Wellington resident Caryn A. Stevens of Stephens & Stevens PLLC was honored with the Rising Star Leadership Award by Herizon, formerly the Jewish Women’s Foundation, on March 8 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. The award recognizes an outstanding young woman who has demonstrated a commitment to improving the lives of women and girls in our community through volunteerism and philanthropic investment.
Herizon, whose mission is to create long-lasting social change for women and girls, presented Stevens with the award during the group’s 20th anniversary celebratory luncheon. More than 200 guests attended the reception, which was themed “20 Years of Transformation.”
Stevens was recently a speaker in Herizon’s free educational workshop series, Money Mavens. The workshops empower women and teen girls to manage their own money and make informed financial decisions. Stevens spoke about how marital law impacts finances and assets in Florida.
Stevens is a partner along with Eddie Stephens at the marital and family law firm Stephens & Stevens PLLC. The firm was recently recognized by 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers Best Law Firms. Both attorneys also received the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar’s Alberto Romero Making a Difference Award recognizing outstanding pro bono services and significant volunteering to improve the lives of children and families.
“It is truly an honor to receive this Rising Star Leadership Award,” Stevens said. “Given the current climate of women’s rights in our society, advocating for women and girls is more important than ever.”
Stevens is president of the Susan Greenberg Family Law Inn of Court of the Palm Beaches. She was recently included in the 2023 edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America for her work in family law.
She spent more than 12 years in mental health and counseling before practicing law. As a mental health counselor, school guidance counselor and counselor for the Department of Children & Families, Stevens assisted thousands of children, families and couples through difficult life circumstances. As a family law attorney, she uses her mental health training and therapeutic skills to create positive change for each client.