Three influential Caribbean women will be honored as “Women of Distinction” at the fourth annual Women of Distinction (WOD) Awards Breakfast hosted by the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC), in collaboration with the Florida Panthers on Friday, March 3.The awards function will be held at the BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida.Sandra Carey, (Bahamian descent), is the Deputy Consul General of the Bahamas; Donna Borland, (Jamaican descent), is General Manager at VITAS Healthcare; and Karen Pandy-Cherry, (Belize descent), is President of Refresh Live Foundation. They will be recognized with six other prestigious women for their professional achievements and community contributions. This year’s Master of Ceremoniesd is South Florida’s television host and attorney Suzette Speaks.This year’s function is being held under the theme “Rise Up!” and the Chamber has selected another group of powerful women who exhibit qualities of strength, excellence, and empowerment. The 2017 LRCC Woman Of Distinction honorees also includes Veda Coleman-Wright, Public Information Office Director at the Broward Sheriff’s Office; Dr. Traci Lynn, Chief Executive Officer of Traci Lynn Jewelry; Nerissa Street, Founder of Be Your Own Answer; Dee Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Dee Thompson Speaks; Sherry Friedlander-Olsen, Founder of A Child is Missing, Inc; and Ilene Lieberman, the First Female Strong Mayor in Broward County.Melissa P. Dunn, MBA – President of the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce— is ecstatic about this year’s honorees.“These Caribbean Women of Distinction Honorees represent thousands of women who migrate to this country and achieve the American dream by working hard and serving others while balancing family and career. By honoring them, we are honoring girls who aspire to become them. We are affirming that women can lead and succeed,” Dunn said.The Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce is a business membership organization dedicated to serving businesses in Lauderhill and throughout Central Broward County.