YWCA South Florida is excited to announce today the organization’s new 2020-2021 Board of Directors!

Elected as the organization’s Board Chair this year will be Kelly-Ann Cartwright , Partner at Holland & Knight.

A seasoned labor and employment attorney, she provides advice and counsel on all aspects of the employment relationship, including employment contracts, restrictive covenants agreements, severance agreements, employee handbooks and policies, and compliance with employment and labor laws.
Kelly-Ann Cartwright, Board Chair
Joining Kelly-Ann on YWCA’s South Florida’s 2020-2021 Board of Directors are:

Vice-Chair: Adriene McCoy , Corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Baptist Health South Florida

Treasurer: Stacy-Ann Walker , CPA, MAcc, Corporate Controller at Ultimate Software

Secretary: Angela Deggs , CFTA, Second Vice President at Northern Trust Company
Adriene McCoy, Vice-Chair
Stacy-Ann Walker, Treasurer
Angela Deggs, Secretary
This year also marks an exciting and important milestone for our organization’s board members with the introduction of our first-ever male board member, Glenn C. Davis, CPA , senior advisor at Kaufman Rossin and a director in the firm’s risk advisory services department.
Glenn C. Davis, Member
Caroline Iovino, Immediate Past Chair
Joining Glenn as YWCA’s South Florida’s 2020-2021 Board Members are:
  • Immediate Past Chair: Caroline M. Iovino, Counsel and Partner at McDermott Will & Emery
  • Member: Lilia DiBello, Associate Dean, Curriculum, Pedagogy & Research Unit at Barry University
  • Member: Rosy Lopez, Chief Executive Officer at Rosy Strategies, Inc.
  • Member: Dionne Polite, Director of State Operations at AARP
  • Member: Stephanie Smith, Senior Public Policy Manager at Uber Technologies                                                  
  • Member: Tracey A. Tynes, Senior Vice President, Advocate Coach & BAA Co-segment Leader at Wells Fargo Advisors

As an organization at the forefront of eliminating racism, rooting out injustice and advocating for all women, girls and people of color, we’re proud to welcome our new Board of Directors and Board Members to serve as advocates and role models in the South Florida community. We look forward to the change each one of them will help us bring by challenging stereotypes, addressing bias and promoting gender equality for all.
Have you been following along on our journey to take positive action for racial and social justice with our 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge ?
If you haven’t, there’s still time to sign up! Join the 150 companies and organizations in the South Florida community who have already accepted the challenge!
"This is a time where it’s not just enough to say I care about this or to like a few things on social media. We need to be in the practice of doing deep personal reflection about racism, the way that it impacts us, and the way we show up to this discussion."
-- Rebecca Fishman Lipsey, President & CEO, The Miami Foundation
July 7: Tune Into Our Weekly IG Live With YWCA South Florida CEO, Kerry-Ann Royes

Tomorrow at 11 a.m. on our Instagram @YWCASouthFL and hear our CEO, Kerry-Ann Royes as she dives into the second week of our 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge. She’ll be interviewing Leopoldo Coronado, a p assionate leader who builds, develops, enables, and energizes teams. He is committed to proactively impact Economic Mobility and youth empowerment in South Florida. Leopoldo most recently served as the Executive Director of Year-Up South Florida and is a Trustee and Volunteer with United Way Miami-Dade. Leopoldo is also an active participant in the 21-Day #RacialEquity and  #SocialJustice  Challenge! We will be chatting with him about why he chose to accept the challenge and where he hopes to see change within himself at the completion of the 21 days.
July 9: Venture Cafe Miami Community Dialogues with YWCA South Florida CEO, Kerry-Ann Royes

Each Thursday through July 27 from 5pm-6pm, join Venture Cafe Miami and our CEO, Kerry-Ann Royes for a virtual discussion on key takeaways from our 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge.
This is a safe and open space to reflect on each week’s challenge activities, share your experiences, ask questions, have conversations and increase your understanding of the topics.
Be a part of the conversation and join here .
July 10: Forward Fridays with Blain Heckaman from
Kaufman Rossin

This Friday, join us for our second week of our 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge social media series, Forward Fridays! This week, you will hear from Blain Heckaman, CEO of Kaufman Rossin, who will be discussing this week's theme, Education , and his experience with our challenge.

If you missed last week’s Forward Friday conversation with Rebecca Fishman Lipsey, President & CEO at The Miami Foundation, check out the video here .
July 10: Get Your Vote Counted with a Vote-By-Mail Ballot!

As the pandemic continues in our country, you may not feel comfortable going to the polls to vote in-person this year. But you can ensure your vote for the 2020 election is counted by requesting your vote-by-mail ballot before July 10!
Click here to find out more information on how to receive your ballot today.
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