Marielle Sologuren, Florida – Pi Alpha, was honored as a 2017 Hispanic Woman of Distinction on August 25, 2017 in Davie, Florida. The award pays tribute to Latina professionals who are strengthening the social fabric of this country and making inroads in the leadership pipeline for a growingly diverse America. Marielle was among 12 women honored. The event benefited the Jessica June Children’s Cancer Fund and Pace Center for Girls.
“This year was truly a difficult decision for our judges. With more than 50 nominations submitted, selecting 12 became a week-long effort to cast votes for the ‘crème de la crème,’” stated Elaine Vasquez, founder and producer of the annual event in the official press release. Nominations were solicited from past honorees and community leaders in south Florida.
“Being honored means that I’m embracing my Hispanic heritage,” Marielle said. “I long to keep those traditions alive for my 10-month old daughter so she can know those traditions as well.
“It is also a testament to all my achievements in my career,” Marielle continued. “It’s nice to be recognized. The Hispanic Woman of Distinction is also spreading the message to minority women that it is possible to achieve success in a professional career. It is possible to achieve a college education. For myself and the 11 women honored, I’m happy we can serve as role models for other women.”
In her role at Pierson Grant Public Relations, Marielle works with a variety of clients, from business to business, law firms, Holy Cross Hospital, and the largest being the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
“I always say that Delta Zeta helped me become the person that I was meant to be,” Marielle said. “As a founding sister of Pi Alpha, we were all working to make our chapter succeed.”
Marielle appreciates, too, that Delta Zeta encouraged her to be active on campus and in her community. Today, she heads an effort with the United Way of Broward of County’s Commission of Substance Abuse as the co-chair of the Youth Action Team.
Visit hispanicwomenofdistinction.com for more information and a photo gallery of the event.