Connect Miami is a community-led initiative focused on building empathy, kindness, and connection across lines of difference. During “10 days of connection challenge“Miami Girls Foundation, Creative G.L.U.E., and Miami made. aligned their missions in a partnership designed to connect female leaders across lines of difference with the goal to build a stronger Miami through empowering women.
Hosted by Brittany Jarrin and Jossua Parini of Creative G.L.U.E. on May 25, 2017 at Macaya Gallery the event brought together top female leaders to celebrate collective contributions Miami women make into shaping the future of our city across diverse social, professional and cultural communities.
Generous support from Barry Stamos and Brandon Evans of Miami made. provided an opportunity to present the portraits from Inside Out Project: Miami Girls for an intimate viewing before the posters will become part of the permanent collection of HistoryMiami Museum.
Ruth Shack, who spent her life fighting for the arts, historic preservation, and civil rights in Miami is an inspiration to many Miami leaders working on creating a better future for the city. Every year Miami Foundation recognizes outstanding leadership by a nonprofit professional age 40 or younger with Ruth Shack Leadership Award. This year the award was given to Rebecca Fishman-Lipsey, Founder of Radical Partners and co-host of Connect Miami initiative.
Pictured below in a group photograph are 25 of 60 Miami leaders featured in Inside Out Project: Miami Girls. Their names from left to right:
Lutze Segu (Femme Agenda), Dara Schoenwald (Cleanup.org), Barbara Reese (Young Patronesses of the Opera), Natalia Vasquez , Valencia Gunder (Make The Homeless Smile), Rebecca Fishman-Lipsey (Radical partners), Silvia Planas-Prats (Miami Is Kind), Florencia Jimenez-Marcos (The Colony Theater), Carolina Pina (WIN Lab Miami), Ruth Shack (Miami Foundation), Knellee Bisram (AHAM Education), Cristina Mas (The Underline), Hana Abdulla (Embracing Ugly), Cherie Cancio (Cuba One), Jasmen Rogers (SEIU)
Maya Ibars (Women and Girls Initiative), Gabriela Guzman (The Jupiter Circle), Ani Mercedes (You’re Already You), Mecker Moller ( Miami Girls Foundation), Sandy Skelaney (FIU Center for Women’s and Gender Studies), Laura Hernandez (Planned parenthood), Natalia Martinez-Kalinina (CIC Miami), Ekaterina Juskowski (Miami Girls Foundation), Alana Greer ( Community Justice Project)