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Media maven and South Florida’s favorite girl, Vanessa James, toasted the end of 2015 with a carefully curated Women of Impact dinner that had all of the touches of glamour, elegance, and all things chic. The intimate dinner experience hosted by VJMedia and the Lincoln Motor Company celebrated eight passionately entrepreneurial, creative, and trailblazing South Florida women for an evening of girl power and an opportunity to reflect, connect, engage, and celebrate their accomplishments. Holly Delgado from DELL and the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) also attended the festive dinner to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of the women in the room. The Women of Impact dinner was hosted at The Forge on Miami Beach and is in its third installment as hosted by VJMedia.

“I’m so thrilled that this small idea to honor and highlight lady trailblazers in South Florida has caught the attention of brands like Lincoln Motor Company and DELL who have helped to provide a platform for its growth. I hope to be able to expand this concept to a luncheon or conference so that the achievements of even more female entrepreneurs who are doing incredible work in our community can be recognized for their efforts.” -Vanessa James, Curator of The Women of Impact Dinner and CEO of Vanessa James Media.

Created in 2013, Vanessa wanted to find a unique way to bring women together to intimately share stories, collaborate ideas, and celebrate accomplishment in the marketplace. The Women of Impact dinner serves as a platform to celebrate and honor female trailblazers, entrepreneurs, content creators and change agents from all walks of media and entrepreneurship that exemplify excellence. ​

The outstanding women celebrated at the Women of Impact dinner include:

  • Woodie Lesesne: President & COO at Lesesne Media Group
  • Felecia Hatcher: Co-Founder of Code Fever Miami & Black Tech Week
  • Fabiola Fleuranvil: CEO, Blueprint Creative Group & writer at
  • Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon: Caribbean travel expert at Jet Set Sarah
  • Dawn Gibson-Thigpen: Lifestyle Blogger at Simply Sassy Style
  • Dawn Dickson: CEO, Flat Out of Heels
  • Janie Flores: President, Buena Vida Media
  • Giselle Blanche: Caribbean Culture Advocate and Carnival Curator