November 28, 2022

Changemakers

Felecia Hatcher

When her high school guidance counselor said college wasn't in the picture because of academic reasons, Felecia Hatcher applied for and received more than $100,000 in scholarships, prompting her mother's friends, her church and high schools to ask her to help other students. So she created a company to do just that. Read more »
Published on 11/22/2022

Michelle Abbs

Michelle Abbs' leadership journey started 16 years ago in a fifth-grade Miami classroom. Read more »
Published on 11/17/2022

Cristie Besu

Nurse and sports nutritionist Cristie Besu started her Eat Me Guilt Free line of high-protein, low-carb baked goods in her kitchen a decade ago when her clients would confess to cheating on their diets. Besu, a Miami native, realized there was a business opportunity in making healthier treats. Read more »
Published on 11/16/2022

Lissette Calderon

During a break in the closing for a $57.5-million construction loan for her latest residential tower, Miami's Lissette Calderon reflects on her past. In what other city, she asks, could a first-generation Cuban- American woman break ground on her first high-rise at age 28? Read more »
Published on 11/10/2022

Jane Poynter

In 1991, Jane Poynter, then 29 years old, volunteered along with seven others to spend two years living inside an airtight dome in the Arizona desert. The purpose of the privately funded science project, known as Biosphere 2, was to create a ground-based test bed for a space settlement — an enclosed habitat where humans could live for extended periods by farming their own food and recycling their air, water and waste. Read more »
Published on 11/9/2022

Jennifer Rominiecki

Jennifer Rominiecki knew she was in for a challenge when she became CEO of Sarasota's Selby Gardens seven years ago — but maybe not quite as big of a challenge as it turned out. Read more »
Published on 11/8/2022

Constance Collins

Constance Collins is $6.1 million into a $20-million campaign to build a “children's village” across from the Lotus House women's shelter she founded in Overtown in Miami. The challenge of raising another $14 million doesn't seem to weigh on her. Read more »
Published on 10/31/2022

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