New exhibit celebrates Broward’s women trailblazers

A new exhibit at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale celebrates South Florida’s prominent women of yesterday and today.

“Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change —Broward County,” features 40 images of women currently making history in the area such as Kareen Boutros, executive director of Broward Workshop; Lori Chevy, market president of Bank of America; Heather Havericak, CEO of Broward Health Medical Center and Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital; Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, president and CEO of Broward Community Foundation; Stacy Ritter, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau; and Burnadette Norris-Weeks, Esq. of Austin Pamies Norris Weeks Powell, PLLC and founder of the Women of Color Empowerment Institute.

Viewers will also learn about women of the past, including Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, author and founder/publisher of the Seminole Tribune; Edee Green, award-winning journalist and one of the founders of Kids in Distress in Broward County; Ivy Cromartie Stranahan, prominent suffragette, first school teacher in Fort Lauderdale, philanthropist and part founder of the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society (now History Fort Lauderdale); and Easter Lily Gates, Broward County’s first woman president of the State Supervisors of Elections, among others.

“Our Fort Lauderdale community is supported by a resilient network of empowering female leaders who positively impact our lives through their commitment to business, philanthropy, culture and the arts,” said Patricia Zeiler, executive director of History Fort Lauderdale. “We invite the public to join us in celebrating the achievements of these exemplary women and the progress of all women during Women’s History Month.”

To celebrate the exhibit, History Fort Lauderdale and The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale will host an opening reception March 3 at 5:30 p.m., honoring six local leaders. The event will feature light bites and wine courtesy of Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here. For safety, the reception is limited to 100 guests.

The exhibit runs March 4-31 and is located hear Swarovski.

  • frank papandrea
    Posted at 21:53h, 03 March Reply

    Women Trailblazers congrats

  • Steve Lederman
    Posted at 22:08h, 03 March Reply

    Looks like a great exhibit! And a well-deserved tribute!

  • KK
    Posted at 16:50h, 04 March Reply

    These leaders add so much to the fabric of our communitiy

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