MIAMI, March 7, 2011 – Sherry Thompson Giordano, Executive Director of IT Women, will be honored for her contributions to Miami-Dade residents at the 23rd Annual In the Company of Women Awards Celebration on Thursday, March 31, from 6-9 p.m., at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables.
The Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department (MDPR) and the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women will recognize Ms. Giordano and eleven other honorees at the cocktail reception and awards ceremony in celebration of Women’s History Month.
WPLG Channel 10 reporter Neki Mohan will emcee the festivities. Tickets for In the Company of Women are $40 and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, or visiting their web site: www.ticketmaster.com; or at Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 West Flagler Street. Call Lisa Fernandez at the Women’s Park, 305-480-1717 for more information.
Ms. Giordano was selected for her longstanding contributions and leadership in Science and Technology. Ms. Giordano has played a pivotal role in ITWomen’s programs to encourage and guide young women into technology careers, most notably with ITWomen’s Role Models Speaker (RMS) program for girls 8 to 18.
This is the second time in the past year that the Miami-Dade community has recognized ITWomen leaders for helping girls and women. Women’s History Coalition of Miami-Dade County, Inc., honored founder and president Victoria Usherenko as a Woman of Impact in 2010.
The 2011 honorees for In the Company of Women include: Arts & Entertainment–Eveline Pierre, Founder of the Haitian Heritage Museum; Business & Economics–Patricia Thorp, Senior Counselor, RBB Public Relations; Communications & Literature–Michele Gillen, Chief Investigative Reporter, CBS Miami; Education & Research–Dr. Stacey Mancuso, Principle, DASH; Government & Law–Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz; Health & Human Services–Lucy Morillo-Agnetti, President & CEO, Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation; Science & Technology–Sherry Thompson Giordano, Executive Director, IT Women, and June Randall, Chief, Administration & Technology Division, Miami-Dade County Police; Sports & Athletics–Marta Montenegro, Founder, Publisher & Editor-In-Chief, SoBeFit Magazine; Mayor’s Pioneer Award–Elaine Bloom, former member of the Florida House of Representatives; Community Spirit Award–Donna Ginn, Founder & Managing Partner, Crossroad Consulting Group; and posthumous honors–Amanda Haworth, Detective, Miami-Dade Police Warrants Bureau.
ITWomen is a grassroots, volunteer-based not-for-profit organization founded by senior women in the field of Technology and Engineering to increase the number of women in technology and engineering careers, and foster career advancement through professional development and education.
About the Miami-Dade Park & Recreation Department
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the National Gold Medal Award, 2009 Florida Governor’s Sterling Award winner for excellence in management and operations, MDPR is the third largest county park system in the United States.