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The University of Miami is an institutional member of the American Council of Education (ACE) Women's Network of Florida. ACE Women's Network is a national system of networks within each state that has a goal of advancing and supporting women in higher education. In addition to the national programming, each State Network develops programs that identify, develop, encourage, advance, link, and support women in higher education careers within that state.


The University of Miami's ACE Women's Network Florida Steering Committee served the University's faculty and staff to support the professional and personal development of women by facilitating connections, leading trainings, and developing programming.


The goals of the national campaign are as follows: 

  • Generate a national sense of urgency -need to advance women in higher education leadership positions.
  • Encourage governing boards to consider practices for recruiting/hiring women to CEOs.
  • Build capacities for women to achieve mid-and senior-level positions.
  • Suggest practices/models that recognize success in advancing women.


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  • Meet the Steering Committee

    The individuals listed below are the steering committee members for the ACE Women's Network Florida at the University of Miami.

    Office of Faculty Affairs Institutional Representative, Head of Steering Committee, and Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Nichole Crenshaw
    Financial Planning & Analysis Associate Vice President FP&A and Chief Budget Officer Aintzane Celaya  
    College of Arts & Sciences Chair Committee for College Culture, Equity, and Diversity Rachael Heuer 
    Miami Herbert Business School TBD WayWay Hlaing TBD  
    School of Communication Associate Dean for Inclusion and Outreach Christine Lynn McClure  
    School of Education & Human Development Associate Dean REDI, Chair of Cultural Belonging and Diversity Committee Karoline Mortensen  
    Office of Faculty Affairs Professor of Clinical, Associate Dean for DEIN (School of Nursing & Health Studies), and Associate Provost for Faculty Development Tatiana Perrino 
    College of Arts and Sciences Professor and Chair of Sociology & Criminology Nicole Leeper Piquero 
    Office of Faculty Affairs, Office of Postdoctoral Programs, and Graduate School Executive Director Tiffany Plantan 
    Office of Faculty Affairs, Office of Postdoctoral Programs, and Graduate School Senior Programs Manager Yuval Pritz 
    Frost School of Music Co-Chair of School of Culture, Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee Tonya Sautier  
    Frost School of Music Co-Chair of School of Culture, Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee Maria Sevilla 
    School of Nursing & Health Studies Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Darcell Streeter  
    UM Libraries Librarian Associate Professor Alexandra Torres 

  • Coffee & Conversation Events

    The ACE Women's Network Florida hosts Coffee & Conversations

  • Women's Leadership Speaker Series

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Women’s Leadership Speaker Series is a collaboration between ACE and the ACE Women’s Network Executive Council designed to attract, develop, and support women leaders in higher education. The series will include four events each year, featuring inspiring leaders and recognized experts discussing their accomplishments, challenges, and insights.

    Each event in the series will provide our state networks with the opportunity to engage with these leaders and experts, host conversations about important topics with women leaders in their states, and promote action that strengthens the pipeline for women’s leadership in higher education.

    View Upcoming Events & Recordings of Past Sessions