2021 Honorees

Carolyn Fennell

2021 Woman of the Year

Carolyn Fennell

Greater Orlando Aviation Authority
Senior Director of Public Affairs

Carolyn M. Fennell is responsible for external and internal media and public relations at Orlando International Airport and Orlando Executive Airport. In her role as primary spokesperson, she oversees all domestic and international media relations, including crisis communications for both airports. At the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, she has held various roles in international marketing, customer service and community outreach.

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“In 2015, the Florida Commission on the Status of Women awarded Fennell for Outstanding Contributions and Services to the Community.”
--Carolyn Fennell

Congratulations to our 2021 Honorees

Verdenia C. Baker

County Administrator

Palm Beach County Government

Fentrice Driskell

State Representative

FL House of Representatives

Martha Ducatel, DMD, FICIO


Healthy Bodies

Nikki Gaskin-Capehart

Director of Urban Affairs

City of St. Petersburg

Leila Freeze Gilliam

Deputy Sheriff, Field Recruiter

Orange County Sheriff's Office


Lena Graham-Morris

Vice President

HORUS Construction Services

Dr. Diana Greene

Superintendent of Schools

Duval County Public Schools

Malika Harrison

Director of Social Responsibility

Orlando Magic

Bertha Watson Henry

County Administrator

Broward County

LaShawnda K. Jackson


Orange County Bar Association

Deidre' A. Keller


Florida A&M University College of Law

Kena Lewis

Corp. Dir., Public Affairs & Media Relations

Orlando Health

C. Machelle Maner

VP, Community Relations Consultant

Wells Fargo

Shaylia McRae

Chief of Transformation Network

Hillsborough County Public School

Erika Pulley-Hayes


President and Chief Executive Officer

Michele L. Stocker

Co-Chair, Financial Services Litigation

Greenberg Traurig P.A.

Nicole Thomas, MHA, FACHE

Hospital President

Baptist Medical Center South