MDC President to Participate in Virtual “Women Firsts in Miami” Panel Hosted by the Junior League of Miami April 23

Miami, April 20, 2021 – Miami Dade College (MDC) President Madeline Pumariega will participate in a “Women Firsts in Miami” virtual panel at 7 p.m. Friday, April 23, hosted by the Junior League of Miami as part of its Women Who Make a Difference 20th anniversary celebration.

President Pumariega is MDC’s first female president. She will be joined by other women blazing trails in Miami, including Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Miami Marlins General Manager Kim Ng and the Miami Heralds new Executive Editor Monica Richardson.

Each year, the Junior League of Miami hosts a spring event to recognize several outstanding women who exemplify the League’s mission of promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities. The honorees have made a positive contribution to Miami and/or the surrounding communities.

Proceeds from the Women Who Make a Difference event will support programs focused on women and children at risk. Individual and corporate support will fund our community projects and signature programs. For more than 90 years, the Junior League of Miami, Inc. and the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) has worked at the forefront of social reform, tackling the toughest and most critical issues of the day —including childhood nutrition and obesity, human trafficking, foster care, juvenile justice, teen self-esteem, cybercrimes, literacy and the environment, among others—for the purpose of enhancing the social, cultural and political fabric of civil society. As a result of this work, JLM and AJLI —and the more than 125,000 women in over 290 communities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Mexico who comprise its ranks—has amassed an archive of tangible results and a reputation as thoughtful and influential change agents dedicated to the public good. For tickets and for more information, visit

WHAT:             MDC President to Participate in “Women Firsts in Miami” Panel

WHEN:             Friday, April 23, at 7 p.m.

WHERE:           Virtual event, to register visit