Miami, FL – May 20, 2011 – Diaz & Cooper, was named as one of the Top 50 Women-Led Businesses in Florida based on a recent study conducted by The Commonwealth Institute of South Florida and the Johnson A. Edosomwan Leadership Institute at the University of Miami School of Business Administration that examined the characteristics of women leaders and the businesses they lead. DCA recently celebrated a decade of industry-leading innovations and is a multi-award winning advertising agency whose dedication to its Clients proves they know that only what matters, matters.
The JAE Leadership Institute is a center of excellence dedicated to the cultivation of effective leadership. Through various research and creative programs, JAE Institute helps shape leaders who can effectively operate and lead in this ever-changing global environment. The Commonwealth Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to the cultivation of women entrepreneurs, CEOs, and senior corporate executives, providing support during critical stages of business so as to promote growth. Their studies have shown that even in the face of this tough economic climate, women-led businesses are weathering the storm and have maintained an optimistic outlook on the future and the challenges facing them in the coming year.
Diaz & Cooper is led by President and Co-Founder Otmara “Omi” Diaz-Cooper. Omi brings 20+ years of industry experience and an eclectic sensibility to everything she touches. A graduate of Florida International University, Omi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology and a degree in Advertising Design from the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. Along with her work at prominent Miami and Boston based agencies, in 2000, Omi co-produced the documentary “A Woman’s Place”, highlighting the issues contemporary Hispanic women face. Omi is also active in the local community and charitable organizations with a focus on environmental and socials issues.
2001 saw the inception of Diaz & Cooper, which Omi founded with husband Todd Cooper. DCA’s award-winning strategies have made them a top agency for national and international clientele including Azamara Club Cruises®, South Florida Commuter Services, Barry University, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
The study results, full rankings and awards were presented at the Sixth Annual Women-Led Business in Florida Luncheon & Award Ceremony at the Jungle Island, Treetop Ballroom in Miami. Honorees included Pet Supermarket, RBB Public Relations, Creative Staffing, Westchester General Hospital, Cherokee Enterprises, and HSN, Inc.