Businesses that Make A Difference
Featured Company: MBAF
Executive: Tony Argiz, Chairman and CEO
Business Address: 1450 Brickell Avenue 18th Floor, Miami, FL 33131
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As anyone who has ever succeeded at achieving their goal will tell you, it’s often as important whom you know as it is what you know. Betty Alonso likely had that thought in mind when she created ConnectFamilias (CF) in Miami-Dade County over six years ago.
Meet Mirylsa Colon-Martinez, a 2019 Hispanic Woman of Distinction, MD, FAAOS, Orthopedist-Owner, OrthoWellness
“We have an obligation to excel at anything we do, and represent our countries and heritage...
I have a life mantra of “Carpe Diem,” which translates to “Seize the Day” to ensure that I do not take this life for granted, and the many people along the way who helped pave the way for my success and happiness.
"The mentee will either listen to me or not and that’s ok. I no longer get disappointed when someone doesn’t listen, it’s their life to live. But I must say when I see someone that I mentor, make the changes they need to make and create a new future for themselves I’m just honored to have had the opportunity to have touched that life."
Thank you, John McCain, for your years of unyielding service to others. We live each day knowing that your contributions in this world made a significant difference in the lives of so many. There is no higher calling.
“We are the largest and growing minority group in the U.S. and, as such, have a responsibility to challenge the status quo. Education, parent engagement, economic parity and employment have to be highlighted as priorities for Hispanics in our community.”
“In Mexico I developed a 10-year educational development program where I learned first-hand about the many challenges in implementing a results oriented project. It allowed me to see how given the right tools, proper food and nutrition, warm clothes – and a little hope and encouragement – that even the poorest child facing the greatest odds can flourish, exceeding his or her own expectations and transforming a community's quality of life and more importantly, quality of spirit.”
“I believe Hispanic women face a challenging responsibility in today’s society, not only as role models for our own children and families, but as conduit of values and traditions to be passed onto our younger generations at the same time that we change the perception of gender roles in the Latino family.”