Senator Sachs Celebrates Female Leadership

Senator Sachs with Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll and a Palm Beach County Girl Scout at the ceremony in the Capitol building

Senator Sachs attended the Woman’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony, hosted by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women.  The ceremony honored Anna Rodriguez and Mary Brennan Karl, both renowned for their public service and dedication to social progress.

Senator Sachs has long been an advocate for women.  She is the founder and past-president of a professional women’s organization, Women for Excellence, a not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to providing resources for women.  She was also the past president of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Broward Chapter, and is a member of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce, the Executive Women’s Organization, and the National Organization for Women.

Senator Sachs is co-sponsoring the Equal Rights Amendment legislation in the Senate, which would protect the fully equal legal status of women across the state.

Senator Sachs joined Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll in honoring 80 girls from the seven Girl Scout councils of Florida at a ceremony held in the Senate Chambers this week.  “These young girls are learning valuable lessons about public service and leadership,” said Senator Sachs at the ceremony.  “In this room we have future teachers, doctors, lawyers, and maybe even a few state Senators.  It is our responsibility to nurture in them the qualities they will need to become the successful leaders of tomorrow.”

Senator Sachs with Broward Young Democrats, Elroy John and Carlos Verney, and Hallandale Beach Commissioner, Alexander Lewy

Senator Sachs Celebrates Broward Days at the Capitol

This week Senator Sachs welcomed representatives from Broward County to the Florida Capitol for Broward Days.  Cut backs to important social services in south Florida were the subject of discussion with many of the Broward leaders visiting Senator Sachs’ office.

Senator Sachs Discusses Trade Relations with the UK

Senator Sachs discusses trade opportunities with British Ambassador, Sir Nigel Sheinwald, and Director of UK Trade and Investment ,Spencer Mahoney

Senator Sachs met with British Ambassador, Sir Nigel Sheinwald, and Director of UK Trade and Investment for the British Embassy in Washington DC, Spencer Mahoney to discuss increasing trade in high-tech bioscience products and developing research partnerships.  Up to $3 billion in trade is conducted between the UK and Florida each year and some 45,000 people are employed by the 300 British-affiliated companies statewide.

“Biotechnology is the industry of the 21st century,” said Senator Sachs. “Developing these partnerships will allow Florida to become a world economic leader in these key areas.”