Meet Janie Flores, Hispanic Women of Distinction, President, Buena Vida Media
“The positive contributions Hispanic women have made to the growth of this country and the hard-fought experience we have gained are invaluable as we enter an era of great transformation across the globe. We were created for this time and we must courageously take our place of leadership.”
There was a time, that if you wanted to spread the news, you would shout it from the rooftops. Today, as president of Buena Vida Media, Janie Flores shares with her clients less lofty but much more effective ways for companies to get their message out there.
Since 2011, as an award-winning public relations strategist, Janie helps her small business clients target their prospective markets through social media, digital marketing initiatives and online media platforms.
Janie started her company by landing the contract to revamp the brand of a mega church in Miami as the director of communications, and prior to that she worked in one of the largest Hispanic television companies in the US.
Janie is a “Super Connector” and brings leaders together for structured industry and community conversations during her monthly luncheon series, “Conversations at the Table” and through digital platforms since the start of the pandemic. She is the producer and host of “Janie Flores Live,” a radio talk show celebrating the contributions of multicultural entrepreneurs and leaders in South Florida and the US.
However, her commitment to helping others achieve success is not reserved only for her paying clients. Janie founded the free Social Media University Conferences and the Future of Work Series of Conferences to close the digital skills gap for Hispanic entrepreneurs taught by top digital experts.
Janie is a long-time board member of the Latin American Business Association, is a media member of the Powerhouse at Florida National University that focuses on stopping domestic abuse and human trafficking and is a founding member of the Hispanic Star Miami initiative aiding in the economic recovery of Hispanic small business owners of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most recently, Janie is serving as a 2020 U.S. Census Ambassador to ensure members of her community are counted in the census.
Janie’s community commitment and business leadership has been recognized by several organizations. She was named one of the 100 Successful Women in Business given by the Global Trade Chamber. She was selected as a Medallas de Cortez finalist for the prestigious Radio Ink Awards, she received the Tacarigua de Oro USA Award for Best Radio Crossover and the Mujer de Inspiración Award by the Perla de Esperanza Foundation to name a few.
A native of Mexico now living in Miami-Dade, Janie graduated Summa Cum Laude at the Alpha & Omega Bible Institute and attended the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
Janie and her husband, Frank, have been married for more than a quarter century and are the proud parents of two sons and doting abuelas and abuelos to their two granddaughters. When not spending leisure time with her family, Janie enjoys reading and researching future trends.
The 19th annual Hispanic Women of Distinction Charity luncheon to be held on August 28th at Signature Grand in Davie, Florida is anticipating another sell-out of up to 1000 guests paying tribute to Latina professionals who are strengthening the social fabric of this country and making inroads in the leadership pipeline for a growingly diverse America.
The annual cultural event has now grown to be the largest celebration of Latinas in Florida representing a cross-section of disciplines that are changing the face of American culture. With over 70 nominations this year, 12 Latinas and a Latina Pioneer have been selected to join the more than 200 past honorees.
What the women have in common and is a major part of the judging process, is their American entrepreneurship intertwined with their values and traditions. The accomplishments of these Latinas stand on their own and are even more significant given the traditional roadblocks that exist for women, especially Latinas.
Presented by Latina Style Magazine, in partnership with Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Latin Biz Today, this popular high-powered exciting event includes a complimentary “mojito” and silent auction, hors d’hoerves, entertainment, and an interactive business expo on Facebook Live.
The event benefits FLITE Center, the one and only one-stop in Broward County for youth transitioning from foster care and other transitioning youth who are facing severe risks and challenges with no family support. FLITE Center works alongside our county’s foster care placement agency, ChildNet, as well as the Judges and Magistrates who oversee their care plans. They serve over 1500 youth per year and serve as the gap filler in the community for youth and agencies lacking the resources to help them reach full self-sufficiency.
The 2020 Honorees to from Broward, Dade and Palm Beach County are:
RUTH CECILIA MOGUILLANSKY – Principal Planner, Palm Beach County Office of Community Revitalization – (Palm Beach Gardens )
JENNIFER OLMEDO-RODRIGUEZ – Shareholder, Head of Miami Office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney – (N. Miami Beach)
JENNIFER M. RAYMOND – Executive Director, Family Promise of South Palm Beach County – (Boynton Beach )
MARY MUNIZ-PELLICER – Director, Human Resources, YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade, Inc (N. Miami Beach )
MONICA RIBEIRO – Vice President, Business Relationship Manager – BankUnited – (Pompano Beach)
LUZ STELLA RIOS, Phd – Managing Director, National Life Group – (Pembroke Pines)
ESTELAMARI RODRIGUEZ, M.D. – Assoc. Director Community Outreach Thoracic Oncology, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center – (City of Miami )
ALESSANDRA STIVELMAN –Shareholder – Eisinger, Brown, Lewis, Frankel & Chaiet, P.A. (Hollywood)
ISIS ZAMBRANA – V.P./ Chief Quality Officer, Jackson Health System – (Weston)
2020 Latina Pioneer of the Year: RITA B CRAIG – President, Top Tier Leadership
Rita formed her company more than 20 years ago helping leaders and organizations build winning cultures, deliver results and maximize performance around the world. An award winning certified speaker and coach she has recently been appointed as one of the 21 women on the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. Rita is a resident of Palm Beach Gardens.
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