MIAMI – March 26, 2015 – Jennifer Diaz, a Shareholder and the Chair of the Customs & International Trade Practice of national law firm Becker & Poliakoff, has been named a winner of the AXA Advisors Businesswomen of the Year Awards from the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce.
Diaz and the other finalists and winners were honored this month at a luncheon at the Coral Gables Country Club attended by more than 300 guests. Specifically, Diaz is the inaugural recipient in the “Outstanding Global Business Leader” category, where she was one of three finalists from around the county.
The Global Business Leader Award was created in 2015, in partnership with Organization of Women in International Trade, to recognize outstanding women working in the international trade, logistics or multi-national arena. Winners were selected by a panel of five judges, including the Chair of the Board of the Chamber.“This year, we decided to raise the level of engagement between our two organizations and created a joint award, which this year coincided perfectly with International Women’s Day,” said Mark Trowbridge, President of the Chamber.
Considered an expert in international law, Diaz is board-certified by The Florida Bar as an International Attorney. At the firm, she leads the Customs and International Trade practice and assists clients with issues relating to the import and export of merchandise to and from the United States. Her active community involvement includes serving as a board member of OWIT-South Florida, the VP of Strategy for OWIT-International, on the Florida Bar’s International Law Certification Committee, and within the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law.
“I am incredibly humbled and honored to be the recipient of the first Global Business Leader Award from the CGCC in partnership with OWIT, especially given the distinguished candidates,” Diaz said. “It is rewarding to know that the hard work and dedication I put into my community is so appreciated. “
Diaz received a law degree from Nova Southeastern University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami.
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