised nearly $2,000 to fund the opening of the YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade. The late Mrs. James Jackson, wife of the doctor for whom Jackson Memorial Hospital was named, led this dynamic group of influential women.
Since then, the YWCA has built a strong reputation as an organization that focuses its collective power towards the elimination of injustice and prejudice wherever they exist in our community. The YWCA engages women, girls and their families across generations, encouraging independence, developing their leadership and strengthening the impact of their voice. We are a dynamic, pioneering organization committed to social justice through action and advocacy. We believe powerful women lead to better families and greater communities.