Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz to keynote LRCC’S Women of Distinction Awards Breakfast

On March 4 at 7:30 am at the BB&T Center, Democratic National Committee Chair and Florida Congresswoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Annual Women of Distinction Breakfast.

The event will honor 10 extraordinary South Florida women for their professional achievements and community contributions.

For more than eighteen years, Debbie Wasserman Schultz has dedicated her public life to working on behalf of the people of South Florida. On January 4, 2005, she was sworn in as a member of the United States House of Representatives. Rep. Wasserman Schultz represents Florida’s 23rd Congressional District, which encompasses parts of Florida as far north as Fort Lauderdale, and as far south as Miami Beach. Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz serves on the House Committee on Appropriations, as well as the Legislative Branch Subcommittee and Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations.

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“We are thrilled that the Congresswoman will be joining our honorees this year and providing the keynote address. She has long been a fighter for South Florida families, and a protector of our quality of life,” said President of the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Winnifred McPherson. “This award recognizes the significant roles our 10 honorees have made to improve the economy, and are representatives of the finest values of work and advocacy.”

During the event, one of the ten Women of Distinction will be named “Woman of the Year.”  The Chamber is further pleased that the awards event is powered by the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

The distinguished list of the honorees includes: Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz; Nicki E. Grossman, President and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau; Pauline Grant, MS, MBA, FACHE, CEO of Broward Health North; Alice E. Ancona, Director of Global Outreach, Florida Chamber of Commerce Dr. Lanalee Sam, Medical Director of Women’s Services, Florida Medical Center; Michelle Austin Pamies, Partner, Austin Pamies Norris Weeks, LLC; Captain Josefa Benjamin, Broward County Sheriff’s Office; Maria Munro, CEO of Unique Productions International; Danielle Knox, WSVN Channel  7, News Anchor and Entrepreneur; and Dr. Celia Earle, Governor, Kiwanis Florida Division, and Vice President at Brown and Caldwell.

To purchase event tickets, go the Chamber web site at For additional information on Congresswoman Wasserman Shultz go to




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