Silvia Planas Prats

Silvia Planas Prats is an advocate for families with children with disabilities and a co-founder of the Miami EmployABILITY Movement. She moved to Miami from Spain in 2012 with her husband Xavier and two children with “a dream to help her son Marc, a cheerful, smart, and cute 11year old who happens to have autism. “ Since 2013 Silvia has …

Leigh-Ann Buchanan

Leigh-Ann Buchanan Miami Girls Make History Innovation Diversity

Through our partnership with CIC Miami, we’re helping to elevate physical spaces for innovation that thrive because they are inclusive and accessible to the broadest cross section of the community. We’re focused on breaking down silos through place-making, conversation, storytelling. Each week, we connect hundreds of Miami’s amazing innovation and startup community through the Thursday Gathering @ Venture Café, the …

Ani Mercedes

Ani Mercedes Miami Girls Wealth Gap

Graduate school left me with an overwhelming mountain of student loans that I was afraid would stifle my pursuit of becoming a filmmaker and artist. I had a decision to make: find a way to pay off my debt or follow my dreams to become an artist. I did both. In two years, I paid off my student loans, produced …

Sandy Skelaney

Mami Girls Sandy Skelaney

Sandy Skelaney is a CHANGEMAKER, SOCIAL Venture Consultant and ANTI-TRAFFICKING LEADER who spearheaded Florida’s response to sexually trafficked minors with the creation of Project GOLD in Kristi House in 2007. She is currently Program Director for Florida International University’s Initiative for Gender Violence Prevention with the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies and was a member of the Executive Organizing …

Renata Pfuner

Miami Girl Renata Pfuner

WHY MIAMI? I was always adventurous and hungry for new challenges in my life. When I got a job offer from a builder/developer in Miami 15 years ago, I didn’t have to think twice to pack my suitcases and move to South Florida. The plan was to stay only for two years and then move back to my hometown Frankfurt, …

Elena Girardello

Elena Girardello - MIami Girls Foundation

Elena Girardello is from Vicenza, Italy. She fell in love with Miami’s diverse culture and decided to stay.   DREAMS: