FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, March 28, 2012 – Becker & Poliakoff today announced that The Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT), with more 2,000 members in 26 affiliate chapters worldwide, has recognized attorney Jennifer Diaz as its 2011 Member of the Year. The Award is presented for outstanding contributions to the organization and strong commitment to advancing women in international trade and business.
The professional association also selected OWIT’s South Florida chapter — of which Ms. Diaz is immediate Past President — as its 2011 Chapter of the Year.
In presenting the prestigious award to Ms. Diaz, OWIT cited her leadership in forging partnerships between her Chapter and prominent South Florida business and professional organizations, and for entering into an MOU with Miami Dade College to assist in developing a new export compliance program. The organization also praised Ms. Diaz’s creation of a social media chair on the Chapter board, an initiative that has resulted in one of the largest OWIT chapter fan bases on Facebook, a thriving LinkedIn presence and an active fan base on Twitter.
Ms. Diaz is the head of Becker & Poliakoff’s Customs & International Trade Practice Group. A Miami native, she graduated from Miami Beach Senior High, University of Miami and Nova Southeastern’s Shepard Broad Law Center. She is an alumnus of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Miami program and serves on the Boards of the Miami Council for International Visitors and Miami Beach Sister Cities. In 2011, she was named a Rising Star by SuperLawyers magazine.
OWIT’s South Florida Chapter was recognized for its leadership, and helping further the OWIT mission by sharing best practices and fostering education and networking opportunities among global trade professionals. Since hosting the 2007 OWIT Global Conference, the South Florida chapter has gained prominence in the South Florida business community.
Founded in 1989, the Organization of Women in International Trade (www.owit.org) is a voluntary, non-profit professional association dedicated to advancing global trade opportunities for women by providing networking and educational opportunities. It has over 2,000 members united in 26 affiliate chapters worldwide.
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