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2023 Ambassador of the Year Nomination

January 2024

The Installation Banquet hosted by the Ormond Beach Chamber was an unforgettable affair, complete with delectable cuisine, upbeat melodies, and jubilant festivities. We extend our sincerest congratulations to Dr. Maria for being nominated as the Ambassador of the Year for 2023. This well-deserved recognition is a testament to her tireless dedication and hard work towards the betterment of the community. As a valued member of our Chamber, we are proud of her achievements and eagerly anticipate her future endeavors.

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Hispanic "Alianza" Leadership Award

November 2023

Dr. Maria has been recognized for her outstanding leadership and contributions to the Hispanic community by being awarded the prestigious La Alianza Hispanic Leadership award. Her tireless efforts to promote diversity and inclusion have made a significant impact on the lives of many individuals. This award is a testament to her dedication and commitment to making a positive difference in the world. 

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Women2Women Conference 

November 2023

Dr. Maria's participation as a speaker at the Women2Women Conference, specifically addressing the prevalent issue of Impostor Syndrome, underscores her commitment to addressing challenges faced by women in various professional spheres. As an expert in her field, Dr. Maria brings a wealth of knowledge and insights, providing attendees with practical strategies to overcome self-doubt and imposter feelings. Her talk is poised to empower women, fostering a sense of confidence and resilience, ultimately contributing to the advancement of women in diverse professional landscapes.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Proclamation

September 2023

The Palm Coast Mayor proclaims September 15 - October 15 Hispanic Heritage Month. Spearheaded by La Alianza, an organization dedicated to promoting Hispanic culture and heritage. Dr. Maria, Chair of La Alianza, spoke at City Hall in acceptance of the Proclamation. In her speech, she emphasized the importance of recognizing the contributions of Hispanic Americans and the need to continue promoting their culture and heritage. The city's recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month and the efforts of La Alianza and Dr. Maria serve as a reminder of the importance of diversity and inclusivity in the community.

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Diversity Equity and Inclusion 

April 2023 

Dr. Maria Dowling's was invited to contribute the Business Flagler Review Magazine with an article on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and its significance With a profound understanding of the transformative power of DEI initiatives. Her expertise explores how fostering diverse perspectives, promoting equity, and nurturing inclusive cultures are not only fundamental for societal progress but also critical drivers of organizational success. 

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Empowering Women in Business

April 2023

In a noteworthy feature in Palm Coast Flagler Magazine, Dr. Maria Dowling takes center stage as a distinguished speaker for the Professional Women of Flagler County, especially during the celebration of International Women's Month. Her chosen topic, "Empowering Women in Business," reflects her commitment to advancing gender equality and supporting the professional growth of women. As a prominent figure in the community, Dr. Dowling's insights into business empowerment resonate with her experiences and dedication to fostering inclusive leadership.

https://b79f04cd-6ade-4260-bf64-67e5fe6dd9dc.filesusr.com/ugd/16ad19_86f4ec1797dc49dcbfba2e059f0d4fcc.pdf

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Hispanic Business Alliance Kickoff

March 2023

Dr. Maria Dowling, serving as the Chair of the Hispanic Business Alliance, has emphasized the significance of the launch of "La Alianza" as an important step towards community building, diversity, and inclusion. Her quote underscores the importance of fostering a sense of unity and belonging within the Hispanic community and beyond. "La Alianza" not only symbolizes a platform for collaboration and shared initiatives but also stands as a testament to the alliance's commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion as integral components of a thriving community. 

https://www.observerlocalnews.com/news/2023/mar/03/chamber-of-commerce-launches-hispanic-business-alliance/

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The Power of Inclusion

Feburary 2023

Dr. Maria was highlighted as a guest speaker in the "Power of Inclusion" series, specifically addressing the dynamics of the multi-generational workplace, highlights her expertise in fostering inclusive environments. With a deep understanding of the diverse perspectives and strengths that each generation brings, her insights offer valuable strategies to bridge generational gaps and cultivate collaborative workplaces. Her contribution to this dialogue underscores her commitment to creating harmonious, inclusive work environments that leverage the collective strengths of every generation for organizational success.

https://members.daytonachamber.com/events/Powerof%20Inclusion%20Event%20Series%20Managing%20a%20Multigenerational%20Workplace-6959/details

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Empowering Small Business Growth

Feburary 2023

Dr. Maria's invitation to address local small businesses on the crucial topics of team building and trust speaks volumes about her expertise in fostering cohesive and high-performing teams. Her insights are anticipated to offer invaluable strategies for cultivating trust among team members, fostering open communication, and nurturing a collaborative work environment. Her engagement reflects a commitment to supporting local businesses by empowering them with essential tools to build resilient and cohesive teams.

https://b79f04cd-6ade-4260-bf64-67e5fe6dd9dc.filesusr.com/ugd/16ad19_f055d2883e3e4595977d4ca82c20a886.pdf

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Partington Award

January 2023

Dr. Maria has been awarded the prestigious Partington award (Ormond Beach Mayor Award). This award recognizes her outstanding contributions to the business community and her dedication to making a positive impact those around her. Dr. Maria's tireless efforts have not gone unnoticed, and her commitment to excellence serves as an inspiration to us all. 

https://www.observerlocalnews.com/news/2023/feb/01/mary-jo-represents-ormond-beach-chamber-of-commerce-installs-new-executive-board-chair/

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Gen Z in the Workplace

January 2023

Dr. Maria's contribution to Evolve Magazine on the topic of Multi-generational Workplace and Gen Zers has been invaluable. Her insights and expertise have shed light on the challenges and opportunities that arise when different generations work together. Her contribution has been well-received by readers and has helped to shape the conversation around this important topic.

https://evolve-success.com/gen-z-goes-to-work/

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Woman of the Year Award

December 2022

In 2022, Dr. Maria was honored with the esteemed Woman of the Year award by the Professional Women of Flagler County, recognizing her exceptional contributions and leadership in the community. Dr. Maria's accomplishments reflect not only her individual success but also her significant contributions to the empowerment of women in the community. 

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Exceptional Leadership Award

December 2019

In a well-deserved recognition of her outstanding leadership, Dr. Maria Dowling has been honored with the FIU Leadership Award for her exemplary role at the helm of the Chapman Graduate School of Business. Dr. Maria's commitment to cultivating future business leaders and her dedication to pushing boundaries in business education underscore her as a transformative force. 

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