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2023 Prestigious Women Awards Honoree: Dr. Elizabeth King

Dr. Elizabeth King is a successful businesswoman, mental health expert, motivational speaker, author, radio-TV personality, coach, and philanthropist. She is the founder and chief inspiration officer for the Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick (SSL) Foundation. SSL is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower women and children from all walks of life to be resilient, self-confident and purposeful leaders through education, mentorship and community outreach. Dr. King’s relentless pursuit of spreading hope and empowering others everywhere she goes has led to her life’s work, or as she affectionately likes to refer to it, her “love walk.” Her career path comprises over 30 years as a teacher (notably Nova Southeastern University and Broward County public schools), an advocate for at-risk children, and a psychotherapist/hypnotherapist specializing in trauma, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and women’s issues. All of this was the impetus for the creation of SSL in 2012. Currently, Dr. King is dedicated to serving as chief inspiration officer for SSL, advocating for mental health, speaking across the globe and writing her second book. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hanging out with her grandchildren and learning to play the congas. As a speaker, Dr. King captivates her audiences with personal stories combined with her knowledge and always leaves audiences motivated, empowered and inspired. She has delivered countless keynote speeches and presentations to Fortune 500 companies and top government agencies. Her favorite quote, and one that she wholeheartedly lives by, is from Gandhi: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Her favorite color is red.

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

Editor-in-Chief

BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.