Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Celebrates Women's History Month: Honors Influential Women on House Floor

Mar 31, 2009
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC-Today Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), announced the conclusion of a month-long tribute celebrating Women’s History Month and honoring influential women in District 25, the State of Florida, nationally and internationally.
“This month we celebrate the accomplishments of women in our nation and around the world.  Women everywhere are breaking barriers and reaching new heights in just about every realm including the political arena, the business world, the fields of medicine and journalism, and in advocacy and human rights.  Their contributions shape our society and make a difference everyday.  It is unfortunate that in some areas of the world, women continue to struggle for equality.  It is my hope that the lives and work of so many that have already achieved greatness, can serve as inspiration for those who continue their struggle,” said Diaz-Balart.      

Throughout the month of March, Diaz-Balart honored several women whose contributions have helped shape society by recognizing them on the House floor.  The following women’s stories were including in this month’s Congressional record:

Mayela Rosales, Journalist and Executive Vice President of Azteca America Southwest Florida
Lynda Bell, Mayor of the City of Homestead
Jeanette Varela, President of Florida Equipment and Parts, Inc.
Remedios Diaz-Oliver, President and CEO of All American Containers, Inc.
Karin Brown, President of the Florida Parent Teacher Association
Stephanie Kopelousos, Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Congresswoman for Florida’s 18th District
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Congresswoman for Florida’s 20th District
Celia Cruz, Cuban performer, singer and entertainer
Aung San Suu Kyi, Political prisoner in country
Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White), pro-democracy advocate group in Cuba