Latin Mom Attorney Fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish Helps the Community

Meet Alessandra Stivelman, Hispanic Woman of Distinction Partner, Shareholder – Eisinger Law

“Hispanic women play such an important role, not just as the matriarch of our families or hardworking business owners.  We also have an intrinsic value to society and South Florida culture.”

Alessandra believes that uplifting and supporting Hispanic women is of critical importance. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she moved to Miami at age eight and was raised with a focus on hard work, perseverance and self-reliance.  She regards her immigrant mentality as a blessing that helped her to achieve her goals in education, as well as in the legal profession.

Alessandra StivelmanShe graduated Cum Laude from the University of Southern California, and she earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami’s School of Law. In addition, Alessandra has achieved high honors, won numerous awards, and she was recently certified by the Florida Bar in the practice area of Condominium and Planned Development Law. Furthermore, Alessandra was named an Adjunct Professor at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law.

As a mother of three little ones, Alessandra also finds the time to be active in the community by taking on leadership roles.  She is currently the Educational Director of the Florida Lawyers Network, and a liaison to the Florida Community Association Professionals, thus earning her firm the coveted Diamond Award.

However, her true spirit is displayed as an Executive Board Member and chairperson of numerous events for Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus Synagogue.  The goal of this organization is to bring together families to interact and bond with each other and to give back to the local community. Alessandra also was involved as a director of the Hollywood Police Athletic League, a graduate of the Broward Jewish Federation Leadership Program, and an Alumni of the FBI Citizens Academy.

Keeping her culture alive and strong, Alessandra insists on her children speaking Portuguese and Spanish at home.  As a result, they are now fluent in three languages.  Her husband, Michael, is a commercial real estate broker from Philadelphia, and he finds it challenging, to say the least, with the “mishmash” of cultures and perspectives.  However, he’s learned basic Portuguese and also finds it very important for the kids to be trilingual and embrace Alessandra’s culture.

Alessandra lives in Hollywood, Florida, and in her rare spare time, she enjoys tennis, Peloton cycling and family vacations to Brazil and other exotic locations.

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:

2020 Latina Pioneer of the Year: RITA B CRAIG – President, Top Tier Leadership

JENNIFER DILIZ – CEO, Founder, Midnite Communications – (Miami)

JANIE FLORES – President, Buena Vida Media – (Hialeah)

ISABEL M. GONZALEZ – Chief of Staff & Vice President of Communications & Community Relations at Broward College – (Fort Lauderdale)

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.

For more information, visit www.hispanicwomenofdistinction.com or email: hispanicwomenlunch@aol.com. Tickets are $95 per person. Sponsorships begin at $1500. All major credit cards accepted. Follow us on Facebook

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Elaine Vasquez
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Elaine M. Vasquez is the owner of Broward’s first bilingual newspaper, El Heraldo de Broward, publishing since 1974.. She is a seasoned public relations and marketing executive who pioneered the cable television industry in Broward County from 1970 to 1985 having co-owned a company that eventually became Comcast Communciations. She previously owned a multicultural communications company, Latin Power, Inc. and presently owns a special events company, We Do Events, Inc. which produces the annual Hispanic Women of Distinction charity luncheon, Fiesta! Fort Lauderdale, Viva Broward! Fort Lauderdale, Viva Broward!  Calendar of Events for Hispanic Heritage Month and over 200 galas, outdoor fairs and festivals, private fundraisers and political activities.   Elaine’s pioneering ventures inspired her to develop a unique set of skills that formed the backbone of her story and still makes an impact on her business and social life today. Website

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