Miami Founders Award 2022

Meet the top 30 Miami Founders of 2022

Meet the top 30 Miami Founders of 2022

Miami Girls Foundation and Design District Miami present 2022 Miami Founders Award to recognize top 30 companies and women-founders behind them.

To celebrate the legacy of Miami as the only major American city founded by a woman, Miami Girls Foundation in partnership with Design District Miami will recognize 30 leaders, innovators and activists who define Miami’s business, tech, start-up, healthcare, and fashion. 

Miami Founders Award was created with a grant from Knight Foundation in 2020 to share the stories of female founders in the city, to discuss the challenges women founders  are facing, and to recognize their achievements.


The Miami Founders Award ceremony will take place on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Paradise Palaza event space at the Design District Miami.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors all the proceeds from the tickets sales will support Miami Girls Foundation's mission to empower women and girls in South Florida.


Miami Founders Award Ceremony Design District

6:00 PM - Doors Open

6:00 - 7:30 PM - Founders Social

Welcome Cocktails and Light Bites Provided

7:30 PM - Award Ceremony

8:00 PM - Legacy Hour
Dress Code: Cocktail Attire


The 2022 list of honorees was curated in 2020 with the help from Babson WIN Lab under the leadership of Michelle Abbs.

Abby Melone, Founder Capital Analytics

Adrienne McWilliams, Founder Bridge Networks

Alex Esteve, Founder Car Buckets

Alexandra Fuente, Founder Woxer

Ali Majia & Mariela Ravita, Founders Eberjey

Amy Tseng, Co-Founder TissueTech

Anastasia Mikhalochkina, Founder Lean Orb

Anna & Lola Sanchez, Founders Oliver Gal Art

Areeya Lila, Founder ViewN

Avra Jain, Founder Vagabond Group

Dejha Carrington, Co-Founder Commissionner

Dennisha McThay, Founder Dennisha McThay Design

Elena Cardone, Founder Build an Empire

Federika Longinotti-Buitoni, Founder Collecto

Jaclyn Baumgarten, Founder Boatsetter

Johanna Mikkola, Co-Founder Wyncode Academy

Julie Sharma, Co-Founder Meditation.Live

Katy Stoka, Founder One Two Cosmetics

Megan Broccoli, Founder Voi Logistics

Monique Idlett-Mosley, Founder Reign Venture Capital (Rvc)

Nathalie Cadet- James, Founder Luxe Fete

Olivia Ramos, Founder Deep Blocks

Susanne Birbraher, Founder Liaisons

Tara Solomon, Founder Tara Ink

Taylor Cohen, Founder Adashah

Tere Blanca, Founder Blanca CRE

Tiara Miles, Founder Koki Experience

Valerie Lopez, Founder Angle Platform

Ximena Kavalekas, Founder Ximena Kavalekas

Yenvy Truong, Founder Health Snap


Miami Girls Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit media for social change platform empowering women in South Florida. We support Miami leaders shaping the future of our city by amplifying their voices through media partnerships, social media campaigns and multimedia art projects.

Paradise Plaza Event Space is a one-of-a-kind venue in the Miami Design District. Its modern architecture features floor to ceiling windows, with incredible views of the District and the Museum Garage. The artistic backdrop sets the tone for a unique guest experience.

Design District Miami is a creative neighborhood & shopping destination dedicated to innovative fashion, design, art, architecture & dining


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April 16, 2022
April 16, 2022