Rosemary Barkett April 2024

Join us for a captivating conversation as Melanie Damian interviews former Chief Justice Rosemary Barkett, a trailblazer who shattered barriers in the legal field and inspired Melanie to start this IWF project. Discover Rosemary's remarkable journey, from breaking barriers as the first woman to serve as chief justice in Florida to presiding as a judge at the IranUnited States Claims Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. Don't miss this exclusive interview with a true woman pioneer of the legal profession.

Lillian Tamayo March 2024

Melanie Damian engages in a compelling and insightful interview with Lillian Tamayo, former CEO of Planned Parenthood. Join us as Lillian shares her inspiring journey, from her early upbringing to her influential role leadings one of the nation's most prominent reproductive healthcare organizations. Watch here! About Women in Focus Melanie Damian spearheads the project for IWF Florida, conducting insightful 10-minute interviews with members, delving into their professional accomplishments and personal journeys.

Ann Drake March 2024

Join us for an enlightening chat as Melanie Damian interviews Ann Drake, former Chairman and CEO of DSC Logistics. With over three decades in the supply chain field, Ann is a trailblazer and industry leader. As the Founder and Chairman of AWESOME and President of Lincoln Road Enterprises--an operational philanthropic organization focused on elevating women's leadership--she is committed to building a hub for female business leaders.

 Robin Reiter-Faragalli March 2024

Join us for an enlightening conversation as Melanie Damian engages with Robin Reiter-Faragalli, a prominent figure in corporate philanthropy and family foundation work. Robin's contributions have left a lasting impression on the philanthropic community, and she played a pivotal role as one of the founding members and the third president of IWF Florida. Explore her journey, gain insights into the origins of IWF Florida, and benefit from her invaluable advice for IWF sisters and women leaders worldwide.

Julie Grimes March 2024

Join us for an inspiring conversation as Melanie Damian sits down with Julie Grimes, Managing Partner of the Hilton Bentley Hotel in Miami, FL. Julie's innovative leadership extends beyond the hospitality industry; she's a well-respected community leader dedicated to creating positive change in Miami. From co-founding the Hospitality Institute in Overtown to chairing Operation Hope for Haiti, her impact is profound.

Virginia Akar March 2024

Join us for another uplifting conversation as Melanie Damian interviews Virginia Akar, a lawyer, devoted mother, and CEO & Founder of Girls Inc. of Greater Miami. Under Virginia's guidance, Girls Inc.

Katherine Davisson February 2024

Join us for an insightful conversation as Melanie Damian sits down with new 2024 IWF Florida member, Katherine Davisson, a Board of Director and Financial Services Executive. Katherine, known for building top-ranked businesses at leading institutions like Morgan Stanley and the World Economic Forum, currently serves on the Audit & Compliance Committee of Select Medical Holdings. Discover more about Katherine's impactful journey and insights on her personal life.

Mayor Daniella Levine Cava February 2024

Join us for an insightful conversation as Melanie Damian interviews Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, the first woman Mayor of Miami-Dade County. With a 40-year career dedicated to public service, Mayor Levine Cava has focused on the community, expanding economic opportunities, addressing the housing crisis, protecting the environment, and actively listening to the needs of Miami-Dade residents. Learn more about her journey and gain insights into her personal life.

Felecia Hatcher February 2024

Join us for an inspiration conversation as Melanie Damian interviews Felecia Hatcher, the CEO of Pharrell William's Black Ambition Opportunity Fund, an accomplished author of "Genius Jam," and the Co-Founder of the Center for Black Innovation. Felecia, a true innovative powerhouse, personal transformation speaker, entrepreneur, and author, is reshaping the landscape of the innovation economy. Watch here! About Women in Focus Melanie Damian spearheads the project for IWF Florida, conducting insightful 10-minute interviews with members, delving into their professional accomplishments and personal journeys.

Dr. Dorothy Jenkins Fields February 2024

Join us for an enlightening conversation as Melanie Damian interviews Dr. Dorothy Jenkins Fields, a distinguished historian dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of the African American community in South Florida. Dr.

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey January 2024

Join us for an inspiring conversation as Melanie Damian interviews Rebecca Fishman Lipsey, a social innovator and former policymaker, currently serving as the president and CEO of The Miami Foundation. Discover Rebecca's journey from being a public-school teacher and making history as the youngest person appointed to the Florida Board of Education, to becoming a leader in a $400+ million community foundation dedicated to fostering a stronger and more equitable Greater Miami. Watch here! About Women in Focus Melanie Damian spearheads the project for IWF Florida, conducting insightful 10-minute interviews with members, delving into their professional accomplishments and personal journeys.

Evelyn Langlieb Greer January 2024

Join us for an enlightening conversation as Melanie Damian engages in a thought-provoking interview with Evelyn Langlieb Greer. Evelyn's illustrious career spans multiple dimensions. She's not only a seasoned lawyer specializing in Real Estate, Commercial, and Criminal Law but also a long-time real estate investor, former Mayor of Pinecrest, and a dedicated advocate on numerous charitable boards.

Aura Reinhardt January 2024

Melanie Damian engages in an insightful interview with Aura Reinhardt, an Executive Marketing Consultant for organizations and businesses and a driving force in the business improvement of Coral Gables. Discover the dynamic changes and her visionary leadership in shaping the heart of Miami as well as her commitment to empowering women in rural communities in Central and South America. Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights on her professional career and personal life.

Kate Mary Callahan January 2024

  Join us for an engaging conversation as Melanie Damian interviews Kate Mary Callahan. Kate brings over 50 years of invaluable nursing experience and expertise, coupled with her role as a healthcare consultant/partner at The Huntington Consulting Group and Board Member at Camillus House. Learn about her career journey in hospice care and her groundbreaking professional achievement that has touched millions of lives.

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About Women in Focus

Melanie Damian spearheads the project for IWF Florida, conducting insightful 10-minute interviews with members, delving into their professional accomplishments and personal journeys. This initiative aims to foster a deeper sense of connection and understanding among the members, allowing them to learn and appreciate each other's diverse experiences and backgrounds.