Staff Report

Hispanicize Wire

MIAMI –– Media Maven Vanessa James, founder of Vanessa James Media, partnered with auto giant The Lincoln Motor Company to host the 4th annual “Women of Impact” (WOI) Dinner in Miami. The event took place December 18 at the Lure Fishbar at the Loews Miami Beach.

James created the dinner in 2013 to offer a unique way to bring women together to intimately share stories, collaborate ideas and celebrate accomplishments in the marketplace.

The event serves as an end of the year salute to female trailblazers, entrepreneurs, content creators and change agents in the arts, media and entertainment fields that exemplify excellence through their philanthropic and community involvement, as well as through their social media influence.

This year, 20 of Miami’s most influential women who are moving the needle and disrupting their industries with game changing ideas and synergies were saluted.

They included: Janet Jones, Creator of VixenArmy; Holly Delgado, DELL EMC- Global Channel Marketing; Nashara Frazier, Expedia Inc.; Satonya Baker, Portfolio Manager Miami-Remy-Cointreau USA; Jill Tracey, Radio Personality WHQT-FM; Neki Mohan, WPLG-TV News Anchor; Jennifer Agress, Freelance Writer; Shayne Benowitz, Freelance Editor and Writer; Evelyn Torres, Lifestyle Blogger and Influencer; Kelly Saks, Lifestyle Blogger and Influencer; Leslie Cartaya, Grammy-nominated Singer/Songwriter; Stephanie Stanford, Author and Empowerment Coach; Alexandra Ramirez, CEO and Founder of Living Money Wise; Maylen Montoto, Vice President of Community Affairs, Opus- Care of South Florida; María Ravani, Founder of Sobre Rodas Magazine; Carla Hill, Community Leader and Activist; Vanessa James and Damas De Lincoln award recipient Maria Ravani get social, sharing the moment with their fans and followers on Instagram and Snapchat.

Michelle Zambrana, Social Media Influencer and PR Manager; Ingrid Bazin, Culturist and Influencer; and Lila Nikole, Designer and Influencer.

Ramirez, Montoto and Rivani received the Damas De Lincoln award presented by The Lincoln Motor Company.

“Within three years, this event has become nothing short of amazing and one of the most anticipated of its kind in Miami each holiday season,” James said. “It is my passion and purpose to celebrate the female trailblazers impacting positive change in their communities while paving new roads for other women alike.”

Helping James celebrate the achievements of these trendsetters were partners DELL and luxury jewelry maker Mantra Band along with presenting partner, The Lincoln Motor Company.

The goal of the evening was to provide an intimate setting for these multicultural powerhouses to share nuggets of wisdom, life lessons in business, and their year’s highlights.