Since its inception, our “Top 20 Under 40” issue has become one of the city’s most anticipated releases, profiling up-and-comers and emerging professionals in a variety of industries, all of which have one common trait: Despite their success, they’ve managed to remain humble, constantly evolving their craft and giving back to the community in whatever way they can. In this edition, we welcome 20 more to the club — bringing the all-time tally to 180! Next year will mark the milestone 10th Anniversary of the feature, and we’re already keeping an eye out for potential candidates deserving of the title. Speaking of big accomplishments, our Editor-At-Large, Francesca Cruz, recently returned from her final stop on an epic 2-year journey that took her through all the New 7 Wonders Of The World, a feat she shares in her “Wandering Through Wonders” feature in our Passport section. Closer to home, we give you an exclusive look at the jaw-dropping Frost Museum of Science at Museum Park, an out-of-this-world facility that houses, among many other things, a massive 3-level, 500,000-gallon aquarium and a state-of-the-art 250-seat, 16-million-color 8K projection with a vast dome screen that will take visitors on dazzling visual joyrides to outer space and beyond. As we look toward the future of the city, with the sea of construction cranes dotting the skyline serving as a daily reminder of our ongoing evolution, I can’t help but imagine the possibilities. There’s a reason why the world refers to us as “The Magic City” — in fact, the nickname’s origins can be traced back to when snowbirds visiting during the winter months remarked that Miami grows so rapidly from one year to the next that the only explanation for the swift evolution was “magic.”
Located in one of the most diverse and dynamic business centers in the world, Miami Herbert Business School offers unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage and grow. The graduates are thought-leaders who transform business, scholarship and lives. To honor them, Brickell Magazine and the school have partnered to showcase the annual “Go-Getters,” an honor spotlighting recent grads, their successes, hopes and dreams.
When it comes to leaving your mark on the world, few can boast the list of personal and professional achievements that Hilarie Bass has amassed throughout her career — a successful young actress, a formidable corporate defense lawyer, star litigator, international firm leader, civic ignitor, social activist and now Chair of the University of Miami Board of Trustees and Founder of The Bass Institute For Diversity & Inclusion. Through it all, she has captured our attention in front of the camera, in the courtroom, behind the podium and now at the center of conversations of diversity and workplace inclusion around the world.