The Commonwealth Institute Names AirQuest to Top Women-Led Businesses in Florida

Annual award highlights women business leaders who are making a significant impact on the state’s economy.

Miami (June 7, 2021) –  The Commonwealth Institute (TCI), together with its research partner Kaufman Rossin, announced AirQuest Environmental, Inc. was a part of the 16th annual Top Women-Led Businesses in Florida list, recognizing the honorees during a virtual event. These awards honored 75 for-profit and non-profit as well as 5 startup organizations.

“On behalf of TCI, I offer my heartfelt congratulations to all of our Top Women honorees and special recognition for our Top 5 awardees: Lisa Bauer, Starboard Cruise Services; Christine Cauffield, LSF Health Systems; Christine Duffy, Carnival Cruise Line; Leah Carpenter, Memorial Hospital West; and Penny Shaffer, Florida Blue,” said TCI Florida Chapter Executive Director Jacqui Kiviat.  “This is an exciting time at TCI, as we build increased programming and support for more women in business leadership roles and their businesses throughout Florida.”

This is the 16th year that TCI – a nonprofit organization devoted to advancing women in leadership positions – created the list through a research nomination process and reviewed both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. The full list will be published in a research report written by Kaufman Rossin, on

About The Commonwealth Institute (TCI)

The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) is a non-profit organization that works with women CEOs, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, sole proprietors, and the rising generation of women leaders to help them build successful businesses, organizations, and careers in Massachusetts and Florida.  In short, TCI helps women in business achieve greater success! For 24 years, The Commonwealth Institute has provided a variety of opportunities to help women succeed on a personal and professional level while propelling their organizations forward.