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Annette King

Founder, Muuchit

Building an online rental marketplace to source unique venues while supporting a cause.

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Barbara Martinez-Guerrero

Executive Director, Dream in Green

Educating and empowering individuals to respond to climate change and other environmental challenges facing local and global communities.

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Carlos Vasquez

Founder of Miami EdTech

Redefining education through the use of innovative technologies and empowering innovators to solve our biggest problems in education.

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Dejha Carrington

Executive Director, Commissioner & VP of External Relations & Communications, National YoungArts Foundation

Building more connected and invested communities with art at its core.

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Francesca Menes

Florida State Coordinator, Local Progress & Co-Founder & Board Member, The Black Collective

Bringing progressive policy solutions to our local elected officials, and building thriving Black communities by increasing our political engagement and amplifying our economic power.

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Fritzie Saintoiry

Founder & Executive Director, Genesis Hopeful Haven

Building new beginnings for foster youth by advocating on their behalf and striving to bridge the gap to prevent homelessness, unemployment, addiction, and lack of education.

 

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Melissa Hunter

Founder & Editor, Sugarcane Magazine

Building a media company to investigate and celebrate Black art and culture.

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Richard Lamondin

Co-Founder & CEO, Ecosystems

Conserving billions of gallons of freshwater nationwide.

 

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Thais Thiessen

Principal Designer, Foodscape Designs

Creating beautiful, multi-functional and productive places that address eco-social challenges at the intersection of place-making and food.

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Wendi Adelson

Executive Director, IMPAC (Immigration Partnership and Coalition Fund)

Building a network of engaged business leaders in pursuit of immigration policies that are economically necessary, politically smart, and morally correct.

All scholarships for this cohort were made possible by women leaders who are committed to the future of Miami and the institutions they represent. Special thanks to: 

Joelle Allen (Peacock Foundation) Stephanie Ansin, Mojdeh Danial, Cheryl Goldstein, Charisse Grant (The Miami Foundation), Elisa Juarez (Target), Melissa Krinzman, Melissa Medina, Leslie Miller-Saiontz, Lucia Davis Raiford (Carrie Meeks Foundation).