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Each year, we acknowledge several women from a variety of fields at FIU to celebrate and champion their stories, creating an inspiring culture of diversity, accomplishment, collectivism and collegiality. This will culminate in an annual celebration to help define the role of women in the 21st century and in the academy.

2018 nominees, from left: Paula Perez, FIU student; Yesim Darici, Director, Center for Women's and Gender Studies; Mitra Naseh, FIU student; Anuradha Godavarty, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Anna Etienne, Director, StartUP FIU Food; Nicole Attong, Director of FIU Embrace and FIUnique; Luisana Zambrano, FIU student; Maria Camila Giraldo, FIU student; Yuk-Ching Tse-Dinh, Professor, Chemistry

Past Nominees 

  • 2019
    • Michelle Alvarez Romera - Assistant Director of Business Career Management, faculty fellow in the Honors College
    • Grisela D'Elena - International Relations student and Honors College academic advisor
    • Victoria Nelson - President of Stonewall Pride Alliance (FIU chapter), political/pop culture commentator and LGBTQA ambassador at FIU’s Multicultural Programs and Services Office
    • Jasmen Rogers-Shaw - Community Organizer of Miami Workers Center
  • 2018
    • Nicole Attong - Director, FIU Embrace and FIUnique
    • Daniela Cadena - Program manager, StartUP FIU West Kendall
    • Tara Demren - FIU Student 
    • Anna Etienne - Director, StartUP FIU Food 
    • Maria Camila Giraldo - FIU student 
    • Anuradha Godavarty - Associate professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering 
    • Yesim Darici - Director, Center for Women's and Gender Studies 
    • Mitra Naseh - FIU student 
    • Paula Perez - FIU student
    • Dominique Rose Ingraham - FIU student 
    • Yuk-Ching Tse-Dinh - Director, Biomolecular Sciences Institute
    • Luisana Zambrano - FIU student 
  • 2017
    • Audrey "Drey" Arandas - Generation Action, founder of Miami GRRRL
    • Gaby Benevente - Second-year MA candidate in English Literature at FIU, teaching assistant
    • Karla Gonzalez-Rubio - MSW social worker and renal director
    • Alexis Lopez - Undergraduate student in English Literature at FIU, Women's Center assistant
    • Lissette Mendez - Director of programs for the Miami Book Fair, MDC and FIU alumna
    • Sandy Skelaney - Program director for the Initiative for Gender Violence Prevention