Woman of Valor

The Greater Miami Section created this award in 1998 at the recommendation of the Public Affairs Committee to honor women of our community for their outstanding leadership in advocacy and public affairs.

2013 Constance Collins for her dedication to Lotus House and its mission
2012 Jill Tavlin Swartz for leadership and dedication for improving the lives of women, children and families
2011 Lilian Tamayo for her leadership in reproductive rights and justice
2010 Cori Flam Meltzer and Leslie M. Saiontz for their leadership in education
2009 Myra Farr  for seventy (70) years of community leadership
2008 Maritza Ejenbaum and Karen Fryd for their efforts on behalf of the underserved
2007 Carol Cohan and Barbara Gaynor for their efforts on behalf of contraceptive access
2006 Claudia Kitchens and Rachel Sapoznik for their efforts empowering women  
2005 Judy Gilbert-Gould and Claudia Potamkin for their efforts on behalf of the elderly 
2004 Daniella Levine & Rabbi Gayle Pomerantz for their efforts on behalf of grassroots advocacy 
2003 Jennifer Valoppi & Eileen Nexer Brown for their efforts on behalf of at-risk teenage girls 
2002 Sally Kestin & Rosie O’Donnell for their efforts on behalf of foster care & adoption 
2001 The Hon. Cindy Lerner & Dr. Lynn Leight for their efforts to promote women’s health & choice 
2000 The Hon. Sally Heyman & Dr. Judy Schaechter for their efforts on gun safety and gun control 
1999 The Hon.Cindy Lederman & Berta Blecke for their efforts on behalf of children 
1998 The Hon. Amy Karan & The Hon. Katherine Fernandez Rundle for their efforts to fight domestic violence

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