16th Annual International Women's Day Awards Lunch

Feb 11, 2019


World Trade Center Miami will recognize six female business leaders in the trade and logistics industry.

World Trade Center Miami will host an awards luncheon at the Double Tree by Hilton Miami Airport Convention Center East Hall on Friday, March 8, 2019. The awards luncheon will take place from 11:45 am to 1:45 pm and will honor women who have made significant contributions in advancing international trade and business in Florida.
16th Annual International Women’s Day Award Honorees:
• Carmen Betancourt-Lewis, Vice President, Miami Today
• Hilda Garcia, Director US Imports and Central America Exports, Seaboard Marine
• Sheila Hollo, Philanthropist, Tibor and Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate, FIU Tibor and Sheila Hollo Foundation
• Alyce Robertson, Executive Director Miami Downtown Development Authority
• Virginia Sanchez, Government Affairs Advisor, FedEx Express Latin America and Caribbean
• Kemisha D. Sherrell, Assistant Port Director, Trade Operations, Miami International Airport U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Charlotte Gallogly, president of World Trade Center Miami, states, “Now, more than ever, is the time to recognize and celebrate women business leaders in Florida’s trade community to make way and inspire future female leaders.”
This year’s luncheon is sponsored by; AFIF America’s Flower Connection, Boeing, FedEx Express, Seaboard Marine, Tibor & Sheila Hollo Charitable Foundation, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Canada Consulate General Miami, Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald, Tropical Shipping, Enterprise Florida and Miami International Airport.
This event is a part of the World Trade Center Miami’s “1000 Women Strong Trade Initiative” a pledge to advocate:

• Empowering women to raise their voices in support of international trade and of ongoing and new initiatives in gender parity in the international trade arena.

• Strengthening U.S. free trade agreements to provide equal access to opportunities for women- owned businesses and promote gender equality in the workplace.

• Automating U.S. and global trade processes, which remove barriers to trade and growth, and in turn, creates opportunities for workplace advancements for women.

• Investing in South Florida’s trade-related infrastructure and creating exciting new business opportunities for women entrepreneurs and executives in our community.

• Enhancing career and professional opportunities for women in South Florida through leadership and mentoring programs.

The deadline to register for this event is March 4, 2019. To reserve a seat for please go to www.iwd.worldtrade.org, if you have any questions please contact the World Trade Center directly at 305-871-7910 or email info@worldtrade.org.