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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MIAMI BEACH, FL -- Kick Off "Women’s History Month" in Miami Beach with Mayor Matti Herrera Bower & Women's Exhibit at the 3rd Annual Miami Beach Women's Conference & EXPO Friday March 4, 2011.
In her first term as the First Woman Mayor of the City of Miami Beach; Mayor Bower spearheaded The Miami Beach Women’s Conference to empower more women and girls to roles of leadership. The successful 2009 conference drew over 700 women to the free open to the public event; featuring a panel of other women mayors from Miami-Dade county and a full day of speakers on a variety of women’s issues.
In 2010 the event grew to a two day Women’s Weekend. The Friday Women’s Conference commemorated the 90 year anniversary of women’s right to vote. Saturday introduced The Miami Beach Women’s EXPO with over 60 vendors at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
The 2011 Miami Beach Women's Conference & EXPO kicks off Women's History Month Friday, March 4, 2011.
The morning of Friday March 4. 2011 will begin with continental breakfast on the 3rd Floor Veranda of City Hall sponsored by Loews Hotel, Costco and Van Dyke Cafe.
The 2011 Mayor’s Panel will then convene in the Commission Chambers with a panel of International women leaders. "Women Leading Globally" will be introduced by Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Chief Operating Officer Ana Cecilia Velasco and Hosted by Mayor Matti Bower.
Panelists include Emmy Award Winning Journalist and CBS 4 Chief Investigative Reporter Michele Gillen, The Consul General of Spain in Florida Maria Cristina Barrios Almazor, The Co-Founder and President of Brazil-USA Cultural Center Adriana Sabino and The Assistant Professor of Political Science for Barry University Leah Hutton Blumenfeld, PhD.
The event is free to the public.
The 2011 Women’s EXPO will be held All Day Friday from 10 am - 6 pm at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Second Level Hall B exhibiting a women's businesses, retail, service and non-profit organizations. The event is Free.
One of the highlights of the Conference day is always the annual fundraiser “Lunch in the Garden” featuring the culinary artistry of top women chefs at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden adjacent to the Convention Center and City Hall at 2000 Convention Center Drive. This year the annual luncheon sponsored by The Boucher Brothers and the MB Botanical Garden will feature "The Garden Fashion Walk" -- a Spring Fashion Show by Macy’s, Ulta Beauty & Sean Donaldson Hair. Luncheon tickets are $25 per person. Advance tickets can be purchase on the web site. Limited Seating.
The Afternoon Conference Session at the Convention Center 1901 Convention Center Drive, Second Level Hall B features a “Town Hall” Discussion "The Status of Women in Politics 2011" from 2-4 PM.
Panelists include Kimberly Mitchem-Rasmussen from The Political Institute for Women, Kasie Hunt from Politico, Tasha Cole The Chief of Staff for Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, The Consul General of Germany Eva Alexandra Countess Kendeffy and Christina R. Farmer President of University of Miami Student Government Association. This segment will be produced in partnership with The Political Institute for Women, a 501©3 nonprofit organization dedicated to training women for careers in politics. The event is free to the public.
On Saturday March 5, 2011 The Political Institute for Women will be hosting “Campaign Management 101” a 8 hour comprehensive class for women launching careers in politics as campaign managers. Price: $125.00 To Register go to www.politicalinstituteforwomen.org
Each Year the Women's Conference highlights the achievements of a Woman In History. Past years honored Julia Tuttle and Barbara Baer Capitman. This year's Honoree is Miami pioneer landowner Mary Brickell.
The sponsoring organization Women's Exhibit, Inc. was founded by SoBe Pioneers Dona Zemo and Wendy Doherty, who with a committee of community volunteers produce the event in partnership with The Mayor and The City of Miami Beach, The Miami Beach Convention Center and Miami Beach Botanical Garden.
A Percentage of Proceeds Benefits Local Women's Organizations
For more information email: WomensExhibit@aol.com / 305-695-6827