Seven women who have influenced media and communications have received recognition by the South Florida Black Journalists Association (SFBJA) and FIU’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). SFBJA President Terrence Shepherd, center, joins the 2014 Women in Media honorees at FIU Biscayne Bay Campus on March 29.

The honorees, from left, are: Traci Cloyd, on-air personality for WHQT-FM Hot105; Suzan McDowell, owner, president and CEO of  Circle of One Marketing; Trina Robinson, NBC6 investigative anchor; Julia Yarbough, author, media relations specialist for Julia Yarbough Media Group; Carolyn Guniss, managing editor for the South Florida Times; Yvette N. Harris, founder and lifestyle strategist for Harris Public Relations; and Trenae Floyd, public affairs coordinator for Miami-Dade Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan.